Before signing, take the time to read the entire document. In other situations, the landlord can only repair or replace large appliances, but make the tenant responsible for everything else. And then there are agreements where the tenant is responsible for all repair and maintenance costs. There may also be provisions on the maintenance of the farm or outdoor spaces. While utilities are sometimes covered by your rent, sometimes they aren`t. In addition, sometimes only certain utilities can be covered (such as water), but the tenant is responsible for others (such as the Internet). If you have a pet, read the rental agreement to find out if pets are allowed and if so, if there are any specific size or breed restrictions (some rental properties allow most dogs, but no pit bulls for example). .