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Landlord Tenant Law

Whether you are a Tenant, Landlord, Property Manager, or Realtor, you are entitled to certain laws which protect your property and your home. The best way to avoid any legal issues with Tenants is to use proper Tenant Screening Services and ensure that you rent to a stable, reliable, and responsible tenant. The information below is meant to provide a resource to Landlord Tenant Law that can help you avoid any issues.

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National Tenant Laws

Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act forms the base of consumer credit rights in the United States by regulating the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information, including consumer credit information.

Fair Housing Accessibility Act
The Fair Housing Accessibility Act prohibits discrimination by property owners renting their housing to a tenant on the basis of race or color, religion , sex, national origin, familial status, or disability.

Fair Housing Laws
Fair Housing Laws are to prevent discrimination when renting, selling, or financing a dwelling on the basis of race or color, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. The Fair Housing Act is the major federal fair housing law.

Americans with Disability Act
Established in 1990, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Disability by the ADA is defined as “…a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.”

National Consumer Law Center
The National Consumer Law Center is a nonprofit organization that specializes in consumer issues; specifically, on behalf of lower income households and individuals. There are various professionals who work in the center and include government and private attorneys, community organizations, and legal professionals.

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