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Tenant FAQ

What maintenance items are my responsibility?

Most repairs to the home are the landlord’s responsibility, but there are certain items under your lease and state law that are your responsibility as the resident:

  1. Replacing smoke/CO2 detector batteries
  2. Replacing light bulbs (even up high)
  3. Replacing HVAC filters every 90 days (we will ship you the filter)
  4. Professional cleaning of the carpets every year and prior to move-out
  5. Pest control (except for termites and rodents)
  6. Landscaping maintenance (mowing, trimming, edging, fertilization, weed control, trimming bushes, etc.)
  7. Watering the grass and bushes
  8. Cleaning the fireplaces
  9. Clearing plumbing clogs
  10. Unjamming garbage disposals if you dropped something in it
  11. Replacing thermostat batteries
  12. Pressuring washing the home when needed
  13. Cleaning out the gutters on a regular basis

When it comes to rodent control, this is a landlord responsibility under state law. However, this is only the case if the rodents are not caused by your negligence, so if you leave the doors open, leave the garage doors open, leave food laying around, etc., then this will fall back on you, so be sure to be responsible when it comes to keeping rodents in check.