Ignorance is never an excuse when it comes to abiding by the rental laws set up to govern the landlord and tenant relationship. It can feel a bit overwhelming to make sure that you have everything set up correctly, especially if you live in a different state than your rental is located in, so LandlordStation has gathered together some overviews of state rental laws for your convenience. Please note that these are meant to give you a place to start from, and your local government may have updated parts of the law, so you will want to make sure that you keep up with what is happening in your community on the legal front.
* Please note that laws may have changed or have been updated since these articles were written. Always check your local and federal laws for the most up to date information.
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