Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

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Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Legislation governing the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants.Currently,some version of the law has been passed by many states.As a general matter, the laws

• Standardize and simplify the eviction process

• Require the tenant to pay rent into court during the pendency of an eviction if it is contested

• Limit the amount of any security deposits

• Provide for prompt repayment of security deposits

• Require certain minimal conditions of habitability

• Impose penalties for breach of the provisions.

See also uniform laws.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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