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The Resource Renters' rights : the basics, Attorney Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart

Renters' rights : the basics, Attorney Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart

Label
Renters' rights : the basics
Title
Renters' rights
Title remainder
the basics
Statement of responsibility
Attorney Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
346.7304/34
Index
index present
LC call number
KF590.Z9
LC item number
P673 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Renters' rights : the basics, Attorney Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Play the landlord's game: how to score a great apartment : Legal and illegal reasons for turning you down ; How to check out potential landlords ; Your credit report can make or break your application ; References are all-important ; Smart moves: how to find a good place ; How to find a roommate ; How to impress prospective landlords -- 2. Leases and rental agreements : How written leases and rental agreements differ ; Who should sign a lease or rental agreement ; Typical provisions in leases and rental agreements ; Negotiating with the landlord ; Common negotiation issues ; Signing a lease or rental agreement ; Get it in writing: a letter of understanding ; Using email for notice or a letter of understanding -- 3. Rent rules : Rent gouging: isn't there a law against it? ; The nitty-gritty on where and how to pay rent ; Mabel, isn't there a grace period? ; What to do, and not to do, if you can't pay rent on time ; Late rent fees ; Tenancy terminations for nonpayment of rent ; Rent increases ; The landlord's right to change other rent terms -- 4. Security deposits : Dollar limits on security deposits ; How landlords may increase deposits ; What's the money for? ; Last month's rent ; Nonrefundable deposits and fees ; Are you entitled to interest on your deposit? ; How your landlord's bankruptcy or property sale affects your deposit -- 5. Discrimination : Discrimination prohibited by federal laws ; Discrimination prohibited by state and local law ; How to fight back -- 6. Roommates : Renting a place with others ; When a roommate walks out ; Adding a new roommate ; Taking in a roomer ; Tenant rights to use airbnb and similar vacation rental services -- 7. Repairs and maintenance : Your right to a livable place ; Your repair and maintenance responsibilities ; Persuading your landlord to do major repairs ; Using heavy artillery for major repairs ; Laying the minor repair job on the landlord ; Getting the landlord to make minor repairs -- 8. Tenants' rights to privacy : Entry by the landlord ; Entry by others ; Limits on your guests ; How to get your landlord to back off -- 9. How tenancies change and end : Changing your tenancy without ending it ; How month-to-month tenancies end ; What happens when your lease runs out ; Breaking a lease and leaving early ; Domestic violence situations ; The landlord's bankruptcy ; Foreclosure -- 10. Getting your deposit back : How your landlord may use your deposit ; The mechanics of getting the deposit back ; Avoiding fights over deposits ; Suing to get the deposit back -- 11. Landlord retaliation : Where does the law protect you? ; What is retaliation? ; Responding to retaliation ; Proving that it's retaliation -- 12. Rent control : Property subject to rent control ; Limits on rent ; Evictions in rent control areas ; Interest payments on security deposits ; Special notice requirements ; Bypassing the rent control ordinance -- 13. Getting help with your dispute : How to negotiate a settlement ; Using a mediator ; Small claims court ; When and how to find a lawyer -- Appendixes. A. How to find landlord-tenant laws online : State laws ; Local ordinances ; Federal statutes and regulations -- B. State landlord-tenant laws : State landlord-tenant statutes ; State rent rules ; Notice required to change or terminate a month-to-month tenancy ; State security deposit rules ; State laws on rent withholding and repair-and-deduct remedies ; State laws in domestic violence situations ; State laws on landlord's access to rental property ; Landlord's duty to rerent ; State laws prohibiting landlord retaliation
Control code
20387376
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
8th edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781413320923
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014042134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883646494
  • (OCoLC)883646494
Label
Renters' rights : the basics, Attorney Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Play the landlord's game: how to score a great apartment : Legal and illegal reasons for turning you down ; How to check out potential landlords ; Your credit report can make or break your application ; References are all-important ; Smart moves: how to find a good place ; How to find a roommate ; How to impress prospective landlords -- 2. Leases and rental agreements : How written leases and rental agreements differ ; Who should sign a lease or rental agreement ; Typical provisions in leases and rental agreements ; Negotiating with the landlord ; Common negotiation issues ; Signing a lease or rental agreement ; Get it in writing: a letter of understanding ; Using email for notice or a letter of understanding -- 3. Rent rules : Rent gouging: isn't there a law against it? ; The nitty-gritty on where and how to pay rent ; Mabel, isn't there a grace period? ; What to do, and not to do, if you can't pay rent on time ; Late rent fees ; Tenancy terminations for nonpayment of rent ; Rent increases ; The landlord's right to change other rent terms -- 4. Security deposits : Dollar limits on security deposits ; How landlords may increase deposits ; What's the money for? ; Last month's rent ; Nonrefundable deposits and fees ; Are you entitled to interest on your deposit? ; How your landlord's bankruptcy or property sale affects your deposit -- 5. Discrimination : Discrimination prohibited by federal laws ; Discrimination prohibited by state and local law ; How to fight back -- 6. Roommates : Renting a place with others ; When a roommate walks out ; Adding a new roommate ; Taking in a roomer ; Tenant rights to use airbnb and similar vacation rental services -- 7. Repairs and maintenance : Your right to a livable place ; Your repair and maintenance responsibilities ; Persuading your landlord to do major repairs ; Using heavy artillery for major repairs ; Laying the minor repair job on the landlord ; Getting the landlord to make minor repairs -- 8. Tenants' rights to privacy : Entry by the landlord ; Entry by others ; Limits on your guests ; How to get your landlord to back off -- 9. How tenancies change and end : Changing your tenancy without ending it ; How month-to-month tenancies end ; What happens when your lease runs out ; Breaking a lease and leaving early ; Domestic violence situations ; The landlord's bankruptcy ; Foreclosure -- 10. Getting your deposit back : How your landlord may use your deposit ; The mechanics of getting the deposit back ; Avoiding fights over deposits ; Suing to get the deposit back -- 11. Landlord retaliation : Where does the law protect you? ; What is retaliation? ; Responding to retaliation ; Proving that it's retaliation -- 12. Rent control : Property subject to rent control ; Limits on rent ; Evictions in rent control areas ; Interest payments on security deposits ; Special notice requirements ; Bypassing the rent control ordinance -- 13. Getting help with your dispute : How to negotiate a settlement ; Using a mediator ; Small claims court ; When and how to find a lawyer -- Appendixes. A. How to find landlord-tenant laws online : State laws ; Local ordinances ; Federal statutes and regulations -- B. State landlord-tenant laws : State landlord-tenant statutes ; State rent rules ; Notice required to change or terminate a month-to-month tenancy ; State security deposit rules ; State laws on rent withholding and repair-and-deduct remedies ; State laws in domestic violence situations ; State laws on landlord's access to rental property ; Landlord's duty to rerent ; State laws prohibiting landlord retaliation
Control code
20387376
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
8th edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781413320923
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014042134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883646494
  • (OCoLC)883646494

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