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Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide, by Barbara Bavis, In Custodia Legis, Law Librarians of Congress (This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists.)


It is no wonder that we get a large number of questions about landlord-tenant law at the Law Library of Congress, in light of the fact that residential leasing, and the rights and obligations that stem from such agreements, is a pressing legal issue for many of our patrons.  Much of landlord-tenant law is state-specific, and as such, those wanting to do detailed legal research in this area might want to visit their local public law library.  However, we have collected some information below regarding books, websites, and other resources, that might help a researcher just beginning their landlord-tenant research. . . .