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Your Rights as a Tenant


First-time renters and seasoned renters alike will be grateful for this volume, which covers the legal rights of tenants through every stage of the housing process. From dealing with rental agents and issues of fair housing and discrimination, to the rights one has once a lease is signed, this guide clearly spells out the rights as well as the responsibilities of those renting property. The final stages of tenanthood are also covered in depth, including renegotiating the lease, breaking the lease, obtaining security deposit refunds, and dealing with eviction. Other topics covered include: the search for rental property, the application process, credit and background checks, fair housing and discrimination issues, negotiating the lease terms, and security deposits. This almanac specifically addresses the landlord-tenant relationship, and sets forth the basic legal rights afforded the tenant under law. In addition, the tenant's rights during a co-op/condominium conversation of the rental property are also discussed. The Appendix provides applicable statutes, sample forms, and other pertinent information.The Glossary contains defintions of many of the erms used throughout the almanac.The Legal Almanac series consists of over 70 handy guides for the lay person on all aspects of the law. Each volume includes an overview of the topic followed by chapters on the major issues in that subject. Each volume contains an Appendix containing several primary source documents as well as practical forms and checklists. A Glossary defines any technical terms used in the text. Hide synopsis

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