The terms of upkeep and maintenance of rental apartments may be specified in the lease agreement. If no such stipulations are made in the agreement, the lessor is responsible for the upkeep and normal wear and tear of the apartment. For example, after ten years of tenancy the lessor has no right to demand that the tenant replace the wallpaper in the apartment, regardless of how poor the condition of the wallpaper is. The tenant is responsible for any damage to the apartment caused by the tenant. Also see the question "How can the lessor receive compensation for damage to the apartment caused by the tenant?"
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