Good Landlord/Tenant Guide

Be the Good Landlord/Tenant

We all have different expectations of residences.  Being a good landlord or tenant helps make Chesterfield neighborhoods great places to live.  The appearance of property can positively or negatively affect the relationship between landlords and tenants, property values and the quality of your neighborhood.

These simple guidelines will positively affect your neighborhood and rental journey.

  1. Stage 1: Rental Knowledge
  2. Stage 2: The Inspection
  3. Stage 3: The Lease
  4. Stage 4: The Occupancy
  5. Stage 5: The Move Out
  6. Resources

Stage 1: Rental Knowledge

Before entering into a rental agreement, remember:  

• Landlords: A landlord can limit the number of occupants for health and safety or legitimate business reasons

• All: The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, familial status (having children), and physical or mental disability (including alcoholism and past drug addiction)

• Tenants: Occupying the same premises for more than 90 consecutive days grants rights