Renting a Home

Leases

What are the disadvantages of a written lease?

The major disadvantage for the tenant is that the landlord may write in express provisions that void certain protections that the law ordinarily gives to the tenant. Also, most written leases—including most of the standard form leases—favor landlords, and the landlord's responsibilities are not very well spelled out.

>>What is a lease or rental agreement?
>>Do all tenants have the same kind of lease?
>>What are the advantages of an oral versus a written lease?
>>What are the disadvantages of an oral lease?
>>What are the advantages of a written lease?
>>What are the disadvantages of a written lease?
>>Can leases be negotiated?
>>How should the tenant or the landlord change the lease if either doesn't like certain clauses?
>>Does the law regulate the provisions in a lease?
>>Can tenants be forced to waive their rights by signing a lease?


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