- pay the rent on time.
- keep the property reasonably clean and tidy.
let the landlord know about any damage or repairs straight away.
pay for their own outgoings like, electricity, gas and internet.
at the end of the tenancy, leave the property clean, tidy, and
clear of rubbish and possessions.
- leave all keys with the landlord.
- leave all items that were supplied with the tenancy.
Tenants must not:
- stop paying rent if the landlord hasn’t done repairs.
- damage the premises.
- disturb the neighbours or the landlord’s other tenants.
make any alterations to the property without the landlord’s
- use the property for any unlawful purpose.
have more than the maximum number of occupants listed in the
Both landlords and tenants are responsible for:
- making sure the tenancy agreement is in writing.
- keeping their contact details up to date.
- not changing the locks without permission.
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