What is the Tulsa Landlord Tenant Resource Center?
The Tulsa Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) launched in October 2020 to provide free services in legal information, pro bono referrals and “know your rights” information for both landlords and tenants. and referrals to housing-supportive social services through the UniteUS Network. LTRC is part of Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making homelessness in Tulsa rare, brief, and non-recurring. The LTRC operates the Social Services HUB (Eviction Diversion Program) at Iron Gate Mon-Thurs from 1-4:30pm (onsite partners: Restore Hope, Community Cares Partners, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Financial Empowerment Center, and more).
While You're Renting
Yes, the landlord must keep the rental property in a fit and habitable (safe and livable) condition.
A landlord must make all repairs necessary to maintain the property in a safe and livable condition.
Only if the tenant or the tenant’s guest caused damage beyond normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear is property deterioration that occurs from living in the property. For example, carpet wearing out, paint fading, or door handles loosening.
Under certain circumstances, a tenant can repair a rental property and deduct the cost of the repairs from a future rent payment, if they follow certain steps and inform their landlord in writing.
The Safe and Healthy Homes Program is a voluntary program through the Tulsa Health Department that provides Tulsa County property owners free courtesy inspections of homes and apartment units to ensure a healthy and safe home for their tenants. Qualifying properties will be enrolled as a THD Safe & Healthy Home.
The Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) department was created by the City of Tulsa to focus on: Housing, Neighborhood Services, Neighborhood Investigations (Code Enforcement) and Animal Welfare.
A landlord must make all repairs necessary to maintain the property in a safe and liveable condition.
No, it is illegal for a landlord to lock out a tenant if the tenant breaches the lease.
A landlord must ensure that all rental units are able to have electricity, heat, and running water. That includes maintaining everything needed for those utilities in good and safe working order.
Your tenant has a duty to leave the rental unit clean and without damage (beyond normal wear and tear).