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Last Updated: February 27, 2019


Home Maintenance: Tenant and Landlord

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Big idea: It is helpful to understand tenant and landlord responsibilities when working with patients and clients who rent.

Talking Points:


  • Comply with building and housing codes
  • Keep premises in fit and habitable condition
  • Keep common areas in safe condition
  • Maintain in good and safe working order all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, etc.
  • Provide operable smoke detectors
  • Provide notice if water supply exceeds maximum contaminant level
  • Provide operable CO detector


  • Keep premises and common areas safe and clean.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Keep plumbing fixtures clean.
  • Not damage/destroy any part of premises or make smoke/CO detector inoperable

North Carolina Landlord and Tenant Duties

Categories: Monitor/Maintain