Landlords Failure To Make Required Maintenance And Repairs

The Implied Warranty Of Habitability Most  states have adopted a legal doctrine called “the implied warranty of habitability.” Under this doctrine, if the landlord fails to provide any of the “basics” required by the housing or health codes, the tenant may simply stop paying rent until the landlord makes the necessary repairs. If the landlord sues to Read more…

How Often Can Landlord Raise Rent?

Time To Consider Vacating? If you have a lease for a fixed term (such as 6 months or a year), then the landlord may not raise the rent during that term of time (unless the lease says otherwise, perhaps with an “escalation” clause that raises the rent automatically if the annual rate of inflation – as measured by Read more…

Landlord Refuses To Rent To Tenant – Discrimination

TENANT DESCRIMINATION “It’s my property, so I can rent to whomever I like.” This attitude may be understandable, but landlords must realize that today there are legal limits on the landlord’s right to choose the tenant. Even if a landlord’s “people preferences” are unreasonable, strict, or quirky, the landlord may not, under the federal Fair Housing Act (42 U.S. Code Read more…