Who is responsible for heat and utilities?

Usually the responsibility is agreed upon in the lease. Whenever a dwelling is heated by means of a furnace, boiler or other heating apparatus under the control of the owner or operator of the dwelling, such owner or operator, in the absence of a written contract or agreement to the contrary, shall be deemed to have contracted, undertaken or bound himself or herself to furnish heat in accordance with the provisions of this subsection to every dwelling unit which contains radiators, furnace heat duct outlets or other heating apparatus outlets. (Please see Section 12-8.17b of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Trenton for details.)

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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?