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Legal Aid and Pro Bono Representation and How to Find It
Learn about legal aid and pro bono representation, the difference between them, and how to find free legal aid and pro bono legal services.
Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus
Information on COVID-19-related resources, eviction moratoriums, and tenant protections.
COVID-19 California Eviction Moratoriums (Bans) and Tenant Protections
Learn about eviction moratoriums in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines in Your State
Learn about your state's laws.
Get Your Security Deposit Back
Steps to take before and after you move out to ensure your landlord returns your security deposit.
Signing a Lease or Rental Agreement FAQ
Learn about the laws that cover security deposits, rent increases, and late fees.
Typical Provisions in Leases and Rental Agreements
Key terms you can expect to see in a lease or rental agreement.
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.
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.
Renting a House or Apartment With Roommates
One cotenant's negative behavior—not paying the rent, for example—can affect everyone's tenancy.
What Kind of Housing Discrimination Is Illegal?
Federal law prohibits discrimination based on many factors, including race, religion, national origin, familial status, disability, and sex.
Renters' Rights to Minor Repairs
How to get landlords to keep their end of the maintenance bargain.
Mold in Rentals: Landlord Liability, Responsibility, and Prevention
Learn about mold in rental units: Your landlord's liability for mold problems, how to get rid of mold, and how to prevent mold in the first place.
Landlord Responsibility for Bed Bugs
What tenants should know about landlords' responsibility for bed bugs in rental properties.