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Being A Good Tenant

Being a good tenant

Housing is hard to find. Once you have housing it is important to be a good tenant and follow the rules. Here are some of the most important things you need to know to help you keep your housing.

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Pay your rent on time

Paying rent on time is important. Pay your rent on, or before, the first of each month. If you pay late, you will be charged a late fee. If you don’t pay at all, you will get an eviction notice.

You need to pay the full amount of your rent each month. Landlords do not accept partial payments for rent.

Most landlords will ask you to pay your rent using a personal check, money order, or cashiers check. Cash is usually not accepted as a payment for rent.

Keep your unit clean

Your landlord expects you to keep your unit clean. Landlords have the right to inspect your unit to make sure it is clean. Here are some ways to tell if your unit is clean.

  • Clean units smell nice.
  • Floors have been swept, mopped, or vacuumed.
  • Garbage cans have been emptied. There are no full garbage bags waiting to be taken to the trash cans.
  • Dishes have been done and the kitchen counter is clean.
  • The sink, toilet, and bathtub are clean.

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