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Retaliatory Evictions: Resources for Tenants and Landlords

Almost all states prohibit landlords from evicting tenants in retaliation for asserting their legal rights (amongst other things). Below you can find answers to common questions about illegal retaliatory evictions, including some state laws on the issue. Also, below are resources available to landlords and tenants about evictions.

Retaliatory Evictions

Eviction Resources: Landlords

For general information about improper evictions, see FindLaw's Illegal Evictions Can Get You in Trouble for Landlord Harassment for more on unlawful evictions, steps to take for a proper eviction, and the potential consequences a landlord could face. Here are some general resources on evictions and special cases, such as a tenant's bankruptcy:

Eviction Resources: Tenants

Below are some resources for tenants interested in learning more about their rights and potential defenses to evictions:

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