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
Find out when and how to pay less rent in New York when your landlord fails to fix major problems in your rental unit.
How to deal with problems that turn up at the final inspection of your newly-constructed home.
A tenant has signed a lease or rental agreement with a landlord. A subtenant is someone who subleases or rents all or part of the rental property from a tenant.
What goes into a seller’s listing agreement with a real estate agent.
When you've experienced illegal housing discrimination, one solution is to sue your landlord. Here's what you need to know before bringing your landlord to court.
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 Missouri will get you started. Missouri Security Deposit Limit and Return Missouri state law limits how
Wondering what to do about that old car, RV, or truck that’s been parked on your street for over a week now?
Landlords are subject to penalties if they change the locks or shut off utilities to get a tenant out of rental property.
As a home seller, you could just sit back and wait for the buyer to do a home inspection. But that leaves you open to a problem: The buyer’s inspection may turn up hidden defects or problems that can turn the negotiating tables in the buyer’s favor.
How to get your landlord to fix a dangerous security problem