2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47 - Property Law
Article 8 - Owner-Resident Relations
Section 47-8-22 - Obligations of resident.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 47-8-22 (2019)

The resident shall:

A. comply with obligations imposed upon residents by applicable minimum standards of housing codes materially affecting health or safety;

B. keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit, and, upon termination of the residency, place the dwelling unit in as clean condition, excepting ordinary wear and tear, as when residency commenced;

C. dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste in a clean and safe manner;

D. keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the resident as clean as their condition permits;

E. use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators, if any, in the premises;

F. not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so;

G. conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors' peaceful enjoyment of the premises;

H. abide by all bylaws, covenants, rules or regulations of any applicable condominium regime, cooperative housing agreement or neighborhood association not inconsistent with owner's rights or duties; and

I. not knowingly commit or consent to any other person knowingly committing a substantial violation.

History: 1953 Comp., § 70-7-22, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 38, § 22; 1995, ch. 195, § 8.


The 1995 amendment, effective July 1, 1995, added Subsection I and made minor stylistic changes throughout the section.

Law reviews. — For survey, "The Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act," see 6 N.M.L. Rev. 293 (1976).

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 49 Am. Jur. 2d Landlord and Tenant §§ 507, 538 et seq.

Liability of lessee to persons injured by defects in premises or property after surrender of possession by lessee, 11 A.L.R.4th 579.

Liability of owner or occupant of premises to fireman coming thereon in discharge of his duty, 11 A.L.R.4th 597.

Measure and elements of Damages for Lessee's breach of covenant as to repairs, 45 A.L.R.5th 251.

51C C.J.S. Landlord and Tenant §§ 235 to 243.

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