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habitable

Living quarters capable of being occupied without danger to health or safety and in a manner generally consistent with minimum living conditions for the community. Many states require landlords to provide habitable dwellings to tenants.

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Habitability will be determined by the correlation between man and his surroundings at distinct levels of the territory, evaluated according to its capacity to satisfy human needs (Moreno & Hayde, 2008).
The trial court found that credible evidence demonstrated lack of habitability of the apartment at the time of trial, specifically, the hole in the ceiling remained covered by plastic, the hole had not been repaired, and water continued to drip from the hole and plastic covering the ceiling.
Likewise, in the context of the unequal application of market regulations and rules imposed on international, regional and local trade, inequities in terms of quality of life and habitability, access to food, health, clean water and other resources for poor people with less resilience are exacerbated.
Under Fourth Federal, if a receiver seeks to collect rent where there has been a violation of the warranty of habitability, not only is the receiver's claim for rent defeated, but the tenant can procure an order from the receiver's appointing court--during the term of the receivership, in other words before the building is sold in the foreclosure sale that the foreclosing party pour more money into the building to effect the repairs required by the warranty and, of course, also required by the various municipal codes.
Even if she reads the disclaimer provision, she probably does not understand that the implied warranty of habitability simply means that purchasers of residential real estate in Illinois have an implied warranty from the builder/developer that the house is well constructed.
Jewett argues that a more flexible approach to occupying space produces a more sustainable habitability.
The implied warranty of habitability arises from the common law and imposes strict liability on a builder to construct a house in a workmanlike manner, free from structural defects.
Under the landlord incentive program, rental property owners can receive up to $3,000 to make repairs on a unit to meet Section 8 housing habitability requirements.
At one end of that spectrum are chapters on life support systems, habitability, and group dynamics aboard spacecraft; at the other end, space tourism, settlements, and interstellar migration.
The Act requires site inspections by a state's housing credit agency, to monitor projects for compliance with habitability standards.
Apart from Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat's chapter on the habitability of the house, there are papers by Grete Tugendhat, the original client.
Provisions include requirements that state and local housing agencies conduct on-site habitability inspections of all LIHTC properties at least once every three years, and review the low-income certification and rent records for each resident in at least 20 percent of a LIHTC property's low-income units.