Main Aspects of Landlord and Tenant Agreement

  • Written rental/lease agreement can be a formal contract or simply a copy of a letter
  • Rights and obligations of each the landlord and the tenant
  • All notices to and from the landlord and the tenant must be in writing (keep copies)
  • Deposits and rent requirements
  • Responsibilities of each the landlord and the tenant
  • Landlord access to premises
  • Failure to meet obligations for each the landlord and the tenant
  • Neglect
  • Comply
  • Nonpayment of Rent

Legal Actions

Landlord

  • 3 Day Notice to Quit
  • 7 Day Notice to Quit
  • Eviction
  • Writ of Eviction
  • Final Judgment

Tenant

  • Sue for actual and consequential damages or three months’ rent, whichever is greater (plus court costs and attorney’s fees)

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