What Are My Rights As A Residential Tenant?
Residential tenants in many states are also entitled to the benefit of the covenant of quiet enjoyment. This is the right of the tenant to fully use and enjoy the premises within the terms and conditions of the lease, without interference or disturbance from the landlord or anyone acting on her/his behalf. This does not mean, however, that the landlord is necessarily responsible for the acts of others that the landlord cannot control.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Landlord Tenant Law Articles
- What Should I Consider When Renting?
- What Is A Lease?
- Does A Sublessor Have Any Rights Against The Landlord?
- What Is A Security Deposit?
- What Are The Landlord's Duties?
- How Can The Landlord/Tenant Relationship End?
- Do I Need An Attorney?
- How Is My Attorney Paid?
- Can A Landlord Lock A Tenant Out Of An Apartment Without Taking Them To Court?
- Can A Landlord Keep A Security Deposit?
- Can A Tenant Sue A Landlord For Withholding The Security Deposit?
- Must A Landlord Give Written Notice To Quit To A Tenant Before Suing For Eviction?
- How Long Does An Eviction Take?
- Can A Landlord Recover Attorney Fees From A Bad Tenant?
- Can A Landlord Garnish A Tenant's Wages?
- Can A Tenant Appeal An Eviction Action And Stay In The Premises?
- How Much Does Attorney Representation Cost At The District Justice Level?