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My lease does not mention repairs. I thought it would be up to my landlord to fix everything, but when I called him about a blocked drain, he said it was up to me to fix it. Is this right?

by Guest759  |  6 years, 8 month(s) ago

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My lease does not mention repairs. I thought it would be up to my landlord to fix everything, but when I called him about a blocked drain, he said it was up to me to fix it. Is this right?

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  1. Guest759

     Yes. If your lease does not say anything about who is responsible for repairs, it is your responsibility to fix the drain. The Residential Tenancies Act does not place any obligation on a landlord to make repairs. The landlord has a responsibility under public health laws to be sure that property is sanitary and safe to live in, but that would not extend to a problem such as a blocked bathroom drain unless it becomes unsanitary.

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