Is the Landlord Legally Required to Repaint Rental Units Between Tenants?
I’m moving into an apartment that really needs some painting. Is the landlord legally required to repaint rental units between tenants?
Is Your Rental Unit Exempt from Lead Hazard Disclosure Rules?
Question I’m moving in to a studio apartment in an older building and my landlord said he does not have to provide lead hazard disclosures to me. Is that true?
Q&A on Improvement and Alterations
My lease forbids me to make any repairs, alterations, or improvements to the premises. Is this legal?
Shouldn't the Landlord Reimburse Me for Improvements?
I had a note and agreement for residing in a residence for an unspecified period of time. I made thousands of dollars' worth of improvements to the property. Is the landlord required by law to reimburse me for these improvements?
Is the Landlord Responsible for Appliance Repair?
Learn when tenants might have to fix their own stove or refrigerator.
Shouldn't My Apartment Have Hot Water and Heat?
I live in an apartment and for the past month, I've had hot water only every few days.
Is My Landlord Required to Fix a Major Leak and Exposed Wires?
Do I have any legal recourse against the apartment complex?
Is the Landlord Responsible for Disclosing Asbestos in My Rental Unit, or at Least Fixing It?
I think the ceilings in my apartment contain asbestos. The landlord never said anything about this when I signed the lease and now the bedroom ceiling is peeling a bit.
Can I Force My Landlord to Test for Asbestos?
Question I’m concerned about that the “cottage cheese” ceilings in my apartment contain asbestos. Can I force my landlord to test for asbestos?
Q&A on Satellite Dishes
How can I convince my landlord to let me install a small satellite dish on my apartment balcony?
Can My Landlord Cut the Air Conditioning to Offset Rising Costs?
Understand tenant options if your landlord reduces major services, such as utilities.
If the Landlord Won't Handle Pest Control, Can We Deduct from Our Rent?
Learn your rights to deduct rent for major problems with cockroaches, rodents, and other pests in your rental unit.