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Landlord Control Of Tenant Behavior: An Instance Of Private Environmental Legislation, John A. Humbach Jan 1976

Landlord Control Of Tenant Behavior: An Instance Of Private Environmental Legislation, John A. Humbach

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

The present Article suggests that the problem of incompatible neighboring tenants can be most efficiently and "justly" dealt with by permitting a substantial degree of landlord control over tenant behavior-with the removal of offending tenants, at the landlord's instance, being the most effective sanction of ultimate recourse in the effectuation of such control. For some courts, ceding this power of control to landlords would require a measure of constraint which they may find uncustomary or even distasteful. As institutions charged with doing justice, the courts' instinct to intervene in the norm-creating process is undoubtedly great, even when the parties before …