Rhode Island Landlord Tenant Law and Regulations

How much can I charge for rent?
Rhode Island does not have any statewide rent restrictions, therefore landlords may charge what the market will bear. However, local municipalities may impose rent control in specific districts, so landlords should always make sure that they check the local laws affecting their municipality. How much may I accept as a security deposit?
The security deposit, however denominated, may not exceed an amount greater than one month’s rent.
**For example, a landlord may not collect one month's rent for a damage deposit in addition to a half month's rent for a pet deposit; rather, landlords are restricted to a total deposit of one month’s rent. Can I require my tenants to obtain renter's insurance?
Landlords may require tenants to obtain rental insurance and if provided in the lease may make the failure to do so a breach of the lease.

Arizona Landlord Tenant Law and Regulations

How much may I accept as a security deposit?
A security deposit may not exceed an amount greater than one and a half month’s rent. However, a separate refundable pet deposit in addition to the security deposit may be permitted if the tenant voluntarily agrees.

Am I required to register my rental property?
It is required that all owners of residential rental property file with the county assessor’s office where the property is located. Registration information must include a name, address, telephone number of the owner; or company information for any organized corporation, limited liability company or partnerships. If an owner of Arizona residential rental property does not reside in the state, they shall designate a county assessor, legal representative or agent who will accept legal services on behalf or the owner. This is per Arizona Revised Statutes Section 33-1902.

California Landlord Tenant Law and Regulations

How much can I charge for rent?
There are several localities that enforce rent control and stabilization practices, as well as eviction control. Some of these cities are: Beverly Hills, Campbell, East Palo Alto, Fremont, Glendale, Hayward, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Oakland, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks and West Hollywood. Please check with local housing officials, an attorney, or the rent control board for further information and to ensure compliance.

May I charge an application fee, late rent charge or a returned payment fee?
In California, the application fee cannot be more than the landlord's actual out-of-pocket costs, and can never be more than $49.50 per applicant. Additionally, landlords must provide rental applicants with an itemized accounting of the landlord's screening expenses. Technically a late fee cannot be pre-determined but there is an exception when it is difficult to assess the actual cost. But keep in mind when determining a late fee, that it must be reasonably related to the actual costs a landlord may incur as a result of the tenant's late payment. Returned payment charges must not be more than $25 for the first check…

Alabama Landlord Tenant Law and Regulations

How much can I charge for rent?
Alabama does not restrict the amount of rent a Landlord is permitted to charge. Therefore, a landlord may charge whatever he feels necessary. Additionally, the state of Alabama has not established rent control or stabilization.

May I charge an application fee, late rent charge or a returned payment fee?
Reasonable cost should always be kept in mind when instituting any charges. Although there are no limits placed on the amount a landlord can charge for the above stated fees, landlords should always execute caution and fairness.

How do I handle a security deposit?
The security deposit may not exceed an amount greater than one month’s rent. The collection of the last month’s rent in advance; in addition to the security deposit is not permissible. Alabama Landlord Tenant statutes contain no specific criteria regarding the acceptance of a non-refundable pet deposit, key or lock deposit.