Renting a Home

Lease Clauses

In a legal dispute between the landlord and the tenant, does the tenant have to pay the landlord's attorney's fees?

It depends on what the lease says. Most standard-form leases make the tenant responsible for paying all attorney's fees incurred by the landlord in enforcing the provisions of the lease. But some state or local laws restrict that provision to situations where the landlord wins a lawsuit and the court awards fees; if the tenant wins, the landlord pays the fees.

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>>What are the most important lease clauses for tenants?
>>Can the landlord enter a tenant’s premises without notice?
>>Does the tenant owe the landlord a late fee if the rent is not paid on the date specified in the lease?
>>Is the landlord liable for the damages incurred by a tenant who was injured because of inadequate maintenance of the property?
>>Can the tenant, with the landlord's consent, operate a business out of the rented premises?
>>Whose improvement is it?
>>What does "right of quiet enjoyment" of the premises mean?
>>So what about noise?
>>Is renting a condo unit different under the law?
>>In a legal dispute between the landlord and the tenant, does the tenant have to pay the landlord's attorney's fees?


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