REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
Both landlords and tenants have responsibilities for maintaining the property. Landlords must ensure that the property is safe and habitable, as well as make necessary repairs in a timely manner. Tenants are responsible for keeping the property clean and reporting any damage or issues as soon as possible. When maintenance and repair issues arise, it’s important to work with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney who can help you navigate the legal landscape and resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Some key issues related to maintenance and repairs include:
- Landlord’s responsibility: The landlord has a legal responsibility to maintain the rental property in a safe and habitable condition. This includes ensuring that the rental property meets all applicable building codes and health and safety regulations.
- Tenant’s responsibility: The tenant has a responsibility to keep the rental unit clean and in good condition. This includes reporting any maintenance or repair issues to the landlord in a timely manner.
- Repairs: When a repair issue arises, the tenant should immediately report the issue to the landlord in writing. The landlord has a legal responsibility to make certain repairs in a timely manner.
- Maintenance: The landlord should perform routine maintenance, such as cleaning gutters, changing furnace filters, and maintaining landscaping, in a timely manner.
- Disputes: If a dispute arises over maintenance and repairs, the landlord and tenant can work together to resolve the issue through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.
We represent both landlords and tenants in maintenance and repair issues. We can advise you on your rights and options related to maintenance and repairs and work to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced landlord-tenant attorneys.