Landlord-Tenant: Terms of a Lease

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Terms of the Landlord and Tenant Relationship

A lease or rental agreement is a contract that sets the terms of the relationship between the landlord and tenant

Most Common Lease Agreement Terms

Your lease should contain terms covering the following issues: 

Residential Lease Terms

Some terms are only found or are most common in residential leases. These terms typically cover:

Commercial Terms

Some terms are only found or are most common in commercial leases. These terms typically cover:

Terms Which Favor the Landlord

Leases often have terms which favor the landlord. Some of these may be common while others may be more obscure:

If a lease does not have one of these terms, you can always negotiate with the other party to include these terms. Be sure that the change is in writing since enforcing a modification of the lease is difficult without a written document.

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If you are in a dispute with a tenant or landlord over a lease or rental agreement, a real estate lawyer can advise you of your legal rights and remedies and provide legal information..

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Last Modified: 06-18-2014 10:43 AM PDT

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