Landlords Info &
Resources

Tenant Info &
Resources

What is The Tulsa
Landlord-Tenant Resource
Center

The Tulsa Landlord-Tenant Resource Center provides free services in legal self help, pro bono referrals, brief legal advice, “know your rights” information for both landlords and tenants, and referrals to housing-supportive social services through the UniteUS Network.

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.

Landlord Program Resources

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 program is a three prong partnership between the Tulsa Housing Authority (THA), the tenant and the landlord.

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 program is a three prong partnership between the Tulsa Housing Authority (THA), the tenant and the landlord.

The Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) department was created in October 2006 to focus on: Housing, Neighborhood Services, Neighborhood Investigations (Code Enforcement) and Animal Welfare.

At present there is a CDC Moratorium in effect prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants (who meet certain eligibility requirements) for non-payment of rent. You can still evict for other breaches of lease. This CDC Moratorium may impact the notice requirements for evictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

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