What does it mean to be a tenant?

12 January 2020

A tenant is a person who has the right to live in and use a property in exchange for rental payment, which is normally paid at the beginning of each month. The tenant is responsible for providing the rent to the landlord or lessor. Being a tenant also means being responsible for the rental property […]

A tenant is a person who has the right to live in and use a property in exchange for rental payment, which is normally paid at the beginning of each month. The tenant is responsible for providing the rent to the landlord or lessor. Being a tenant also means being responsible for the rental property and any damages caused to it, whether by them or by parties associated with them while they are residing in the residence.

What else does it mean to be a tenant?

The tenant is the person who chooses the property they want to rent, and they must abide by the Urban Rentals Act (LAU) regardless of whether the property is residential or commercial. In the same way, the tenant must respect the agreements stipulated by both parties, which must always be in writing as part of the signed rental contract.