Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords Certificate of Rent Paid: Your landlord must give you a Certificate of Rent Paid by January 31 or each year. This may allow you to receive a partial refund for the property tax paid. Maintenance: The rental unit must be fit to live in. The rental unit must be kept in a reasonable repair. The rental unit must be in compliance with the state and local health and housing codes. If it is not up to code and the unit is inspected, the Fire Marshal may force the renter to move out of the property immediately. Housing Codes: All rental properties must be up to code including: Basic requirements for the maintenance of the exterior and exterior structures. Extermination of rodents and insects. Compliance with fire and safety codes. Weatherization of rental units. The information above has been gathered with permission from, “Student Legal Services Tenant Resource Guide”, a resource produced by University Student Legal Services at the University of Minnesota.