Written and Verbal Lease Agreement

Learn About the Differences Between a Written and Verbal Lease Agreement

Need help deciding between a written and verbal lease agreement?  Watch this video created by one of our Landlord Tenant Lawyers in Buffalo NY, Michael F. Barrett to explain which one is best. 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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A lease can be either written or oral, but it is generally far preferable to have a written document as opposed to an oral agreement. If your lease is just an oral agreement, there’s no documentation, so there’s no evidence of the exact terms under which you’re agreeing to lease your property. With a written agreement, you can incorporate all the necessary terms, including security deposit provisions, default provisions, and attorney’s fees, along with the other provisions that may be required by law. If you need any assistance in preparing a written lease, give my office a call.

  • Leases may be either written or oral, but a written document is generally far preferable to an oral agreement because, if the terms of your lease are based on a mere oral agreement, there’s no documentation of its exact terms.
  • A written agreement can incorporate all the necessary terms, including those covering security deposit, defaults, and attorney’s fees – as well as any other provisions required by law.

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