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When a landlord takes legal action against a tenant for failure to pay rent, the tenant has the right to proper notice of the proceedings against him and the opportunity to make up the back rent, according to FindLaw. Th... More »

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Many laws regarding tenant rights vary from state to state, but all tenants have the right to privacy, and a clean and safe living space that includes properly installed smoke detectors. Federal law prohibits landlords f... More »

Under federal law as of 2015, tenants have the right to be protected from discrimination on the basis of race, sex and religion, the right to a habitable home and the right to privacy, states FindLaw. Individual states a... More »

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A tenant rent increase notice is a letter written to tenants stating that the landlord is raising the rent. Most areas have laws that state the landlord must supply the rent increase notice before officially raising the ... More »

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Many laws regarding tenant rights vary from state to state, but all tenants have the right to privacy, and a clean and safe living space that includes properly installed smoke detectors. Federal law prohibits landlords f... More »

Some basic laws in the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act are that the landlord is not able to take away personal items of the tenant to take care of rent costs, that the landlord can't retaliate against tenants... More »

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A landlord can evict a tenant by filing a suit called an unlawful or wrongful detainer in court, says the Law Library. The action or inaction of a landlord, such as refusing to provide heat, may constitute what is called... More »