It’s important to know what makes a rental property uninhabitable, for both the landlord and the tenant.
Eviction attorney Dylan Becker discusses whether mold can make a rental property an unsafe place in which to live.
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What Makes Your Rental Property Uninhabitable?
Today, I’d like to give about a thousand foot overview of the warranty of habitability. So the warranty of habitability is an implied term in every rental contract stating that the place to be rented is fit for human habitation, or in other words, it’s habitable. So what is habitable and what is uninhabitable is described by a statute. Typically, you’re going to run into issues of uninhabitability under two circumstances.
First, if there is an issue of mold related to dampness, that’s going to be a big one. The other is if there’s certain features that are substantially lacking, such as plumbing, electricity, waterproofing, anything like that, certain lacking functioning appliances, those are also going to give rise to an issue of uninhabitability, which may ultimately lead to issues of a breach of the warranty of habitability.
For more information on evictions, my name is Dylan Becker, and I’m an associate attorney with Robinson & Henry. Thank you.
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