Include these 3 clauses when developing a lease as a landlord

On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2022 | Real Estate |

Leases are vital documents for landlords because the legal, binding documents set all the terms for the renter’s stay, including the responsibilities of all involved parties. It offers guidelines to refer to for conflict resolution.

The violation of a lease grants the landlord grounds to take action. Having every detail of the landlord-tenant agreement documented serves as protection. There are certain clauses that are important to include in leases.

1. Severability clause

The severability clause covers situations in which a singular section of the lease ends up declared unviable (unenforceable or phrased poorly). Specifically, the clause ensures that the rest of the lease remains valid even if one part is no longer applicable, offering legal protection.

2. Sublet clause

Tenants may allow individuals not on the lease to live with them. Sometimes it happens by accident, like a girlfriend or boyfriend gradually moving in without meaning to simply by dint of spending time there. Other times, renters intentionally secret in friends or family members. A sublet clause helps prevent this by stating tenants must ask for permission before others move in with them.

3. Entry clause

Landlords must receive consent to enter a tenant’s dwelling unless they include a clause in the lease. An entry clause enables them to enter without permission if an emergency occurs, to make needed repairs and show potential renters the property.

These are not the only clauses needed in leases for legal protection. The documents offer the most protection when written in detail. Both landlords and tenants have rights, and consideration of them is also important when developing renter contracts.