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When an individual agrees to rent or lease real estate property the tenant signs either a lease or a rental agreement with the owner of the property outlining the terms of the agreement. The difference between rentals and leases is that the terms of leases are generally for at least one year, though lease payments are usually paid by the month. Terms for rentals are generally month-to-month, although they are occasionally paid on a weekly term. Virtually all states recognize that at the end of a lease, the term converts to a month-to-month rental unless a new lease is signed and the landlord continues to accept monthly payments.

Many states have imposed limits on the size of security deposits safeguarding against damage to the property that may be collected by landlords. The highest deposit stated in a statute is three months' rent for a furnished property, but generally the limit is one month's rent. A number of states require landlords holding deposits to add interest when it is returned. Landlords are also required by most states to itemize any deductions taken from deposits and return them within set time periods after the lease is terminated.

Most states have statutes limiting discrimination by landlords. Under these statutes, landlords are prohibited from not renting to certain classes of people, for example, those with young children and pets. New classes are also finding their way into the law books. Since 1993 several states have added sexual orientation, familial status, and national origin to the list of prohibited bases for discrimination by landlords. State legislatures generally ensure equal access to housing to the broadest range of citizens.

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
ALABAMA 24-8-4; 24-8-7; 35-9-4 Renting for an unspecified term is presumed to be for the length of time used to estimate the rental amount, in absence of agreement respecting length of time for rent, renting is presumed to be monthly   No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin; municipal corporations may zone/regulate as to different classes of inhabitants, but not to discriminate against or favor any class of inhabitants; housing for older persons exempted No
ALASKA 18.80.210; 34.03.020, 070, 290 Unless otherwise agreed, rent is payable monthly and shall be term of month-to-month Limit of 2 months rent (unless rent exceeds $2,000/month), interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination if terminate under §§34.03.290, otherwise 30 days No discrimination on basis of sex, physical/mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, race, religion, color, national origin Yes
ARIZONA 9-462.01(A) (11); 33-303, 342, 1321; 41-1491.14 Lease does not automatically renew but is converted into a tenancy from month-to-month Limit 1½ months' rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin; any municipality may establish age-specific community zoning and may restrict residency to head of household or spouse of specific age or older and prohibit minors; housing for older persons exempted Yes
ARKANSAS 18-16-304, 305 When rent accepted by a landlord of a holding-over tenant, the term becomes a tenancy from year-to-year. (Jonesboro Trust Co. v. Harbough, 244 S.W. 455, 456 (Ark. 1922)) Limit of 2 months' rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination   No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
CALIFORNIA C.C. §51.2, 1945, 1950.5; Govt. Code §§12920, 12955 If tenant remains in possession and landlord accepts rent, parties are presumed to have renewed lease on same terms and for same time, not to exceed 1 year Limit 2 months rent for unfurnished, 3 months rent for furnished; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be refunded within 2 weeks of termination No discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status or disability; special accommodations for senior citizen housing, familial status or disability No
COLORADO 24-34-502; 38-12-102, et seq.   Interest on deposit not required; damages subtracted must be itemized and balance returned within 1 month of termination unless otherwise agreed, but never over 60 days. No discrimination on basis of age, sex, marital status, handicap, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, but does not prohibit compliance with local zoning ordinance provisions concerning residential restrictions on marital status No
CONNECTICUT 46a-64c; 47a-3d; 47a-21 Holdover not evidence of a new lease; converts to month-to-month Tenant under age of 62: limit 2 months rent; tenant over 62: limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit required; deposit must be refunded within 30 days or within 15 days of receiving tenant's forwarding address No discrimination on basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status; may refuse to rent to people not blood related who are not married; public or private programs allowed to assist persons over 64 as long as there is no discrimination on basis of age among those eligible No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
DELAWARE Tit. 6 §4603; 25 §5514 Tenant remains in possession and landlord accepts rent, creation of new tenancy from year-to-year is inferred (Makin v. Mack, 336 A.2d 230 (1975) Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 15 days of termination; if deposit not returned within 30 days, tenant entitled to double the amount of security deposit No discrimination on basis of race, age, marital status, creed, color, sex, handicap, national origin; landlord may reserve 10 or more units exclusively for rent by senior citizens (anyone over 62). Refusal to rent because of children in family, increase in rent, penalty, reservation of rental units for use by senior citizens, tenant may obtain summary of landlord-tenant code, use ignorance of law defense. No
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Receipt of rent for new term or part thereof amounts to waiver of landlord's right to demand possession) Shapiro v. Christopher, 195 F.2d 785 (D.C. Cir. 1952); Byrne v. Morrison, 25 App. D.C. 72 (1905)) Interest on deposit required at 5% annually for all deposits after 2/20/76, only for deposit on tenancy for 12 months or more; deposit returned within 45 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business; also illegal to discriminate against families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
FLORIDA 83.04, 49; 760.23 Mere payment of rent is not construed as a renewal for the term; but if tenant holding over does so with written consent of landlord then it becomes a tenancy at will; otherwise tenancy at sufferance No limits on deposits; landlord may elect to (1) put deposit in non-interest bearing account; (2) hold in interest bearing account at either 75% of average rate or 5%; or (3) post a surety bond and pay tenant interest at 5%; landlord must tell tenant in 30 days which he's doing; must return deposit within 15 days No discrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion; same as Fair Housing Act Yes
GEORGIA 8-3-201, 202; 44-7-31 Rent accepted after expiration of 1 year lease implies renewal of lease for another year (Allen v. Montgomery, 105 S.E. 33) Deposit must be deposited in escrow account and held in trust for tenant; any damages subtracted must be itemized and deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin; allowable housing for "older people" included in statutes No
HAWAII 515-3, 4; 521-44, 71 Landlord accepting rent in advance after First 60 days of holdover creates a month-to-month tenancy absent contrary agreement; absence of any agreement makes term equal to that at which the rent is computed; notice to quit must give 25 days Limit 1 month rent; no interest on deposit required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination No discrimination on basis of HIV infection, race, sex, color, marital status, parental status, ancestry, handicapped status; section regarding parental status does not apply to housing for older persons as defined in 42 USC §3607(b)(2) Yes

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
IDAHO 6-321; 67-5909 Whether landlord waives right to give notice to quit the tenancy is question of intent; intent to waive must clearly appear; each case to be judged on case-by-case basis (Riverside Dev. Co. v. Ritchie, 650 P.2d 657, 663) No limit on deposit; no interest on deposit required; deposit must be returned within max. of 21 days or within 30 days after surrender of possession by tenant No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, with exceptions No
ILLINOIS 65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1; 775 ILCS 5/3-105, 106; 765 ILCS 715/1 Tenant holds over and landlord receives rent, presumed that new year-to-year tenancy created, absent express intent otherwise. (Demerath v. Schennum, 59 N.E.2d 348) No limits on deposit; interest required on deposit at minimum deposit passbook savings account interest rate paid by largest commercial bank in the state if held for over 6 months and if lessor owns 25 units or more in one building or complex of buildings No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, physical/mental handicap; statute repealed prohibiting discrimination against children; provisions for senior citizen housing No
INDIANA 22-9.5-3-4; 22-9.5-5-1; 32-7-5-12 Holding over from a year tenancy and paying rent creates year-to-year tenancy (Alleman v. Vink, 62 N.E. 461) No limits on deposit; interest on deposit not required; any damages subtracted must be itemized and returned within 45 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin; housing for older persons exempted No
IOWA 562A.9(4); 562A.12; 216.8 Holding over converts to month-to-month tenancy Limit 2 months rent; any interest earned on deposit for first 5 years of tenancy is landlord's property; deposit must be returned within 30 days if given forwarding address No discrimination on basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, origin, disability, or family status; housing for older persons exempted Yes

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
KANSAS 44-1016; 58-2545; 58-2550 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy Limit 1 month rent; special rules for pets and furnishings; interest on deposit not required unless renting from municipal housing authority; deposit must be returned within 14 days and not to exceed 30 days along with itemized deductions No discrimination on basis of race, religion, color, sex, disability, familial status, national origin or ancestry, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, specification or discrimination; housing for older persons exempted Yes
KENTUCKY 344.360, 362; 383.565(3), 580 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; landlord must send notice to last known/determinable address that tenant has a refund due; if tenant does not respond within 60 days, it becomes landlord's property No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability; housing for older persons exempted; landlord may refuse to rent to unmarried couple Yes
LOUISIANA 9:3251; 51:2602, et seq. Landlord's right to eject is waived when he accepts rent from holdover tenant (Canal Realty & Improvement Co. v. Pailet, 46 So.2d 303 (1950)) No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within one month of termination along with an itemized statement No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin; housing for older persons exempted No
MAINE Tit. 5§4552; 14§6031, et seq.   Limit 2 months rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days if tenancy at will 21 days No discrimination on basis of race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, familial status; housing for older persons exempted. No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
MARYLAND Real Prop. 8-203, 402; MD Code (1957) Art 49B §19, et seq. Holdover tenancy becomes week-to-week if weekly before and month-to-month in all other cases Limit 2 months rent; interest on deposit required at 4% simple interest per year; landlord must return deposit within 45 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, handicap. If owner maintains personal residence in dwelling which has 5 or less units, owner may discriminate on sex or marital status. May rent to elderly exclusively only if dwelling planned specifically for specified age group No
MASSACHUSETTS Ch. 151B §4; Ch. 186 §15B Payment and acceptance of rent create tenancy at will (Staples v. Collins, 73 N.E.2d 729 (1947)); certain acts/conduct may negate this presumption (Corcoran Management Co., Ins. v. Withers, 513 N.E.2d 218) Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit required at 5% from first day of tenancy if landlord has held deposit for one year; deposit must be returned within 30 days No discrimination on basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, member of armed forces, handicapped in any multiple dwelling, contiguously located housing accommodations or publicly assisted dwellings No
MICHIGAN 37.2102; 37.2502; 37.2503; 554.601, et seq. Holdover converts to year-to-year tenancy (Faraci v. Fassvio, 212 Mich. 216) Limit 1 ½ months rent; interest on deposit not required; landlord must supply tenant with checklist of all damages upon termination of lease No discrimination on basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status. Housing programs for elderly exempted; children may be restricted to certain areas of complex (Dept. of Civil Rights v. Beznos Co., 421 Mich. 110)) No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
MINNESOTA 504B.178; 363A.21, .09; 504B.141 Period of the shortest interval between times of payment of rent under expired lease shall be implied No limit on deposit; interest on deposit required at 3-4%; deposit must be returned within 3 weeks of termination; landlord must provide a written statement of damages within 3 weeks of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, familial status; housing for older persons exempted; landlords may advertise "adults only" No
MISSISSIPPI 89-8-19; 21; 43-33-723 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 45 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, religious principles, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, handicap, age, families because of children; housing for older persons exempted No
MISSOURI 213.040; 441.060; 535.300 All tenancies not made in writing and signed by parties shall be held as month-to-month Limit 2 months rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, ancestry, sex, handicap; housing for older persons exempted No
MONTANA 49-2-305; 70-24-201(2); 70-25-201, et seq. Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; before any damages are subtracted from deposit, landlord must give tenant an itemized list and provide an opportunity for tenant to clean or fix the problem; deposit must be returned within 10 days of termination No discrimination on basis of sex, marital status, race, creed, religion, age, familial status, physical/mental handicap, color, national origin; housing for older persons exempted; landlord may discriminate against children in duplex in which owner resides in half Yes

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
NEBRASKA 18-1724; 76-1414, 76-1416 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week Limit 1 month rent plus ¼ of 1 month rent pet deposit; deposit must be returned within 14 days after demand and designation of location to be mailed No discrimination on basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, marital status, national origin, familial status, handicap or disability Yes
NEVADA 118A.470; 207.300; 118A.242 Holdover converts to month-to month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week Limit 3 months rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, ancestry, familial status, sex No
NEW HAMPSHIRE 540:1; 540-A:6, 7; 354-A:1, 15 Every tenancy shall be deemed to be at-will and rent payable on demand absent contrary contract shown Limit 1 month rent or $100, whichever is greater. Interest on deposit required and must be returned to tenant if he holds the deposit for one year or longer; deposit must be retuned within 30 days No discrimination on basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, physical/mental disability, national origin, familial status; retirement communities exempted No
NEW JERSEY 46:8-10; 46:8-21.1, 2 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy absent agreement to the contrary Limit 1 ½ months rent; interest on deposit required; any damages subtracted from deposit must be itemized and balance of deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, affectionate or sexual orientation, familial status, or sex; retirement communities exempted No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
NEW MEXICO 28-1-7(G); 47-8-15, 18, 37 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week If term is under one year, then limit is 1 month rent; interest on deposit required if landlord demands deposit in excess of 1 month rent; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination or departure, whichever is later No discrimination on basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or physical or mental handicap Yes
NEW YORK Real Prop. §§232-C 236-237; Exec. §296(5)(A); Rent & Evict. Regs. §2105.5; Gen. Oblig. §7-103 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy absent agreement otherwise Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit required No discrimination on basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status; exception for housing accommodations exclusively for those 55 and older or same sex; landlord may discriminate against children in senior citizen housing, 1 or 2 family homes, mobile homes parks for those 55 or older No
NORTH CAROLINA 41A-4; 41A-6(e); 42-50, et seq. Landlord may treat tenant as trespasser and eject or may recognize him as tenant with presumption of year-to-year tenancy. (Murrill v. Palmer, 80 S.E. 55); this presumption is rebuttable and will yield to the actual intention of the parties (Gurtis v. City of Sanford, 197 S.E. 2d 584 (1973) Limits: week-to-week, 2 weeks rent; month-to-month, 1 ½ months rent; over month-to-month, 2 months rent; interest on deposits not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status; housing for older persons exempted. No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
NORTH DAKOTA 14-02.4-01, et seq.; 47-16-06, 07.1 Lease renews on holdover for same time and terms as previous one but not exceeding one year Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit required unless occupancy less than 9 months; deposit must be returned within 30 days No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, or status in marriage or public assistance No
OHIO 4112.02(H); 5321.01, et seq. Presumption that holdover converts to year-to-year term but it is rebuttable (Bumiller v. Walker, 116 N.E. 797 (1917)) Interest on deposit required at 5% per year if tenant remains in possession 6 months or more and deposit is greater than $50 or one month's rent; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, handicap, national origin, familial status No
OKLAHOMA 41 §§35, 115; 25 §1452, 1453 Parties presumed to have renewed lease for same terms and time, not exceeding 1 year No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, familial status, handicap; housing for older persons exempted No
OREGON 90.240, 300, 427; 659A.421 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days after termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, sex, marital status, familial status, religion, source of income or national origin; housing for older persons exempted Yes
PENNSYLVANIA Tit. 43 §955 Holdover converts to same term as original lease if it was for 1 year or less Limit 2 months rent; interest on deposit required if deposit held over 2 years No discrimination on basis of race, color, familial status, age, religious creed, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap, disability; housing for older persons exempted No

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
RHODE ISLAND 34-18-19, 15; 34-37-2, et seq. Parties may agree to a term, otherwise month-to-month unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 20 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestral origin, handicap, age or familial status; housing specifically for older persons exempted; landlord may discriminate against children in certain circumstances Yes
SOUTH CAROLINA 27-40-310; 27-40-410; 31-21-40 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy unless tenant pays weekly, then week-to-week No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin; housing for older persons exempted; landlord may discriminate against children in single family dwellings and certain other small unit buildings Yes
SOUTH DAKOTA 20-13-20, et seq.; 43-32-6.1, 14, 24 Holdover converts to rental on same terms and same time as original lease Limit 1 month rent, unless otherwise agreed because special conditions pose a danger to premises maintenance; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 2 weeks of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, familial status or national origin; housing for older persons exempted; landlord may discriminate against children in duplexes where one unit is owner-occupied No
TENNESSEE 66-28-201, 301, 512; 4-21-601, 602 Holdover converts to month-to-month tenancy or upon agreement, apportionable dayto-day No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required No discrimination on basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin; housing for older persons exempted Yes

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
TEXAS Prop. §§92.101, et seq.; Prop. 301.001, et seq. Holdover implies an agreement between landlord and tenant; normally lease for 1 year will be implied absent express or implied contrary agreement (Barragan v. Munoz, 525 S.W. 2d 559 (1975)) No limit on deposit; interest on deposit required; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin; housing for older persons exempted No
UTAH 57-17-1, et seq.; 57-21-1, et seq. Holdover tenant is bound to covenants previously agreed to and binding in first term (Cottonwood Mall Co. v. Sine, 767 P.2d 499, 503.) No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 15 days of termination or 30 days if there is damage to the rented premise No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, disability; housing for older persons exempted; no discrimination against children unless in adults-only apartment complex, condo, or other housing not violating federal law No
VERMONT Tit. 9 §4461; 4503 Holdover may convert into year-to-year tenancy; result of legal consequence of conduct of parties and does not depend on tenant's intention (Malaitty v. Carroll Co., 41 A.2d 144 (Vt. 1945)) No limit on deposit; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination or landlord forfeits right to withhold any of it. No discrimination on basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious creed, color, national origin, handicap, recipient of public assistance, or because person intends to occupy with children; housing for older persons exempted No
VIRGINIA 55-248.15:1; 36-96.3 Holdover converts to month-to-month or any lesser term Limit 2 months rent; interest on deposit held longer than 13 months required at rate equal to the Federal Reserve Board discount rate accrued every 6 months; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, or familial status; special provisions for housing for elderly Yes

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State Code Section Terms of Leases Deposits Discrimination Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted?
WASHINGTON 49.60.010; 59.04.010, 020; 59.18.260, et seq. When term of tenancy is indefinite, period becomes that on which rent is payable No limit on deposit, but no deposit may be collected unless rental agreement is in writing; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination No discrimination on basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or any sensory, mental, or physical handicap No
WEST VIRGINIA 5-11A-5; 37-6-5 Holdover converts to year-to-year tenancy upon terms of original lease (Allen v. Bartlett, 20 W. Va. 46)   No discrimination on basis of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, familial status, blindness, handicap, or national origin; housing for older persons exempted No
WISCONSIN 106.50; 704.25 Landlord may elect to hold tenant to month-to-month basis on holdover, unless the lease for weekly or daily rent   No discrimination on basis of race, sex, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, income source (lawful), age, ancestry; housing for older persons exempted No
WYOMING 6-9-102; 34-2-128, 129; 1-21-1207, 1208 Accepting rent on holdover does not imply renewal, constitutes only tenancy by sufferance No limit on deposit; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination No discrimination based on race, color, sex, creed, or national origin No
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almost 8 years ago

I made the mistake of renting from a friend. We've lived in the house for almost 2 yrs. and she has decided that she wants the house back..and since we signed a month-to-month agreement, we only have 30days. Which is fine. But when we moved in we did not pay a damage deposit because she didn't want one..well there is some damage other then normal wear-and-tear. Who is liable for this? Will we hav eto pay for thes damages? I live in Indiana..

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over 6 years ago

i need info in rocky mount, nc 27801 about 1st & last mounths rent that was paid to land lord.

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almost 9 years ago

I have been trying to find out if there is a limit to how much you can increase a tenant's rent in a two family house. This is in the state of New Jersey Hudson county. The present rent is way below the going rates. two bedroom dinning room livingroom kitchen full bath central air space in the basement and use of the back yard. Within walking distance to train station to New York. Present rent is $600.00

going rate is min. $1000.00

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almost 10 years ago

I was required to prepay one years rent for a one year lease plus security deposit and was told it was because I had been through a bankruptcy and the final decree was 2 years ago. Is this allowed?

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over 5 years ago

I live in a mobile home community but OWN my home. In our lease it states that water is included in lot rent. She has a main water meter at her office which controls all our water here. Just this month she has installed water meters/monitors under and to the sides of our homes with no notice prior to installing them. The water company had no knowledge of her doing this. Also, the maintenance man who done all the installing has no type of permit. As a HOMEOWNER, do they have the right to install this on my home without permission and does he have to have a permit to install? They are now gonna charge for Lot Rent and Water. Can they charge us without signing a new contract? Plus she states that WE are responsible for getting the equipment they put on weatherized or she will charge us up to $500.00 for damage. And there is NO WAY of us reading our own water meters to keep up with our monthly usage, its all digital. I need answers and legal advise concerning this matter.

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almost 7 years ago

do you answer questions on line? if you do, here is my question: my parents are elderly and renting an appartment in louisiana. They have been renting for a decade and they are always signing yearly lease agreements. My parents are also under a new government subsidized housing program which will reduce their rent siginificantly. The problem is that the landlors has them sign yearly rent agreements and they will more thank likely have to move out in a few months in their begining of a new lease term starting 09/01/2010. Is it a law that landlords demand for a yearly appartment rental agreement? can my parents qualify to go on a monthly appartment rental agreement?

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almost 7 years ago

I live in North Croliona in a month yo month trailer park. My landlord let me make a copy of my lease when I moved in two years ago. He is now refusing to give me another copy for m records. I lost the first copy what can I do to get another copy please help thank you.

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almost 7 years ago

We have a 2 bedroom apt that we rented to a woman with 2 kids. A few months later we find out there is an ex-husband that has 4 additional children. Now we have 6 people living in a 2 bedroom. Is this grounds for eviction?

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over 8 years ago

my landlord and i signed a 1 year lease in just my name but i was allowed to have 2 roommates and 1 child, according to the lease. about a month after this my landlord made a new lease in only one of my roommates name without telling me. is this legal?

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almost 9 years ago

my daddy signed a lease agreement for signs to be placed on both my mother and daddy's property. my mother did not sign. is this valid? they do have a homestead.

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almost 3 years ago

Hello,
I renewed my Texas lease. There is a 1 page lease renewal agreement all filled out and signed, and also the actual lease contract but the rent amount is blank. Is this a valid contract? Thanks!

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about 3 years ago

I have put in a application for a 3bedroom 2.5 bath town home with HOA restrictions for the landlord. They are more than willing to rent to me but were concerned about Laws in NM because I have 5 children and 7 of us total for this unit? What should we do it's 1500 square feet with bedrooms being shared 2 each outside of infant son in room with us?

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about 5 years ago

Can a landlord change a rental agreement after 2 or 3 years without informing the tenant ahead of time? Mine did and she just handed me and my husband the new one that was blank. No rent amount on it or anything. We still have not signed it and for some reason she has it in her head that we did. The one we signed when we first moved in said that the pet deposit was $150.00 and all but $50.00 was refundable now she is telling me that the pet deposit is non-refundable. The first agreement said you could only have 2 dogs, I have paid a total of $300.00 in order to keep all 4 of my dogs and she agreed to this before she decided to change the the agreement.

I live in AZ. and we just had a heat wave where the central air went out this was on June 26th I called her and told her It was not working. It just so happened that my daughter and her 4 month old son were visiting for 2 weeks. My landlady knew this, and all she could say was that she couldn't do any thing until the 30th. the temperature was 112 to 114 all that week.She didn't even offer the use of an extra fan. Dose any one know if there is anything I can do as a recourse?

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almost 7 years ago

My landlord is claiming that a dog urinated on the carpet when this did not happen. We are being taken to court to replace all the carpeting in the house. I need help finding laws in New Mexico that can help me defend myself in court.

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about 7 years ago

I have given my property on rent to super mart the agreement has been finished in october 2009 and from sep 09 rent is not been given by the party till today what should i do.

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over 7 years ago

Hi, Iam asking this question for my niece.She and her husband are being evicted from one mobile home park because of sewer issues, the park has to close. They went to another park for an interview, and they were told, because they have 4 children and themselves,which makes 6 people, they will not rent to them. Now mind you they have their own trailor,they just want to rent the lot for about a year until they can change their living conditions.So is this legal to discriminate against them because they have 4 children and not 3? This is New York State, Clinton County,upstate. Thanks for your help

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about 8 years ago

So i signed a lease for a year and my rent was low. All of a sudden one of our roomates moved out which was the landlords daughter. I was staying in this very small room which i could basically just have my bed. Since the one girl moved out i moved into her room, because she wasnt going to find anyone to take her room and she wasnt paying rent at all because like i said she was the daughter of the landlord. Well the landlord is trying to make me pay more rent because i moved into a different room. I signed a year lease so he cant make me more more correct?? I just want to make sure this is illegal?