As a tenant it is extremely important that you understand your obligations in relation to a rental property. By not fulfilling your obligations it is possible to lose your bond.
As a tenant you must:
- Pay the rent on time.
- Ensure the property is used for residential purposes for the majority of the time.
- Keep the property up to a reasonable standard of cleanliness.
- Inform the landlord of any damage as soon as possible.
- Pay for the repair of any deliberate or careless damage which you cause.
- Comply with all conditions in the Tenancy Agreement.
- At the end of the tenancy remove your belongings; leave the property in a reasonable state of cleanliness; return keys or any like devices; and leave the chattels provided by the landlord.
- Allow the landlord reasonable access to the property.
- Pay for all electricity, gas and telephone used by you.
- You may also be required to cover the cost of water depending on whether it is provided for in the Tenancy Agreement. A tenant is responsible for water charges if the: house or flat has a separate water meter, and tenant’s written tenancy agreement states that, at the start of the tenancy, the tenant will pay for metered water provided to the tenancy, and
- water supplier charges for water provided to the premises on a metered basis.
(from Department of Building and Housing)
As a tenant you must not:
- Damage or allow others to damage the property, whether deliberately or carelessly.
- Use or allow others to use the property for any unlawful activities.
- Interfere with the neighbours peace, or comfort.
- Make any alteration to the property in any way without the landlords express permission.
- Refuse the landlord entry when they are entitled to enter.
- Sublet without the express permission of the landlord.
If you need further assistance while looking to rent or renting your property, please contact us.