Landlord and Tenant Relations

The Landlord/Tenant Relations Handbook is a useful guide for both renters and landlords to know their rights and responsibilities under the New Mexico Uniform Owner-Residents Relations Act, more commonly known as the “Landlord-Tenant Law.” For more information, call Housing & Family Services at 575-528-3022 or email at

City of Las Cruces Resources:

Landlord/Tenant Relations Handbook in English and Spanish. Handbook highlights:

  • Rental Agreement requirements
  • Deposit information
  • Landlord and tenant obligations
  • Right of entry limitations
  • Remedies and corrections available to both the tenant and landlord
  • An overview of Going to Court for any disputes
  • Fair Housing Laws/Discrimination Prohibitions

State of New Mexico Resources:

Renter’s Guide: A Handbook for Tenants and Landlords in English and Spanish.
Online training module for New Mexico Landlord/Tenant Relations.

Additional Resources:

Law Access New Mexico
7200 Montgomery Blvd. NE, #279
Albuquerque, NM 87109

New Mexico Legal Aid
600 E. Montana, Ste. D
Las Cruces, NM 88001