Habitable

Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Habitable




What is the dictionary definition of Habitable?

Dictionary Definition


adj. referring to a residence that is safe and can be occupied in reasonable comfort. Although standards vary by region, the premises should be closed in against the weather, provide running water, access to decent toilets and bathing facilities, heating, and electricity. Particularly in multi-dwelling buildings freedom from noxious smells, noise and garbage are included in the standard. This can become important in landlord-tenant disputes or government actions to force a landlord to make the premises livable (abatement of deficiencies). Example: if the roof begins to leak, the water goes off, the electricity shorts out or the toilet breaks, in most states the landlord has a duty to make repairs when requested or the tenant may order the repairs and deduct the cost from the rent.


Cite Term


To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.

Page URL
https://payrollheaven.com/define/habitable/
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Habitable. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 18, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/habitable/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Habitable. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/habitable/ (accessed: September 18, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Habitable. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/habitable/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Habitable are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th April, 2020 | 0 Views.