Tenants' Right to Clean Water
Landlords are required to provide clean water in nearly every jurisdiction. If a landlord fails to fix a problem with contaminated water quickly, then the tenant can move out and break the lease. If the contamination was latent, caused the tenant health issues, and the landlord was aware of the problem, then the landlord is likely liable for medical and other costs. Other companies may also be liable if they have infected a city’s water source. Landlords are not responsible for providing water that smells and tastes good, just water that is safe.
Last Update : July 22, 2018 UTC