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Laurenco rents a residential apartment to Tiffany. When Tiffany moved in, she noticed all sorts of problems and called the Housing Authority, who found numerous code violations. Tiffany complained to Laurenco and asked that the violations be fixed or else she would be forced to withhold rent. Laurenco immediately terminated Tiffany’s periodic lease.
What are the rights of the parties?
This question requires you to consider whether Laurenco had the right to terminate Tiffany’s periodic lease after she reported him. Note that most state impose an implied warranty of habitability, and think about how that might apply to this situation. Think also about the doctrine of Retaliatory Eviction and how that might apply here.