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1976

Landlord

Journal

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New Judicial Approaches To Maintaining Housing Quality In The Cities, Eugenia K. Manning Jan 1976

New Judicial Approaches To Maintaining Housing Quality In The Cities, Eugenia K. Manning

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Virtually every member of the urban community is a party to a landlord-tenant relationship. As the general tenor of urban life in America changes, so must the laws which govern the urban dweller. For years the doctrine of caveat emptor prevented the tenant from forcing the landlord to make necessary repairs or to retain the leased premises in a habitable condition. The doctrine of constructive eviction afforded him little relief; and housing and sanitation codes, while achieving a measure of success, were generally ineffective. Only when conditions because unbearable did the law protect him. Increasingly, however, the trend has been …


Landlord-Tenant - Repairs - Landlord Could Be Liable Under Covenant To Repair For Injuries To Tenant's Invitees Caused By Breach Of Such Agreement, Valentine J. Moretti Jan 1976

Landlord-Tenant - Repairs - Landlord Could Be Liable Under Covenant To Repair For Injuries To Tenant's Invitees Caused By Breach Of Such Agreement, Valentine J. Moretti

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Can a landlord be held liable under a covenant to repair for injuries to his tenant's invitees caused by the landlord's failure to repair? The new rule in New York answers yes. This case note examines the new rule in New York as held in the New York Court of Appeals' decision in Putnam v. Stout, 38 N.Y.2d 607 (1976). The Putnam decision indicates that once a landlord covenants to keep the premises in a safe condition and has received notice of the need for repairs, the landlord will be liable in tort for his breach of the covenant to …


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

Fordham Law Review

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