Landlord-Tenant Laws For Every State

Know Your Tenant Rights

Landlord-Tenant Law is a great resource for tenants, many of whom are routinely taken advantage of because they don’t know their state law and are often intimidated by their landlord. Here is a comprehensive list of the landlord-tenant laws for every state in the U.S. While they can be difficult to read and understand they are a valuable source of information and can provide you with the information you need when having difficulties with your landlord or have questions regarding your rental situation.

 

Alabama
Alabama Code §§ 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-601
Alaska
Alaska Statutes §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.360
Arizona
Arizona Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381
Arkansas
Arkansas Code Ann. §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-17-101 to 18-7-913
California
California Civil Code § 1925 to 1954; 1961 to 1962.7
Colorado
Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104; 38-12-301 to 38-12-302; 13-40-101 to 13-40-123
Connecticut
Connecticut General Statutes Ann. §§ 47a-1 to 47a-74
Delaware
Delaware Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907
Dist. of Columbia D.C.
Code Ann. §§ 42-3201 to 42-3610; D.C. Municipal Regs., Title 14, § 300 to 311
Florida
Florida Statutes Ann. §§ 83.40 to 83.682
Georgia
Georgia Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81
Hawaii
Hawaii Revised Statute §§ 521-1 to 521-78
Idaho
Idaho Code §§ 6-201 to 6-324; 55-208 to 55-308
Illinois
735 Ill. Compiled Statutes §§ 5/9-201 to 321 & 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30
Indiana
Indiana Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15
Iowa
Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37
Kansas
Kansas Statutes Ann. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573
Kentucky
Kentucky Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 383.010 to 383.715
Louisiana
La. Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civil Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729
Maine
Maine Revised Statutes Title. 14, §§ 6001 to 6046
Maryland
Maryland Real Property Code Ann.  §§ 8-101 to 8-604
Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Laws Ann. ch. 186, § 1 to 22
Michigan
Michigan Compiled Laws §§ 554.1 to 554.201; 554.601 to 554.641
Minnesota
Minnesota Stat. Ann. §§ 504B.001 to 504B.471
Mississippi
Mississippi Code Ann. §§ 89-7-1 to 89-8-27
Missouri
Missouri Revised Statutes §§ 441.005 to 441.880; 535.150 to 535.300
Montana
Montana Code Ann. §§ 70-24-101 to 70-26-110
Nebraska
Nebraska Revised Statutes §§ 76-1401 to 76-1449
Nevada
Nevada Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 118A.010 to 118A.520; 40.215 to 40.280
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Revised Stat. Ann. §§ 540:1 to 540:29; 540-A:1 to 540-A:8
New Jersey
New Jersey Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96
New Mexico
New Mexico Statutes Ann. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51
New York
N.Y. Real Property Law §§ 220 to 238; Real Property Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Multifamily Residential Law; Gen. Obligation Law §§ 7-103  to 7-109
North Carolina
North Carolina General Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2; 42-25.6 to 42-76
North Dakota
North Dakota Cent. Code §§ 47-16-01 to 47-16-41
Ohio
Ohio Revised Code Ann. §§ 5321.01 to 5321.19
Oklahoma
Oklahoma. Statutes Ann. tit. 41, §§ 101 to 136
Oregon
Oregon Revised Statutes §§ 90.100 to 91.225
Pennsylvania
68 Pa. Cons. Statutes Ann. §§ 250.101; 399.18
Rhode Island
Rhode Island General Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57
South Carolina
S.C. Code Ann. §§ 27-40-10 to 27-40-940
South Dakota
South Dakota Codified Laws Ann. §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-30
Tennessee
Tennessee Code Ann. §§ 66-28-101 to 66-28-521
Texas
Texas Property Code Ann. §§ 91.001 to 92.354
Utah
Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5; 57-22-1 to 57-22-6
Vermont
Vermont Statutes Ann. tit. 9, § 4451 to 4468
Virginia
Virginia Code Ann. §§ 55-218.1 to 55-248.40
Washington
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 59.04.010 to 59.04.900; 59.18.010 to 59.18.911
West Virginia
West Virginia Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6-30
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Statutes Ann. §§ 704.01 to 704.50; Wisconsin Admin. Code §§ 134.01 to 134.10
Wyoming
Wyoming. Statutes §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; 4-2-128 to 34-2-129
Lease law is notoriously intricate and confusing. Using the reference here to read your state’s law directly is your first step to knowing your renter rights.