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Duties of a Tenant

In most jurisdictions, a tenant has a duty to not damage the leased premises. If the leased premises is damaged without the fault of either the tenant or the landlord, then absent any lease language or statute, neither the tenant nor the landlord has a duty to repair. But the tenant still must pay rent.

A tenant also has a duty to not use the premises for illegal purposes. In case the tenant uses the property for such purposes, the landlord may terminate the lease or may obtain damages and injunctive relief.

A tenant also has a duty to pay rent.

A tenant maybe liable for any injuries to any guests on the leased property. Therefore, a tenant has a duty to keep the leased premises safe for others.

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