The person to whom the landlord, under the lease agreement, gives the use of the property is called the tenant. As such, he or she is obliged to comply with all the provisions in the lease agreement, and must also take care of the property and keep it in working order.
Landlord vs. tenant
The basis is a sublease agreement where the parties are clearly specified, i.e. the landlord and the tenant. Other details include the definition of the subject of the lease, the duration and end of the lease, the rights and obligations of the parties, the amount of rent and the terms of payment.
Our tip: The lease agreement should specify the scope and payment of services related to the rental of the property. This will prevent possible future disputes.
What are the tenant’s rights and obligations?
Just because you rent a property from someone doesn’t mean that you just pay rent for it.
- You will also be charged for utilities and other fees associated with the use of the apartment or house.
- You will pay for small expenses related to repairs or maintenance of the property. You as a tenant can then ask the landlord to carry out major repairs to maintain the standard of the property.
- Have you rented the flat for yourself and want to share it with someone else? Then you must inform the landlord.
- You cannot set up a permanent residence in the rental without the landlord’s consent.
- The landlord may require the tenant to pay a security deposit as a money security. However, it must not exceed six times the monthly rent.
- Both parties can terminate the lease.