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the consent of the landlord is not required. If the tribunal determines that the landlord’s consent is
required, then the assignment or sub-letting without the landlord’s consent is void. What are the duties of the tenant?
The duties of the tenant to a large extent reflect the rights of the landlord. The main duties of the tenant
• To carry out necessary repairs—to advise the landlord of necessary repairs. In the case of urgent
or emergency repairs, the tenant can either do the work personally or pay a tradesperson and then
get the landlord to recompense the tenant, provided that reasonable steps have been taken to get in
touch with the landlord or agent.
• To avoid damaging the premises—either by their actions or those of an invitee. Where damage
has been incurred, the landlord may require the tenant to do the repairs or undertake to have the
• Not to permit the premises to be used illegally—whether at common law or by statute....
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