Marcia Stewart

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 HomeEvery Landlord's Legal GuideFirst-Time LandlordEvery Tenant's Legal GuideLeases and Rental Agreementsand Renters' Rights. She edited dozens of Nolo books, including The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit.

Articles By Marcia Stewart

What to Do and Not to Do If You Can't Pay Rent on Time
Here are some dos and don'ts of paying rent late—including how to negotiate a partial or delayed rent payment.
Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in Minnesota
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
Dealing With Abandoned Vehicles in Your Neighborhood
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 Sue Your Landlord: Overview
How to file and win a small claims court case against your landlord
Legal and Illegal Reasons Landlords May Turn Rental Applicants Down
What a landlord can and cannot ask you when you're applying for a rental.
Ten Tips for Tenants
Know your rights when you rent a house or apartment.
Arizona Late Fees, Termination for Nonpayment of Rent, and Other Rent Rules
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.
Can I Sue My Landlord for Housing Discrimination?
How to sue your landlord for illegal discrimination.
Buying a House: What Expenses Will I Have to Pay Up Front?
Be sure to take closing costs, moving fees, and other expenses into account.
Filing a Security Deposit Lawsuit in New Jersey Small Claims Court
Here’s an overview of the steps involved with filing a security deposit lawsuit in New Jersey.