Breach of Implied Warranty of Habitability

Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability:

Any time a landlord rents a property it is under an “implied warranty of habitability.”  What this means is that the landlord must ensure that the dwelling is able to be safely inhabited by the tenant, and that the property remains habitable throughout the duration of the tenancy.  Generally, a landlord can violate the implied warranty of habitability by failing to provide basic residential needs.  This can include drinkable water, a working bathroom, working electricity, heat during cold weather, a smoke detector, and other basic residential amenities.  If you are living in sub-standard housing conditions, call us today for a free consultation.