Basic Questions & Answers for the Tenant Regarding the Lease

What is a rental agreement? A rental agreement (called a “lease” in this pamphlet) is a binding written or oral contract between parties to establish or modify the terms, conditions and rules for a party’s use and occupancy of a residential premises. A properly written lease will eliminate most problems commonly arising between a landlord…

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The Rights and Obligations which Exist between Tenants and Landlords

This information applies to most residential tenants who pay rent for a place to live, with some exceptions (e.g., those who pay rent to live in nursing homes, hotels and motels, and university-owned housing). A slightly different landlord-tenant law applies to those who live in a manufactured or mobile home park. What is a rental…

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