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Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA)

Definition - What does Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA) mean?

The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is a piece of legislation that was created in 1972. This act established and clarified the legal responsibilities for landlords and tenants in situations where a tenant is renting property from a landlord. Many states have adopted part or all of this act and put it into law.

Justipedia explains Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA)

According to this act, some of the duties of the landlord include complying with housing codes relating to health and safety, keeping the common areas clean and safe, providing appropriate receptacles for trash, etc.

Some of the duties of tenants include adhering to health and safety codes while occupying the property, properly disposing of waste, and keeping the property reasonably clean. To what extent this act is law depends on the individual state. The terms of the lease can also impact both the tenant's and the landlord's responsibilities.

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