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Guard your rights as a renter


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


As a renter, you have entered into a contract with a landlord. While that contract may be a written lease or is simply an oral agreement, you have rights that can protect you when there is dispute.

The following resources may assist you in guarding your rights as a renter:

Rules Regarding Security Deposits

Tenants Rights by State

Protections Under the Fair Housing Act


Getting Out on Your Own Tasks

1. Finding housing
2. Building credit access and usage
3. Reaching financial goals
4. Setting up a spending plan
5. Getting properly insured

Finding housing Subtasks

1. Determine the costs for various housing alternatives that make sense for you
2. Investigate the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage payment
3. Decide how much you can spend on housing
4. Decide whether to rent or buy
5. Guard your rights as a renter

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