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See Gemara BM 101B-102A: מתני' המשכיר בית לחבירו המשכיר חייב בדלת בנגר ובמנעול ובכל דבר שמעשה אומן.‏ If one rents a house to his neighbour, the landlord must provide the door, door-bolt, lock, and everything which requires a skilled worker. אבל דבר שאינו מעשה אומן השוכר עושהו ..:‏ But what does not require a skilled worker must be ...


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According to this, the tenant is the one responsible for the mezuzah. Tzarich Iyun: The Mitzvah of Mezuzah The obligation to affix a mezuzah devolves upon the resident of the dwelling. In Talmudic language, this obligation is called “chovat hadar”—the dweller’s obligation.[2] In general, therefore, the tenant, not the landlord, is responsible for ...



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