14 Jun What are the responsibility of a rental property owner?
OWNERS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE FOLLOWING:
• A structure that is weatherproof and waterproof; there must be no holes or cracks that allow rain or wind to enter.
• A plumbing system in good working condition and connected to the local water supply and sewage system or functional septic system.
• Floors, stairs and railings in good repair.
• A hot water system capable of producing water of at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
• An electrical system that was legal when installed and without loose or exposed wiring.
• A heating system that is in safe, working condition.
• No insect or rodent infestation.
• A home that is free of garbage or debris.
• Sufficient garbage or trash receptacles.
• A working toilet, washbasin, and bathtub or shower.
• A kitchen with a working sink.
• A safe fire or emergency exit.
• Deadbolt locks on each main swinging door that provides entry to the home.
• Working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors located in certain areas.
• Working telephone jack and phone wiring inside the home.
• Gas facilities in working order
Source: Long Beach Development Services, The following information is from, “A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities.”
To view the entire guide, please see dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf