Over here, most of the rented dwellings in the city are in a bad condition obviously due to lack of maintenance. Landlords would reason out that tenants were negligent even if that is not stipulated in the lease contract. But there are some tenants who voluntarily repaint the apartment with their own funds. Of course, that is with permission from the landlord who is definitely happy with the offer. In the so called University belt where boarding houses for students abound, there are fire traps and dilapidated buildings that are for condemnation. When an accident occurs, that's the only time the government will come in to investigate and media will blow up the issue of unkempt boarding houses. That's only when an accident occurs.