March 18, 2013

Renting a Home

Leases

What are the advantages of a written lease?

From the landlord’s standpoint, the chief advantage of a written lease is the landlord's right to hold the tenant to pay rent for the entire duration or term of the lease.

>>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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