Tenant’s responsibilities outlined by Residential Tenancy Act

  • Pay the rent on time.
  • Keep the premises reasonably clean and tidy, and notify the landlord as soon as any repairs are needed. You may not withhold rent if you cannot get repairs done.
  • Use the premises principally for residential purposes.
  • Pay all electricity, gas, telephone, and metered water charges.
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms as required.
  • Not damage or permit damage to the premises, and to inform the landlord of any damage.
  • Not disturb the neighbours or the landlord’s other tenants.
  • Not alter the premises without the landlord’s written consent.
  • Not use the property for any unlawful purpose.
  • Leave the property clean and tidy, and clear of rubbish and possessions at the end of the
  • At the end of the tenancy, leave all keys and such things with the landlord. Leave all chattels supplied with the tenancy.
  • If a maximum number of occupants is stated in the tenancy agreement, not exceed that number.