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April 11, 2012

Renting a Home


Often, in disputes between landlords and tenants, neither side understands the law. Because leases are long and full of "lawyer talk," people sometimes sign one without knowing what it means. As a tenant, not knowing can land you in the street.

Click on the links below for more information on this particular subject area. Main subject areas for the "Renting a Home" section are linked at the bottom of these pages.

What is an eviction?

What are the legal grounds for eviction in most areas?

What happens in court?

Can a tenant legally withhold rent?

Where can I get more information?

Practical Law Home | Renting a Home | Leases | Lease Clauses to Consider | Evictions
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