February 28, 2019

The implied warranty of habitability requires that rental units be safe and habitable—this includes having working plumbing. The landlord has the obligation to make sure that water pipes are in operable condition. You as the landlord have the responsibility to repair t...

March 14, 2018

Outside of an emergency, repair of the leak is similarly a “necessary” service to maintain the property in habitable condition. A 24-hour notice is required to enter, but the tenant is not required to be present. If the tenant does not want to be disturbed by the repai...

September 1, 2017

In response to an eviction action, many tenants raise a defense claiming that the landlord has breached the warranty to provide a habitable premises. ​ Most of the time, there has been no breach of the warranty of habitability that would entitle the tenant to a rent re...

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