What are our rights if we just found out that our rental trailer is not up to code?

It has been determined by officials that it is not up to code.

Asked on December 1, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Landlord must maintain the rental property as to make it habitable. If the code violation is minor, it would not affect the habitability of the property. To affect habitability, the violation must be substantial and severe. Check the code in your jurisdiction to see whether the violation is listed as one of the condictions to make the property inhabitable. If so, you can do a number of things such as rent strike or moving out and suing for damage. You must consult a local attorney to find out which conduct is permissible under the law in your jurisdiction and your possible course of action.

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