Landlord Dictionary – Tenant Screening Service – H – Accurate Credit Bureau


A rental unit that is fit for human beings to live in. A rental unit that substantially complies with building and safety code standards that materially affect tenants’ health and safety is said to be “habitable.” See uninhabitable and implied warranty of habitability

Holding deposit

A deposit that a tenant gives to a landlord to hold a rental unit until the tenant pays the first month’s rent and the security deposit.
Hazard Insurance
Protects the insured against loss due to fire or other natural disaster in exchange for a premium paid to the insurer.

Housing and Urban Development
See HUD.

Housing and Urban Development. A U.S. government agency established to implement federal housing and community development programs; oversees the Federal Housing Administration.

HUD-1 Uniform Settlement Statement
A standard form which itemizes the closing costs associated with purchasing a home or refinancing a loan.

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