Q: Curious what the regulations are for “grandfathered” rentals? H2O @160, leaking windows, no bath vents or windows
Landlord claims the house is grandfathered so it’s legal to have water boiling hot (160), windows that are nailed shut, other windows aren’t sealed and leak when it rains, not windows any of the bathrooms, people smoking inside,
A: Curiosity is a great pastime. Start with the Statutes defining the implied warranty of habitability here in Rhode Island at http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/INDEX.HTM http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-22.HTM http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-28.HTM
Then read some of the cases decided on the topic, and soon our curiosity will be satiated.
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