State Landlord-Tenant Laws
by Sherri L. Renner, J.D.
Got landlord-tenant law questions? We have your answers right here!
We gathered information from every state and the District of Columbia and organized it into the table below for you to use as you research your issue.
We arranged the table with the states in the first column. In the second column are links to the actual landlord-tenant statutes or codes. If we thought it would be helpful to you, we included multiple links to different statute sections and some tips on how to find what you’re looking for on the page. In the third column we included links to materials published online by various legal aid organizations that explain the landlord-tenant laws and obligations in each state.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all states have comprehensive landlord-tenant “acts.”
- Sometimes rights and obligations are scattered throughout the state code.
- Sometimes the substantive rights and obligations are in one place in the state codes, while the procedures that apply to court proceedings are in another place.
- Sometimes rights and obligations are found in case law instead of codes.
- Sometimes more specific laws are found in local codes, which may be published on the local government’s own website or on Municode.com.
We’ve done our best to gather the most relevant law and information for you, but you may still need to consult with an attorney or visit your local law library to do further research.
IMPORTANT: You should not consider the table, the laws, or the other info linked below to be either (1) legal advice, or (2) all the law in your state concerning landlord-tenant matters. There simply is no substitute for consultation with an experienced attorney who can help make sure you are on the right track.
Links to Additional Information
and Eviction Booklet
See Tenants and Landlords under Title 38
District of Columbia
Florida Law Help and
Scroll down to Title 44, Chapter 7 “Landlord and Tenant”
Idaho Legal Aid and
Click on Title 32 Property, then scroll down to IC 32-31, “Article 31. Landlord-Tenant Relations”
Iowa Code Title XIV, Chapter 562A
Kansas Statutes Chapter 58, Article 25
LA Civil Code Generally, sections 2668 through 2729, but the guide by the LA Attorney General’s office may help focus.
Scroll down to Chapter 710
Scroll down to “Real Property,” click the “+” then scroll down to “Title 8”
Mississippi Code Scroll down to “Real and Personal Property” and click the “+” to expand, then click the “+” next to “Residential Landlord and Tenant Act”
Missouri Revised Statutes Chap. 441 - Landlord and Tenant Generally
Missouri Revised Statutes Chap. 535 - Actions Against Tenants
Nebraska Statutes Scroll down to Article 14, which is sections 76-1401 through 76-14,111.
NH Statutes Chap 48A (Housing standards)
NH Statute Title LV See Chaps. 540, 540-A, 540-B, and 540-C
NJ Statutes (use the arrow on the right to scroll through the sections)
Owner-Resident Relations Act
New York Code Article 7
North Dakota Century Code Chap. 47-16
Title 27 - Chapters 33, 35, 37, 39, 40
Scroll down to Title 66 Property, click the “+” then scroll down to Chapter 28
Expand the “Texas Statutes” link (below the search box), scroll down to Property Code, then select Title 8.
Scroll down to “Title Nine. Commerce and Trade,” click the “+” then select “Part 7”
Vermont Law Help and
Title 55, Chapter 13
Chapter 37, Article 6
See Title 1, Chapters 21 and 32
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