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Signing the Lease Agreement

by John Nuzzolese ©Copyright 2000

A quality lease agreement outlines in detail what is expected from tenant who will treat the property with pride and respect.

If possible, the lease should be read and explained to the tenant in person. It is more effective that way. After all, the lease agreement is an instruction manual for how to be your tenant in your rental property.

Before turning over a valuable asset for a mere 1 or 2 month security deposit, make sure the tenants understand and agree to all your terms. You'd be surprised at how many people are so eager to just sign the lease without bothering to read it. You can get a real idea of what these people will be like as tenants by how they respond to the terms in your lease.
For example:

You really can learn a lot about a tenant during the lease signing.
Remember, the lease is not meant to be used as a weapon, it is a Landlord Protection tool to defend yourself and your property from unscrupulous tenants and difficult situations.
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