Media Landlord Attorney Discusses What to Consider When Creating a Lease
As an accomplished Media Landlord Attorney, I get questions all the time from clients about what a landlord should consider when creating a lease. Landlords, when preparing to create a lease, need to consider certain factors and make sure they include them in the lease. These factors are going to vary depending on whether you’re a residential landlord or a commercial landlord. Let’s stick with residential for the time being. A residential landlord wants to make sure he or she identifies who the tenants are; if there are multiple tenants you want to make sure they are all on the lease. That means they will all be obligated in the event there is damage to your property or failure to pay rent, you have multiple avenues of recovery.
You also want to make sure that you identify the term of the lease. How long will the lease be? Is it month to month? Is it a one-year lease? What happens at the end of that one year? Will it automatically renew or will it automatically terminate? You also want to make sure that you cover any additional terms that are specific to your property including whether or not you want to allow pets, whether or not there is on-site or off-site parking, who is responsible for certain types of maintenance or upkeep, otherwise you are creating the opportunity for a misunderstanding or dispute as to who is responsible for what.
If you have any questions about what a landlord should consider when creating a lease, please contact our Media Landlord Attorney for a free case evaluation.
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