Landlord and Tenant Problems

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Affidavit as to Military Service (Eviction)

Form to file with the court in an eviction case verifying Military Service.

Can My Landlord Lock Me Out?

Probably not - when you rent a home, you have the right to possession of the entire residence. It is illegal for your landlord to keep you from possessing the home by locking you out unless you have been evicted.

Disaster Assistance from HUD

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

Eviction for non-payment of rent

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

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.

Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

This page from the HUD web site contains general information on the Section 8 voucher program.

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.

Landlord & Tenant - Rights and Duties

Overview of landlord and tenant law in Oklahoma.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form

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

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.

Protect Your Family From Lead

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.

Public & Subsidized Housing

Fair Housing laws apply to every housing situation but different rules apply to public housing (government housing programs) and subsidized housing, like Section 8, either project based or vouched based, programs.

What Are Your Rights and Duties As a Tenant?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

What Are Your Rights As a Landlord?

Frequently asked questions on being a landlord.

Do I Owe Rent?

What does the CARES Act mean for Oklahoma Renters? If you live in subsidized (HUD) housing or your landlord has a federally-backed mortgage, you are protected from eviction for non-payment of rent until at least July 25, 2020.

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.

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.

I am being evicted! What can i do?

What should you do? Go to court!

Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

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

Rental Assistance Finder

CFPB's new Rental Assistance Finder allows people to find financial help for rent payments based on the state or territory or tribe or tribal lands where they live.

Rental Assistance Update November 2021

The United States Supreme Court ended the eviction moratorium, but rental and utilities help remains available.

Top Ten Tips for Landlord & Tenant Relationships

Video explaining 10 things to do, watch for and document to avoid problems!

What Are Your Rights and Duties As a Tenant?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Young Adult Guide - You're 18 Now - It's Your Responsibility

When you had your 18th birthday, you became an adult by law. This information is to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult.

Eviction for non-payment of rent

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

Rental Assistance Finder

CFPB's new Rental Assistance Finder allows people to find financial help for rent payments based on the state or territory or tribe or tribal lands where they live.

Rental Assistance Update November 2021

The United States Supreme Court ended the eviction moratorium, but rental and utilities help remains available.

Oklahoma Housing Out of Reach 2018

In Oklahoma, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $801. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities — without paying more than 30% of income on housing — a household must earn $2,671 monthly or $32,047 annually.

Affidavit as to Military Service (Eviction)

Form to file with the court in an eviction case verifying Military Service.

I am being evicted! What can i do?

What should you do? Go to court!

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court is for cases involving amounts up to $10,000. You do not have to have an attorney and it can be less expensive and less complicated than District Court.

Forcible Entry and Detainer Act

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

Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

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

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.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form

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

Move-In Check List

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.

Protect Your Family From Lead

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.

Can A Landlord Keep Your Security Deposit?

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

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.

Top Ten Tips for Landlord & Tenant Relationships

Video explaining 10 things to do, watch for and document to avoid problems!

Affidavit as to Military Service (Eviction)

Form to file with the court in an eviction case verifying Military Service.

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.

Top Ten Tips for Landlord & Tenant Relationships

Video explaining 10 things to do, watch for and document to avoid problems!

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