While the rats may be coming from the restaurant, shouldn’t my landlord be doing something to ensure that our building is safe?
If you think that living with roommates is a pain in the ass, try living in a boarding house.
A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. The landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else.
The implied warranty of habitability–the landlord’s guarantee that he will provide you a unit with more amenities than a cave or a cardboard box.