Both tenants and landlords must follow certain state and federal rules. Being a tenant, it is very important to know what your rights and responsibilities are. Knowing the law ensures more safety in your life. Have a look at the following tenant rights and responsibilities. Keep in mind that by signing the lease you agree to the terms and conditions mentioned there, so read it carefully every time you’re renting a new apartment. If you don’t understand something, ask your landlord for explanations.

Tenant Rights And Responsibilities
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Tenant Rights

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides the necessary information about tenant rights. When talking about tenant rights and responsibilities, we should mention the following basic rights:

Tenant Responsibilities

Let’s go on considering tenants’ rights and responsibilities:

Useful Links

Tenants’ Rights Guide

New York State Office of Rent Administration

New York Homeowners & Tenants Insurance: What Consumers Need to Know (pdf)

The main thing in tenants’ rights and responsibilities is knowing the law. Both the landlord and tenant should read the laws carefully.