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Lease & Rental Agreements in Chicago
Choose a Dedicated Chicago Landlord-Tenant Lawyer
Lease and rental agreements may be relatively short and basic, or they may be pages long with numerous details and legalese that make them nearly impossible to understand. Regardless of how they are written and how detailed they are, they will contain legally binding stipulations regarding the terms of a lease or rental, such as the length of the contract, the payment amount, when payment is due, and more. You should never enter into such an agreement without a full understanding of what’s at stake.
What Does a Lease or Rental Agreement Include?
Handwritten, typed, customized, or created using a generic template, a lease or rental agreement may include a number of terms relating to the lease or rental of residential or commercial real estate.
A lease or rental agreement may include provisions related to:
- The rental property and details on furnishings, parking, storage, or other extras
- The term (length) of the rental
- The amount of rent that is due, when it is to be paid, and to what party
- What late fees may be assessed if rent is not paid on time
- Security, cleaning, or pet deposits and other fees
- Utilities and who is responsible for paying these
- Who is responsible for repair and maintenance, and how they will be handled
- When the landlord may enter the property
- Restrictions on the number of occupants allowed to live at the property
- Whether pets are allowed, and how many/what type
- Any other restrictions on the use of the property
- Who is responsible for attorney fees in the event of a dispute/lawsuit
- Grounds for the termination of the lease
Why Hire a Rental Agreement Attorney?
Unfortunately, some lease provisions may be covered in legal jargon that make them extremely difficult to interpret, or they may be omitted entirely. A Chicago lease agreement attorney such as Mark Wolff can ensure that every key point is covered, legally, and with your best interests in mind.
Attention to detail and a natural talent for problem solving makes attorney Mark Wolff ideally suited for drafting, reviewing, and handling disputes involving real estate lease and rental agreements. He can advise you on these matters an protect your interests to the fullest extent.
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