Landlord Tenant Rental Laws By 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.