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Leasing and Tenancy Overview - Basic laws of tenancy

Leasing and Tenancy Overview: It is one thing to know the basic laws of tenancy and another to apply them. In this fictional scenario, you look at a tenantís rights and a landlordís rights regarding a leasing situation.

In an area where property ownership is out of the realm of possibility for certain economic groups, leasing tends to become the norm. Knowing what laws apply can be useful both as a consumer and as a real estate sales or leasing agent.The following Course Outcomes are assessed in this assignment:

MT432-3: Recommend a landlordĖtenant legal dispute resolution.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communications through the composition of original materials in Standard English.Read the fictional scenario and respond to the checklist items in a case study analysis in a thorough manner.

Scenario:
Susa Hansson leased an apartment in Austin, Texas, for $1,000 per month, signing a periodic tenancy agreement with the landlord. In December, the first month of occupancy, Susa found that the heat was sporadic. She did not inform the landlord because her neighbors had already put in a request to fix the heat in the building.

Then a month later she found the water pressure insufficient to take a shower. In the fourth month, there were all sorts of vermin running throughout the building.
By May 30, she had had enough problems and sent an email to the landlord saying she was moving out the next day since she found the apartment uninhabitable.

She further stated that she wanted her 2-month deposit back and left her parentsí address for the landlord to send payment. Susa abandoned the apartment the next day after having sent the email. The landlord refused to return her deposit and is taking her to small claims court. In the interim, he rented her apartment starting July

1.Make sure to review the learning activity prior to addressing this assignment.Checklist:Based on the limited information provided and your research regarding Texas leasing laws, summarize the facts of the case.
After examining Texas law, explain what aspects of implied warranty of habitability were complied with and what were not in this case.

Explain how each of the theories of required maintenance of leased premises by landlords did or did not apply in this case and why.
Could Susa prove constructive eviction?

Explain.
Explain what rights the landlord and Susa each had based on the type of tenancy and how she vacated the premises.
Recommend a legal resolution to this dispute. Explain and support your claim.

The following are the additional minimum requirements to successfully complete the case study analysis assignment:Use APA format and citation style and include an additional reference and title page.
Limit the use of direct quotations; instead, paraphrase and cite the author's work.

Use Standard English and demonstrate superior organization and highly ordered, logical, and unified communication.
Reinforce your personal opinions with outside viable references and cite all works using APA citation style.Respond in a minimum of 400- to 600-word scenario case study analysis with additional title and reference pages.

APA Requirements The American Psychological Association (APA) requirements: ?Title page?12 pt. font ĖTimes New Roman?Reference page?Double-spaced?Include a title page and a reference page in addition to the paper

Reference Page: For every citation in your paper you must have an accompanying reference included on the separate references page at the end of your paper. Go to the Academic Tools area on the left navigation in the course to access other APA resources located in the Academic Success Center (formerly the Academic Support Center).

Leasing and Tenancy Overview - Basic laws of tenancy

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