Your landlord is responsible for maintaining the basic living conditions of your apartment such as the plumbing, heating, electricity, floors, walls, stairs, and windows. The landlord is also responsible for keeping the apartment building free of garbage, trash, rats, mice, cockroaches, and other vermin (also refer to California Health & Safety Code Section 17920.3).
• Effective weather proofing and weather protection of roof and exterior walls…including unbroken windows and doors.
• Plumbing or gas facilities that conformed to applicable law…maintained in good working order.
• A water supply approved under applicable law that is under the control of the tenant or water system that is under the control of the landlord…capable of producing…hot and cold running water…furnished to appropriate fixtures, and connected to a sewage disposal system.
• Heating facilities that conformed to applicable law…maintained in good working order.
• Electrical lighting, wiring, and equipment that conformed with applicable law at the time of installation…maintained in good working order.
• Buildings, grounds, appurtenances, and all areas under control of the landlord at the time of the lease or rental agreement, in every part clean, sanitary, and free from all accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents, or vermin.
• An adequate number of appropriate receptacles for garbage and rubbish, in clean condition and good repair…with the landlord providing serviceable receptacles thereafter, and being responsible for the clean condition and good repair of such receptacles under his control.
• Floors, stairways, and railings maintained in good repair.
• In effective July 1, 2008, a locking mail receptacle for each residential unit in a residential hotel, as required by Section 17958.3 of the Health and Safety Code.