Landlord’s Duties and Tenant’s Remedies

Landlord’s Duties and Tenant’s Remedies

Learn about a landlord’s major duties, such as possession, quiet enjoyment, habitability, and suitability, and a tenant’s associated remedies, including termination of the lease.


This lesson will discuss a landlord’s duties and a tenant’s corresponding remedies for breach. 

A landlord’s main duties are to deliver possession, honor the warranty of quiet enjoyment, and maintain the premises in the appropriate condition. Keep in mind that these are only the basic duties, and the parties may agree to others in the lease.

First, the landlord must deliver possession of the property at the beginning of the lease. Possession can be either legal possession or actual...