Renters' Rights to Minor Repairs
How to get landlords to keep their end of the maintenance bargain.
Tenant Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities
Tenant obligations to keep their rental in good shape.
Tenant Rights to a Livable Place
When landlords offer a property as a rental, they make a promise (whether they know it or not) to maintain the property in a habitable condition during the tenancy.
State Laws on Rent Withholding and Repair and Deduct Remedies
Most states have laws that give tenants specific options if the landlord fails to provide essential services or repair major problems, such as allowing tenants to withhold rent or repair the problem and deduct the cost of doing so from the rent. Find out what options are available in your state.
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What Damages are Covered Under Renters' Insurance?
Learn how renters’ insurance will protect your personal belongings from damage or loss, as well as your liability for guest injuries at your rental home.
Renters' Insurance Claims for Damaged or Stolen Property
Learn the basics of filing a claim under your renters' insurance policy.
Options for Tenants When the Landlord Refuses to Make Major Repairs
Tenant "big stick" remedies if your landlord won't handle serious habitability problems
Watch Out for Health Hazards in Your Rental Apartment
According to the law in nearly every state, landlords must offer and maintain habitable rentals. What can you do if your landlord fails to comply?
Is the Landlord Legally Required to Repaint Rental Units Between Tenants?
Landlords might have to repaint a rental in only a few situations.
Is the Landlord Responsible for Appliance Repair?
An appliance has stopped working in a rental property. Who's responsible for the repair—the landlord or the tenant?