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Renter's Guide (English, 2018)
This guide provides information about the landlord-tenant relationship & renters rights in that relationship. It helps renters avoid some of the problems that sometimes occur in renting houses or apartments.
GuÍa para Inquilinos (Español)
El propósito de esta guÍa es de:
1) Proporcionarle información sobre la relacion del propietario y el inquilino;
2) Informarle sobre sus derechos en esa relación, y
3) Ayudarlo a evitar algunos de las problemas que a veces ocurren cuando se alquila una casa o un apartamento.
Self-Help Books at the UNM Law Library
Nolo's Renters' Rights by Discusses such matters as playing and winning the landlord's game to get a desired unit, signing a fair lease, getting along with roommates, dealing with landlords and neighbors, and understanding rent control laws.
Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court Presents resources and step-by-step instructions for defending one's case in small claims court, and discusses specific kinds of cases, such as motor vehicle repair and purchase, vehicle accident, and landlord-tenant cases.
Landlord & Tenant
Landlord/Tenant Hotline (Santa Fe)
Landlord/Tenant Hotline provides information for tenants, landlords, property managers, attorneys, judges, and various housing suppliers in the Santa Fe area. The hotline responds to individuals and informs them of their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local law.
Law Access New Mexico
Provides free civil legal advice and referrals via telephone and fax only for low-income New Mexicans. Including but not limited to family law, landlord/tenant, public housing, public benefits, consumer law, child guardianship. Also hosts free workshops. They do not provide ongoing legal representation or go to court.Open 8:45-3:45 weekdays. Se habla español; translators available for other languages.
Somos Un Pueblo Unido
Provides information regarding immigrants’ rights, civil rights, fair housing, tenant laws, and workers’ rights. Hosts civil rights and workers rights presentations. No legal assistance available.
State Bar Association of New Mexico
Free general information publications on various areas of law, mailed free of charge. Also hosts free monthly workshops on consumer debt, estate planning/probate, landlord/tenant,and elder law issues (no consultations in workshops).
New Mexico Legal Aid
Providing free legal services to low-income residents of Bernalillo County. Will provide services in the areas of child support, AFDC(only in domestic violence related cases), food stamps, Medicaid, state disability and SSI unemployment benefits, Section8 housing,landlord/tenant, uncontested divorces, and domestic matters where violence or custodial interference has occurred.Services not provided for criminal,DWI, personal injury, worker’s comp, foreclosures, or paternity.
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court New Landlord-Tenant Settlement Program
A mediation program specifically for people involved in landlord-tenant disputes was launched earlier this month. Those interested in participating in the Landlord-Tenant Settlement Program are asked to contact the court’s Mediation Division at: 505-841-8167.
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