Basic Tenant/Landlord Responsibilities

Tenant Responsibilities
  • Pay rent on time.
  • Follow terms of the lease.  Only persons named on lease reside in apartment.
  • Write down and photograph the damages and take notes as to the condition when you move in.
  • When you move out, if there are damages to the apartment, you are responsible for them and the landlord may charge you.
  • Remove your trash and recyclables in a safe manner into appropriate containers for trash collection.
  • Act responsibly and be responsible for the conduct of your guests, and others on the property.
  • Take care of the apartment; do not damage or deface any part of the premises.
  • Apartment must be left in similar condition as when you moved in.
  • Leave forwarding address for the return of your security deposit.
Landlord Responsibilities

  • Provide water at no cost to the tenant, unless water for each unit has a separate water meter.
  • Must keep apartment rodent and insect free.
  • Landlord’s  Right of Entry allows access into your apartment to inspect premises, make repairs, show apartment to prospective tenants, to inspect within 30 days of the end of tenancy to determine damages or as otherwise permitted by law, or if the apartment seems abandoned, and must provide reasonable notice.
  • Landlord cannot terminate tenancy or raise rent in response to your exercising your legal rights.
  • Maintain door and accessible windows with secure locks.
  • Provide two exits per dwelling.
  • Provide working smoke  and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Make repairs in a timely manner.
  • Keep detailed records of all aspects of tenancy.
  • Provide and maintain heating system in good working order.
  • Keep common areas clean and orderly;  keep exit areas free from obstructions, including snow.
  • Cannot charge a penalty for late rent payment prior to 30 days overdue but can begin eviction proceedings with a notice to quit.

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