Tenancy in the ACT - What are my responsibilities as a tenant?

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You have certain responsibilities as a tenant which are placed on you by legislation and by the tenancy agreement which you sign. Your responsibilities include:

  • To pay the rent as agreed;
  • To take care of the premises and not cause a nuisance or annoyance to your neighbours;
  • Not to use the premises for an illegal purpose and to observe the valid terms of the tenancy agreement;
  • To allow the landlord or agent reasonable access to the premises in accordance with the standard terms and the RTA;
  • To repair any damage negligently or intentionally caused by you, your guests, pets or persons under your control (eg children, sub-tenants) or compensate the owner for the loss incurred; and
  • To notify the landlord of the need for repairs or maintenance.

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

Further information and advice for ACT tenants can be sourced from

www.tenantsact.org.au