Landlord and tenant laws differ from state to state. Whether the landlord and tenant dispute is over a residential or commercial lease, the result of an eviction filing, a question about co-signer liability, the return of a security deposit, property maintenance, or any other matter arising from the parties lease agreement, both the landlord and tenant have rights provided by the law. Excellent resources are available digitally and in print of you want to handle things yourself. However, if youre faced with an urgent situation, like an eviction, or one that you think is too complicated to handle on your own, then consult with a lawyer to make sure your rights are preserved. For further information and advice, refer to the comprehensive articles, answers, and videos in this section.