Tenant Responsibilities

As a tenant, you must:

Pay rent on time. State law does not allow tenants to withhold rent for any reason. You can be evicted for withholding rent.

Comply with all terms of the lease. (Some landlords use documents called "rental agreements" or "contracts." Regardless of what it is labeled, a written document concerning your agreement with your landlord is a lease.)

Maintain property in safe and sanitary condition. Your security (damage) deposit can be withheld for damages to property. Your landlord can take you to court to recover funds for damages, if they exceed the amount of the security deposit, or to recover back rent.

Clean and use correctly supplied fixtures, (sinks, commodes, tubs, etc.). You are responsible for damages done by anyone visiting you.

Do not disturb neighbors with loud excessively music, etc.