Chapter 33: Renting a Place to Live
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
If you rent a house or apartment, you are a tenant. If you own real property and rent it to someone else, you are a landlord. The contract between a tenant and a landlord is called a lease. The landlord has specific duties imposed by law, in addition to those found in the lease. These duties include refraining from practicing discrimination in renting the property, maintaining the premises, and delivering peaceful possession. As a tenant, you must pay your rent and observe the valid restrictions contained in the lease. As you study this chapter, you will be better informed when it comes time to rent a place to live.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
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The Web site for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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