Give your landlord notice in writing that you are moving out. Read your lease to see how much notice you have to give your landlord. Schedule a walkthrough with your landlord. Remove all belongings and take photos of how you left the unit. Leave the unit broom clean. Make a list of things to be…
Your landlord can’t bother you or keep you from enjoying your place. The landlord may need to come into your place sometimes. Most of the time, the landlord needs your permission first. If the landlord has a good reason, you should let them in. There are a few times your landlord can come into your…
Landlords must keep the place fit to live in and in good repair. If something in your apartment needs to be fixed, tell your landlord in writing. Landlords must keep the areas everyone uses clean and safe. Landlords cannot treat you differently because of your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or because you…
You have the right: To a place that is fit to live in To live peacefully in the place you rent
Always pay your rent on time, and always get a receipt. Keep the place as clean and safe as when you moved in. Don’t tear up the place or let anyone else tear it up. Follow the rules of the lease. Remember- you are responsible for the actions of your guest too.
Yes. A security deposit pays for damage to the property after you move out that is more than normal “wear and tear”. Make sure you get a receipt for the security deposit.
If you break your lease by not paying rent or breaking a rule, your landlord can evict you. How much notice you get depends on which county you live in and the reason your landlord wants you out. Visit www.las.org for more information.
If you don’t agree with part of the lease, don’t sign it. Talk to the landlord and see if you can both agree to a compromise. You can write in new things to the lease and you can cross out sections, but you both have to agree to the changes.
A written lease in not required, but it is a good idea because a lease says what the landlord and the tenant must do. Without a written lease, it is hard to prove what the agreement you have with your landlord is.
The person who rents the property to you is called the landlord. The person who is paying to live there is the tenant.