A landlord renting a apartment will hope his property will be a lucrative investment with only little headaches, but later discovers that the job is not complete once the lease has been signed.
He has the onus to provide tenants with a safe and clean living space, and in some cases, he or she must quickly address issues that negatively affects his or her tenants’ quality of life. At the same time, tenants have the responsibilities for maintaining the apartment and alerting the landlord to health or safety problems.
The foregoing said, we will outline in simpler terms what the previously emboldened entail.
Tenant's Responsibilities Made Simple
Paying rent on time, even if you have issues with your landlord.
Paying utility bills like Electricity, Water Board, Telephone, broadband and so on, unless agreed otherwise with the landlord.
Turning off water and electricity while leaving the apartment
Paying community or neighbourhood levy, security levy and sewerage charges in most cases.
Ensuring the apartment is looked after and kept in a sanitary condition. The rentee is responsible for normal wear and tear on the property
Repairing professionally damages caused by you or your visitors.
Not subleting the property, unless it was previously agreed with the landlord
When one wishes to move out, an appropriate amount of notice should be given to the landlord
On moving out, the property must be cleaned and restored to the condition it was when one moved in.