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  • Landlord Rights and Duties - Landlord Rights and Duties Law Resources - LawInfo
    a tenant who fails to pay the rent on time State law or the lease itself may provide for a grace period but where a grace period is not given a landlord can commence eviction proceedings even if the rent is one day late The landlord can expect the tenant to keep the premises in good condition and to report serious damages and need for repairs without delay The landlord can lawfully enter the rented premises for purposes of inspection or to make repairs but must give the tenant adequate notice of the day and time the landlord will enter the premises The amount of notice required can be specified in the written lease or agreed to orally by the tenant Landlord Duties and Responsibilities The landlord is expected to maintain the habitability of the premises Habitable means the place is clean meets state and municipal codes as to construction and safety and has functioning power heating and plumbing The landlord must make needed repairs to the premises in a timely manner A landlord must comply with legal requirements concerning the collection holding deposit escrow interest earned use and refund of security deposits If a landlord mishandled or misappropriated funds collected as security deposits he or she may have to pay threefold damages and other penalties to the tenant Also landlords are required to make mandatory disclosure of conditions such as Environmental or health hazards lead paint radon mold asbestos and bedbugs Federal law requires that the owner disclose the possibility of lead in the paint used buildings built before 1978 Pest control The landlord should disclose whether bugs and insects infest the building and the methods and chemicals used to eradicate pests Sex offenders A state may require that the landlord disclose a known sex offender who lives in

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  • Landlord Tenant Disputes - Landlord Tenant Disputes Law Resources - LawInfo
    and expenses of unpaid rent owed items repaired or replaced due to damages by the tenant beyond normal wear and tear cleaning the unit or storing the tenant s belongings The landlord must provide an itemized list of all deductions and send the refund to the tenant s last known address or to an address the tenant provides before or shortly after moving out Landlords typically are required to refund a security deposit within 21 to 30 days after the tenant has vacated the premises Pet deposits A landlord can demand that a tenant pay a pet deposit at any time before and during the lease when the tenant wants to add a pet The landlord can consider size weight breed and number of pets when setting the amount of the deposit The pet deposit must be held separate from any security deposit The pet deposit only must be used to pay for pet related damages In many states pet deposits do not have to be refunded by law even if there are no pet related damages Covenant of habitability The law presumes a tenant s right to habitable premises Habitable means the landlord must provide clean and sanitary premises make timely repairs correct defective conditions within a reasonable time and comply with all state county and municipal building safety maintenance and health codes The right is implied even where it is not expressly included in a rental agreement Failure to maintain a clean premises A common tenant responsibility is the duty to keep the rental unit clean and sanitary This requirement is frequently specified in leases Tenants are expected to regularly perform chores such as washing dishes mopping floors cleaning appliances and bathrooms properly storing food and removing garbage in a timely manner to designated trash bins The tenant s failure to keep the premises clean can be cause for eviction Disclosures Many state and federal laws require the landlord to disclose defects to prospective tenants including the presence of lead paint or other toxic materials bedbugs in the premises and registered sexual offenders living on the premises or nearby These a just a few examples of the kinds of disclosures landlords may be required to make State laws and local offices for building safety and code compliance can provide further information on required disclosures Right to repairs Landlord tenant laws require that the landlord make necessary repairs to maintain the habitability of the premises A tenant must allow the landlord time to make repairs If the landlord fails to fix the problem the tenant may hire a professional repair person to make the repair withhold rent until the repairs are made move out before the lease has expired or sue for loss of and damage to personal property that resulted from the problem not being fixed Lease breaking Sometimes a tenant may need to break the lease by moving out of the premises and stop paying rent before the end of the lease The reason could be loss

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  • Rent and Security Deposits - Rent and Security Deposits Law Resources - LawInfo
    deposit to Unpaid rent owed Cost to clean the unit Cost to repair or replace items damaged by the tenant beyond normal wear and tear Cost to store the tenant s belongings Many states set limits on how many months in rent or security deposit the landlord can demand The landlord may however require both kinds of deposits up to the mandated limits Laws governing rental deposits also dictate how the funds will be held usually requiring that the deposits be placed in a bank account separate from the landlord s accounts Some states require that deposits earn interest and the landlord pay the interest to the tenant at scheduled times and a specified minimum rate In general once the tenant vacates the property the landlord has 21 to 30 days to send the tenant a refund of the deposits minus any amount lawfully applied to back rent damages to the premises or costs for cleaning and storage A landlord s failure to comply with the law can result in the landlord having to pay the tenant triple damages penalties interest and attorney fees Share this information Search LawInfo s Rent and Security Deposits Resources Additional Rent and Security Deposits Articles What States Do Not Require A Landlord To Return A Tenant s Security Deposit Within A Set Period Of Time Are Security Deposits Required My Rent Was Late So My Landlord Is Charging Me A Late Fee Is That Allowed I Did Not Pay Rent So My Landlord Changed The Locks Can My Landlord Do That My Landlord Is Keeping A Portion Of My Security Deposit For wear And Tear Can The Landlord Do This Should I Do A Formal Inspection Before I Move In And Move Out How Do I Evict My Tenant Who Has Failed To Pay

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  • Tenant Rights - Tenant Rights Law Resources - LawInfo
    a foreclosure Attorneys practicing in the field of tenant rights can provide counsel on the most common landlord tenant issues as well as offer up to date advice on new laws and their impact on tenant rights 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 or find qualified local Tenant Rights Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Tenant Rights Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Tenant Rights Resources Additional Tenant Rights Articles What are my rights as a tenant What Happens If I Leave Some Of My Belongings Or Property In The Rental Unit After I Move Out Can my landlord keep my entire security deposit What is normal wear and tear Top Related Tenant Rights Topics Right to Habitable Living Conditions Right to Privacy Right to Repairs Right to Return of Security Deposit Still have questions Contact experienced Tenant Rights Lawyers on LawInfo com or learn more about Landlord Tenant Law Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Eviction and Unlawful Detainer Rental Agreements Tenant Rights Tenant Rights Videos Breaking A Residential Lease Breaking A Residential

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  • Agency Adoptions - Agency Adoption Law Resources - LawInfo
    funded by state and federal taxes their services are usually free or the fees charged are modest Private agencies handle both domestic and international adoptions Fees for services can range from reasonable to exorbitant reaching well into the tens of thousands of dollars Finding an Agency Look for a list of private agencies in your local yellow pages under Adoption Agencies or Social Services You can find a public adoption agency in the white pages They may be organized regionally or by county under government departments such as Social Services or Public Welfare You can also call your county office and speak to the adoption specialist You can visit The National Foster Care Adoption Directory formerly the National Adoption Directory to identify private and public adoption resources by state 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 or find qualified local Agency Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Agency Adoption Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Agency Adoption Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Agency Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Adoption Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City

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  • Closed Adoptions - Closed Adoption Law Resources - LawInfo
    and in most cases not made available to the adopted child In the early 1980s adoptions grew more open and the adoptive and birth parents could agree to disclose their identities and provide contact information to each other Closed adoptions can offer greater protection against the birth parents interfering with or trying to rescind the adoption because the identity of the adoptive family is not known Most adoption laws clearly provide that once an adoption is final the adoptive family is acknowledged as the legal family 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 or find qualified local Closed Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Closed Adoption Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Closed Adoption Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Closed Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Adoption Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches International Adoption Single Parent Adoption Open Adoptions Closed Adoption Videos Closed Adoption Closed Adoption Searching for Your Biological Parents Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal

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  • Hague Adoption - Hague Adoption Law Resources - LawInfo
    Hague Adoption Convention The Hague Adoption Convention came about in 1993 to establish international safeguards and standards for inter country adoptions Contact an experienced adoption attorney to walk you through the Hague adoption process and handle all of the complicated rules and forms for you 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 or find qualified local Hague Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Hague Adoption Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Hague Adoption Resources Additional Hague Adoption Articles What is a Hague adoption What is the Hague Adoption Convention What is an inter country adoption What is the Hague adoption process for a U S citizen If I live in the U S does the Hague Adoption Convention apply to me Still have questions Contact experienced Hague Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Adoption Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches International Adoption Single Parent Adoption Open Adoptions Hague Adoption Videos Hague Adoptions Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library

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  • Independent Adoptions - Independent Adoption Law Resources - LawInfo
    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 or find qualified local Independent Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Independent Adoption Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Independent Adoption Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Independent Adoption Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Adoption Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches International Adoption Single Parent Adoption Open Adoptions Independent Adoption Videos Independent Adoptions Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal

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