What Are My Responsibilities As A Tenant?

  • Pay your rent on time. As a tenant it is your responsibility to pay your full rent on time.
  • Take care of property. You must take reasonable care of the property you are renting. When you move, the place must be left in the same condition that your received it, less normal wear and tear.
  • Notify landlord when away. Let your landlord know when you are going to be out of town or away from home for an extended period of time.
  • Inform your landlord of needed repairs. Inform the landlord, in writing, of needed repairs.
  • Keep noise level down. Be considerate of other renters and neighbors by keeping the noise level down in your home.
  • Abide by the lease agreement. Read your lease before your sign it and discuss any concerns you have with your landlord as your must abide by all provisions of the agreement.
  • Give notice before moving. Unless otherwise specified in your lease, give 15 days written notice before moving.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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