Every lease is a guarantee by a landlord that the premises are fit for human habitation and tenants will not be in danger — a warranty of habitability. Breach of this guarantee can be grounds for a tenant to sue the landlord or, if the landlord started a court action, have the landlord’s action dismissed.
- A tenant has filed a good faith complaint of an unsafe, unhealthy, or uninhabitable dwelling.
- A tenant has taken action in good faith to secure his or her rights as a tenant.
- A tenant participates in a tenant organization.