Rights and Responsibilities Outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act
As a tenant, it’s important to know and understand your rights and responsibilities outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act. One common concern is the condition of the rental property upon move-in. Before signing a lease or moving in, it’s important to conduct a thorough inspection and document any existing damage or issues with the property. This can be done through an inspection report, which can also be used as evidence if there are disputes about the property’s condition down the line.
Maintaining a clean and livable rental space
Another concern for tenants is maintaining a clean and livable rental space. While it’s the landlord’s responsibility to ensure basic living standards, it’s essential for tenants to also play their part in keeping the property clean. This can be done through regular cleaning, following a cleaning schedule, and properly disposing of garbage and recycling.
Repairs and maintenance
It’s also important for tenants to understand their rights regarding repairs and maintenance in the rental property. Landlords are responsible for ensuring the building is safe and livable, so any necessary repairs or maintenance should be reported and addressed promptly.
Keeping track of these responsibilities and concerns as a tenant can be overwhelming, so it’s helpful to have a checklist handy to ensure everything is taken care of. Understanding and fulfilling your rights and responsibilities as a tenant can maintain a positive relationship with your landlord and provide a comfortable living experience.
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