When it comes to rental maintenance, it can be difficult to know who is responsible for what. Who is responsible for cleaning or maintaining the smoke alarms? Is it you, or the tenant? Sometimes the lines get blurry.
Let’s look closely at what the rules say about rental property maintenance and get some clarity.
With the tenancy act covering the big stuff, there’s also an opportunity to add in extra clauses (or clarify certain responsibilities), in the residential tenancy agreement between you and your tenant. All you have to do is make sure both parties understand, agree and sign the agreement.
Here are a few common additions.
Replace batteries in smoke alarms.
Not alter the property without the landlord’s consent.