Oral Rental Agreements

Oral Rental Agreements Are Binding Usually tenants and landlords are bound by an oral rental agreement. The “statute of frauds” requires rental agreements for more than a certain length of time (normally one year) to be in writing. Most states still allow the Common Law month-to-month rental agreement to be either oral or written. Both are to Read more…

Can Landlord Increase My Security Deposit? Q&A

Q. I have lived in the same apartment complex for over two years. When I first rented the apartment I paid a $650 security deposit, which was equal to my monthly rent. I have been a good tenant, have not damaged my apartment nor have I brought in to my residence any pets. A few days Read more…