Landlord-Tenant Laws prevent one who owns or contracts property from engaging in abusive or unfair acts against persons to whom they have given the right to occupy specific pieces of their property. Landlord-tenant laws contain elements of both fundamental property law and contracts.
Residential and Commercial Lease
The pursuit of a commercial tenancy is conducted through different laws than a residential tenancy. The standards and processes for each type of tenancy are unique and vary to meet the differing interests of each form of tenancy. For example, commercial tenancies are usually given more protections against activities that would harm a business's interest or impede its operations but have fewer considerations for habitability.
Eviction and back rent is the sole responsibility of the tenant to pay for until the judge decides on the case.
Contrary to popular belief, your landlord is not usually required by statute to choose whether to start the eviction process or not when a tenant defaults. This can vary by jurisdiction, and a landlord may be contractually obligated to start a case in limited circumstances, but in many jurisdictions, a tenant merely should pay rentand in limited circumstanceswithhold rent in the event of a breach.
Typically, landlords are responsible for making sure a leased property is habitable. If the property becomes uninhabitable due to mold, water leaks, structural damage, vandalism, an infestation of vermin, or any other reason, the tenant may be excused from further performance. Landlords usually should repair problems that cause tenants to vacate the property.
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