Know your rights as a tenant

Lease agreements are common types of contracts we encounter in everyday life. As with all contracts, both parties have rights and obligations. In this post, we are focusing on the rights of tenants and the corresponding obligations of landlords.

The landlord’s primary obligation is to give the tenant “use and enjoyment” of the property. Emanating from this primary obligation, the landlord must ensure that the property is in a condition reasonably fit for its purpose. In the context of residential property, the condition must be fit for human habitation.