15 Common renter’s rights

In a perfect world, landlords and tenants would work together like a well-oiled machine, both generously doing their part to keep each other happy and not disturb their neighbors’ “peaceful enjoyment of the premises,” as phrased in Mississippi’s landlord-tenant law.

In fact, lots of tenant-landlord relationships fit this description, but we’ve all heard horror stories about the exceptions. And laws that protect both parties have become so complex that understanding your rights can be like herding cats. Since landlord-tenant law varies by state, the key is knowing your rights — preferably before you even sign your rental agreement. Understanding your state law and the terms of your lease are your best guarantees against future problems. Read more

Article from: MSN Real Estate

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