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if you have a rental house and it becomes unlivable due to ...

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if you have a rental house and it becomes unlivable due to private water supply is the landlord responsible to provide housing cost for the tennants until repairs are complete or can we prorate and return that part of the rent and their deposit and end our 30 day lease in the state of NC?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  InsuranceLawyer replied 8 years ago.

Any time a rental apartment or house becomes uninhabitable for any reason, the tenant is entitled to a rent abatement for the number of days he can't live there. Just make sure you get proof of the water supply problem so that if the landlord sues you for the rent, you can prove it was impossible for you to live there. It would be best if you notified the landlord in writing of the problem and your intent to move.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to InsuranceLawyer's Post: i am the land lord asking this question not the tenant
Expert:  InsuranceLawyer replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for clearing that up. In that case, the answer is that you do NOT have to provide substitute housing and you can simply pro rate the rent.

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