Lease home: who is entitled to maintenance costs?

The ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the house has a cost partly borne by the owner of the property and, in the case of lease, in part by the tenant. Both sides of the lease must comply with the duties on the cost of building maintenance.

Maintenance. The owner of a rented property have a duty to deal with the cost of routine maintenance expenses. The burden of the extra costs shall be borne by the owner who may, however, make up applying a higher rent at the inception of the lease. Extraordinary expenses are borne by the owner regardless of whether or not they respond to a legal obligation. The property owner has to face the costs of repairs necessary to keep the property in good condition. In case of emergency, upon notice to the owner, the tenant can afford the costs of repair to restore the good condition of the property (eg, boiler repair) charging after the owner all costs incurred. Any damage caused to third parties (eg, water infiltration) are the responsibility of the owner.

Routine maintenance. Unless otherwise agreed in the ordinary expenses of use of the property shall be borne by the tenant. It is up to the tenant afford the costs of repair due to deterioration and the use of the property with the obligation to communicate to the owner of the failure or problem (eg rupture of pipes, leaking water heater, etc.). .

The property owner has a duty to deliver the leased property in a good condition and meet all any extraordinary expenses of maintenance. The tenant has the obligation to return the property, at the end of the lease, in the same condition in which it was received. The latter is not entitled to any refund for any improvements made to the property and, in any case, during the tenancy can not make changes without the permission of the owner. All possible improvements or interventions be put in by the tenant may be removed at the end of the lease as, for example, the installation of a lock reinforced by the tenant. Alternatively, the property owner and the employer may, however, agree to a refund equal to the economic value of the improvement taking into account the additional value to the property made by the same and both of his state of wear.

 

20/11/2011

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Source:

Italian version of ReteArchitetti.it

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