Warranty of Habitability | Should leased premises be fit for purpose?

Warranty of Habitability

Warranty of Habitability(US) An implied condition of a tenancy of residential property that the landlord will ensure that the premises are fit for habitation at the start of the lease and are maintained as such throughout the term. A requirement that the premises are "free from any latent defect or conditions rendering the premises uninhabitable for residential purposes; and ... will remain reasonably fit for residential purposes during the entire term, a promise which carries with it an … [Read more...]