Living in Your Rental Unit

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Living in Your Rental Unit


Repairing Your Rental Unit

How to get your landlord to make needed repairs.


Landlord Entering Your Unit

Your landlord must respect your privacy, but can enter in certain situations.


Utility Shutoffs and Illegal Lockouts

It is illegal for your landlord to shut off your utilities or lock you out.


Discrimination and Retaliation

A landlord cannot discriminate against you when you apply. You cannot be evicted for complaining to a government agency or participating in a tenant’s organization.


Rent Control

Cities with rent control limit the amount your rent can be raised and when you can be asked to move out.


Rent Increases

A landlord must give a written notice before they can raise the rent.


Late Fees

Some landlords charge a late fee if you do not pay your rent on time. Find out when and how much you can be charged.


Written Notices from Your Landlord

3, 30, 60 and 90-day notices are given if you are behind on rent or the landlord wants you to move. They are also used to raise your rent.