Residential Tenant

Tenants Obligations
It is very important that tenants understand their obligations relating to a rental property. If they do not fulfil their obligations then it is possible their bond may be lost when problems arise.

A tenant must:

  • Pay the rent on time.
  • Ensure the property is used for residential purposes.
  • Keep the property up to a reasonable standard of cleanliness.
  • Inform the landlord of any damage as soon as possible.
  • Pay for the repair of any deliberate or careless damage by the tenant.
  • Comply with all conditions in the tenancy agreement.
  • At the end of the tenancy remove their belongings and leave the property in a reasonable state of cleanliness. Return any keys and leave the chattels provided by the landlord.
  • Allow the landlord reasonable access to the property.
  • Pay for all electricity, gas, telephone services used by the tenant.

A tenant must not:

  • Damage or allow others to damage the property.
  • Use or allow others to use the property for any unlawful purpose.
  • Interfere with the neighbours peace and comfort. ...

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