Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2004 (Revised July 2005)

Tenant and Landlord Rights

by Arthur I Segel, Jeff Mandelbaum and Armen Panossian


Certain key principles govern the landlord-tenant relationship in both commercial and residential settings. Because most property law is state specific, this note provides an overview of how many states would generally analyze a particular situation or relationship.

Keywords: Renting or Rental; Leasing; Rights; Contracts; Laws and Statutes; Relationships; Real Estate Industry;


Segel, Arthur I., Jeff Mandelbaum, and Armen Panossian. "Tenant and Landlord Rights." Harvard Business School Background Note 804-161, June 2004. (Revised July 2005.)