What are tenants responsible for?

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What are tenants responsible for?

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Quite a lot actually!

Tenants have significant responsibilities but we’ve broken it down to a basic list for you.

  • Pay the rent on time.

  • Keep the property clean and tidy.

  • Let the landlord know about any damage or need for repairs straight away.

  • Pay for repairs if they or their guests cause any damage willfully or through negligence.

  • Pay for their own outgoings (eg. electricity, gas, Internet, etc)

  • Replace expired batteries in smoke alarms (where app.) and let landlord know if there are any problems with the smoke alarms asap.

  • Leave the property clean, tidy, and clear of rubbish and possessions at the end of a tenancy.

  • Leave all keys with the landlord when they move out.

  • Leave behind all items that were supplied with the tenancy.

In addition to things you must do, here is are few things tenants MUST NOT DO:
  • Stop paying rent if the landlord hasn’t done repairs.
  • Damage the premises.
  • Damage, remove or disconnect the smoke alarms.
  • Disturb the neighbours or the landlord’s other tenants.
  • Make any alterations to the property without the landlord’s written consent. This includes changing locks, attaching fixtures, or doing renovations, alterations, or additions.
  • Use the property for any unlawful purpose.
  • Have more than the maximum number of occupants listed in the tenancy agreement.


But don’t worry, on move in day your Manage My House property manager will meet you at the house to go over everything with you and answer any questions before your tenancy begins.

We love meeting our tenants and welcoming them into their new homes.

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