What are my tenant’s rights if the landlord won’t renew my lease for no valid reason?

What are my tenant’s rights if the landlord won’t renew my lease for no valid reason?

You have the right to vacate the premises at the end of the current lease term, leaving the property in clean condition.

You have the right to an exit walk-through with the landlord or his representative, and to an itemized list of any damages that cause deductions from your security deposit.

You have the right to have your security deposit (whatever’s not being held for damages) returned to you within a specified amount of time (30–45 days in most states).

If you’re asking if you have any right that might force the landlord to renew your lease, then no. You don’t.

The landlord has no legal obligation to renew your lease for any reason. Nor does he have to renew it at the existing rent, although some places limit the amount of an increase each year.

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