Do I Have To Have A Written Lease Before The Law Will Apply?

Absolutely not. All oral or written agreements to rent are considered leases. But to be enforceable, your agreement must be fair, honest, and reasonable to both the landlord and tenant.

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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