1) The property was not made habitable before I moved in due to dangerous chiggers in tall weeds close to the house, dead mouse inside, mailbox or assigned address. 2) There was no contract requirement until after I moved in, in which case I had to sign under duress to have a place to live. 3) You failed to notify me that there is asbestos in siding, insulation and lead paint. 4) You have not provided a smoke alarm, CO2 detector or a fire extinguisher. 5) You require me to pay all the expense of heating & cooling the entire house an unreasonable temperature even for rooms I don't use. 6) The driveway is too steep and dangerous for my car if any precipitation. 7) Too much furniture causing danger as I broke a toe navigating through it.
A rental agreement is a contract outlining terms of tenancy for a certain period of time. Short-term rental agreements may renew automatically until cancelled.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.