Lease agreements are a crucial aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship. A lease agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms and conditions of a tenancy. It should include details such as the rent amount, the length of the lease, security deposit, and any restrictions or rules for the property.
At UBFK law, we can help you draft and negotiate a lease agreement that protects your interests and ensures that your rights and obligations are clearly defined. Some key provisions that should be included in a lease agreement include:
- Lease term: The lease term should clearly state the start and end date of the lease.
- Rent: The lease agreement should clearly state the amount of rent, when rent is due, and any late fees or penalties for late payment.
- Security deposit: The lease agreement should state the amount of the security deposit, how it will be held, and the conditions under which it can be withheld.
- Maintenance and repairs: The lease agreement should outline the landlord’s responsibilities for maintenance and repairs and the tenant’s responsibilities for keeping the rental unit clean and in good condition.
- Occupancy: The lease agreement should specify who is allowed to occupy the rental unit, whether subletting is allowed, and whether guests are allowed to stay for extended periods of time.
- Pets: The lease agreement should state whether pets are allowed, and if so, any restrictions on the type or number of pets.
- Termination: The lease agreement should outline the conditions under which the lease can be terminated, including notice requirements and any penalties for early termination.
*These are some but not all terms that should be included in the lease.*
UBFK Law Group can help you draft and negotiate a lease agreement that meets your needs and protects your interests. We can also advise you on compliance with state and local laws related to lease agreements and represent you in disputes over lease agreements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced landlord-tenant attorneys.