Landlord-Tenant Law

Landlord-tenant law governs the rental and leasing of both residential and commercial property in the United States. Landlord-tenant law often varies by state but most states base their statutory law on either the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Model Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. Federal statutory law focuses on the prevention of discrimination—as it relates to the landlord-tenant relationship—and becomes relevant during times of national/regional emergencies.

The legal relationship between a landlord and tenant is based on both contract and property law. The landlord through a contractual agreement provides the tenant a limited property interest in the land for a set perid of time before the property interest is transferred back to the landlord. While the four types of landlord-tenant relationships are almost always true, they are subject to state law and local statutes, as well as the lease agreement between the landlord and the tenant.

  • Alabama (AL)
    Ala. Code §§ 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603
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  • Alaska (AK)
    Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.380
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  • Arizona (AZ)
    Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381
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  • Arkansas (AR)
    Ark. Code Ann. §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17

    -913

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  • California (CA)
    Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1925 to 1954.05; 1954.50 to 1954.605; 1961 to

    1995.340

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  • Colorado (CO)
    Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104; 38-12-301 to 38-12-302; 38-12-401 to

    38-12-402; 38-12-501 to 38-12-511; 38-12-701; 13-40-101 to 13-40-123

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  • Connecticut (CT)
    Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-1 to 47a-74
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  • Delaware (DE)
    Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907
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  • Dist. of Columbia
    D.C. Code Ann. §§ 42-3201 to 42-3610;D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, §§ 300 to 311
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  • Florida (FL)
    Fla. Stat. Ann. §§

    83.40 to 83.683

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  • Georgia (GA)
    Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81
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  • Hawaii (HI)
    Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-1 to 521-82
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  • Idaho (ID)
    Idaho Code §§ 6-301 to 6-324; §§ 55-208 to 55-308
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  • Illinois (IL)
    735 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 321; 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30;

    765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 750/1 to 750/35

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  • Indiana (IN)
    Ind. Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15; 36-1-24.2-1 to 36-1-24.2-4
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  • Iowa (IA)
    Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37
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  • Kansas (KS)
    Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573
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  • Kentucky (KY)
    Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.010 to 383.715
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  • Louisiana (LA)
    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civ.Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729
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  • Maine (ME)
    Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6000 to 6046
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  • Maryland (MD)
    Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] §§ 8-101 to 8-604
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  • Massachusetts (MA)
    Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1A to 29; ch. 186a, §§ 1 to 6
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  • Michigan (MI)
    Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.131 to 554.201; 554.601 to 554.641
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  • Minnesota (MN)
    Minn. Stat. §504.22 subd. 4(a)
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  • Mississippi (MS)
    Miss. Code Ann. §§ 89-7-1 to 89-8-29
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  • Missouri (MO)
    Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.880; §§ 535.010 to 535.300
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  • Montana (MT)
    Mont. Code Ann. §§ 70-24-101 to 70-27-117
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  • Nebraska (NE)
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1401 to 76-1449
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  • Nevada (NV)
    Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 118A.010 to 118A.530; 40.215 to 40.425
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  • New Hampshire (NH)
    N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 540:1 to 540:29; 540-A:1 to 540-A:8; 540-B:1 to 540-B:10
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  • New Jersey (NJ)
    N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96
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  • New Mexico (NM)
    N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51
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  • New York (NY)
    N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 220 to 238; Real Prop. Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res.

    Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law §§ 7-101 to 7-109

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  • North Carolina (NC)
    N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2; 42-25.6 to 42-76
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  • North Dakota (ND)
    N.D. Cent. Code §§ 47-16-01 to 47-16-41
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  • Ohio (OH)
    Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.01 to 5321.19
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  • Oklahoma (OK)
    Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, §§ 101 to 136 (Non-residential Tenant Act)
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  • Oregon (OR)
    Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.100 to 91.225
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  • Pennsylvania (PA)
    68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 250.101 to 399.18
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  • Rhode Island (RI)
    R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57
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  • South Carolina (SC)
    S.C. Code Ann. §§ 27-40-10 to 27-40-940
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  • South Dakota (SD)
    S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-32
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  • Tennessee (TN)
    Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-101 to 66-28-521
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  • Texas (TX)
    Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 91.001 to 92.355
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  • Utah (UT)
    Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5, 57-22-1 to 57-22-7
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  • Vermont (VT)
    Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, §§ 4451 to 4469a
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  • Virginia (VA)
    Va. Code Ann. §§ 55-217 to 55-248.40
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  • Washington (WA)
    Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 59.04.010 to 59.18.912
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  • West Virginia (WV)
    W.Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6A-6
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  • Wisconsin (WI)
    Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 704.01 to 704.95; Wis. Admin. Code ATCP §§ 134.01 to 134.10
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  • Wyoming (WI)
    Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; 34-2-128 to 34-2-129
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