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Tenant Rights

Welcome to the Tenant Rights section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center, providing information and resources for tenants (also referred to as "renters"). Whether you are looking to rent an apartment or house, need help understanding the landlord-tenant laws in your state, or are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute – this section will provide you with all you need to know concerning your rights as a tenant, lease and rental agreements, rent and security deposits, tenant safety, landlord liability, the eviction process, and more. This section also provides links to state landlord-tenant laws, and tips on hiring a real estate lawyer. For basics to keep in mind when renting, you can download FindLaw's Guide to Renting [pdf].
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