Start your landlord-tenant relationship on a firm footing with a rental agreement
There are many details to keep track of when you’re renting property and the laws governing rental agreements can vary widely by locality. A correctly worded rental agreement will organize all aspects of your lease arrangement in one document. It will clarify your obligations and protect all your rights.
Before You Sign, Have a Lawyer Review the Rental Agreement
Before you sign a lease or rental agreement, you may want to have a lawyer review it to ensure all the standard clauses and mandatory disclosures are present and properly worded so as not to unlawfully abridge your rights as a tenant. Also, if any disputes arise over a rental agreement, your attorney can help you recover damages in a court of law.
Security deposits frequently cause disputes between landlords and tenants. An attorney can explain the legal requirements regarding security deposits and if any interest owed on a security deposit is to be refunded to the tenant. An attorney can also determine if any interest and/or deposit can be applied to repairs, cleaning fees and back rent owed.
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