Renters are responsible for cleanliness and safety. You may rent without any formal agreement, or you may have a lease agreement. The most common type of renter in Tennessee is a renter who signs a lease agreement to pay rent each month throughout the year. Renters may be asked to provide a security deposit. Lease agreements are legally binding contracts. You are responsible for following the terms of your lease. Some lease agreements have addendums such as pet policies, pest control contracts or for reporting water damage. You are responsible for: paying your rent on time, paying any late fees, keeping the place clean and safe, not letting anyone else damage it, not breaking the law, disposing of your garbage, and following your landlord’s rules. If you break your lease, then it may become a legal issue.
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