What are the Owner’s Obligations Regarding Maintenance and Repairs?

By September 24, 2018 No Comments

Section 185 of the RTRA Act is clear and specific regarding Owners’ obligations to maintain the property throughout a tenancy.

RTRA ACT – SECTION 185 – Lessor’s obligations generally

(2) At the start of the tenancy, the lessor must ensure—

     (a) the premises and inclusions are clean; and

     (b) the premises are fit for the tenant to live in; and

     (c) the premises and inclusions are in good repair; and

     (d) the lessor is not in breach of a law dealing with issues about the health or safety of persons using or entering the premises.

(3) While the tenancy continues, the lessor—

     (a) must maintain the premises in a way that the premises remain fit for the tenant to live in; and

     (b) must maintain the premises and inclusions in good repair; and

     (c) must ensure any law dealing with issues about the health or safety of persons using or entering the premises is complied with; and

     (d) if the premises include a common area—must keep the area clean.