RENT Magazine Q2 '23

ILLEGAL EVICTION A tenant may be able to file a lawsuit against a landlord for an illegal eviction, such as when the landlord tries to evict the tenant without following proper legal procedures. MOLD We are also seeing more and more mold liability cases. Landlords can be held liable for mold in rental properties under certain circumstances. In general, landlords have a legal duty to maintain safe and habitable living conditions for their tenants, which includes addressing mold issues that may arise. If a tenant reports mold in their rental unit, the landlord should take prompt action to investigate and remediate the problem. If the landlord fails to do so, and the mold causes property damage or health problems for the tenant, the landlord may be held liable for the damages. DISCRIMINATION Landlords cannot discriminate against tenants on the basis of protected characteristics, such as race, gender, or religion. If a tenant believes they have been discriminated against, they may be able to file a lawsuit. HARASSMENT If a landlord engages in harassment, such as repeatedly entering a tenant’s apartment without permission, the tenant may be able to file a lawsuit.



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