Any time a landlord rents a property, it is under an “implied warranty of habitability.” This means a landlord must ensure that the dwelling is safe and can be inhabited by the tenant, and that the property remains habitable the entire time they live there.
Generally, a landlord can violate the implied warranty of habitability by failing to provide basic residential needs. Drinkable water, a working bathroom, working electricity, heat during cold weather, a smoke detector and other basic residential amenities must be made available to tenants. If you are living in substandard housing conditions, do not suffer in silence. Call us today.
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