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A Rental Agreement: Providing Security for Your Residence

by | Aug 14, 2015 | Real Estate Law

A-Rental-Agreement-Providing-Security-for-Your-Residence-Article-5.jpgLandlords and tenants alike will feel much more comfortable in their legal arrangement when they start the relationship off with a written rental agreement. Rental agreements should be signed by both parties (landlord and tenant). The rental agreement is simply a contract put in place between the tenant and their landlord. It governs the terms of use of the rental unit as well as possession of the property.

It is recommended as beneficial to both parties that most rental agreements extend for a term of 12 months or more. Having said that, the rental agreement can specify any desired length of lease that suits the landlord/tenant relationship. In some situations, the rental agreement will reflect a much shorter term of 30 days with an automatic renewal of the 30 day lease at the end of each 30 day period.

There are many possible forms that a rental agreement can take. Therefore there are many reasons why individuals about to enter into a rental agreement should consult a qualified southern California real estate attorney. There are often an excessive amount of details included in the contract when you’re renting a property and the laws associated with the rental agreement vary drastically from locale to locale in some cases.

Correctly wording your rental agreement means being able to successfully include and organize the various aspects of your lease agreement into one unified document. It is intended to clarify your obligations while protecting your rights.

Before you sign a rental agreement, have an experienced southern California real estate attorney review the document to ensure that the necessary standard clauses are included as well as mandatory disclosures. At The Law Office of the Law Office of Ernesto Aldover we have the experience and the knowledge to make sure your rental agreement is up to scratch.