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What are Your Rights and Duties as a Tenant?

RULE NUMBER ONE:
Put it in writing!

RULE NUMBER TWO:
Act in good faith!

As a residential tenant in Oklahoma, you have rights and duties relating to your home or apartment which cannot be bargained away in your lease. The Oklahoma Residential Landlord Tenant Act provides the legal framework for your lease and your relations with your landlord. Here are answers to some questions you may have.

But please note that landlord tenant law is quite complicated. This pamphlet explains some of the basic ideas in simple language, but you should not rely on this information to solve detailed problems. Only a lawyer can give you specific legal advice.

Landlord tenant law is quite complicated. This pamphlet explains some of the basic ideas in simple language, but you should not rely on this information to solve detailed problems. Only a lawyer can give you specific legal advice.

(Revised February 2018)
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