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Rights And Obligations Of Private Landlords And Tenants

Admin      October 13, 2017

Many tenants are not sure on what their rights really are when it comes to a tenancy agreement. We bring you here some points that should help you get basic information.

Rights of Tenants:

  •  To live in safe place, which is in good condition too. 
  •   Not to be disturbed during the tenancy. 
  •   To have deposit returned when your tenancy ends.  
  •   To have information on who your landlord is.
  •   To have the energy performance certificate available.    
  •   To have written agreement about the tenancy.
  •   Not to be evicted without a valid reason.      
  •   To challenge high fees or rent itself.  

 Obligations of Tenants

  • To let landlord access and/or inspect the property (at least 24 hours notice period and reasonable time of the day is required unless emergency case).   
  •  To keep/maintain the property in good condition.       
  •  To pay the rent and other charges according the tenancy agreement.   
  •  To repair or pay for any damage caused by them, their family or friends.         
  •  To sublet the property only with the agreement of the landlord.   

Rights of Private Landlords

  • Landlord can inspect/visit their private property at reasonable time of the day giving tenants at least 24 hour notice, unless it is emergency.
  •  Private landlords have right to get paid according to the tenancy agreement.
  • Landlords can evict the tenant if there is a valid reason, such as not paying rent.

Obligations and Duties of Private Landlords

  • Landlord must not discriminate the tenants or treat them in a different way just because of their    gender, race, martial status, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Landlords must maintain the property in good conditions.
  • Tenants should be allowed to have their privacy secured, hence the visits of landlords should not be frequent or without any reason.
  • To provide and manage the energetic property certificate (EPC).
  • Landlord cannot change the locks without prior notice to the tenant.


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