Definitions for "Implied warranty of habitability"
The requirement that landlords maintain livable premises for their tenants.
Law that exists in most states which governs residential rentals and asserts that regardless of what a lease says, the landlord must provide premises that are safe and liveable (habitable) at some basic level. Problems with essential building services and cleanliness are often breaches of the implied warranty and the landlord will be required to correct them.
A legal doctrine that imposes a duty on the landlord to make the leased premises habitable and ready for occupancy and to continue to maintain them in a state of repair throughout the entire term of the lease.
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