Legal Lease
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Legal Lease (by rb8jm [KY]) Jan 8, 2009 3:45 AM
       Legal Lease (by T.T. [MA]) Jan 8, 2009 6:51 AM
       Legal Lease (by billy [MA]) Jan 8, 2009 7:07 AM
       Legal Lease (by James [MA]) Jan 8, 2009 7:54 AM
       Legal Lease (by CTLL [CT]) Jan 8, 2009 3:44 PM

Legal Lease (by rb8jm [KY]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2009 3:45 AM

State Specific Question About: KENTUCKY (KY)

I the RentRight software for property management, I have used the Leases that come with this software. They suggest that when using these Leases , you should consult an attorney to make sure everything is legal. I have never consulted an attorney .

I thought that any signed agreement between two parties would be sufficient. Does any one know the attorney fees for checking the Leases? These will be one year Leases. I haven't had any problems, but I want to make sure.

Legal Lease (by T.T. [MA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2009 6:51 AM

Laws pertaining to rental properties vary from state to state. A generic lease (ones bought at Staples, ones that come free with software, etc) may have clauses that may or may not be upheld by a local court. That's why it was suggested that you have it vetted--wise advice you chose to ignore.

In a nutshell, a signed agreement can say anything, but it won't be valid if it goes against state laws.

The smartest thing for you to do would be to hook up with a local LL association and get a copy of one of the leases they recommend--it will have already been vetted by a local attorney who knows the laws in your state, so it will stand up if you ever find yourself in a courtroom.

Legal documents aren't things you want to get stingy with. Loosen those purse strings and get something that will support your business and not leave you wondering if your arse is covered. Most associations chart less than $20 for a lease that will be enforceable.

Legal Lease (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2009 7:07 AM

i use the rental housing assn agreements in mass.they screen them u have a rental housing assn in your state? --208.58.x.xx

Legal Lease (by James [MA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2009 7:54 AM

Any contract against public policy is void. That means if the judge doesn't like what it says he can ignore it.

Legal Lease (by CTLL [CT]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2009 3:44 PM

My leases contain the following clause:

27.SEPARATE PROVISIONS. If any provision of this lease is invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions of this lease will still apply.

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