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State-by-State Chart of Landlord and Tenant Laws

Landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state. Every state has landlord and tenant laws designed to govern the rights and obligations of each party. These laws regulate important aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, such as the right to evict a tenant and rental and lease agreements. The list contains some of the most important statutes in each state.

State

Statute (Law)

Alabama

Ala. Code §§ 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603

Alaska

Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.380

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; §§ 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381

Arkansas

Ark. Code Ann. §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913

California

Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1925 to 1954; 1961 to 1997.270

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104; 38-12-301 to 38-12-511; 13-40-101 to 13-40-123

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-1 to 47a-74

Delaware

Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907

District of Columbia

D.C. Code Ann. §§ 42-3201 to 42-3610; D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, §§ 300 to 315

Florida

Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 83.40 to 83.682

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-1 to 521-78

Idaho

Idaho Code §§ 6-201 to 6-324; §§ 55-208 to 55-308

Illinois

735 Ill. Com. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 321 & 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30

Indiana

Ind. Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15

Iowa

Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37

Kansas

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.010 to 383.715

Louisiana

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729

Maine

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6001 to 6046

Maryland

Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] §§ 8-101 to 8-604

Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1 to 22

Michigan

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.131 to .201; 554.601 to 554.641

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 504B.001 to 504B.471

Mississippi

Miss. Code Ann. §§ 89-7-1 to 89-8-27

Missouri

Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.880; §§ 535.150 to 535.300

Montana

Mont. Code Ann. §§ 70-24-101 to 70-26-110

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1401 to 76-1449

Nevada

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 118A.010 to 118A.520; 40.215 to 40.280

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 540:1 to 540:29, 540-A:1 to 540-A:8

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96

New Mexico

N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51

New York

N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 220 to 238; Real Prop. Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res. Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law §§ 7-103 to 7-109

North Carolina

N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2, 42-25.6 to 42-76

North Dakota

N.D. Cent. Code §§ 47-16-01 to 47-16-41

Ohio

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.01 to 5321.19

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, §§ 1 to 136

Oregon

Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.100 to 91.225

Pennsylvania

68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 250.101; 399.18

Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57

South Carolina

S.C. Code Ann. §§ 27-40-10 to 27-40-940

South Dakota

S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-29

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-101 to 66-28-521

Texas

Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 91.001 to 92.355

Utah

Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5; 57-22-1 to 57-22-6

Vermont

Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, §§ 4451 to 4468

Virginia

Va. Code Ann. §§ 55-218.1 to 55-248.40

Washington

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 59.04.010 to 59.04.900; 59.18.010 to 59.18.912

West Virginia

W.Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6-30

Wisconsin

Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 704.01 to 704.50; Wis. Admin. Code 134.01 to 134.10

Wyoming

Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; §§ 34-2-128 to 34-2-129

 

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