What are a tenant’s responsibilities?

The tenant is expected to exercise reasonable care of the unit, which includes keeping it clean and sanitary and properly using all facilities supplied to the tenant. Remember: The tenant could be found in violation if proper care is not taken of the dwelling unit. This includes the proper disposal of garbage on collection days and the maintenance of the yard.

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1. Are tenants responsible for providing their own Smoke Detectors or Carbon Monoxide Detector in rental properties?
2. Before moving into a rental property, should an inspection be completed?
3. How does one license a rental property?
4. How is a landlord notified that there is a violation?
5. Must a landlord be licensed in order to rent a property?
6. What are a tenant’s responsibilities?
7. What happens if a landlord does not do the required work?
8. What should one expect to find when moving into a rental unit?
9. Who is responsible for heat and utilities?