Who's responsibility is it to take out the trash? Is it the landlord or the tenant?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lucky Star Realty

In Crescent City, CA, a new Ordinance has been passed that puts landlords responsible for the trash that accumulates in rental properties, even though the trash came from the tenants.  This law seems unfair to landlords as tenants can take advantage of this and not take care of their own trash. 

Here is a link to an artical about concerns from the landlords:

http://www.triplicate.com/20091014107212/News/Local-News/Landlords-question-new-waste-law

So are the landlords' concerns valid?  There has to be a balance for this between the tenants and landlords as to who is responsible. 

 

"Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come true."

Thavisak "Lucky" Syphanthong, Broker

Phone:  707-954-7926
Lucky Star Realty  
email: lucky@luckystarrealty.com
Phone toll free: 866-875-2279 Fax toll free: 888-490-7728
websites: http://www.luckystarrealty.net http://www.luckystarrealty.com/ 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Location:
California Del Norte County Crescent City
Groups:
The Lounge at Active Rain
Posts to Localism
Tags:
crescent city ca news
landlords
tenants
real estate
homes for sale
professional realtors in crescent city

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
853,032
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

This strikes me as a bad law. People should be responsible for taking out their own garbage. Should landlords also make their bed and flush their toilets too? I'd write it in the lease to circumvent this. 

Oct 16, 2009 03:18 AM #1
Rainer
40,976
Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong
Lucky Star Realty - Crescent City, CA
Yes, I agree. Landlords should monitor their properties and inform the tenents, but they should not get all the blame since it is the tenants' solid wastes, not the landlords.
Oct 16, 2009 04:02 AM #2
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
40,976

Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong

Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information