State Laws: Landlord/Tenant

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Look for the Title and Code section numbers for your state below, then link to American Law Sources Online and look up your state’s landlord/tenant laws.

For example, if you live in the state of California,

  • Link to American Law Sources Online above,
  • Scroll down until you find California Constitution and Legislation,
  • Scroll down further to the Codified Laws section,
  • Use the pull-down bar to find Civil Code,
  • Click on the Browse button,
  • Scroll down to find Section 1940. The section numbers are on the right side of the page in blue. Use the title or chapter description provided for each state code reference below to confirm that you’re looking at the right law. In this California example, that would be “Hiring of Real Property.”

Alabama Landlord and Tenant, Alabama Code Sections 35-9-1 to 35-9-100.

Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Alaska Stat. Sections 34.03.010 to 34.03.380.

Arizona Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Title 33, Sections 33-1301 to 33-1381.

Special Actions and Proceedings Relating to Property, Title 12, Sections 12-1171 to 12-1183.

Arkansas Landlord and Tenant, Arkansas Code Annotated Sections 18-16-101 to 18-16-306.

California Hiring of Real Property, California Civil Code Sections 1940 to 1954.1.

Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, California Civil Code Sections 1954.50 to 1954.535.

Identification of Property Owners, California Civil Code Sections 1961 to 1962.7.

Colorado Tenants and Landlords, Colorado Revised Statutes Sections 38-12-101 to 38-12-104 and 38-12-301 to 38-12-302.

Connecticut Landlord and Tenant, Connecticut General Statutes Annotated Sections 47a-1 to 47a-51.

Delaware Residential Landlord and Tenant Code, Delaware Code Annotated Title 25, Sections 5101 to 7013.

District of Columbia Rental Housing, D.C. Code Annotated Sections 42-3201 to 42-4097, 42-3501.01 to 3509.03.

Florida Landlord and Tenant: Residential Tenancies, Florida Statutes Annotated Sections 83.40 to 83.66.

Georgia Landlord-Tenant Code, Georgia Code Annotated Sections 44-7-1 to 44-7-81.

Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Hawaii Revised Statutes Sections 521-1 to 521-78.

Idaho Estates in Real Property, Idaho Code Sections 55-201 to 55-313.

Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer, Idaho Code Sections 6-301 to 6-324.

Illinois Landlord and Tenant, Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 765, Sections 705/0.01 to 740/5.

Indiana Landlord-Tenant Relations, Indiana Code Annotated Sections 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-8-6.

Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law, Iowa Code Annotated Sections 562A.1 to 562A.36.

Kansas Landlords and Tenants, Kansas Statutes Annotated Sections 58-2501 to 58-2573.

Kentucky Landlord and Tenant, Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated Sections 383.010 to 383.715.

Louisiana Leases, Louisiana Revised Statutes Annotated Sections 9:3201 to 9:3259.

Lease or Hire, Louisiana Civil Code Annotated Articles 2669 to 2742.

Maine Rental Property, Maine Revised Statutes Annotated Title 14, Sections 6021 to 6046.

Maryland Landlord and Tenant, Maryland Real Property Code Annotated Sections 8-101 to 8-604.

Massachusetts Estates for Years and At Will, Massachusetts General Laws Annotated Chapter 186, Sections 1 to 21.

Michigan Landlord and Tenant Relationships, Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated Sections 554.601 to 554.640.

Minnesota Landlord and Tenant, Minnesota Statutes Annotated Sections 504B.001 to 504B.471.

Mississippi Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Mississippi Code Annotated Sections 89-8-1 to 89-8-27.

Missouri Landlord and Tenant, Missouri Annotated Statutes Sections 441.005 to 441.880.

Landlord-Tenant Actions, Missouri Annotated Statutes Sections 535.150 to 535.300.

Montana Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1977, Montana Code Annotated Sections 70-24-101 to 70-25-206.

Nebraska Cities of the Metropolitan Class, Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections 76-1401 to 76-1449.

Nevada Landlord and Tenant Dwellings, Nevada Revised Statutes Annotated Sections 118A.010 to 118A.520.

New Hampshire Actions Against Tenants, New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated Sections 540:1 to 540:29.

Prohibited Practices and Security Deposits, New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated Sections 540-A:1 to 540-A:8.

New Jersey Tenant Protection Act of 1992, New Jersey Statutes Annotated Sections 2A:18-61.40 to 2A:18-61.52.

New Mexico Owner-Resident Relations, New Mexico Statutes Annotated Sections 47-8-1 to 47-8-51.

New York Landlord and Tenant, New York Real Property Law Sections 220 to 238.

Summary Proceeding to Recover Possession of Real Property, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law Sections 701 to 853.

Multiple Dwelling, Multiple Dwelling Law Sections – All Sections Apply.

Multiple Residence, Multiple Residence Law Sections – All Sections Apply.

Money Deposited as Security to be Held in Trust in Certain Cases, General Obligation Law Sections 7-103 to 7-108.

North Carolina Landlord and Tenant, North Carolina General Statutes Sections 42-1 to 42-76.

North Dakota Leasing of Real Property, North Dakota Century Code Sections 47-16-01 to 47-16-41.

Ohio Landlords and Tenants, Ohio Revised Code Annotated Sections 5321.01 to 5321.19.

Oklahoma Landlord and Tenant, Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Title 41, Sections 1 to 136.

Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant, Oregon Revised Statutes Sections 90.100 to 90.450.

Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant, Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated Title 68, Sections 250.101 to 250.510-B.

Rhode Island Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Rhode Island General Laws Sections 34-18-1 to 34-18-57.

South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, South Carolina Code Annotated Sections 27-40-10 to 27-40-910.

South Dakota Lease of Real Property, South Dakota Codified Laws Annotated Sections 43-32-1 to 43-32-29.

Tennessee Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 66-28-101 to 66-28-520.

Texas Provisions Generally Applicable to Landlords and Tenants, Texas Property Code Annotated Sections 91.001 to 91.006.

Residential Tenancies, Texas Property Code Annotated Sections 92.001 to 92.354.

Utah Residential Renters’ Deposits, Utah Code Annotated Sections 57-17-1 to 57-17-5.

Utah Fit Premises Act, Utah Code Annotated Sections 57-22-1 to 57-22-6.

Vermont Residential Rental Agreements, Vermont Statutes Annotated Title 9, Sections 4451 to 4468.

Virginia Landlord and Tenant, Virginia Code Annotated Sections 55-218.1 to 55-248.40.

Washington Landlord and Tenant, Washington Revised Code Annotated Sections 59.04.010 to 59.04.900 and 59.18.010 to 59.18.911.

West Virginia Landlord and Tenant, West Virginia Code Sections 37-6-1 to 37-6-30.

Wisconsin Landlord and Tenant, Wisconsin Statutes Annotated Sections 704.01 to 704.45.

Wyoming Residential Rental Property, Wyoming Statutes Sections 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211.

Deeds, Mortgages and Leases Generally, Wyoming Statutes Sections 34-2-128 to 34-2-129.

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