It is important to check a property inventory carefully, as every item outlined on the list must be returned in the same order as listed when the tenant leaves, otherwise the deposit (or part of it) may be held by the landlord.
The landlord must make all necessary repairs to keep the property in a fit and habitable condition; however the landlord is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by the tenant.
The tenant is responsible for small repairs resulting from the property being in used on a day-to-day basis.
Urgent maintenance repairs may be undertaken by the tenant in order to avoid serious and immediate damages to the property, although the landlord must be informed prior to any work commencing or else the tenant will have to bear the cost.
The landlord must give the tenant three-months notice if they intend to undertake repairs that affect health, hygiene and comfort in the property. The tenant may renounce the rental contract within one month from the notice. If the tenant decides to stay, they may be entitled to a reduced rental rate in relation to the space that cannot be used because of the repairs.
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