Today`s urban tenants, the vast majority of whom live in apartment buildings, are not interested in the country, but only in “a home.” In addition, the current city dweller generally has a unique, specialized capability, which has nothing to do with maintenance work; He is not in a position to make repairs like the farmer “Jack of all-Trades,” which was the model of the tenant`s common law. Unlike its agricultural predecessor, who often stayed on land all his life, urban tenants are now more mobile than ever. Renting a tenant in a given dwelling is often insufficient to justify repair efforts. In addition, the increasing complexity of today`s dwellings complicates their repair compared to the structures of yesteryear. In a timeshare dwelling, repairs may require access to equipment and owner-controlled areas. Low- and middle-income tenants, even if they were interested in repairs, would not be able to obtain financing for major repairs because they have no long-term interest in the property. Javins v. First National Realty Corp., 428 F.2d 1071, 1078-79 (D.C. Cir.). In addition to the physically appropriate maintenance of the premises, the landlord is obliged, vis-à-vis the tenant, not to interfere with the authorized use of the premises. Suppose Simone moves into a building with several apartments. One of the other tenants systematically plays music late in the evening, so Simone loses her sleep. She complains to the landlord who has a rental provision allowing her to terminate the lease of any tenant who continues to worry other tenants.
If the owner does nothing after Simone informs him of the disturbance, he will be injured. This right to be free from interference in authorized uses is sometimes linked to the tacit confederation of the silent enjoyment lessorA right implicit in most leases – the right to be free from any interference in authorized uses. The Fair Housing Act protects tenants from violations of citizens` rights, including discrimination in housing based on race, skin colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, family status (although this is eliminated for some retirement communities) and disability. Landlord-tenant laws in some states also offer protection against discrimination based on LGBT identity and marital status. However, a landlord cannot evict a tenant in retaliation for the tenant who reports violations or other problems with the condition of the property.