Did you know that when you write your own lease agreement, if you have any provisions in the contract which are not allowed, the whole lease agreement can be ruled as unenforceable.
Based on some notes from this article, here are some lease agreement provisions which are not allowed.
Prohibited Lease Agreement Provisions
- Wording which authorizes eviction by means outside the Courts.
- Provisions which provide the increase of rent if the payor is delinquent.
- Wording which eliminates the Landlords responsibility to take care of damages to the rental property.
- Provisions which require the Tenant to pay the Landlord’s legal fees for court cases which arise from the lease agreement.
- Provisions which eliminate the Landlord’s liability for damages or personal injuries which come from the Landlord’s neglect or omissions.
- Provisions which make the Tenant liable for injuries or damages outside the Tenant’s control including acts of God, Nature or persons other than the Tenant’s guests.
- “Waives any other statutory or legal obligation of the landlord to deliver the unit in a fit or habitable condition or maintain the unit during the tenancy.”