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8 big renting myths landlords and tenants believe

Debt.com Logo By Angela Colley of Debt.com | Slide 1 of 9: Landlords and tenants have a lot of reasons to dislike each other – from the landlord charging too much to the tenants not taking care of the property, and dozens of reasons in between. But those two groups can bond over this one trait they both share. They're idiots about their legal rights.
In 2014, the real estate website Zillow quizzed landlords and tenants about the laws that affect them. [1] Surprisingly, 47 percent of renters answered at least half of the questions wrong. Even more surprising, 50 percent of landlords graded about the same.
Both sides were most ignorant to background checks, credit requirements, and security deposits – with an amazing 82 percent of renters and 76 percent of landlords answering those questions wrong.
That's sad, because the law is supposed to help you navigate tricky situations. So, Debt.com consulted a nationally known rental expert to debunk the biggest rental myths...
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8 big renting myths landlords and tenants believe

Landlords and tenants have a lot of reasons to dislike each other – from the landlord charging too much to the tenants not taking care of the property, and dozens of reasons in between. But those two groups can bond over this one trait they both share. They're idiots about their legal rights.

In 2014, the real estate website Zillow quizzed landlords and tenants about the laws that affect them. [1] Surprisingly, 47 percent of renters answered at least half of the questions wrong. Even more surprising, 50 percent of landlords graded about the same.

Both sides were most ignorant to background checks, credit requirements, and security deposits – with an amazing 82 percent of renters and 76 percent of landlords answering those questions wrong.

That's sad, because the law is supposed to help you navigate tricky situations. So, Debt.com consulted a nationally known rental expert to debunk the biggest rental myths... click or swipe through to see them all.

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