What Is A Lease?
Both the landlord and the tenant benefit from having the lease in writing. Either party may negotiate for any terms or other particulars he or she may want in the lease before it is signed. However, once both parties sign the lease, it is a legally binding document. If a conflict later arises between the parties regarding the property that must be decided in the courts, the court will look to the lease to determine the parties` agreement as to their respective rights and obligations. Therefore, it is very important that each party read and understand the lease before it is signed.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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