Tenant's Responsibilities

Under the Landlord-Tenant Act, a tenant is required to:

  • Pay rent and any utilities agreed upon
  • Comply with city, county and state regulations
  • Keep the rental unit clean and sanitary
  • Dispose of garbage properly
  • Pay for fumigation of infestations caused by the tenant
  • Properly operate plumbing, electrical and heating systems
  • Not intentionally or carelessly damage the dwelling
  • Not engage in or allow any gang-related activity
  • Not permit waste (substantial damage to the property) or nuisance (substantial interference with other tenants' use of their property)
  • When moving out, restore the dwelling to the same condition as when the tenant moved in, except for normal wear and tear
  • Maintain smoke detection devices
  • Not engage in activity at the premise that is imminently hazardous to the physical safety of other persons on the premise and that entails a physical assault on a person or unlawful use of a firearm or other deadly weapon resulting in arrest