What Maintenance Is A Resident Responsible For?
The resident is required to keep the property in neat and clean condition and to perform minor repairs per the terms of the lease. Our property managers are trained to charge back to the resident any item that was a direct cause of the resident’s actions. We do see many times where drainage stoppages, appliance repairs and the like are the direct cause of the resident and/or their guests. These items WILL be charged back to the resident according to their lease agreement.
Typically, all residents are responsible for:
- Securing all utilities for the home, unless otherwise provided
- Lawn care, unless otherwise provided
- Maintaining a clean and sanitary property
- Promptly disposing of all garbage in appropriate receptacles
- Supplying and changing heating and air conditioning filters at least once a month
- Minor repairs to your home, including, but not limited to, to replacing light bulbs and clogged drains
- Changing the smoke detector batteries during residency (these are new when you move in)
- Taking all necessary precautions to prevent broken pipes due to freezing or other causes
- Replace any lost or misplaced keys
- Paying any periodic, preventative, or additional extermination costs desired by the resident
- Removing any standing water
- Knowing the location and operation of the main water cut-off valve and all electrical breakers
- Promptly notifying Landlord, IN WRITING, of all needed repairs
- Complying with all Homeowner Association Rules
- Following the terms of your lease – View a Sample Lease.