Who pays for the repairs of a building if it is rented?

Who pays for the repairs of a building if it is rented?

Landlords are subjectable for repairs of property and its belonging .The rent agrement clearly states that landlord is renting you his/her property with electricity,water.gas,sewage etc connections. For any faulty machinery or leakage landlord is liable for pay.

Landlord is responsible for ensuring that the flat they rented is in habitable condition and free from damage and repairs.

Landlord is not obliged to repair the damage done by tenant or tenant’s pets, guests, or family members . Damages due to tenant neglect or abuse are generally the responsibility of tenant to repair.

Ceiling leakage, pest, cracks, etc. fall under the category of structural repalrs. The owner is responsible for structural repairs.

Ongoing repairs include damage in bath fittings, air- conditioning, electric fittings, etc. When owner handed over the apartment to tenant, all these fittings were provided in running condition.

However, during the course of tenant stay, these fittings have been damaged. Therefore, the tenant is responsible for ongoing repairs.

For example Drilling holes on wall to install home theater system or causing plumbing issues while installing custom shower in washroom. Such damages are the responsibility of tenant cost.

Repair due to normal wear and tear: Repairing or replacing items that fail due to normal wear and tear is an expected cost of beinga landlord, and most property owners will want to fix normal wear and tear problems before they get worse.

Pre-existing damages:

Tenant is not responsible for damage done by previous tenant or it already exists before taking possession of property.

Generally, tenant takes 10 days buffer time from the day of nevw agreement commencement. Tenant can report to landlord if any pre-existing issues found
during the buffer time. Such pre-existing damage cost is the responsibility of landlord.

Solution:

Pro-activeness is the solution to avoid termination

conflict,

1. Mention the inventory details of fixture,
fitting, and furniture in rental agreement with
name and quantity

2. Prepare move-in and move-out checklist.

3. Take videos and snaps of interior just before
new tenant occupy. Share video and snaps
with other parties by email. This helps to

cross-check at the time of termination if

2. Prepare move-in and move-out checklist.

3. Take videos and snaps of interior just before
new tenant occupy. Share video and snaps
with other parties by email. This helps to

cross-check at the time of termination if necessary

(Note: Other parties mean I am
referring to owner or tenant)



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