Retaliatory Evictions: Resources for Tenants and Landlords
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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.
- What Kinds of Conduct by the Landlord Does the Law Consider Retaliatory?
- How Does the Tenant Prove that the Landlord's Conduct Was Retaliatory?
- State by State Anti-Retaliation Laws
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:
- Rules for Landlords and Property Managers when Evicting a Tenant
- How Long Does the Eviction Process Take?
- Tenant Bankruptcy: How it Affects Your Ability to Evict
- Terminating Lease or Rental Agreement FAQ
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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