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Chart: Landlord-Tenant Statutes, State by State

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, the legal relationship is established by various state laws. Below you will find links to the official landlord-tenant statutes for all 50 states and D.C. To get started, choose a link from the list below. See FindLaw's Landlord Tenant Law for additional articles and resources.


Alabama Title 35, Chapter 9
Alaska Title 34, Chapter 34.03
Arizona

Title 33, Chapter 3 (scroll down)

Arkansas Title 18, Subtitle 2, Chapter 16
California

§§ 1925-1954, §§ 1961-1962.7 (scroll down)

Colorado Title 38, Article 12, Part I and Part III
Connecticut Title 47a
Delaware Title 25, Chapters 51-59
District of Columbia

 Title 42, Subtitle VII (scroll down)

Florida 2007->Chapter%2083">Title VI, Chapter 83
Georgia

 Title 44, Chapter 7 (scroll down and expand Title 44)

Hawaii Chapter 521
Idaho

 Title 55, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, §§ 208-308 (Property in General)
Title 6, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 (Actions in Particular Cases)

Illinois

Chapter 765 Sections 705 to 750 (scroll down to "Landlord and Tenant")

Indiana Title 32, Article 31
Iowa

Title XIV, Subtitle 2, Chapter 562 (in left frame, expand "2007 Iowa Code," "Statutes," "2007 Iowa Code")

Kansas

 Chapter 58, Article 25, §§ 2501-2573

Kentucky Title XXXII, Chapter 383
Louisiana

Civil Code: Ancillaries - Leases; RS 9:3201 to 9:3341 (scroll down)
Article 2668-2729

Maine Title 14, Part 7, Chapter 709, Subchapter 1
Maryland

 Real Property Article, Title 8 [PDF]

Massachusetts Part II, Title I, Chapter 186
Michigan Chapter 554, Act 348 of 1972
Minnesota Chapter 504B
Mississippi

Title 89, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 (expand "Mississippi Code of 1972" in left frame)

Missouri

 Chapter 441 (Landlord-Tenant)
Chapter 535, 150-300 (Landlord-Tenant Actions)

Montana Title 70, Chapter 24-Chapter 27
Nebraska Chapter 76, §§ 1401-1449
Nevada

Title 10, Chapter 118 and Chapter 118A("Landlord and Tenant"; scroll down)
Title 3, Chapter 40, §§ 215-280 ("Summary Proceedings for Obtaining Possesssion of Real Property")

New Hampshire

 Title LV, Chapter 540 ("Actions Against Tenants")
Title LV, Chapter 540-A ("Prohibited Practices and Security Deposits")

New Jersey

 Title 46, Chapter 8 (scroll down, expand list, click through)

New Mexico

 Chapter 47, Article 8 (expand "New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules," "Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978" in left frame)

New York RPP: Real Property - Article 7: Landlord and Tenant
North Carolina Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant
North Dakota

Title 47, Chapter 16: Leasing of Real Property [PDF file]

Ohio Chapter 5321: Landlords and Tenants
Oklahoma

 Title 41: Landlord and Tenant [Microsoft Word Read-only file]

Oregon Chapter 90: Residential Landlord and Tenant
Pennsylvania Title 68, Chapter 8: Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
Rhode Island Title 34, Chapter 18: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Carolina Title 27, Chapter 40: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
South Dakota Chapter 43-32: Lease of Real Property
Tennessee

 Title 66, Chapter 28 (expand "Tennessee Code" in left frame)

Texas

Title 8, Chapter 91 and Chapter 92 (scroll down)

Utah

Title 57, Chapter 17 ("Residential Renters' Deposit")
Title 57, Chapter 22 ("Utah Fit Premises Act")

Vermont Title 9, Chapter 137: Residential Rental Agreements
Virginia

 Title 55, Chapters 13.1-13.3 (scroll down)

Washington Chapter 59.18: Residential Landlord-Tenant Act
West Virginia Chapter 37, sections 6-1 to 6-30
Wisconsin

 Chapter 704 (expand "Statutes Related," "Statutes Table of Contents," "Property," "Chapter 704")

Wyoming

Title 34, Chapter 2 ("Deeds, Mortgages, and Leases")
Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 12 ("Residential Rental Property")

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