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Standard Lease Provisions

Most lease have standard provisions which set forth landlord and tenant rights and obligations. Such provisions include:

  1. The names of the parties
  2. A description of the rental property
  3. The term, or length, of the lease
  4. The amount of rent
  5. The due date of the rent
  6. The amount of the security deposit
  7. Whether the tenant is subject to late fees
  8. Maintenance responsibilities
  9. Options to renew
  10. Termination notice requirements
  11. When the landlord may enter the rental property
  12. Rules concerning pets

While leases or rental agreements do not have to be in writing to be valid, the terms of the agreement will be easier to enforce and the responsibilities of the parties will be clearer if the rental agreement is in writing.

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