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Are You Looking To Rent A House? These Are Your Legal Rights

  • 1. Right to habitable property- A tenant has the right to a house that is fit to be lived in.
  • 2. Right to privacy- Your landlord cannot enter the property during tenancy without prior permission from you at any stage.
  • 3. Right to property- You are entitled to hold on to the property during tenancy and your lease cannot be disturbed by sale, alienation, inheritance or auction of the property.
  • 4. The tenant is also entitled to have appropriate contact information (telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, etc.) and the landlord can be contacted at any point of time.
  • 5. Right to reimbursement for any expenditure- The tenant is entitled to reimbursement for any repairs that he/she carries out that are the landlord’s responsibility.
  • 6. Right to notice of eviction- The tenant is entitled to a certain amount of notice of the termination of tenancy.
  • 7. Right of heirs of tenants to tenancy- Legal heirs of the tenant are also tenants and is entitled to receive all the protection available to the tenant under the Rent Control Act.
  • 8. Right to discontinue tenancy- The landlord does not possess the right to insist on continued tenancy. The tenant has a right to vacate the premises for a valid reason.
  • 9. Right to have rent settled against security deposit- Your landlord has no legal right to ask you to pay the rent and not settle it against the deposit during a notice period.
  • 10. Right to relevant documents- A tenant has the right to a copy of any register entry held by the Registrar dealing with tenancy.

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