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Tenant rights

Learn how to get help if you cannot resolve a disagreement directly with your landlord or management company.

Get help for a dispute with a landlord

Before getting outside help, read your lease carefully to make sure you are following the rental rules you agreed to.

  • Find help from your state agency that addresses tenant rights.
    • Depending on your state, you may find links to your attorney general or housing agency, your state tenant rights handbook, and more.
  • If the housing is insured or assisted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you can report the landlord’s negligence or fraud to HUD’s Multifamily Housing Complaint Line.

Find a lawyer and affordable legal aid

You may decide that you need help from a lawyer to settle the dispute with your landlord. Learn how to find affordable legal aid.

LAST UPDATED: June 15, 2023


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