Renting a Home

Leases

Can tenants be forced to waive their rights by signing a lease?

Maybe. It depends upon whether the local or state law prohibits landlords from requiring such waivers. For example, the landlord's duty to maintain the property cannot usually be waived by the tenant. However, the landlord's duty to notify the tenant before suing for eviction can be waived in most places.

>>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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