Covenants of habitability are not new to leases of short duration, but their acceptance has not yet been universally recognized. The author suggests that such covenants are both desirable and necessary.
Dolcimascolo, Samuel B.
"Notes and Comments: Covenants of Habitability in Short Term Leases,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol2/iss2/8