Your Responsibilities As A Tenant In Italy

Very often, I get inquiries regarding what the tenant and landlord are responsible for, during the rental period of a lease contract in Italy. Here is an overview of the main points that are the responsibility of the owner and the tenant.

NB: All correspondence regarding the property should communicated to the landlord by registered mail w/ return receipt, or, if possible, by PEC email. Do not communicate issues and / or problems through WhatsApp, Email, or SMS messages.

KEY

T = Tenant

O = Owner

ADMINISTRATION

Government tax for use of public land as a “no parking zone” T

Government tax for use of public land for work on the property O

ELEVATOR

Normal maintenance and small repairs T

Installation and extra maintenance of fixtures and fittings O

Adjustments according to new legal requirements O

Consumption of electricity by motors and lighting T

Inspections and tests T

WATER PUMP

Installation and replacement of the whole system and primary components (pump, tank, rotating element, electric winding etc.) O

Normal maintenance T

Tax and installation tax O

Motor powering T

Re-adjusting tank pressure T

Inspections, tests and gas meter readings T

LIGHT, VIDEO SPEAKER PHONE AND EXTRA FITTINGS

Upgrade of electric supply T

Installation of light fittings/bulbs in unfurnished/partially furnished properties T

Installation and replacement of communal light fittings O

Ordinary maintenance of the communal lights T

Installation and replacement of bell and alarm O

Ordinary maintenance of the bell and alarm T

Installation and replacements of speakerphones and video speakerphones O

Ordinary Maintenance of speakerphones and video speakerphones T

Installation and replacement of special alarm, security, and similar O

Ordinary maintenance of extra alarm, security, and similar T

HEATING, AIRCONDITIONING, HOT WATER AND WATER SOFTENING FITTINGS

Installation and replacement of the fittings O

Adjustments of the fittings according to new legal rules and regulations O

Ordinary maintenance of the fittings, including refractory coverings T

Annual cleaning of the fittings and of the filters and seasonal charges T

Gas meter readings T

Buying fuel, consumption of energy by motors, electricity and water T

SPORTING FACILITIES

Installation and extra maintenance O

Staff (lifeguards, cleaners, maintenance staff, general, etc.) T

Consumption of water by cleaning, purification, acquisition of materials for ordinary maintenance (eg: red dirt) T

FIRE SAFETY FITTINGS

Installation and replacement of fittings O

Acquisition of extinguishers O

Ordinary maintenance T

Re-filling of the extinguishers, inspections and tests T

TELEVISION EQUIPMENT

Installation, replacement or improvements of the central television system O

Ordinary maintenance of the main television equipment T

COMMUNAL AREAS

Replacement of drainpipes, siphons and waste drains O

Ordinary maintenance of drainpipes, siphons and waste drains T

Extra maintenance of roofing and solar paneling O

Ordinary roof and solar panel maintenance T

Extra maintenance of the sewer system O

Ordinary maintenance of the sewer system, including the unblocking of shafts and ducts T

Replacement of marble, banisters and railings O

Ordinary maintenance of walls, banisters, railings, stairs and various communal areas T

Consumption of water and electricity in communal areas T

Fittings and replacements of locks O

Maintenance of gardens including the repairing of the equipment used T

Installation of mail boxes, placards, bins, Gas meter cupboards, doormats, carpets, tracks and other furnishing materials O

Ordinary maintenance of mail boxes, placards, bins, Gas meter cupboards, doormats, carpets, tracks and other furnishing materials T

INTERNAL AREAS OF RENTED APPARTMENTS

Replacement of walls and flooring O

Ordinary maintenance of walls and flooring T

Ordinary maintenance of windows, doors and shutters, heating and bathroom fixtures T

Changing of keys and locks T

Wall painting (can be contract specific) T

Replacement of glass T

Ordinary maintenance of devices and electrical conductors and cables and of the speakerphone and video speakerphone T

Varnishing of wooden and metal furnishings T

Extra maintenance of heating O

RECEPTION DESK OF THE PROPERTY

Wages of the concierge and substitute, including welfare and insurance contributions, liquidation allowance, bonuses, holidays and various compensation, including local reimbursements as governed by the national labor contract. T10% O90%

Cleaning materials T

Costs for substituted housing for the concierge according to the national labor contract. L10% O90%

Ordinary maintenance of the concierge’s station T10% O90%

Extra maintenance of the concierge’s station O

CLEANING

Expenses of hiring a cleaner O

Wages of said employee, including welfare and insurance contributions, liquidation allowance, bonuses, holidays and various compensation, including local reimbursements as governed by the national labor contract. T10% O90%

Expenses for third party service contracts O

Expenses for third party cleaning services T

Cleaning materials T

Acquisition and replacement of cleaning machinery O

Ordinary maintenance of cleaning machinery T

Pest control and disinfection of the bin areas T

Disinfection of bins and waste containers T

Waste or equivalent tax T

Acquisition of bins and containers O

Bin liners T

SNOW CLEARING

Expenses related to the service, including materials used O

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