The city of Cincinnati is cracking down on landlords who are delinquent in taking care of their apartment buildings.
THE LANDLORD’S DUTIES
The landlord must:
- Comply with requirement of any building, housing, health or safety codes which materially affect health and safety;
- Make all repairs and do whatever is reasonably necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition;
- Keep the common area of the building safe and sanitary;
- Provide trash and waste receptacles, if there are four or more apartments in the building;
- Supply running hot water, a reasonable amount of hot water, and reasonable heat at all times;
- Give tenant reasonable notice of intent to enter into a tenant’s apartment and enter only at reasonable times;
- PROVIDE THE TENANT WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF LANDLORD AND AGENT, IF ANY, IN WRITING AT THE BEGINNING OF TENANCY;
- Keep all electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning fixtures and appliances and elevators in good safe working condition, when these things are supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord;
- Not harass the tenant by unreasonable or repeated demands to enter the tenant’s apartment. If the landlord or agent enters without the tenant’s permission or repeatedly demands entry, the tenant can recover actual damages resulting from the landlord’s entering.
If you are concerned with the conditions in your rental unit, please reach out to the city using the Citizen Service Request @ 5619000.com or call them at 561.9000. You can also reach out to us @ or call 401.5356 and leave a voicemail.
Carolyn Gillman, Chair