Larry Landlord has recently renovated an apartment and has put it on the market to be rented for $800.00 a month. Larry Landlord has been in business for approximately five (5) years and has had both positive and negative experiences with tenants. Larry Landlord is hoping to find a good, long-term tenant for his apartment. Roger Renter saw Larry
Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants and Landlord
The tenancy agreement and any other laws related to landlord and tenancy resides in both the state laws and the federal legislation, which addressees the governance and location of property. The properties that are guarded or subjected to this law include; mobile home, apartment; houses, stores, or continuum that falls within the federal and state laws governed jurisdictions and incorporated in the rental contracts (Strauss, 2013). Thus, rights and responsibility of both the landlord and the tenant are captured in the tenancy agreement to provide procedure of solving and avoiding tenancy problems.
To begin with, as tenant, Roger`s responsibilities include; a duty to pay rent timely as agreed, which can be paid on weekly, monthly or other agreed times basis (Merrill & Smith, 2010). In addition, tenants are obliged to pay security deposit and other charges such as garbage collection, sewage utility cost, electricity, water bills prior moving into the property (Merrill & Smith, 2010). Also, a tenant has a duty to keep the rented unit clean and free from damages, not to use the property for anything illegal and moved out in accordance with agreed terms in the