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A lease is a binding contract; that means both parties are obligated to fulfill the terms of the lease or they will be in breach. The landlord has the duty to provide a habitable unit, allowing the tenant their use and enjoyment of the property.
Every lease has an implied warranty of habilitability, and an implied warranty of quiet use and enjoyment.
Under the "implied warranty of habitability," the landlord is legally responsible for repairing conditions that seriously affect the rental unit's habitability; the landlord must repair substantial defects in the unit and ensure compliance with state and local building and health codes. The idea is that it is a safe living environment. However, the landlord is not responsible under the implied warranty of habitability for repairing damages that were caused by the tenant or the tenant's family, guests, or pets.
The implied covenant of quiet use and enjoyment means that the tenant is entitled to the peaceful use of the premises.
These are implied in every lease and cannot be waived.
Violation of these covenants/warranties constitute "constructive eviction"
The tenant can sue for the difference in the rent for this unit, and the rent for a replacement unit, for the remainder of the lease. Additionally they can claim moving expenses. Small claims is usually the appropriate forum for this.
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