The laws governing landlords are a state law refered to as the simply the landlord tennant act. The multifamily housing people (that make those politically correct forms) lobby on landlords behalf and publish a free newsletter aimed at landlords. I agree the law has gotten unreasonable but the real problem is tennant lawyers who twist the meaning of the law and judges who go along with it. It has gotten to me after 37 years of renting houses and I decided after getting screwed over just to sell and live off the money in the bank.
There are things that should be changed, the police not charging tennants who leave with your fixtures claimimg its a civil matter is where it should be started. Then getting things back into the original sprit of the law by making it that a landlord that dose not have an attorney should not have to pay the tennants attorney fees like some states, this would take the profit out of chister attorneys taking cases on comission.
Laws need to be made to allow books published for do it yourself people but the lawyers have banned so many great step by step books on everything claiming its giving leagle advice. Its our law and we should take it back and start by having law protecting our right to give all the legal advice we wanna.
But its not a perfect or fair world or justice system and as you grow older you find just how filled the justice system/laws/judges how filled they are with personal adgendas and how little it has to do with being fair or just. THEN you will prefere to go hide.
But good luck with your fight, if you have the time and drive start with what I gave you and lobby moltifamily people and your state political law makers because they still review the landlord-tennant act and who knows?????