Oklahoma Landlord and Tenant Act
Landlords and tenants in Oklahoma must act in accordance with 41 O.S. 2001 known as the 'Landlord and Tenant Act'. The button below will open a link to the act.
The lease agreement is the biggest protection for both a tenant and a landlord. The lease creates a binding contract between the parties that both sides must comply with or become in breach of the lease. Many lease contracts are not formed properly to protect either party and do not contain information that allows the landlord to adequately their property. It is important for a lease to have all of the terms of the lease clearly worded within the lease.
Evictions are a way for a landlord to legally remove a tenant from the rented premises for breach of the lease. There are certain steps that a Landlord must take involving giving a tenant notice before filing an eviction with the court. If these steps are not taken properly, the court may dismiss the eviction and allow the tenant to remain in the rented premises rent free, or even worse, may allow the tenant to sue the landlord depending on the circumstances. If you are going to file for an eviction, it is important to take the proper steps under Oklahoma Law.