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Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner's Guide

A research guide providing an overview of resources regarding landlord-tenant law, for renters and landlords alike.

Introduction

It is no wonder that we get a large number of questions about landlord-tenant law at the Law Library of Congress, in light of the fact that residential leasing, and the rights and obligations that stem from such agreements, is a pressing legal issue for many of our patrons. Much of landlord-tenant law is state-specific, and as such, those wanting to do detailed legal research in this area might want to visit their local public law library External. However, we have collected some information regarding books, websites, and other resources that might help a researcher just beginning their landlord-tenant research.

 

Russell Lee. Sign–Deluxe apartments for rent–about three miles from naval air base now under construction. Corpus Christi, Texas. These apartments are just being finished and are shown below.

 

Russell Lee. Sign–Deluxe apartments for rent–about three miles from naval air base now under construction. Corpus Christi, Texas. These apartments are just being finished and are shown below. December, 1940. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.