The contract you will be using is in the Contracts Module.
You will be given a contract with questions to be answered for the contract. I am looking for the ability to read and comprehend the contract so the appropriate contract clause can be applied to the questions connected with the contract. In order to answer the contract fact scenario, you will also need to be able to identify the legal concept that is applicable to the situation described. This is an analysis so please treat it as such. Your personal opinion is not appropriate.
There are correct answers for each question. If a student discusses a different legal theory for answering the questions, partial points will be given. In cases of complete or partial answers, text references are mandatory to support the remedy proposed by the student. A text reference that has no bearing on the remedy or legal arguments will be counted as “no text”. For example, if any contract has an issue of risk of loss, referencing the text on contract formation will not meet the requirement.
Please remember to reference the applicable parts of the contract that you are using to answer each question.
This analysis is worth 24 points. Within each question, a student will be given 3 points for the text reference, 3 points for the contract reference, with 13 points for the analysis.
The remaining 5 points will be given as an a spelling/grammar score. Following is the prompt.
Residential House Lease
The following question is based on the Residential House Lease found in the Contracts Module. Please reference the Lease by clause number as you answer the questions.
- Essay (2 complete paragraphs with text references to support your answers)
Maria, the landlord, refuses to fix a small leak in the roof that was there prior to the current tenant. Juan, the current tenant, has just discovered the leak after a heavy rain. The consequence is that black mold has been forming in the attic for quite some time. Juan still has significant time remaining on his lease. Juan has notified Maria in writing of the mold and leak issue but has received no response. He is concerned about the premises becoming unsafe to live in. It has been 14 days since he emailed her his notification. What are all of Juan’s options if Maria declines to do the repairs? Please discuss all remedies Juan may seek. Please remember to reference the contract and text to support your analysis.