Rights and Responsibilities of a Landlord
- The landlord will at all times keep the unit fit for human habitation.
- Maintain the rental property to comply with any applicable code, statute, ordinance, or regulations.
- Maintain the roofs, floors, walls, chimneys, fireplaces, foundations, and all other structural components.
- Keep any shared or common areas reasonably clean, sanitary, and safe from fire hazards.
- Provide a program for the control of insects, rodents, and other pests when a tenant moves in and during tenant occupancy, except when infestation is caused by the tenant.
- Except where the condition is attributable to normal wear and tear, make repairs and arrangements necessary to put and keep the unit in a good condition.
- Provide locks and furnish keys.
- Maintain and safeguard master key and duplicate key.
- Maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and other facilities and appliances supplied by property owner.
- Maintain the dwelling unit in reasonably weather-tight condition.
- Provide and maintain trash receptacles and regular trash removal.
- Provide heat, water and hot water.
- Provide a written notice to all tenants about fire safety and protection information.
- Provide tenants with information provided or approved by the department of health about the health hazards associated with exposure to indoor mold.
- Information may be in a written notice given to each tenant, or may be posted in a visible, public location at the dwelling unit property.
- The information must detail how tenants can control mold growth in their dwelling units to minimize the health risks associated with indoor mold.
Rental Housing Association of Washington:
Phone: (206) 283-0816
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Washington Landlord Association:
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