Oklahoma

Landlord and Tenant Problems

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  • Eviction for non-payment of rent

    Information on eviction for non-payment of rent in a private rental situation--NOT PUBLIC HOUSING. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Disaster Assistance from HUD

    HUD will provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to tornadoes and severe storms. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Landlord & Tenant - Rights and Duties

    Overview of landlord and tenant law in Oklahoma. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Moving Out

    When you are planning to move from your house or apartment, there are several things you should do to protect yourself. The steps you should take depend on the terms of your agreement with your landlord. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Small Claims Court

    Small Claims Court is for cases involving amounts up to $7,500. You do not have to have an attorney and it can be less expensive and less complicated than District Court. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Before you sign a lease or rental agreement (video)

    Before you sign a lease or rental agreement take a look around and note any damages. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Can A Landlord Keep Your Security Deposit?

    General Information on whether a landlord can keep your security deposit. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Forcible Entry and Detainer Act

    Oklahoma Statutes, Title 12, Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. Read More

    By:
    Oklahoma State Courts Network
  • Getting Your Security Deposit Back

    This information provides a brief overview of what to do if your landlord won't give you your security deposit back when you move out. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • How to Get Your Landlord to Make Repairs

    If you want your landlord to fix something, you must follow the rules set out in the law. If you fail to follow the rules carefully, you run the risk of being evicted for nonpayment of rent. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form PDF

    Landlords, Sellers or Agents and contractors are required to give you a warning statement on housing built before 1978. This is the form. Content Detail

    By:
    EPA
  • Move-In Check List word

    Before you rent an apartment, take a look around with the landlord or maintenance staff. This Move-In check list will help you make notes about any existing damage to the apartment. Sign and date it AND be sure to have the apartment owner or agent sign it right after your walk through. If you decide to rent the apartment, you'll have noted any damages and won't be charged for repairs of those items when you move out. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenand Act

    Link to the Oklahoma Statutes regarding the Residential Landlord and Tenant issues. Read More

    By:
    Oklahoma State Courts Network
  • Protections for the Tenant in Foreclosure (video)

    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed a new federal law protecting tenants when the property they rent is sold at a foreclosure sale. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act is a federal law but it applies to state court eviction proceedings. Be sure to speak with a lawyer about Oklahoma law! Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Protect Your Family From Lead PDF

    For homes built before 1978, lead paint can be hazardous to young children or pregnant women. Learn about the hazards in this material. Landlords and contractors are required to make certain disclosures about the paint. Content Detail

    By:
    EPA