warranty of habitability

Definition of "warranty of habitability"
  1. An unstated assurance in a residential lease agreement that ensures the rented property will be fit for living
How to use "warranty of habitability" in a sentence
  1. The leaky faucet in the kitchen violated the warranty of habitability, as it affected the tenant's usability of the space.
  2. The landlord is legally bound to fix the broken heater because it infringes on the warranty of habitability.
  3. If the apartment does not have either running water or electricity, that's a clear breach of the warranty of habitability.

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