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Posted by Hannah Lapin ● Jul 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

State Rankings in Terms of Best Legislation for Landlords

Landlord State Rankings

Happy 4th of July! Curious about which of our wonderful 50 states has the most landlord friendly laws? RentCafe rated all 50 states in terms of worst and best states for tenants. The rankings were based on legislation around rent increases, security deposits, eviction notices, and other key aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. Here are the final rankings of all 50 states in terms of which ones are best for landlords.

  1. Arkansas
  2. West Virginia
  3. North Carolina
  4. Georgia
  5. Wyoming
  6. Louisiana
  7. Idaho
  8. Mississippi
  9. Colorado
  10. Ohio
  11. Indiana
  12. Florida
  13. New York
  14. Alabama
  15. Illinois
  16. Texas
  17. South Carolina
  18. Connecticut
  19. Missouri
  20. Maryland
  21. Virginia
  22. Utah
  23. Michigan
  24. New Mexico
  25. North Dakota
  26. Oklahoma
  27. Iowa
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Tennessee
  30. Kentucky
  31. Montana
  32. Massachusetts
  33. California
  34. Pennsylvania
  35. New Jersey
  36. New Hampshire
  37. Minnesota
  38. Washington
  39. South Dakota
  40. Kansas
  41. Nevada
  42. Maine
  43. Alaska
  44. Oregon
  45. Nebraska
  46. Arizona
  47. Rhode Island
  48. Delaware
  49. Hawaii
  50. Vermont

Do any of these rankings surprise you? How do you as a landlord choose where to invest in rental property? For more data on RentCafe’s listings and specific legislation by state, check out their blog post “Which States have the Best and Worst Blog Post for Renters?” For more resources for landlords, visit the Visio Lending Resource Page.

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Related: Landlord Friendly States Quiz, AirDNA&#39;s Top 30 U.S. Vacation Rental Markets in 2019

Topics: Real Estate Investing, Finding Properties, Rental Market Research