What basic landlord laws are important to you?

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I'd say the one that could get you into trouble quickly is discrimination.

One I'd like to know about is whether I can sell my property with a tenant in it or not.  If I sell to an owner-occupant will the current lease be cancelled or do I have to honor the lease by transferring to a new owner or maintaining ownership?

Discrimination laws would certainly be important.

Eviction laws and processes

What constitutes habitability?  (ie, what am I legally required to fix?)

What can I put in a lease?

Pets, service animals and emotional support animals, oh my!

What damages can I charge my tenant for?  (Or what's normal wear and tear?)