What Is Rent Control?
Cities and counties within California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC, have laws that limit the amount of rent landlords may charge.
When and how landlords can increase rent--and how to respond to an illegal rent increase.
How Rent Withholding Works
If your landlord has not met the responsibility of keeping your unit livable, you may be able to stop paying any rent to the landlord until the repairs are made.
Grace Periods and Rent Due Dates
Rent is legally due on the date specified in your agreement (usually the first of the month), and in the form of payment (usually check) that the landlord requires.
Bounced Check and Fees Charged
I recently bounced a check and my landlord charged me a $30 service fee. Is that legal?
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.
Late Rent Fees
The basics of late rent fees, including limits on how much landlords can charge.
Late Rent Fees and Other State Rules on Paying Rent
Learn your state rent rules, including limits on late fees.
Tenancy Terminations for Nonpayment of Rent
Rules landlords must follow to terminate your tenancy if you don't pay rent
Can My Landlord Require Me to Pay Rent Only in Cash? Pay Only Electronically?
Know when (and when not) your California landlord can require you to pay rent in cash or online.