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Landlord-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

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 tenants and landlords
  • 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
  • 1-800-340-9771
  • New Mexico Legal Aid
  • 600 E. Montana, Ste. D
  • Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • 575-541-4800