rent withholding

Definition of "rent withholding"
  1. An act by a tenant to purposely not pay rent due to the landlord's inability or unwillingness to repair serious problems with the rental property. It's legally allowed in some states and often requires the tenant to deposit the withheld rent in court or an escrow account until the necessary repairs are made
How to use "rent withholding" in a sentence
  1. Following numerous unsuccessful requests for urgent repairs, the tenant exercised their right to rent withholding.
  2. Rent withholding was made permissible in their state for tenants facing dangerous living conditions.
  3. The rent withholding process was initiated due to the landlord's consistent failure to address serious building defects.

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