Creating a Lease

What Should a Landlord Consider When Creating a Lease?

Are you creating a lease and need help doing so?  Watch this video created by one of our Buffalo Landlord Tenant AttorneysMichael F. Barrett for things you should consider. If you are a landlord in need of assistance with an eviction, or you’re dealing with a commercial or residential lease, contact us to schedule a consultation.  We will take the time to listen and get you started on getting the legal assistance you require.

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As a landlord creating a lease, you should include a number of protective terms. First, of course, you have the basic essential terms: the amount of rent, the address of the property, and the length of the lease. While all of those must be stated, many other important terms should also be in your lease; but many landlords who create their own leases sometimes leave them out. You should include provisions that clearly spell out the rights and responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant, as well as provisions relating to default. You should make it clear what happens when the tenant doesn’t perform, doesn’t pay, or doesn’t keep up the property. Many other factors may need to be addressed, depending on your specific situation. The lease must also contain certain other provisions that are required by law, depending on your jurisdiction. For those reasons, it may be beneficial to seek legal counsel when you’re drafting a lease.

  • If you decide to create your own lease, you should include a number of protective terms.
  • First, you must include the basic essentials: the amount and due date of the rent, the address of the property, and the length of the lease. In addition, you should include several other important terms; however, many landlords who create their own leases leave them out.
  • Include provisions that clearly spell out the rights and responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant, with clear provisions relating to default, and make it clear what the tenant can expect you to do if he doesn’t perform, doesn’t pay, or doesn’t keep up the property.
  • You may need to address many other factors, depending on your specific situation, and your lease must also contain certain provisions required by law, depending on your jurisdiction.

If you are a landlord with questions about creating a lease, or what provisions you need to include to protect yourself, contact our award winning Buffalo landlord tenant lawyers today for quality representation.

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