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Basic Facts About the Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

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 not paying rent.

Residents' Rights in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities

Know your rights for clients and family members living in nursing homes, assisted living and residential care facilities.

Reverse Mortgages

Information about Reverse Mortgages, a way for Seniors to convert home equity into cash.

Scam-Proofing for Seniors

Information on common scams, myths and tactics to avoid becoming a victim to scam artists.

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

When A Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house or land with another person as joint tenants and that person dies, you can place the home or land in your name without going through probate. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You will have to file some papers with the County Clerk.

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 not paying rent.

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.

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

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

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

When A Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house or land with another person as joint tenants and that person dies, you can place the home or land in your name without going through probate. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You will have to file some papers with the County Clerk.

When A Surviving Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house in joint tenancy with the right of survivorship and the individual that you have the joint tenancy with dies, you can terminate the tenancy and place the home in your name only.

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