Landlord-Tenant Law

Landlord–tenant law is a part of the common law that details the rights and duties of landlords and tenants. It includes elements of both real property law (specifically conveyances) and contract law.


Landlord duties

The modern concept of landlord-tenant law includes duties beyond simple conveyancing of the lease:

  • Duty to deliver possession

  • Covenant of quiet enjoyment

  • Implied Warranty of Habitability

Tenant remedies

Landlord–tenant law also includes protections for tenants:

  • Constructive eviction

  • Breach of covenant

  • Retaliatory eviction

Tenant duties

Tenants also have duties attached to their possessory interests:

  • Duty to preserve the premises

  • Duty to operate (commercial)

  • Duty to pay rent

Landlord remedies

Landlords also have a variety of available remedies to reclaim possession or claim unpaid rent:

  • Forfeiture

  • Self-help

  • Monetary damages

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