RENTAL FUNDAMENTALS: What Must a Landlord Maintain?
As a Landlord, you are required to maintain specific facilities for your Tenants. However, unless otherwise addressed in the Lease, a Landlord may not be required to maintain a great number of provisions. This week’s Tuesday Takeaway will focus on what obligations Florida Statute REQUIRES for Landlord maintenance.
A Landlord shall at ALL TIMES during the Tenancy:
- Comply with the requirements of applicable building, housing, and health codes
- Where there are no applicable building, housing, and health codes, maintain the roofs, windows, doors, floors, steps, porches, exterior walls, foundations, and all other structural components in good repair and capable of resisting normal forces and loads, and the plumbing in reasonable working condition.
- The landlord at commencement of the tenancy, must ensure that screens are installed in a reasonable condition. Thereafter, the landlord must repair damage to screens once annually, when necessary, until termination of the rental agreement.
The landlord is NOT required to maintain a mobile home or other structure owned by the tenant. The landlord’s obligations under this subsection may be altered or modified in writing with respect to a single-family home or duplex.
The information presented in this “Tuesday Takeaway” is intended for informational purposes only. This information should not be used as legal advice applicable to a specific situation. In addition, our provision of this information to an individual in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship.