Marcia Stewart wrote and edited Nolo books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She co-authored the first and several subsequent editions of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, First-Time Landlord, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, and Renters' Rights. She edited dozens of Nolo books, including The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit.
Articles By Marcia Stewart
Here are some dos and don'ts of paying rent late—including how to negotiate a partial or delayed rent payment.
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 Minnesota will get you started. Required Landlord Disclosures in Minnesota Under Minnesota law, landlords
Wondering what to do about that old car, RV, or truck that’s been parked on your street for over a week now?
How to file and win a small claims court case against your landlord
What a landlord can and cannot ask you when you're applying for a rental.
Know your rights when you rent a house or apartment.
Find out Arizona rent rules, including limits on late fees, notice requirements for rent increases, and notice required for terminating a tenancy for nonpayment of rent.
How to sue your landlord for illegal discrimination.
Be sure to take closing costs, moving fees, and other expenses into account.
Here’s an overview of the steps involved with filing a security deposit lawsuit in New Jersey.