Table of Contents for American Landlord Law : Everything U Need to Know--About Landlord-Tenant Laws


Introduction 1(2)
Your Rent: Laying Down the Law
3(14)
When It's Due
4(1)
Where It's Due
4(1)
How It's Due
5(1)
Partial Payments
5(1)
Increasing Rent
6(3)
Charging Late Fees
9(3)
Charging NSF Fees
12(5)
Security Deposits: Proper Collection and Handling
17(14)
How Much Can You Collect?
18(3)
Earning and Paying Interest
21(3)
Where to Keep the Deposit
24(4)
Increasing the Deposit
28(1)
Selling the Property (Transferring the Deposit)
29(2)
Returning the Security Deposit: How to Avoid a Showdown!
31(24)
Move-Out Letter
32(3)
Move-Out Inspection
35(3)
Cleaning and Repairing
38(1)
Time Limits
39(3)
Normal Wear and Tear
42(1)
Itemizing Damage and Deductions
43(1)
Interest Earned
43(3)
Common Disputes
46(2)
Unpaid Rent
48(1)
Co-tenants
49(1)
What If a Tenant Sues Me?
49(6)
Other Deposits and Fees: What to Charge For and What Not To
55(8)
Application Fees
56(1)
Cleaning Fees
56(1)
Last Month's Rent Deposits
57(1)
Pet Deposits
57(6)
Landlord's Duties: Maintenance and Repairs
63(10)
What You Must Do
64(2)
What If You Don't Do It?
66(7)
Landlord's Entry: Getting Access to Your Property
73(14)
Maintenance and Repairs
74(3)
In Case of Emergency
77(1)
Tenants' Extended Absence
77(3)
Showing the Property
80(3)
Notice Required
83(4)
Landlord's Liability, Part I: Protecting Yourself and Your Tenants
87(6)
What Makes You Negligent
88(1)
Condition of the Property
89(1)
How to Protect Yourself Financially
90(3)
Lndlord's Liablity, Part II: Specific Environmental Hazards
93(10)
Lead in Paint and Water
94(3)
Asbestos
97(1)
Mold
98(1)
Carbon Monoxide Gas
99(1)
Rando Gas
100(3)
Modifying Lease Terms: What You Can Change and How to Do It
103(14)
What Can Be Changed
104(1)
How to Cover Yourself Legally
105(2)
Notification Requirements for Each State
107(10)
Occupants: Who, How and Why
117(14)
Before You Find Yourself in This Situation
118(1)
Defining Co-tenant, Subletting and Assignment
118(1)
Co-tenant Legal Situations
119(5)
Subleting Lega Situations
124(1)
Assignment Legal Situations
124(1)
How to Add a New Co-tenant, Sublet or Assign a Lease
125(5)
When You Should Consider Accepting Subletting or Assigning
130(1)
Retaliation: Staying on Higher Ground
131(12)
What Is Retaliation
132(1)
Time Requirements
132(9)
How to Avoid and Accusation of Retaliation
141(2)
Evictions, Part I: General Information
143(8)
The Steps to Eviction
144(1)
Types of Termination: With and Wihout Cause
144(1)
Persistently Troubling Tenants
145(1)
Evicting by Force or Intimidation
145(6)
Evictions, Part II: In Detail
151(12)
Giving Notice
152(7)
Complaint/Court Summons
159(1)
Trial
159(1)
Winning or Losing
160(3)
Attorneys: Friends of Foe?
163(6)
When Is It Necessary to Hire an Attorney?
164(1)
Finding an Atorney
165(1)
Curbing Attorney Fees
166(1)
Case Law Takes Precedence
167(1)
Where to FInd Laws and Statutes
167(2)
Landlord-Tenant Laws: State by Stte
169(104)
Alabama
170(1)
Alaska
170(4)
Arizona
174(2)
Arkansas
176(4)
Colorado
180(2)
Connecitcut
182(2)
Delaware
184(2)
District of Columbia
186(2)
Florida
188(2)
Georgia
190(2)
Hawaii
192(2)
Idaho
194(2)
Illinois
196(2)
Indiana
198(2)
Iowa
200(2)
Kansas
202(2)
Kentucky
204(2)
Louisiana
206(2)
Maine
208(2)
Maryland
210(2)
Massachusetts
212(2)
Michigan
214(2)
Minnesota
216(2)
Mississippi
218(2)
Missouri
220(2)
Montana
222(2)
Nebraska
224(2)
Nevada
226(2)
New Hampshire
228(2)
New Jersey
230(2)
New Mexico
232(2)
New York
234(2)
North Carolina
236(2)
North Dakota
238(2)
Ohio
240(2)
Oklahoma
242(2)
Oregon
244(2)
Pennsylvania
246(2)
Rhode Island
248(2)
South Carolina
250(2)
South Dakota
252(2)
Tennessee
254(2)
Texas
256(2)
Utah
258(2)
Vermont
260(2)
Virginia
262(2)
Washington
264(2)
West Virginia
266(2)
Wisconsin
268(2)
Wyoming
270(3)
Conclusion
273(2)
Appendix A: A Radon Guide for Tenants: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
275(12)
Appendix B: Asbestos Standard for General Industry: U.S. Department of Labor
287(20)
Appendix C: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Title III
307(8)
Appendix D: Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
315(18)
Appendix E: Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
333(4)
Appendix F: A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
337(22)
Appendix G: Fair Housing Poster: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
359(4)
Appendix H: Fair Housing Act: Federal Housing Administration
363(30)
Appendix I: Bonus CD-ROM: The American Landlord Law Resource Center
393(4)
Installation Instructions
393(1)
Terms of Use
394(1)
How to Personalize a Rental Form
394(1)
The End Result
395(2)
Index 397