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The “Repair and Deduct” Remedy for Renters

About a month ago we posted an article about Habitability Requirements for Leased Properties and Implied Warranty of Habitability, which discussed landlords’ obligation to make certain repairs in rental properties.

Habitability Requirements for Leased Properties and Implied Warranty of Habitability

The Department of Consumer Affairs defines a habitable rental unit as a rental unit that substantially complies with building and safety code standards that materially affect tenants' health and safety. The landlord is required to make any and all repairs in order to make the unit habitable because all leases and rental agreements contain an implied warranty of habitability.

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