Rights & Duties of Tenant

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Rights & Duties of Tenant

 

Every rent agreement is different, but this sets out the basic rights and responsibilities that should be included in any rent agreement.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Tenant is responsible for paying Rent on time
  2. Tenant is responsible for repairing damages caused by him or those living with him
  3. Tenant is responsible for paying household bills (electricity, water, etc.)
  4. Tenant is responsible for keeping the property clean and tidy and under a duty not to cause any damage or loss to the property. for keeping house secure (setting alarm, locking doors, etc.)
  5. Tenant is responsible for returning property in same state as you found it at beginning of tenancy subject to ordinary wear and tear.
  6. Tenant is responsible for insuring your own content against damage.
  7. If tenant wants to leave before the expiry of the term of the agreement, he may be liable for paying the rent for the remaining period short of the agreed period. However, the landlord must make an effort to re-rent the unit at a reasonable price. If this is not done, the tenant may not be liable for rent beyond a reasonable period of time.
  8. When tenant wants to move out of a rental unit, it is important to give appropriate notice to the landlord. In most cases it is not necessary to provide written notice if tenant is moving out at the expiration of a lease, though tenant should check his rent agreement to determine what, if any, kind of formal notice must be given.

 

Rights:

 

  1. Right to peaceful & undisturbed Possession and enjoyment of the property.
  2. Right to notice before inspection or visit by the Land lord/Lessor
  3. Right to privacy: the landlord cannot tamper with your mails or other possessions.
  4. Right to the necessary utilities like water, electricity, passage etc.
  5. Right of maintenance of the property on the expense of the Landlord, if he fails to take necessary steps, despite reasonable notice.
  6. Right to reimbursement of the expenses incurred on behalf of the landlord/lessor. The amount may be adjusted or deducted from the rent.
  7. Right to receive the security deposit made at the time of the tenancy.