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Good afternoon. Can you share with me the basis for which he would want or need to sue? I am not sure I fully understand what the issue is with the landlord
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Without a signed lease, he would be considered a month to month tenant. If there was a signed lease and it expired and was never renewed, then he would also be considered a month to month tenant. As such, he would not be able to sue over something like this. Now, when he vacates, he should have his security deposit returned, unless there is a basis to deduct and the landlord would need to return the deposit with interest, if required as well. If he did not, then he could be sued. Finally, even though the rental was never CO'ed, it would not give him a basis to sue, unless he can show damages for it. At the end of the day, your husband can sue for any damages suffered as a result of the landlord. While the landlord may have done things which were not allowed or illegal, your husband would need to show he was harmed and entitled to recover.
Illegal acts can be reported and any issues which he would be required to fix/repair, he would need to. The landlord would need to be given notice and reasonable time to respond and take care of those things. If he did not, then there could be a basis to vacate and move, suing him for the cost and damages
I understand how frustrated you are with the landlord. However, I have an obligation to provide you information that is upfront and honest based upon what the law says. Based upon what you shared, your husband and you can not just sue him for issues like not having a lease