Property Law Keyed to Dukeminier
Hilder v. St. Peter
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In October 1974, Plaintiff began occupying an apartment in the Defendants, the Mr. and Mrs. St. Peter’s (Defendants) complex. Plaintiff occupied the apartment pursuant to an oral lease and paid all rent due. Further per an oral agreement, Plaintiff cleaned the apartment in exchange for her security deposit back, which the Defendants denied receiving. Plaintiff discovered several defects and items in disrepair in her apartment. Some of which she fixed with her own funds. The trial court found that the state of disrepair constituted a breach of the implied warranty of habitability and reduced the value of the leasehold. Defendants appealed.
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