Skip to main content


United States Code

You may wish to start your research on Landlord/Tenant law under Title 42 Chapter 45 - Fair Housing.

Case Law

Search key terms to find federal and state cases on landlord/tenant issues.

Georgia Code

If you are interested in Georgia law, look at Title 44 , Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant.

Georgia Legislative History

50 State Statutory Surveys

Both Lexis and Westlaw have 50 State Surveys that make it easy for you to find and compare statutes from all 50 states on particular topics in Landlord/Tenant law. Additionally, there are general compliations of laws from all 50 states.

Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis

Federal Register

The Federal Register (Fed. Reg.) is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Regulatory Histories

Foreign and International Law

During your research, you may want to compare landlord tenant and housing law from other countries. Locating foreign primary law on a particular topic can be difficult. The best sources for information on how to research the law of a particular country are:

  • Foreign Law Guide
    The Foreign Law Guide contains country-specific information on researching foreign law. In addition to an overview of the country's legal system and primary sources of law, the Foreign Law Guide arranges the country's laws by subject. You can also search across all of the country guides for a particular subject. GSU Law users log in using your MyLaw ID.
  • GlobaLex
    GlobaLex contains guides on conducting research on many international and comparative law topics. GlobaLex also contains country-specific research guides, which are frequently updated.
  • Country-By-Country Guide to Foreign Legal Research - Yale
    This country-by-country guide will help get you started on your foreign law research by connecting you to the best research guides and databases for each country.
  • American Society of International Law - Electronic Research Guide
    This electronic resource guide, often called the ERG, has been published online by ASIL since 1997. Since then it has been systematically updated and continuously expanded. The chapter format of the ERG is designed to be used by students, teachers, practitioners and researchers as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law. The ERG also serves as a ready-made teaching tool at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Federal Legislative History

Legislative history can be extraordinarily useful for determining the intent behind a law, whether you're trying to determine why the law was changed or what Congress meant by a specific phrase. Legislative history is typically found in documents created during the legislative process, including reports, hearings, records of debates, and different versions of the bill.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the State of Georgia, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Georgia State University College of Law and the authors of the works contained on this website do not assume or accept any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currentness, or comprehensiveness of the content on this website. The content on this website does not in any manner constitute the issuance of legal advice or counsel. The information on this website is intended to provide resources that may aid the research of the topics presented, and are in no way a comprehensive list of sources one should consult on the topics presented. Please note that case law, statutory law, and administrative law may be modified and/or overturned. Additionally, because the laws vary between jurisdictions, the laws referred to herein may or may not be applicable to the law within the reader’s jurisdiction.