Tenant Maintenance Responsibilites
These basic tenant responsibilities are part of your rental agreement
In accordance with the residential tenancy agreement, tenants are responsible for minor repairs and upkeep in their homes. This includes changing light bulbs, furnace filters (townhouses only), and batteries in smoke detectors and keeping their balcony or yard clean. If you need assistance, please contact your Site Manager.
Inside your home
Change your furnace filter every two to four months (townhouses only)
Change the batteries in your smoke detector in the spring and fall
Do not plug too many things into one electrical socket. If the breaker trips, reset the breaker by pulling it to the “off” position and then back to the “on” position. If someone has to visit your home to reset the breaker, you will be charged this cost
If your toilet is plugged, use a plunger to try remove the clog. Do not flush anything but toilet paper and human waste down the toilet. If you clog the toilet and a contractor has to unclog it, you may be charged for this cost.
Outside your home
Ensure any animal waste is cleaned up
Ensure your balcony, patio or yard is clear of debris or garbage
Only outdoor patio furniture and toys are allowed inside your yard or on your balcony or patio.
Balconies, patios and yards are not to be used for storage
Do not place or hang items from railings
Clean out the parking area
Remove any broken vehicles
Please store your bikes on the bike racks provided or in your yard or home and not in common areas.
Place tied garbage bags inside the bins provided
Do not leave garbage beside garbage bins
Do not leave large items beside the bins
If you do not properly dispose of garbage, you may be charged $15.00+GST per bag to cover the cost of disposal and clean up.
Before it snows:
Cut the grass in your yard and remove any debris
Any outside watering hoses must be disconnected from the tap
Turn off the water tap from inside your home and drain the water tap outside
Keep the sidewalk in front of your home clear of snow
Keep your parking stall clear of snow
Keep electrical cords used to plug in your vehicle off the sidewalk
If trees and shrubs in your building complex need to be pruned, please contact your Site Manager.
If you have any questions about your maintenance responsibilities or maintenance concerns, please contact your Site Manager or the Maintenance Department at 780-420-6161.