Rent smart with the definitive all-in-one book for every tenant! Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need to deal with your landlord and other tenants, and protect your rights when things go wrong. Written in plain English, it shows you how to: . inspect a place before you move in. negotiate a lease or rental agreement. put roommate relationships on a sound legal footing. understand key rules on rent increases and rent control. get needed repairs and maintenance. protect your privacy. fight illegal discrimination. break a lease with minimum financial liability. get your security deposit back. understand and prepare for eviction proceedings This edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide comes complete with forms, as well as charts that help you find and understand the latest laws of your state. Plus, get timely information about bedbugs, what to do if you're caught in foreclosure, and new protections for victims of domestic violence.