Area of Law:
How to get a Lease / Rent Agreement
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Learn about your landlord's liability for mold problems, how to get rid of mold, and how to prevent it in the first place. If you suspect there is mold in your rental unit, learn what to look for and when your landlord might be liable. check to learn more.
The rental agreement (or lease) governs the entire rental relationship from a financial and legal standpoint. In this section, you will learn about how leases work, what to look for when reviewing a lease or rental agreement, how to add a roommate to a lease (if allowed by lease), terminating a lease, and more. check to learn more.
Constructive eviction occurs when residential rental property is in such disrepair or when a condition exists on the property that makes it impossible or extremely difficult to live there. The property is then said to be "uninhabitable." check to learn more.
Most landlords use printed forms for their leases and rental agreements. However, printed forms may differ from each other. There is no standard rental agreement or standard lease! Therefore, carefully read and understand the entire document before you sign it. check to learn more.
Rent should be due on the same date each month and this date should be clearly listed in the lease agreement. Learn the benefits of setting a due date and why allowing a grace period can also be helpful. check to learn more.