„exemplary damages“ means that this money is not allocated to correct the injustice suffered by the tenant (that`s what the compensation is there for), but rather to order to punish the landlord and prevent him from doing something similar again. Your landlord should always notify you in advance before entering the property. While there is no specific rule on how much notification to give, anything less than 24 hours in advance is not enough. Agreements between tenants (and landlords) and their roommates are not covered by the Residential Rents Act. This means that roommates are not part of the lease. If the name and address of the agent are on the lease and they act to protect the identity of the landlord, then the broker for tenants is the landlord. This means you can go to court and sue your agent as if they were your real owner. All rental agreements must contain the full legal names of the landlord and tenants. The rights granted by law vary depending on the type of rental.

You and your landlord may have made arrangements on the lease, which will be part of the lease agreement as long as they are not against the law. You and your landlord have the rights and obligations that are prescribed by law. The rental agreement can give you and your landlord more than your legal rights, but no less than your legal rights. If a provision of the rental agreement imposes on you or your landlord less than your legal rights, that provision cannot be enforced. For more details on the different grounds of unlawful discrimination, see the chapter „Discrimination“.