RENTAL FUNDAMENTALS: What Must a Tenant Maintain?
As a Landlord, you are required to maintain specific facilities for your Tenants and are NOT required to maintain others. This week’s Tuesday Takeaway will focus on what reasonable provisions are required to be maintained by the Tenant.
Below is what a Tenant MUST maintain:
83.52 Tenant’s obligation to maintain dwelling unit. – The tenant at all times during the tenancy shall:
(1) Comply with all obligations imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building housing, and health codes.
(2) Keep that part of the premises which he or she occupies and uses clean and sanitary.
(3) Remove from the tenant’s dwelling unit all garbage in a clean and sanitary manner.
(4) Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant clean and sanitary and in repair.
(5) Use and operate in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary,heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators.
(6) Not destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or property therein belonging to the landlord nor permit any person to do so.
(7) Conducts himself or herself, and require other persons on the premises with his or her consent to conduct themselves, in a manner that does not unreasonably disturb the tenant’s neighbors or constitute a breach of the peace.
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