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A Students Guide to Renting Part 3

Updated: Feb 10, 2020

Rights and responsibilities:

You have your lease, you are paying rent. Now, what are your rights and responsibilities?

Your rights and responsibilities and those of your landlord are two faces of the same coin. Your landlord is obliged to provide an apartment that is sanitary and structurally sound. At the same time the renter is expected to keep their apartment sanitary and in good repair. Remember that sanitary and in good repair does not mean nice! Your apartment being ugly and drafty does not count as unsafe or unsanitary. However, mold in the apartment, structural problems with the building or other serious problems must be repaired by your landlord. Unless the problem was caused by you;