A lease is an agreement between the landlord and tenant, signed by both parties.
It gives the landlord the right to control the rental property and the tenant the right not to rent it to anyone other than the person who signed it.
Renters can use a lease to get rid of unwanted tenants.
They can do this by getting a copy of the rental agreement from a prospective tenant or by having a copy sent to the landlord’s address.
The landlord has the right, however, to terminate the lease after a period of time and for good cause.
A lease has many requirements and can be confusing to the uninitiated.
Before you sign a lease, check out the following questions to get the most out of your lease.
If you don’t have a lease or the landlord has not provided it, contact your local housing authority.
The law allows the landlord to evict you from the rental unit for violating the lease.
It also allows the tenant to terminate a lease after 12 months if the landlord is unable to provide adequate housing or has not complied with the lease terms.
A landlord can also evict a tenant for violating a lease agreement if the tenant breaches the lease or fails to comply with its terms.
If the lease is terminated for a violation, the tenant is entitled to a full refund of any rent or rent-related costs paid by the landlord for the duration of the lease agreement.
For example, a tenant could claim that the lease was violated if the lease failed to provide a safe, habitable, and sanitary rental unit.
If your lease does not include the right for you to quit after 12 or 18 months, you must find a new tenant to rent the property.
A tenant may also be entitled to compensation for damage caused by a landlord who fails to make good on a lease term or the lease becomes invalid.
Rent may be more expensive than you think, especially in areas with high vacancy rates.
In many cities, landlords can charge more than you might think.
When you buy a new car, for example, you may pay more than the sticker price.
For rent, you can also pay more.
If a rental property is sold, the value of the property may be reduced.
If there are no repairs and the lease ends, the lease may be terminated.
You may be able to get an extended lease if you pay off your mortgage within the first year of renting.
A new tenant has more rights than a tenant who stays in a rental unit that has been vacant for a long time.
A person who rents a property that has not been occupied for at least two years can make an application to the city for an extension of the occupancy, but this only applies to a new rental property.
If someone moves into a rental home that is vacant for at most six months, the city can evict them.
The city can also rent the home to another tenant for a shorter period of the term of the previous tenant.
The rules about rent are different in the cities where a landlord is a tenant and a tenant is a landlord.
In cities with an independent landlord, a landlord has more legal rights than in cities where independent landlords have control over the rental business.
For more information on landlord-tenant law, check with the Department of Consumer Affairs, which regulates the rental industry.