Repairs - Tenants Obligations

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The standard terms specify that you are obliged to take reasonable care of the premises and keep them reasonably clean. Cl 63 says that during the tenancy
the tenant must:

  • (a) not intentionally or negligently damage (or permit damage of) the premises (this covers not only the tenant, but also any guests, animals, children etc);
  • (b) notify the landlord of any damage as soon as possible (it is a good idea to put this in writing, sign, date and keep a copy);
  • (c) take reasonable care of the premises and keep the premises reasonably clean, having regard to their condition at the start of the tenancy and the normal incidents of living.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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