Is Your Landlord Milking their Property ?

Real Estate Agent with KW Elite

.     Tenants occasionally find themselves in a rental where the 

Landlord is slow to fix things . Many times that Landlord is 

actually “milking the property”. They are pocketing the Cash

Flow the Property is generating , but not investing it back into

the property . Many are renting properties that may not be 

legally habitable. 

       So what exactly is the Implied Warranty of Habitability,

that is offered to tenants? It’s a warranty contained in every 

Residential lease promising that the landlord will provide a 

rental unit that is safe, sanitary , and environmentally healthy.

The Landlord must make necessary repair through out the 

lease period to maintain the unit as “fit to live in” . The right 

to livable housing can not be waived by the tenant . 

Some examples of violations:

1. Unit is insecure ( locks,doors,windows)

2. Lack of adequate heating 

3. Leaking roof 

4. Lack of hot & cold water 

5. Pest Infestation 


Take Away : This warranty imposes a duty on the Landlord to keep 

the premises in repair during the lease period. 



Posted by


Michael J. Perry



1280 Plaza Blvd. , Lancaster, PA 17601

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Comments (5)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great point  Michael J. Perry    . In Phoenix, we were under a city law that if an AC went out we had to completely repair it in 24 hours.

Nov 07, 2020 08:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Take care, be safe and have a very special weekend.

Nov 07, 2020 11:46 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Mike, Good information for tenants to know.  So heard to hear stories of tenants with a landlord only interested in the income.  

Have a good November!

Nov 13, 2020 08:40 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’ve been on both sides of this  ! 

Nov 17, 2020 11:05 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Over 2,200/views 

Jan 14, 2023 08:29 AM