by Remy Lacanaria
Posted on 2019-09-05 20:17:01
Q: What repairs are landlords responsible for?
A: In most cases, landlords are legally responsible to keep the rental property in a habitable condition when the tenant moves in and are responsible for major problem repairs including plumbing and electrical. Once tenant moved to the property, landlords are required to make necessary repair and conduct maintenance to keep the rental property in a habitable condition.
Q: What are things landlords cannot do?
A: Landlords cannot do the following:
Q: Who is going to pay for repair?
A: Landlords are basically responsible for ensuring the habitability of the rental unit. If things that are needed repairs will affect the habitability condition of the rental unit, then it's landlord responsibility to fix it. But on the other hand, if the situation doesn't affect the ability of the tenant to live on the property, the landlord may not be required to fix the damage or may not even require paying for it. If the damage is caused by the tenant, their occupants or guests, then tenants may be responsible for the repair. Tenants must ensure to advise the landlord of any damage occur so the landlord can fix the issue before it gets worst.
Q: Are landlords allowed to use the tenant's garage or storage space?
A: Landlord should not use the tenant's garage or storage portion unless specified in the lease that both landlord and tenant agreed to sign.
Q: How long does eviction process take?
A: Every state, city or sometimes even town have their own ordinance or laws about evictions. Depending on the landlord's reasons for evicting a tenant it could take time. In the best-case situation, eviction happens in as little as two weeks or could be faster if the tenant decides to move out right away. But in the worst-case situation, if the judge will ask for more evidence it could take a few months.