Marcia Stewart

Marcia Stewart writes and edits books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, small business, and other consumer issues.  She is a coauthor of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First HomeEvery Landlord's Legal Guide,  First-Time Landlord, Leases and Rental Agreements,  Every Tenant's Legal Guide, and Renters' Rights. She has edited dozens of Nolo books, including The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit.


Articles By Marcia Stewart

California Late Fees, Termination for Nonpayment of Rent, and Other Rent Rules
Find out California rent rules, including limits on late fees and bounced check fees, notice required to increase the rent or end the tenancy for nonpayment of rent, and rent control.
D.C. Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines (District of Columbia)
A breakdown of District of Columbia landlord-tenant laws on security deposits.
Washington Landlord's Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court
Even the most meticulous landlord may be sued by a tenant over the return of a security deposit.
Washington Notice Requirements to Terminate a Month-to-Month Tenancy
Find out Washington rules for how much notice you (and your landlord) must give each other to end a month-to-month tenancy.
Virginia Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines
A breakdown of Virginia security deposit laws.
Virginia Landlord's Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court
Even the most meticulous landlord may be sued by a tenant over the return of a security deposit.
Virginia Notice Requirements to Terminate a Month-to-Month Tenancy
Find out Virginia rules for how much notice you (and your landlord) must give each other to end a month-to-month tenancy.
Top 10 Landlord Legal Responsibilities in Virginia
Virginia landlords must follow specific state (as well as federal, and often local) rules when it comes to renting to tenants. Landlord-tenant law in Virginia covers everything from questions you include on a rental application to how and when you can increase rent or terminate a tenancy. Failure to
Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in Vermont
Both landlords and tenants should be able to deal with many legal questions and problems without a lawyer, once they understand the basics of state law. This overview of key landlord-tenant laws in Vermont will get you started.
Texas Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines
A breakdown of Texas landlord-tenant laws on security deposits.