10. Who is responsible for maintenance and repairs?
Confirm with the owner who is liable for. “Many of the calls we get from tenants involve disagreements over who pays for things like repairs to appliances, the cost of utilities, the cost for light bulbs, and regular maintenance of the property.” You also got to know exactly what appliances and fixtures the owner must maintain. “If the lease doesn’t specify who are going to be liable for repairing the AC, don’t assume the owner will need to roll in the hay . If something isn't laid out in the lease or covered by landlord/tenant laws, it’s difficult to force a landlord to repair it.”