Tenant's Maintenance Obligations

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***PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS DOCUMENT***

The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.


KRS 383.605

A Tenant shall:

  1. Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety;

  2. Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the conditions of the premises permit;

  3. Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, garbage, rubbish, and other waste in a clean and safe manner;

  4. Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits;

  5. Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevator in the premises;

  6. Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so; and

  7. Conduct themselves and require other persons on the premises with this consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbor's peaceful enjoyment of the premises.



Reviewed August 2009