Maintaining a Rental: Tenants


Although Landlords can’t control how tenants live, they do have the right to expect the proper use of their properties.

Tenants are to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, including all equipment, appliances, furniture and furnishings therein. Some tenant responsibilities for care and maintenance of the premises, at their expense, include but are not limited to:

  1. Waste Disposal

  2. Replacing AC filters

  3. Replacing burnt out lights

  4. Pest Control

  5. Landscaping

  6. Mold Prevention

  7. Proper Appliance Use

  8. Smoke detector maintenance

  9. Changing out batteries in anything appurtenant to the premises (i.e. thermostat, garage door opener, smoke detector, etc).

  10. Reporting issues in a timely manner

When it comes to maintenance issues for tenants, it’s important to read and understand the lease before signing it. Read and understand your responsibilities as a tenant before signing.