The person who leases a particular thing is referred to as the lessor. His or her basic duties include leaving the thing in such a condition that the lessee can use it for its usual purpose.
Who is the landlord?
Simply put, anyone who owns an item and provides it to another for a fee is a lessor. Most often it is the owner of the property who lets someone else use it.
What are the landlord’s rights and obligations?
Each landlord has the right to collect rent, the amount of which is specified in the lease (it may be agreed to increase it annually), to inspect the apartment, to prohibit other persons from moving into the apartment, to secure the security deposit, and to refuse any modification or change the tenant wants to make. The tenant also has the right to terminate the lease.
What are the landlord’s responsibilities?
The basic principle is to hand over the thing to the tenant for use. What else?
- The lessor is obliged to provide the necessary services.
- The Lessor must maintain the property in a fit for use condition throughout the rental period.
- He must also keep a proper account and allow the tenant to inspect it.
Did you know that the landlord’s other duties include making alterations and repairs, but not all of them? Routine maintenance and minor repairs are the responsibility of the tenant.