Your responsibilities - what you must do.

Just as the landlord must ensure that they maintain the property and manage the property fairly, there are responsibilities that all tenants must ensure in relation to making sure the rent and utility bills are paid and looking after the property.

Following are a number of responsibilities:-

  • Take good care of the property – e.g. by turning off the water at the mains if you’re away in cold weather.
  • Pay the agreed rent, even if repairs are needed or you’re in dispute with your landlord.
  • Pay other charges as agreed with the landlord - these may include Council Tax or utility bills.
  • Not to damage the property intentionally.
  • Repair or pay for any damage caused by you, your family or friends.
  • Only sublet a property if the tenancy agreement, or your landlord, allows it.
  • Leave the landlord access the property when needed, they must give you at least 24 hours notice.
  • By not causing anti social behaviour or noise and nuisance to the neighbours and surrounding area.
  • By giving the landlord the correct amount of time when ending the tenancy.

The tenancy agreement will detail the responsibilities you have in ensuring the tenancy is managed successfully.

If you don’t fulfil your responsibilities, your landlord has the right to take legal action to remove you from the property.