Landlord Rights

Welcome to the Landlord Rights section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center. State and federal laws protect tenants from discrimination, invasion of privacy, theft of security deposits, and other protections. However, the landlord still owns the building and typically pays the mortgage with the proceeds from monthly rent payments. Since landlords also have quite a bit at stake when entering into rental agreements, most states work to protect their investments. This section provides legal information and tips on legal issues related to renting out your residential property to a tenant, including lease agreements; evictions; property repairs; return of security deposits; and more.

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