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Tenant’s responsibilities


Tenant's must:

  • 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 written consent.
  • use the property for any unlawful purpose.
  • have more than the maximum number of occupants listed in the tenancy agreement.

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.

For more information see Tenancy Services.govt: click here

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