What are my Tenant
1. Pay your rent on time. Failure to pay your
rent can lead to eviction.
2. Keep the home or apartment that you’re
renting in good shape.
3. If you are going to move out, give proper
notice to your landlord under the terms of your
4. Never have more than the number of residents
or visitors allowed by the lease.
5. When you decide to move out, make sure the
apartment or home is in the same condition as
it was when you moved in. Take pictures of the
premises before and after you lived there. Make
sure that dates are on the pictures for
reference. Also make sure you return the key
6. Repair any damages that are caused by you or
7. Do not bring in any animals unless permitted
by the lease agreement.
8. Allow your Landlord access to the property
to make repairs (24 hours notice is
These are the basic do’s and don’t
for you as a tenant. You can use these as a
working guideline. If you have followed these
guidelines and are still having a problem with
your landlord then seek a Landlord-Tenant
Rights Attorney who is experienced with the
rental laws in your state.
What are my Responsibilities as a
While tenants have the obligation to pay rent
on time and maintain the property in good
condition, landlords have responsibilities, as
well. In most states, landlords must:
1. Provide housing that compiles with all
housing, health, and building codes.
2. Give the tenant at least 24 hours before
entering the premises.
3. Make sure all plumbing and heating works
correctly (hot and cold running water, bathroom
and kitchen fixtures).
4. Notify tenants in writing of any
5. Respond in a timely fashion to
tenant’s maintenance problems.
6. Give tenants written receipts for rent or
7. Take care of the property.
8. Follow all eviction laws if it becomes
necessary to evict a tenant.
9. Give tenants complete contact
10. Provide tenants with emergency contact
information for after hours.
11. Understand the difference between normal
wear and tear for security deposit
12. Return the security deposit in a timely
fashion, if final walk through has been done
Even when a landlord follows these guidelines,
there are going to be problems that occur.
Never take matters into your own hands. Contact
a lawyer with expertise in Landlord Tenant law.
Landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state,
so it is important to hire an attorney familiar
with the law in the state in which the property
is located. Please fill out the
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