A standard rental agreement or lease will state the duration of the agreement, rules about how the tenant uses the space, and all associated costs.
by attorney Jordon Huppert
There’s one overarching thing to remember about any dealings with a landlord: being a landlord is a business.
In a lease agreement, it is important to include terms defining the rent and deposit amounts, pets policies, guest rules, and the duration of the lease.
Landlords and tenants must both agree to change a lease agreement, but with proper notice a landlord can make legal changes to a rental agreement unilaterally.
Find out more about how breaking a lease is considered a breach of contract, and how tenants may have to pay a penalty to do so, unless the law prohibits penalties for their specific situation.