As a landlord myself, I always pay for any maintenance in my building even If I think the tenant is at fault. Itâ€™s just smarter in the long run. If the problem doesnâ€™t get fixed, itâ€™s going to cost me more in the long run. No matter whoâ€™s at fault, the landlord should fix it. Contact your local government agency and they will tell you what your right and responsibilities are. I hope this answers your question. If not, feel free to contact me.