Rental Property Maintenance & Repairs
It is of utmost importance that the Landlord maintains the rental property in a good state of repair. Items that ought to be kept in working order include:
Walls, roofs, ceilings;
Windows, doors, locks, lighting;
Electrical, plumbing or heating systems;
Carpets in the unit or common areas…
The overall tidiness of the unit must also be maintained, especially throughout the common areas such as the lobby, laundry room, parking lot, and so forth.
Beyond having to ensure that the unit is in a good state of repair and is overall tidy and clean, the Landlord must meet the standards as established by municipal bylaws or provincial maintenance standards. Also, the Landlord is responsible for following all fire safety laws. Finally, a Landlord cannot, for any reason at all, interfere with the supply of vital services such as hot or cold water, fuel, electricity, gas or heat.
If you are a Tenant who has concerns regarding a poorly maintained unit or interference with the supply of vital services as stated in the above, or if you are a Landlord who must continually deal with damages caused by their Tenant or their Tenantâ€™s guest, despite of the repairs maintained and conducted, we urge you to seek legal advice!
If you believe your rights are being infringed, that there is a breach of your Lease Agreement, or that there is a violation of any provision of the Act by your Tenant or by your Landlord, call us to find out how we can help preserve your rights!