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Landlord Tenant Law in Indiana

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Required Landlord Disclosures in Indiana Under Indiana law, landlords must disclose specific

information to tenants (usually in the lease or rental agreement), such as the identity of anyone authorized to act on the landlord’s behalf.

Indiana Security Deposit Limit and Return Indiana state law does not limit how much a landlord can charge for a security deposit. However, it does limit when it must be returned (within 45 days after a tenant moves) and sets other restrictions on deposits.

Small Claims Lawsuits in Indiana Tenants can sue landlords in small claims court for the return of their deposit, up to a dollar amount of $6,000.

Indiana Notice Required to Raise Rent and Other Rent Rules State law regulates several rent-related issues, including the amount of notice (at least 30 days in Indiana unless the rental agreement states otherwise) landlords must give tenants to raise the rent and how much time (ten days in Indiana) a tenant has to pay rent or move before a landlord can file for eviction.

Indiana Termination and Eviction Rules State laws specify when and how a landlord may terminate a tenancy. For example, a landlord may give an Indiana tenant without a lease who has committed waste an unconditional quit notice. If the tenant does not move out immediately the landlord can file for eviction.

Several other landlord-tenant laws in Indiana affect both property owners and renters, including:

--Restrictions on landlord’s right to access rental property (Indiana landlords must provide “reasonable” notice of entry)

Special protections for tenants who are victims of domestic violence; if you are facing a domestic violence situation (including stalking) and want to move, check first with local law enforcement or a battered women’s shelter regarding special state laws that may apply in domestic violence situations such as:

-- Antidiscrimination status and eviction protection.

--Early termination rights.

--Limits on rental clauses. In some states, landlords cannot include clauses providing for termination in the event of a tenant’s call for police help in a domestic violence situation.

--Procedures for how landlords must handle abandoned property left behind by tenants, and

--Fair housing rights (discrimination is also prohibited by federal and, often, local law.)

Indiana Landlord-Tenant Statutes Indiana landlord-tenant law: Ind. Code Ann. § § 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15.