With Hello Landlord, tenants and landlords can work together to resolve issues before eviction. When tenants stay in their homes, landlords save money and communities are more stable.


In order to develop Hello Landlord, we surveyed tenants, landlords, social services, government agencies, lawyers, judges, and court staff to create Hello Landlord. We found that in most cases landlords are willing to work with tenants if they respectively reach out. Our free tool collects a series of details about your situation then generates a document for you to send to your landlord. Communicating with your landlord about missed rent or an apartment repair can help tenants avoid evictions.

Hello Landlord was created by LawX, the legal design lab at BYU Law School, the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program at University of Arizona College of Law, and SixFifty, the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Can’t Pay Rent?

Hello Landlord will help you write a letter to your landlord.  According to them, “You’re less likely to be evicted if you do”.

Need Repairs to Your Rental Unit?

Hello Landlord will help you write a letter to your landlord.  According to them, you’re more likely to get the repairs you need if you do.

They have articles on How to Avoid Eviction, the Eviction Process and Cost of Eviction.

* Hello Landlord is a collaboration between BYU Law School’s LawX innovation laboratory and the University of Arizona College of Law’s Innovation for Justice Program.  Students and faculty at the two schools worked together to develop a free web-based tool to help tenants better community with their landlords, in order to work through issues, with the goal of avoiding eviction proceedings.

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