Chapter 17-20


17-20-010    Tenant obligations.

17-20-010 Tenant obligations.

The tenant shall:

A.    Comply with all obligations imposed upon tenants by provisions of the codes applicable to the rental unit;

B.    Keep that part of the premises that the tenant occupies and uses as safe as the condition of the premises permits;

C.    Dispose all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste from the rental unit in a clean and safe manner;

D.    Keep all plumbing fixtures in the rental unit or used by the tenant as clean as its conditions permits;

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

F.    Not deliberately nor negligently, destroy, deface, litter, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so;

G.    Conduct himself or herself and require other persons on the premises and within her or his rental until to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb the peaceful enjoyment of the premises by others;

H.    Maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary condition and provide for a general cleaning of the rental unit prior to departure. As part of such cleaning, the tenant will broom sweep the floors, vacuum all rugs and carpeting, clean appliances and plumbing fixtures and patch nail holes;

I.    Unless otherwise permitted, occupy the rental unit only as a dwelling unit;

J.    Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the landlord, not apply any part of a security deposit as part of obligated rent payments;

K.    Comply with representations made in the rental application. Any material misrepresentation made in the application shall be cause for termination of the rental agreement;

L.    Not be in possession of any alcoholic beverage in a public street or other public place unless the alcoholic beverage is in its original container with the seal unbroken or conduct any illegal activity on the property or premises within the city of Harvey. For the purpose of this subsection, a public place shall include, but not be limited to, all city streets and all parking areas and common areas serving multifamily residential structures containing four or more dwelling units, provided that this prohibition shall apply to such multi-family common areas only if the owner, manager, or owners’ association has stated in writing, that it is the intention of the ownership of such owner of common area that the prohibition be applied. The written statement may reserve the right of management to give one-day permits for residents or tenants to hold social gatherings in a common area;

M.    Sublet only in accordance with the terms of the lease. Under no circumstances shall the tenant sublet the unit or rent any portion of the unit for any consideration whatsoever so long as the tenant uses the unit as the tenant uses the unit as the tenant’s own residence, domicile or sleeping quarters for more than one day in any thirty (30) day period. (Ord. 3122 § 1 (part), 2004)