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The landlord-tenant relationship is founded on duties proscribed by either statutory law , the common law, or the individual lease. What provisions may be contained in a lease is normally regulated by statutory law. See § 1.403 of the URLTA(Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act). Basic to all leases is the implied covenant of quiet enjoyment. This covenant ensure the tenant that his possession will not be disturbed by someone with a superior legal title to the land including the landlord. See Restatement 2d § 4.1-4.3. A breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment may be actual or constructive. A constructive eviction occurs when the landlord causes the premises to become uninhabitable.

Housing codes were established to ensure that residential rental units were habitable at the time of rental and during the tenancy. Depending on the state, housing code violations may lead to administrative action or to the tenant being allowed to withhold rent. The habitability of a residential rental unit is also ensured by warranties of habitability which are prescribed by common and/or statutory law. See § 2.104 of the URLTA. A breach of the warranty of habitability or a covenant within the lease may constitute constructive eviction, allow the tenant to withhold rent, repair the problem and deduct the cost from the rent, or recover damages. See URLTA § § 4.101 & 4.104 & 4.105.

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To whom it may concern:

We are distressed that you have not responded to several requests to make repairs on our apartment.

(In this area, briefly describe the nature of the problem and what action you would like the landlord to take.)

Please take care of this in the next 48 hours, or it will be necessary for us to hire a repair person ourselves and deduct the cost of their services from out next rent check.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

(your name)
(Apt. #)

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Comments

  1. Board Administrator
    Tue, 2006-10-17 13:06

    Check out this site it has all the info on the URLTA.

    http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/fnact99/1970s/urlta72.htm

    UNIFORM RESIDENTIAL

    LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT

    Drafted by the

    NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS
    ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS

    and by it

    APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED FOR ENACTMENT

    IN ALL THE STATES
    at its

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    MEETING IN ITS EIGHTY-FIRST YEAR

    AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

    AUGUST 4 - 11, 1972

  2. Guest (not verified)
    Sat, 2006-10-14 23:31

    Does anyone have a clear answer on whether or not the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is enforceable in ALL states?

    I live in Ohio and I need to be able to go after my landlord with something when I am negotiating release from my lease - they have some things in the lease that are invalid, and I think I can use that fact as leverage to avoid the whole lawsuit deal, but I can't seem to find confirmation anywhere that this all applies to Ohio.

    Help anyone? Thanks!