Steps to Enjoy Your Tenancy

Renting is a simple process and problems can be avoided by following these guidelines:

• Ensure that you pay your rent on time
• Look after the property as if it was your own
• Make an effort to present the property in great condition for any rental inspections
• Update the landlord/agent in writing on any damage or maintenance issues as soon as they occur
• Request permission in writing for anything that you’d like to do to the property (eg: picture hooks)
• Seek permission for any changes to the lease (eg: additional or different people living with you)
• Retain all documents about the tenancy in a safe place for the duration of your tenancy, including the condition report and any photos, the tenancy agreement, any letters, and payment receipts, etc
• Respect your neighbours by adhering to any strata bylaws or communal property rules when applicable
• If you plan to move out, give notice in accordance with the terms of your tenancy agreement