What Are My Landlord´s Legal Obligations?

According to Nebraska law (§ 76-1419) the landlord must maintain fit premises. This includes meeting the standards of the Lincoln Housing Code.

In addition, the landlord must:

  • Make repairs to keep the premises in a habitable condition
  • Keep all common areas of the premises clean and safe, such as hallways, common stairway, parking lot, laundry room, and sidewalks
  • Maintain in good condition all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances supplied by the landlord
  • Must provide and maintain receptacles for garbage and provide for its removal
  • Must supply hot and cold running water and reasonable heat at all times.