Definitions for habitability
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hab•it•a•bleˈhæb ɪ tə bəl(adj.)
capable of being inhabited.
Origin of habitable:
1350–1400; ME < MF
The property of being habitable.
Habitability is the conformance of a residence or abode to the implied warranty of habitability. A residence that complies is said to be "habitable". It is an implied warranty or contract, meaning it does not have to be an express contract, covenant, or provision of a contract. It is a common law right of a tenant or Legal doctrine. In order to be habitable, such housing usually: ⁕must provide shelter, with working locks ⁕must be heated in the winter months ⁕must not be infested with vermin, such as mice, roaches, termites, mold, etc. ⁕reguires the landlord stop other tenants from making too much noise, second-hand smoke, or from selling narcotics ⁕must provide potable water ⁕each Jurisdiction may have various rules.
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