Do Rental Agreements Vary From State to State?

Do Rental Agreements Vary From State to State?

Do Rental Agreements Vary From State to State?

Rental agreements can vary from state to state because landlord-tenant laws vary in the same way. State laws address certain rental-related topics such as late rent fees, collecting and returning security deposits, landlord entry notice and environmental hazard disclosures, according to Nolo.com.

Findlaw.com adds that state laws also dictate whether a lease converts to a month-to-month rental after the initial lease expires.

Both Nolo.com and Findlaw.com offer overviews of individual states' landlord-tenant laws. Both sites also sell state-specific landlord-tenant forms.

Along with the federal Fair Housing Act, state laws address housing discrimination. CivilRights.org posts links to state fair housing laws.

Findlaw.com recommends consulting a landlord-tenant law attorney with questions about state laws.