Rights and Responsibilities

When you move into your home you sign a tenancy agreement.

This agreement sets out what you can expect from Tai Tarian and also tells you what your rights and responsibilities are as a tenant.

Your tenancy agreement sets these out in detail and these are summarised below:

You have the right to:

  • Live in a home that is in good condition and which has necessary repairs carried out by Tai Tarian
  • Ask for permission from Tai Tarian to make improvements to your home such as an extension, laying laminate flooring or decorating the outside of your home
  • Stay in your home and live in a peaceful environment. To report Anti-Social Behaviour, please click here
  • Have your say on the way our services are run
  • Take in lodgers with permission from Tai Tarian
  • Information about Tai Tarian and your home
  • Be told in advance of any change in your rent or any other charges.

You are responsible for:

  • Looking after your home and garden and letting us know if it needs repairs
  • Paying your rent and other charges to Tai Tarian weekly in advance. If your rent is not paid you could lose your home
  • Insuring the contents of your home. Click here for further details
  • Ensuring you or your visitors behave and do not break the law in your home or community otherwise you may be evicted
  • Asking Tai Tarian for permission on certain things such as keeping pets or running a business from your home, more information is available here
  • Giving us 4 weeks notice before ending your tenancy
  • Telling us if you are away for more than four weeks.

If you have any questions about your rights and responsibilities, please contact your Tenancy Relations Officer.