Resident • 2005 Not Recommended
Paragraph # 32 (Landlord's Duty to Maintain Premises) states that landlord has responsibilities to (a) Comply with the requirements of applicable building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety, (b) Make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in good and habitable condition, (c) keep all common areas shared by two or more dwelling units of the premises in a clean and structurally safe condition, (d) maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, supplied or required to be supplied by landlord (e) Provide and maintain appropriate receptacles and conveniences, in common areas, for the collection, storage, and removal of ashes, garbage, rubbish and other waste incidental to the occupancy of two or more dwelling units and arrange for the removal of the same; (f) supply running water and reasonable amount of hot water at all time and reasonable air-conditioning if provided and heat in season except where the dwelling unit is so constructed that heat, air-conditioning, or hot water is generated by installation within the exclusive control of the tenant or supplied by a direct public utility connection.<br><br>I am not an attorney but I do deal with a lot of contracts in my line of work. I showed the lease agreement to some attorneys in my office and they said that if the managment company does not provide the services listed in paragraph 32, then it is a breach of the lease.<br><br>Most residents sign the lease without reading it and think that they do not have legal rights. That is not true. There is a legal obligation for the tenants to pay rent (there are other obligations and rules to follow) but the landlord has a legal obligation to provide all (not most or some) the services listed in paragraph 32 of the lease agreement.
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