Before signing a long-term lease or getting involved with any leasing agreements, you should have a real estate lawyer examine the deal. We can point out any problems and help negotiate on your behalf. But if this is the first time you are leasing a property, you may have questions about what will be needed, what information is typically included, and more.
Your lease agreement more or less defines the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant(s). First, a lease agreement serves as a legally binding contract that can be enforced in court. Second, it’s full of business-related matters for the landlord, such as how long the lease is in use, the amount of rent due and when, etc.
Other factors included in a lease agreement are:
While these are the major terms of a lease agreement, landlords can also define limitations on:
While most details are what make a lease legally binding, some terms are unenforceable. This can change the parameters of its acceptance. Such terms include the following:
While you may be compelled to jump into a lease agreement, it’s best to have a trusted real estate lawyer go over it first. We can negotiate the terms of the lease and ensure all aspects are legally sound.
Like any contractual agreement, there can be wording that you may not understand. Also, there’s likely to be fine print, which may not seem important, but could cost you later on. We know landlord-tenant disputes happen, but when it comes down to a disparity in your lease, it’s best to have a trusted real estate attorney by your side.
If you live in Northeastern Pennsylvania and are in the middle of a real estate transaction, now is the time to have a Scranton real estate lawyer on your side. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact Mazzoni Valvano Szewczyk & Karam for a free consultation today. Serving clients in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Monroe, and surrounding counties.
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