You become a tenant when you agree to pay an amount in rent for access to property for a period of time. Aa a tenant you have rights. Tenant rights and landlord-tenant law as a whole are ever-evolving. Tenant rights may be mandated by federal, state, or local laws that address not only what happens when a tenant fails to pay rent or when a landlord wants to evict a tenant for making too much noise, but also rent control and a tenant’s right to disclosure of defects and to notice in cases of foreclosure.
What are My Rights as a Tenant?