Indiana Tenant-Landlord Law

Federated state of the Central and Eastern USA, 93,719 km², 6,313,520 residents (2006 estimate), 67 residents/km², capital: Indianapolis. Borders: Michigan (N), Ohio (E), Kentucky (S), Illinois (W).

State Overview

The territory is mainly flat and wavy; the low reliefs are morainic in nature and were formed at the beginning of the Quaternary era when Indiana was repeatedly covered by the glaciers of the Canadian shield. The streams are mostly directed to SW: the main one is Ohio, which marks the entire southern border of the state and which receives the Wabash. The latter runs for a good distance along the border with Illinois and is in turn reached by the Tippecanoe and the White River. The climate is continental, characterized by rather hot summers and cold winters, although temperate to N due to the influence of the Great Lakes; rainfall is abundant and mainly summer. At the time of the establishment of the state (1816), the population was rather sparse (140,000 residents). Subsequently, thanks to the intermediate position of the country between two of the major economic hubs of the United States, it grew at a high rate, rising to 2,700,876 inhabitants. in 1910, at 3,238,503 in 1930, at 4,662,498 in 1960; it is mainly made up of whites (mostly of German, Slavic and Hungarian origin) and lives 64% in urban centers. Important cities are, in addition to the capital, Fort Wayne, Gary, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, Muncie, Anderson and Terre Haute. Indiana is an agricultural country (75% of the land is occupied by farms): maize, wheat, oats, soy, tobacco, vegetables, fruit and alfalfa are mainly grown; pig, cattle and poultry are widespread. Coal, limestone, oil, clay and chalk are extracted from the subsoil. The industries are particularly active in the steel, electrotechnical, mechanical, chemical, petrochemical, cement and food sectors. They are mostly located in the northwestern section of the country, gravitating on the neighboring urbanized industrial area of Chicago. Trade is favored by a dense network of communication routes, both railways and waterways along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Erie Canal and rivers.


Explored in the sec. XVII by the French who founded Vincennes, Indiana passed in 1763 to the British, who ceded it to the United States with the Paris Treaty of 1783. Organized in territory in 1800, it became a state and became part of the Union in 1816 with capital Corydon, then moved to Indianapolis in 1825. It was home to Robert Owen’s socialist colony New Harmony.

Below you will see top cities in Indiana.


City ​​(741,304 residents in 1998; 1,492,297 residents the metropolitan area in 1996) and capital of the State of Indiana (USA), on the White River, 260 km SSE of Chicago. Located at 216 m in the heart of the Corn Belt, it is an important cereal and livestock market, served by an excellent road and railway network with which it is connected to the major cities of the neighboring states. Founded in 1821 with an urban plan with a radial structure, it was initially intended to perform administrative functions; but its development was linked first to the communication routes and later (1890) to the discovery, in the surroundings, of vast deposits of coal and natural gas. The population of the cityhas grown considerably during the century. XX (387,000 residents In 1940; 476,000 residents In 1960), up to a maximum of 745,000 residents in 1970; then began the process of decentralization, common to large US cities, whereby residences tend to move to the metropolitan area or to smaller centers in the region. Indianapolis also plays a considerable role in industry, especially active in the metalworking (automotive and aircraft parts), food (canned meat), electrical engineering, textile, chemical-pharmaceutical, petrochemical, rubber, graphic-editorial, wood and of plastics. Two renowned universities (Butler University and Indiana University) and numerous colleges and libraries also make Indianapolis a leading cultural center. In the city there is a famous car circuit where every year, since 1911, the well-known “500 Miglia” car race is held on 30 May. Airport to Weir Cook.

Fort Wayne

City ​​(184,783 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 160 km NNE of Indianapolis, located at 241 m at the confluence of the Saint Marys and Saint Joseph rivers, which form the Maumee River here. The city is an active river port, road and rail junction and an important agricultural market (corn, vegetables, legumes) and animal husbandry, with paper, textile, electrotechnical, mechanical, chemical and food industries; nearby, widely exploited coal and natural gas fields. University.


City ​​(110.9750 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 38 km SE of Chicago (of which metropolitan area it belongs), on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Located in a favorable position between the iron deposits of the NW and the coal mines of the NE, it is home to important iron and steel industries, among the largest in the world, of coking plants, cement factories and chemical, petrochemical, mechanical and clothing factories.


City ​​(123,456 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 230 km SW of Indianapolis, 127 m on the right of the Ohio River, which forms the border with Kentucky here. River port and railway and road junction, it is home to the electro-technical, metallurgical (aluminum), mechanical, food, wood, tobacco, textile and plastics industries. Airport. University (1854).

South Bend

City ​​(102,100 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 110 km ESE of Chicago, on the Saint Joseph River, near the border with Michigan. The city is an important railway hub and an agricultural (soybean, corn) and livestock market; it is also home to numerous industries, which operate mainly in the metalworking, textile, paper, chemical, electrotechnical, precision mechanics, wood and rubber sectors. University (1842). Airport.


City ​​(77,200 residents) of the State of Indiana (USA), 80 km NE of Indianapolis, on the West Fork of the White River. Agricultural market with mechanical, electrotechnical, glass and paper industries. Nearby, natural gas fields. Airport. Ball State University (1918).

Anderson (Indiana)

City ​​(62,700 residents) of Indiana (USA), 50 km NE of Indianapolis, on the West Fork, a branch of the White River. Important road and railway junction, it is an industrial center active in the automotive, petrochemical, ceramics and toys sectors. It was founded in 1823.

Terre Haute

City ​​(57,500 residents) of the State of Indiana (USA), 110 km to WSW of Indianapolis, 151 m on the left of the Wabash River, near the border with Illinois. Railway junction and agricultural market (cereals) with clothing, metalworking, chemical, wood, food and building materials industries. Nearby, coal and oil fields. University (1870). Airport.

Ind. – Indiana Code, Title 32, Article 7

Pore over the sections of this legislative code outlining the legal foundations for landlord-tenant law in Indiana. Has downloading instructions.


Ind. – Indianapolis Landlord Association, Links

Regional org. of property owners offers a catalog of resources, legislative updates, news bulletins and info primers for its fellow landlords.


Ind. – Nat’l Fair Housing Advocate, Indiana Agencies

Contributes addresses, phone numbers and email information for private and government agencies involved with fair housing issues.


Ind. – Resources for Renters

Check this directory for services and information pertaining to Indiana landlord and tenant law. Supplies contact details and links.


Ind. – Student Legal Services, Landlord-Tenant Law

Indiana University student org. distributes this guide to renters in need of clarification about the law. Filter through the menu of topics.


Indiana Tenant-Landlord Law

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