Articles related to "Tenant Rights"

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A 7-point checklist for avoiding renter’s regret
Demand for rentals is always high and you may feel pressured into signing a lease too soon because you fear missing out. Not doing your homework could however lead to you making a bad decision.
5 security tips for first-time renters
Moving into a first home can be exciting and liberating, but young people who do so, need to be aware of the risks of living alone and take appropriate steps to keep safe.
Why a tenant’s safety should be important to landlords
Landlords have a duty to use reasonable care to safeguard their tenants and could be in breach of contract if they fail to do so. But providing good security benefits the landlord as well.
4 tips for first-time renters
Competition is fierce for rental properties and in order not to miss out, first-time renters should make sure that they are well prepared. Here is a quick guide for first-time renters
Expert advice for new millennial landlords
As homeowners in their 30s move on from their first homes, they face a decision on whether to sell or rent out the property. Here is some advice for those who choose to become landlords.
When should a landlord start the eviction process?
The relationship between a landlord and tenant is a business one, and should be treated as such. When a tenant is in breach of contract, it is best to start the eviction process as soon as possible.
Why rental property inspections are important
Landlords and tenants often disagree on who is liable for repairs or damages to a rental property. The best way to avoid conflict is to have a thorough inspection report done.
Rainwater tanks: Should a landlord or tenant supply them?
Many home owners are installing rainwater tanks and grey-water systems to help them meet water restrictions and to protect themselves against a Day Zero scenario. But what of tenants?
Lease clauses and the law
Clauses written into a lease are legally binding once the lease is signed. It's therefore important to know what you are signing up for when you agree to clauses in a rental agreement.
How landlords should deal with subletting
The sub-letting game can be dangerous, but there are three S’s you can follow as a landlord to keep yourself safe.