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Landlord 101 - Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities
This video was recorded during one of our live Landlord 101 classes in fall of 2012 and is part of a series.
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about eviction. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
To avoid fair housing violations and costly liability, landlords need to know what a protected class is, as well as understand which protected classes are included under the FHA. The FHA, to date, includes seven protected classes: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status. check to learn more.
An eviction notice is a letter sent by a property owner, commonly known as the “landlord” or “lessor”, to the tenant of their property for a violation of the leased premise. An Eviction (Unlawful Detainer) is the process of legally removing a tenant from a residential property. check to learn more.
One of the most important aspects of landlord tenant laws in any state is the statutes governing violation of the lease. In addition to complying with all state landlord tenant laws, you must also adhere to all federal laws regarding housing and discrimination. check to learn more.
Federal and state antidiscrimination laws limit what you can say and do in the tenant selection process. Check credit, income, and references. Make decisions based on business reasons. Understand fair housing rules. Be consistent. check to learn more.
An eviction is the legal process by which a landlord is able to regain possession of a rental unit. Understanding the eviction process and knowing what to avoid can help ensure a quick and relatively hassle-free eviction. check to learn more.