Government of New Brunswick

The landlord must:

  • screen all prospective tenants in the same way so that it is fair and transparent
  • keep the rental in a good state of cleanliness and repairs and fit for habitation
  • keep the stove and fridge and other items provided with the rental in a good state of repair
  • keep all common areas (hallways, stairs, entrance) clean and safe
  • follow all health, safety, housing and building standards
  • respect privacy:  don't enter the rental without good reason and without giving proper notice.

The landlord should:

  • set reasonable rules: all rules should be clearly written in the lease
  • provide security: be sure to provide secure premises with adequate lighting

 

Landlords of rooming and boarding houses have the same rights and obligations as other landlords with two exceptions:

  • landlords may enter rooms, without any notice requirement, where housekeeping services are provided
  • landlords must provide and maintain sufficient doors, locks and other devices to make the room reasonably secure

 

Additional obligations for tenants of mobile home sites are:

  • keep the site in a good state of repair
  • Keep any items (provided by the landlord) in a good state of repair
  • keep all common areas (roadway, park) clean and safe
  • follow all health, safety, housing and building standards
  • repair any damage (caused by the landlord) to the tenant's mobile home, skirting or any other structure on the site