Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

Unlawful Landlords: What Tenants Can Do To Protect Themselves

Far too often, people don’t know that when they are facing a problem – like a landlord who won’t give back a security deposit, or a denial of a program like food stamps – that they have legal rights, and there are ways to advocate for those rights in the civil legal system.

The new podcast from NH Legal Aid– Granite Justice: conversations about the civil legal system with Shane Cooper, an Associate Dean at UNH Franklin Pierce– aims to help people navigate common civil legal issues and questions.

Renting can be difficult and having a landlord who is unjust toward you can significantly affect you. In this inaugural episode of the Granite Justice podcast, Shane Cooper, an Associate Dean at UNH Franklin Pierce talks with Steve McGilvary, a paralegal at 603 Legal Aid to talk about the 540-A petition which is used to provide protection for tenants against unjust actions from landlords. They go over how to begin the petition, what are some major aspects to keep an eye out for, and what repercussions can come from this petition.

This podcast was produced in partnership with NH Legal Aid (visit 603LegalAid.org), Granite State News Collaborative and produced by GSNC partner The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications at Franklin Pierce University. They are being shared with partners in The Granite State News Collaborative. Please remember as you listen or read, this podcast and article are for informational purposes only. 

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