Idaho Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed December 29, 2017
Most of us will be a party to a residential lease agreement at some point in our lives. If you are a tenant in the Gem State, it's wise to understand your legal rights and obligations in this role. Read on to learn more about Idaho tenants' rights laws.
Idaho Tenants Rights Laws at a Glance
Idaho law governs certain aspects of the relationship between landlords and tenants. For example, while Idaho doesn't limit the amount that a landlord can require as a security deposit, there is a legal timeline for the return of a tenant's security deposit and/or an itemized list of deductions after a tenancy terminates.
Idaho also has comprehensive laws prohibiting landlords from discriminating against tenants. Like many other states, Idaho makes it illegal for a landlord to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, familial status, or national origin. However, Idaho's legal definition of "disability" is particularly expansive, and includes mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS status.
|Idaho Statutes Sections 6-301 and 55-208
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related: Idaho Tenants' Rights Resources
- Idaho Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Idaho
- Landlord and Tenant Guidelines
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- Landlord Tenant Disputes FAQs
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