What Are The Landlord's Duties?

In addition to any obligations imposed upon the landlord in the lease, the landlord assumes the obligation of keeping the structural and mechanical elements of the premises in good repair, particularly the common areas. The exception to this obligation is when the tenant is in possession and control of the entire property.

The landlord may not restrict the right of the tenant to invite people into the premises for business, family or personal reasons. However, the landlord may add reasonable rules and regulations regarding the tenant`s use of the premises to the lease. Further, the tenant may be responsible to the landlord if a guest of the tenant damages the landlord`s property.

The landlord may not restrict the right of tenants to organize a Tenant`s Association. Further, a landlord may not engage in any retaliatory conduct against his tenant for participating in a tenant`s association.

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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