Basic Rent Rules
Some cities and counties in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC, have laws that limit the amount of rent landlords may charge.
When and how landlords can increase rent--and how to respond to an illegal rent increase
How Rent Withholding Works
If your landlord has not met the responsibility of keeping your unit livable, you may be able to stop paying any rent to the landlord until the repairs are made
State by State Rent Rules
Find your state rules covering rent, including limits on late fees, notice required to increase rent or terminate a tenancy for nonpayment of rent, and more.
What to Do and Not to Do If You Can't Pay Rent on Time
Here are some do's and don'ts of paying rent late--including how to negotiate a partial or delayed rent payment.
Tenancy Terminations for Nonpayment of Rent
Rules landlords must follow to terminate your tenancy if you don't pay rent
Grace Periods and Rent Due Dates
When rent is due -- and when it's considered late
Late Rent Fees
The basics of late rent fees, including limits on how much landlords can charge.
Sample Agreement with Landlord: Partial Rent Payments
Get your landlord’s okay before paying only part of your rent one month