As a tenant there are many things that you are responsible for during your time in a rented property. If you’re unsure as to what your duty is as a tenant, check out our list below on the key things that tenants are responsible for …
As a tenant it’s your responsibility to pay the rent on time. If there is a serious issue which may affect the date of the rent payment you should tell the landlord or Letting Agent in advance so that you can come to an agreement on when you’ll be able to pay.
Notifying Landlord/Letting Agent of damage
When you move into your new home, you’ll receive a form to complete about any damages to the property. This form must be completed and sent back within 7 days of the check in or you’ll be charged for these issues when you move out. If any problems arise during your tenancy you should make your Landlord or Letting Agent aware as soon as possible in order to prevent the problem from worsening. As a reminder if you’re a tenant with us you can report any problems on Fixflo which is a 24hr online reporting system for repairs- which you can find a link to on our website.
Renewing or vacating
If you wish to extend your stay in a property you need to make the Letting Agent aware. You’ll have to pay a renewal fee once the terms have been agreed on your new tenancy. You must also sign your new contract within 48 hours to keep the property from being re-marketed. If you would prefer to vacate, it’s your responsibility to tell your Letting Agent so that a check-out appointment can be arranged.
Before you move out
Once you have booked your check-out appointment, it’s best that you check the condition of the property and try to make it look as it did when you first moved in. The entire property must be clean or you’ll have to pay for the cleaning costs. It’s also your responsibility to remove all of your personal belongings before you leave such as bedding, pictures and bags of rubbish.
Are you clear on what tenants are responsible for?