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The Tenant-Landlord Relationship

Holding Up Your End of the Bargain

When you hold up your end of the rental agreement—by paying your rent on time, complying with the rules your landlord has set for the apartment (smoking, pets, etc.), and staying in good favor with your neighbors—you deprive your landlord of any reason not to hold up his end of the bargain. It’s also important to treat your landlord with respect, even if you don’t think he deserves it. Acting rudely, either over the phone or in person, will only make him less willing to help you—and more apt to give you less than stellar service.

The Considerate Tenant

Here are a few tips for getting—and staying— on your landlord’s good side: