Tenant’s Duties and Landlord’s Remedies

Tenant’s Duties and Landlord’s Remedies

Learn about a tenant’s major duties, such as rent, abandonment, and repairs, and a landlord’s associated remedies, including termination of the lease.


This lesson will discuss a tenant’s basic duties and a landlord’s remedies for breach. 

A tenant has a duty to pay rent, avoid abandoning the property, and avoid committing waste. Note that these are only the basic duties, and the parties may agree to others in their lease. 

A tenant’s primary duty is to pay rent. The amount and payment dates are usually specified in the lease. If no amount is specified, then the rent is deemed to be the fair rental value of the property. If no...