Landlord/Owner Responsibilities Screen the family to be sure that they will be good tenants. You should look at their rental history, credit history, and criminal history, if applicable. Abide by your obligations of the lease to the family. Abide by your contractual obligations to MCHA. This includes providing the information required by MCHA to complete HUD paperwork to allow payment of rent. Maintain the unit up to the standards of MCHA, HUD, and local code enforcement. Follow the fair housing and equal opportunity requirements. Collect from the family any security deposit, the family's portion of the rent, and any charge to repair damage caused by the family. Follow the law on security deposits, including interest payments and refunds when the tenant moves out of the unit. Notify MCHA if the family violates the lease, or if there is any other problem with the family. Pay for utilities and services for which you are responsible under the lease agreement. This list is not all inclusive. Please refer to your Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract.