What Are My Rights and Responsibilities as a Landlord?
  • Maintain your property in good condition. Complete repairs within a reasonable amount of time upon request by the Housing Authority or tenant, 24 hours for emergencies. The amount of time that is considered reasonable depends on the nature of the problem
  • Set reasonable rules about the use of units and common areas
  • Do not enter a unit without the tenant's permission and proper notice except for emergencies or tenant-requested repairs
  • Collect appropriate security deposit as directed under the program and use it only as directed by state law
  • Comply with equal opportunity requirements
  • Enforce tenant obligations under the lease
  • Expect your tenant to:
    • Pay rent on time
    • Keep unit clean
    • Avoid illegal activity
    • Permit access for repairs
    • Avoid damage to property
    • Refrain from disturbing others
    • Allow only those occupants on the lease to reside in the unit
    • Comply with terms and conditions of lease and HAP contract
  • Take action through Magistrate's Court to evict when the tenant violates the lease

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1. How Do I Make a Unit Available to Voucher Holders?
2. What Are the Requirements for My Unit to Be Rented to an Assisted Family?
3. What Do I Do When a Voucher Holder Is Interested in My Unit?
4. Can I Collect a Security Deposit?
5. What Is the Term of the Lease?
6. What Are My Rights and Responsibilities as a Landlord?
7. What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Deposit?