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Renting in Manhattan
The following are responsibilities of landlords, property managers and/or property owners.
All housing must comply with the International Property Maintenance Code.
Common areas shared by two or more units must be kept clean.
Eliminate rats, insects and other pests (maintain regular upkeep and pest control).
In case of emergencies or questions relating to the property, the owner/agent must provide tenants with the property manager's name, home address (not a P.O. box) and telephone number.
Occupants must be notified of all exits.
Avoid overcrowding your leased property. Check housing designations for each property before renting.
Reliable hot and cold running water supply must be available to all tenants.
A 30-day written notice must be issued to all tenants before assessing any rental fee increase.
If a security deposit is to be returned to the tenant, it must be returned within 30 days of lease termination.
Establish rules about pets before the contracts are signed.
Take an inventory
Inventory of the premises must be conducted with the tenant and recorded in writing.
Written inventories must be signed by both tenant and landlord and completed within 5 days of occupancy.
Both parties are to keep copies of the signed inventories.
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