Be wary of any other loss that the owner/agent may require of you, such as. B is a fee for the “rental break”, a fee for the “final inspection” or a fee for the “reinsion”. If you have concerns about the fairness of the losses claimed by the landlord as a result of your termination of the contract, you should seek advice (see Chapter 1.12 Community Contacts). Before moving in, tenants and landlords must go through the premises and note any existing damage. This written statement is called a progress report. Both the landlord and tenant should receive a copy of this report. It is also a good idea to take photos or a video of the inventory. This helps to interpret the status report if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy. The landlord can deduct from the deposit when the tenancy ends and the tenant owes money to the landlord for unpaid rent or damage to the premises. As a general rule, the landlord cannot infer adequate “wear and tear” of the premises (i.e., wear and tear caused solely by living on the premises). The landlord can deduct for stains on carpet or countertops, large holes in the wall and missing appliances and other things that are beyond reasonable wear and tear. Tenants and landlords can agree that in addition to the standard terms, additional terms will apply to the contract.
These should be listed on the residential lease. A fixed-term lease is a contract valid for a fixed period (e.B. 6 or 12 months). The agreement has a specific start and end date (expiration date). The agreement has two objectives. First, it allows the landlord and tenant to list the details of the tenancy, such as. B, the names of the parties, the duration of the contract, the amount of rent and how payments are to be made. Breaking a fixed-term contract without first obtaining the owner`s written consent can be costly. The tenant may have to pay the rent and maintenance costs of the property until the landlord finds a new tenant or the initial rental period expires. The tenant may also be required to pay other reasonable costs incurred by the landlord as a result of the tenant`s premature termination of the lease. In most cases, if a landlord or tenant wishes to end the tenancy, they must notify the other party in writing. You must use the following forms: Can the landlord terminate my term contract before the expiry date? If the contract is in writing, the landlord must give the tenant a copy of the contract.
A tenant should also receive another copy if it is signed by the landlord/property manager and tenant within 14 days of signing. Tenant Counselling Service – Tenant Rights Manual July 2009 4.02 Page 5 Tenant Counselling Service – Tenant Rights Manual July 2009 4.02 page 6 You can also ask the court to order the landlord to pay you compensation for any loss you suffered as a result of the landlord`s breach and for the early termination of the lease. . . .