Landlords have legal responsibilities regarding the condition of the properties they offer for rental. For example,  Landlords are responsible for making sure that all units meet applicable building codes and are safe to live in. These requirements are generally referred together as the Implied Warranty of Habitability.

Specifically, landlords are responsible for ensuring that all units:

  1. Meet local building codes
  2. Provide adequate heating equipment during cold weather
  3. Are equipped with safe electricity
  4. Have indoor plumbing (including working toilet)
  5. Offer a roof free from leaks
  6. Have no broken windows

The above listed are the minimum standards for habitable conditions. However, if a tenant causes damage, Tenant usually responsible for those repairs.

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