Breach Of Lease
Tenants have the right to sue when landlord causes injuries to them by making negligent repairs. In addition, if a landlord fails to make reasonable and necessary repairs, tenant may make necessary repairs using the lowest of three estimates. The cost of necessary repairs made by tenant which affect the habitability of the leased premises may be deducted from the following month`s rent.
TENANT`S BREACHLANDLORD`S REMEDIES
If the tenant breaches the terms of the lease the landlord must give the tenant 10 days notice to leave the premises. If tenant abandons the premises, the lease is terminated and no notice is required. Landlord is entitled to an action against anyone who interferes with landlord`s tenants so as to disturb their enjoyment and thereby cause loss of rent to landlord. If the tenant abandons the premises the landlord may allow the premises to remain vacant and recover rent for the whole term or put an end to the lease by reentering the premises. The landlord may put a lien on the tenant`s personal property, including any vehicle that is parked on the leased property, if rent is not paid.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Landlord Tenant Law Articles
- The Lease Agreement
- Types Of Tenancies
- Tenant Obligations
- Landlord Obligations
- Changes/ Modifications Of The Lease
- Eviction/ Holdover Proceedings
- Lease Terms & Security Deposit