Although it might be understood that all tenants have rights so landlords can not make up rules and stipulations as time progresses, most tenants in fact, are not aware of their rights. In fact, your legal rights as a tenant begin before everything is finalized and taken care of.
To begin with, As a tenant, you can not be discriminated against based on your ethnicity, religion, sex, or disability. The Fair Housing Act applies these conditions for purchasable real estate and homes for rent. Spring Hill residents can not be discriminated by landlords and there are modern examples of court’s ruling in favor of defendants against landlords for discriminatory practices.
Another right that landlords tend to exploit is the right of “quiet enjoyment.” Quiet enjoyment covers homes for rent; Spring Hill tenants can not be disturbed by a landlord unless there is an emergency. An emergency in these circumstances is defined as a fire or some other form of natural disaster. A landlord needs to give you a prior notice before entering the premises.
The most popular right that tenants are usually aware of but sometimes overlooked is the fact that landlords pay for all damages of the homes for rent. Spring Hill landlords are required by law to make the residence they are renting out is considered habitable. If you water heater breaks down, you do not have to pay for it!
First, give your landlord a written request for repair. Under most laws, 30 days is reasonable for most fixes, but somethings like a broken heater in the winter season can be seen as 2 days for being reasonable.It depends on the type of repair to determine the time it takes for a landlord to fix a problem.
When looking for Homes for rent, Spring Hill residents should be well versed in their tenants rights to get the most they can out of their rented home!
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of A Plus Realty Management*