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March 18, 2013

Renting a Home

Lease Clauses

Is renting a condo unit different under the law?

A tenant who rents a condominium has two obligations, one to the condo unit's owner and one to the condo association.

The condo owner is the landlord. But the association sets the rules and regulations for the building and controls the common areas. Depending on local law, the association may have the right to seek eviction of a condo tenant who violates the rules. It may also have the right to seek the tenant's eviction if the condo owner fails to pay the regular association assessments. All states and many municipalities have passed special condo laws, although in some cases they do not apply to buildings with only a few units. If you rent a condo, check the local law.

>>What are the most important lease clauses from the point of view of landlords?
>>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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