Wyoming Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed October 18, 2017
Whether you rent a house out in the country or an apartment in the heart of Cheyenne, there's a good chance you'l need to reference various landlord-tenant laws at some point during your tenancy. Although the state allows many issues to be dictated by the terms of your rental agreement, Wyoming does have its own set of statutes governing certain aspects of the rental process, in addition to federal and local law. Read on to learn more about Wyoming tenant rights laws.
Tenant Rights: Discrimination, Habitability, and More
Wyoming does not have as many tenant rights laws as other states. However, state and federal laws do prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, disability, and other protected traits. These laws prohibit a variety of conduct, such as refusing to rent to someone or offering discriminatory terms based on their protected characteristics.
Additionally, all tenants have the right to live in safe, sanitary conditions, fit for human habitation. This means the landlord must maintain common areas, heating systems, hot and cold water, and make needed repairs, among other services necessary for health and safety. However, if the cost of repairs is unreasonable in light of the rent charged or the nature of the rental agreement, your landlord may refuse to make those repairs and can even terminate the rental agreement by giving you 10 to 20 days' notice.
You are also entitled to receive a refund of your security deposit and a written itemization of deductions taken out within 30 days after your tenancy terminates or within 15 days after the landlord receives your new mailing address, whichever is later. However, your landlord may not withhold portions of the deposit for damage caused by reasonable wear and tear.
Wyoming Tenant Rights Laws at a Glance
The following chart provides a summary of important Wyoming state laws governing the landlord-tenant relationship, including links to key statutes.
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.
Wyoming Tenant Rights Laws: Related Resources
- Wyoming Lease and Rental Agreement Laws
- Wyoming Consumer Protection Unit
- Tenant Lease Agreement FAQs
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in Wyoming
- Wyoming Fair Housing
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