What Are Wyoming Renters’ Rights
As a Wyoming citizen and renter, you have rights in the state that your landlord should respect. However, some landlords don't treat their tenants well if they think they can get away with it. It's important that you know how to protect your Wyoming renter rights from greedy or unethical landlords.
While it can be a challenge to find , there are many. As a renter, get to know your rights. If you need help fighting for your rights, we are here to give you support.
Understanding All Wyoming Renters' Rights
As a renter of a property in Wyoming, you have a few rights that no landlord can deny you. Some landlords may try to make money off you by assuming you don't know your rights, so it's important that you stand up for the rights that your state provides you.
The Rights of a Renter in Wyoming
The rights you should know about include:
|The right to a residence with heating, hot and cold water, electricity, etc.||The right to take action against a landlord or owner who fails to maintain your residence as required.||The right to seek redress in court for mismanagement by the landlord or owner.|
|The right to clean and maintained common areas.||The right to time to find a new residence if the landlord wishes to terminate your rental.||The right to a returned deposit (minus any deductions agreed upon).|
As a renter, you may find other rights or other duties included in your rental agreement. Be sure to read your rental agreement carefully so that you don't miss any important information.
The Duties of a Renter in Wyoming
In addition, it's important that you understand the duties you are required to maintain as a renter. Some duties you should be aware of include the following:
- The duty to maintain your residence in accordance with the duties of a landlord (i.e. maintaining running water, heat, electricity, etc.).
- The duty to maintain a clean and safe residence.
- The duty to remain current on all payments.
- The duty to clear the garbage and other waste from the property.
- The duty to comply with the lawful requirements of your rental agreement.
In Wyoming, there are few protections for at-will tenants. You could be evicted at any time and for any reason if the landlord decides that's the course they want to pursue. If you fail to pay rent, violate your lease, or engage in illegal activity, you could easily be evicted, so make sure you do your best to maintain your property and act in accordance with your rental agreement.
How Long Your Landlord Has to Return Your Deposit
If you're a renter in Wyoming who moves into another apartment or home, you have the right to receive a refund of your deposit. Most rental agreements allow for landlords to keep a portion of the deposit for cleaning and repairs, so be sure that you carefully read through your agreement before signing it. Once you move, though, your landlord has only a set amount of time to return your deposit.
After you move, your landlord must return the remainder of your deposit and an itemized list of any deductions made. They must return it within 30 days after the termination of your rental agreement or within 15 days of receiving your new address, whichever is greater.
If you paid a separate utility deposit, your landlord should refund it within 10 days after the termination of your rental agreement, unless you have outstanding utility debts to pay. In that case, they must pay the debts within 15 days and return any refund to you within 7 days or 15 days after receiving your new address.
How to Report a Landlord in Wyoming
If you need to report your landlord, there are a few steps you'll need to take:
- Give your landlord notice you intend to report them for a health and safety failure or another failure to fulfill their duties. This gives them a chance to fix the problem if they want to.
- Create a complaint. You may want evidence such as photos of hazards and violations. You'll also need to provide your name and address, your landlord's name and address, and a detailed record of the complaint (i.e. how long it has been going on, if you talked to the landlord, the landlord's response, etc.).
- File the complaint. You can do this with your local health department, if necessary. You can also call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to report a bad landlord and get them removed from their position.
How to Protect Your Rights with DoNotPay
With DoNotPay, you can create and send a complaint or notice to your landlord in a few simple steps. You can also use DoNotPay to move your complaint to higher authorities, if necessary. We can help you:
- Get back your security deposits
- Learn about your state's eviction laws and what protections apply in your case
- Resolve disputes regarding repairs with your landlord
- Resolve disputes with roommates by filing demand letters or going through small claims court
- Break your lease early
All you have to do is head to the Landlord Protection section in DoNotPay and enter your problem, whether that's fighting for your rights or receiving a refund of your security deposit. DoNotPay will do the rest!
How Else DoNotPay Could Help You
Using DoNotPay is fast, convenient, and easy. With a few clicks, you can get started fighting for your rights with help from our expert team. Plus, we can help you with a variety of other issues:
- Suing anyone in small claims court.
- Creating legal documents.
- Notarizing any documents.
- Finding missing or unclaimed money.
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