|Tenant Protected Actions
|Landlord Retaliatory Actions
|Penalties for Retaliation
When Is It Illegal for Landlords to Retaliate in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is one of the only states where landlord retaliation is legal. Landlords can generally retaliate against tenants. It’s legal to evict or change the rental terms in response to something the tenant does, as long as the response is legal in general.
What Can Tenants Do in Response in Oklahoma?
Tenants can’t respond to retaliation unless the landlord does something which prevents the use of the property for its intended purpose. If this happens, the tenant can claim constructive eviction and move out. This ends the lease. Evidence of the landlord’s retaliatory intentions makes it easier to prove constructive eviction.