Chris Barta

J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Chris conducts legal research for and updates Nolo's books and websites. Before working at Nolo, Chris was a reference attorney and Westlaw account manager for Thomson Reuters. Chris earned an undergraduate degree in English from Saint John's University (Minnesota), and his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota.

Articles By Chris Barta

COVID-19 California Eviction Moratoriums (Bans) and Tenant Protections
Learn about eviction moratoriums in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updates on California Rent Control Laws
Regularly updated city-by-city rent control rules in California, with information on other protections for tenants.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Ohio
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Ohio and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Colorado
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a fixed-term lease in Colorado and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Rent Relief Fund and the COVID-19 Stimulus Packages
Learn what kind of rent relief you could possibly receive from the second COVID-19 stimulus package.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Wisconsin
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Wisconsin and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Washington
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Washington and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Virginia
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Virginia and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Utah
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Utah and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Texas
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Texas and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.