It’s not just the landlord who needs to maintain the premises, the tenant has some statutory obligations to keep the unit in good repair. The tenant’s maintenance obligations will be written into the lease agreement, so a best practice for landlords is to review this section of the lease with the tenant.

  • Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety.
  • Keep the premises safe and reasonably clean.
  • Dispose of all ashes, garbage, rubbish, and other waste in a reasonably clean and safe manner.
  • Keep all plumbing fixtures in the premises or used by tenant reasonably clean.
  • Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and other facilities and appliances, including elevators.