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This Guide can help landlords, tenants avoid disputes

General obligations

Landlord-tenant disputes are a common occurrence in the renting process. Some of these disputes could be avoided if landlords and tenants were aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Tenants should :

Pay rent on time.

Use reasonable care and not damage property.

Properly dispose of garbage.

Refrain from taking on additional occupants or subleasing without the landlords written permission.

Landlords should :

Make property habitable before tenants moves in.

Make and pay for repairs due to ordinary wear and tear.

Refrain from turning off a tenants water, electricity or gas.

Provide written notice to tenants when ownership of the property is transferred to a new landlord.

Not unlawfully discriminate.

Avoid problems :

The best way to avoid later problems is to address issues in a lease. Put it in writing who has to mow the lawn, fix a clogged sink or pay the utility bills.

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