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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.
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