Of course you dont want to be bothered reading a leasetheyre far from scintillating. But you shouldnt just blow them offtheyre very important. Leases are contracts, enforceable in court, that spell out the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Here are some high points.
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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?