What is included in my rent?

In return for paying rent you get the right to live in a place and treat it as your home. If your building or complex has more than one rental unit, you also have the right to use the common areas. Common areas include things like hallways, elevators, driveways, lobbies, and grounds.

You also have the right to have your unit and all common areas properly repaired and maintained by your landlord.

Your rent could include other things, such as electricity, cable, parking, cleaning, or meals. Make sure your written agreement or clearly says what is included and what is not included. If something you thought was included is not in writing, you might have a hard time proving it if you and your landlord disagree later.

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