What are my rights as a renter?
As a renter, you have the right to live in a clean place, and US law states that a landlord cannot discriminate against you based on race, ethnicity, or religion. If you spot bugs or mold and have issues with heat and water, you have the right to inform your landlord, and he has to get it fixed. Remember to take a tour of the property with the landlord before you sign a lease. If you find things are broken or dirty, make sure your landlord writes it down for documented evidence.