Whether you own your own home or rent an apartment, few things are as important as having a safe and secure place to live, preferably with working heat, plumbing, and electricity. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the property and real estate laws of New Mexico, with legalese-free summaries of the laws pertaining to your home or property in general. Included in this section is an article on leases and rental agreements, such as limits on security deposits, and other laws protecting tenants' rights. Additionally, you'll learn about the state's adverse possession laws and homestead protections for struggling homeowners. Click on a link below to learn more about New Mexico's property and real estate laws.