Question: What Landlords Can And Cannot Do?

A landlord cannot refuse to rent to persons in a protected class.

A landlord cannot provide different services or facilities to tenants in a protected class or require a larger deposit, or treat late rental payments differently.

A landlord cannot end a tenancy for a discriminatory reason.

How can I get my landlord in trouble?

Illegal Things Landlords Do and What You Can Do About It

  • You should get your deposit back unless there’s a problem.
  • Get it in writing if you can.
  • Get them to fix what’s wrong.
  • Take pictures of the problem, and write a letter.
  • Yes, they have the keys, but they should still call first.
  • First, talk to your landlord.
  • They should let you know.
  • Ask for things in writing.

Can my landlord restrict guests?

Landlords cannot unreasonably prohibit guests from entering the rental property or charge a fee for having guests over. However, you can put specific terms in your lease that relate to tenants’ guests and their rights.

What can I do if my landlord breaks the law?

Here are a few signs your landlord might be breaking landlord tenant law—and what to do about it:

  1. Send a certified letter to your landlord stating the issue, what you’ve done to correct it, and how you’d like it to be addressed.
  2. Call the local building inspector, who may be able to order the landlord to make repairs.

What is uninhabitable living conditions?

There are no strict legal definitions for the term uninhabitable living conditions. Generally speaking it is some condition that makes the living in a home or premises impossible. Aesthetics such as an ugly paint color or worn carpet generally do not render a property unihabitable.

Can my landlord take my parking spot?

The landlord owns the parking space. If your lease doesn’t include a parking space or guarantee parking or guarantee a particular space, the landlord can take away the space. Then you can assert a breach of your lease for the loss of your parking spot in housing court.

What can you sue a landlord for?

Typically, tenants sue their former landlords after they’ve moved out, usually over security deposits or another financial matter. However, sometimes you have to file a civil suit to get the attention of your current landlord. For example, if your landlord won’t make repairs, you may need to sue.