Your Rights as an Apartment Dweller
By Ron Leshnower, About.com Guide
If you break your lease, do you have to continue paying rent? Can your landlord shut off your utilities in an attempt to get you to move out? What rights do you have when a neighbor drives you crazy with loud music? Find out here.
- Break a Lease
- Get Results from a Landlord
- Get State-Specific Advice
- Avoid Self-Help Evictions
- What's "Broom Clean"?
- Check Lease Before Buying a Pet
- Written Roommate Agreements
- Deal With a Bad Neighbor
- Get Faulty Thermostat Fixed
- Report Bad Landlords to HUD
- Roommates Who Don't Pay Rent
- Is Your Building in Foreclosure?
Housing Discrimination 101
You have the right to enjoy your apartment free from unlawful discrimination by your landlord, property manager, super, doorman, broker, or any other type of housing professional. Read about how fair housing law may protect you and your roommates from discrimination, how to file a claim against your landlord, and much more.
- Pursue a Fair Housing Claim
- Before You File a Claim
- Protected Classes FAQ
- State Protections
- Unfair Discrimination Against Children
- Restricting Children's Behavior