Legal Issues

As a landlord or property investor, there are many legal issues you may not have considered. Get advice on everything from structuring your company to avoiding claims of discrimination.
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Do You Need a Certificate of Occupancy for Your Property?
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6 Rights of Tenants in New Mexico
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Can You Refuse to Rent to Tenants With Criminal Records?
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What Is Blockbusting in Real Estate?
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The Basics of Iowa's Security Deposit Law
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8 Basic Security Deposit Laws in New York
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7 Basic Security Deposit Rules in Florida
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Reasons a Landlord Can Take a Tenant to Court
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5 General Obligations Every Landlord Must Follow
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6 Facts to Know About Security Deposits for Rentals in New Jersey
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9 Legal Standards Prospective Tenants Must Meet
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6 Basic Security Deposit Rules in Pennsylvania
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Dog Bites- Could the Landlord Be at Fault?
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FAQs About North Carolina's Security Deposit Law
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7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Kansas' Security Deposit Law
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Checking a Tenant's Credit- How to Do It and Why You Should
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What Is a Security Deposit?
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FAQs About Security Deposits in Texas
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How the Fair Housing Act Prevents Discrimination
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The Basics of Missouri's Security Deposit Law
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9 FAQs About Alabama's Security Deposit Law
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What Every Landlord Should Know About Lead Paint
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7 Basic Security Deposit Rules in New Mexico
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5 Basic Security Deposit Rules for Ohio Tenants
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6 FAQs About Security Deposits in Illinois
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The Maximum Security Deposit a Landlord Can Charge in Each State
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A Look at Massachusetts Security Deposit Limits and Law
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10 Times a Tenant Must Let a Landlord Enter
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The Basics of Connecticut's Security Deposit Law
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7 Basic Security Deposit Rules in Michigan
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What Is a Means of Egress?
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Utah Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
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The Basic of New Hampshire's Security Deposit Law
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Tenant Rights in North Carolina
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The Rights of Tenants Under Ohio Law
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The Basics of Landlord-Tenant Court
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Using the Unlawful Detainer Process to Remove a Tenant
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The Basics of Rent Control Law
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Reasons to Call the Health Department on Your Landlord
Attractive Nuisance Doctrine
How the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Affects Landlords
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Landlords Have to Watch Their Steps to Avoid Breaking the Law
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6 Rights of Tenants in Georgia
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6 Rights of Tenants in Hawaii
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5 Important Rights of Landlords and Tenants in Florida
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Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities in Colorado
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5 Tenant Rights Protected by Iowa's Landlord Tenant Law
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4 Reasons a Connecticut Tenant Can Terminate a Lease
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8 Basic Rights of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut
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What Tenants Have the Right to Know About the Rent in Georgia
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How Florida Tenants Are Protected Against Landlord Retaliation
When Is a Tenant's Property Considered Abandoned in Georgia?
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How Colorado Tenants Are Protected Against Landlord Retaliation
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What Landlords Have to Disclose to Renters in Florida
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Reasons Tenants Can Withhold Rent in Connecticut
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Landlord and Tenant Rights in Alabama
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11 Responsibilities of Alabama Renters
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10 Rights of Tenants in Arizona
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The Right to Deduct Rent for Repairs in California
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A Landlord and Tenant's Responsibilities for Bed Bugs in Arizona
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What Are the Tenant's Rights in Regards to Landlord Entry in Alabama?