What Repairs Must A Landlord Make?

Landlords must make repairs that city housing laws require. Apartment building landlords must repair stairs, halls, walks, porches, cellars, plumbing, elevators, yards and other places used by all tenants. House landlords may not have to make repairs. A written lease agreement can require the landlord to make repairs.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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