Learn About the Law

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords under the Warranty of Habitability Law.

Start our free 9-lesson course on The Warranty of Habitability Law

When a landlord rents a unit, they create a “Warranty of Habitability,” or a promise that the home is safe and healthy to live in. If there is an issue in a home that makes it unsafe to live in, renters can ask their landlords to fix the issue quickly. Learn about how the law applies to your unique situation. Start with Lesson 1: What is the Warranty of Habitability Law?.

Done learning and ready to take action?

Use our free tools and resources to check your rental issue, send a letter, or find your next step:

Check your rental issue

Use our Rental Safety Check to see if you have an issue and if the landlord is responsible for fixing it.

Send a letter to your landlord

If you are a renter, create a letter to send to your landlord with our free forms. Tell them about the issue or take action.

Find your next step

If there is a safety issue in your rental, it's important to consider and take your next steps quickly. Our free Next Step Guide will ask you some questions to figure out where you are in the process. Then, we will help you figure out what your next steps and options are.

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