Landlord and Tenant Law

This comprehensive online course provides practical information for landlords and tenants and may be applied to facilitate an understanding of their respective rights and obligations under residential and commercial leases. In this seminar, we demystify essential terms and conditions in lease agreements, study the most common types of leasehold estates, and introduce sample language that may be used in drafting landlord/tenant documents.


Tuition: $150
Required Course Text:
Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell
                                      Written by David S. Hill
                                       ISBN: 0314225935
4 weeks, online

NOTE: In order to complete the requirements for the certificate you are required to complete one session in it’s entirety. 


Online Sessions:


Winter Session

January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 17, 2014
April 13, 2014
May 26, 2014
June 22, 2014
August 4, 2014
August 31, 2014
October 13, 2014 November 9, 2014


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Learning Objectives
Course Hours: 16 hours
Course Creators: Scott A. Hatch, JD, and Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA
Required Text: Landlord Tenant Law in a Nutshell, David S. Hill, West Legal Studies 2009

Upon completion of the reading assignments, writing assignments, and tests, students will have learned:
  • The differences between leases and other real estate interests
  • How to create, modify, extend, renew, and/or terminate a lease
  • How to legally screen potential tenants
  • The duties owed by landlords to tenants
  • The tenant's security deposit and rent payment obligations
  • How rent controls, taxes, and insurance impact a tenancy agreement
  • How to refer to local standard real estate forms for lease language that protects each party to a lease
  • The process of eviction


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