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What rights and responsibilities do I have as a tenant?

As a tenant, you have the following rights:

  1. Quiet enjoyment: The right to live in your rental unit peacefully without interference from your landlord.
  2. Habitable living conditions: The right to live in a rental unit that is fit for human habitation, with working plumbing, heating, electricity, and other essential services.
  3. Protection from retaliation: The right to be free from retaliation from your landlord for exercising your rights as a tenant.
  4. Privacy: The right to privacy in your rental unit, and the right to have your landlord respect your privacy by giving proper notice before entering your unit.

As a tenant, you also have the following responsibilities:

  1. Pay rent on time: You are responsible for paying rent on time, as outlined in your lease agreement.
  2. Keep the rental unit clean and well-maintained: You are responsible for keeping your rental unit in a clean and orderly condition, and for repairing or paying for any damages that you cause.
  3. Follow building and housing codes: You are responsible for following building and housing codes, including health and safety regulations.
  4. Not engage in illegal activities: You are responsible for not engaging in illegal activities on the rental property.
  5. Provide proper notice before vacating: You are responsible for providing proper notice to your landlord before vacating the rental unit.

Note: The rights and responsibilities of tenants vary by jurisdiction, so be sure to consult your local laws for more information.