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3.8 Summary

  • Landlords have a legal obligation to repair and maintain their rental property to meet health, safety and housing standards.
  • Tenants are responsible for maintaining reasonable health, cleanliness and sanitary standards.
  • If you, a guest or a pet causes damage beyond normal “wear and tear” you may be held responsible for that damage.
  • If you plan on dealing with emergency repairs yourself, make sure to carefully review the proper procedure.
  • Landlords are not allowed to restrict essential services or facilities.
  • Landlords are allowed to restrict non-essential services and facilities, if they provide 30 days’ written notice and reduce rent appropriately.