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A tenants association is a union of all. When tenants work together, they can apply the most pressure to make a landlord provide services, make repairs, and stop harassment - and get the best possible home for the rent they are paying. A strong tenant association can force a landlord to listen; as a group, tenants will have more leverage to negotiate, file complaints with city and state agencies, get help from elected officials, go to court, or – if push comes to shove – go on rent strike. There are no precise rules for starting a tenant association. Nevertheless, based upon the experience of thousands of associations, we can provide guidelines for forming an effective tenant association.

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P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. helps residents form tenant associations and empowers community residents. We hold irresponsible landlords and reckless property managers accountable for housing code violations, illegal evictions, and tenant harassment. Organize your neighbors!

How to Form A Tenant Association 

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