General Tenant Responsibilities
Your realtor is a great resource of information to help you understand your lease agreement terms. Managing your tenant responsibilities will help grow your awareness of home ownership. Below you will find information regarding your responsibilities as a tenant. Contact Us any time for more help with your leasing process.
Tenant Responsibilities Include:
- Pay rent on time
- Keep the Property clean and sanitary
- Promptly dispose of all garbage in appropriate receptacles
- Supply and change heating and air conditioning filters at least once a month
- Supply and replace all light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and batteries for smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, garage door openers, ceiling fans remotes, and other devices (of the same type and quality that are in the Property on the Commencement Date)
- Take action to promptly eliminate any dangerous condition on the Property
- Take all necessary precautions to prevent broken water pipes due to freezing or other causes
- Replace any lost or misplaced keys
- Pay any periodic, preventive, or additional extermination costs desired by Tenant, including treatment for bed bugs, unless otherwise required by law
- Remove any standing water
- Know the location and operation of the main water cut-off valve and all electric breakers and how to switch the valve or breakers off at appropriate times to mitigate any potential damage
- Maintain the lawn if required by your agreement
- Water the foundation of the property at reasonable and appropriate times; and
- Promptly notify Landlord, in writing of all needed repairs
- Keep all utilities on for the duration of the lease.
- Do not bring in pets or additional tenants without prior approval from the landlord. This could be a breach of the agreement and cost serious money.
- Follow the Landlord’s rules and regulations for move out procedures.