New Law Protects Tenants When Landlords Are Facing Foreclosure

On May 25, 2009, President Obama signed the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA). The PTFA doesn’t solve all of the problems faced by tenants in foreclosures, but it does provide, nationwide, the certain protections under specified circumstances.Keywords: tenant, foreclosure, protecting tenants at foreclosure act

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Rent Increases and Tenants’ Rights

If you’re facing a sudden rent increase, you’re probably feeling upset and frustrated. But don’t panic. It’s true that – except in rent controlled jurisdictions – once the lease providing for a fixed rent expires, tenants can be subject to rent increases by landlords at just about any time. But, you still have legal rights, and your landlord still has legal responsibilities.

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Residential Rental Walk-through Checklist

Once you have found a rental apartment, condo or house, you will want to inspect its condition and inventory before signing the lease, paying close attention to such details as lights, toilets, faucets, kitchen appliances, window coverings, mirrors, and so forth.

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