The Tenant is obliged to

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  • pay the rent on time. If the tenant receives a Centrelink payment, the landlord may agree for the rent to be paid using Centrepay. (For details on Centrepay contact the nearest Centrelink Office);
  • keep the premises in a reasonable state of cleanliness;
  • pay charges for water usage and supply as agreed between the landlord and the tenant. In the absence of an agreement the landlord is responsible to pay for water usage up to 136 kilolitres per year - any amount above this is the responsibility of the tenant. If there are multiple properties on one meter, a special clause must be included in the lease agreement outlining how water charges are to be determined. Sewerage charges and any levies are always the responsibility of the landlord;
  • not intentionally or negligently cause or allow damage to be caused to the premises;
  • notify the landlord of damage to the premises;
  • notify the landlord when repairs are needed;
  • not use the premises, or allow them to be used, for any illegal purpose;
  • not cause or allow a nuisance or interference with the reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of anyone else living in the immediate vicinity of the premises;
  • not fit any fixtures or make any alterations to the premises (including picture hooks, shelves and fences) without the landlord's permission.