Rental and Lease Agreements
The rental agreement (or lease) governs the entire rental relationship. This includes the amount of rent and how to pay it, how many people can live in the apartment, what each party’s duties are, and what to do if either party fails to perform. Given how important the lease is to both parties, landlords and tenants must educate themselves on leases. In this section, you will learn about how leases work, what to look for when reviewing a lease or rental agreement, how to add a roommate to a lease (if allowed by lease), terminating a lease, and more. For a handy guide on the basics of renting, you can download FindLaw's Guide to Renting [pdf].
- Landlord / Tenant Overview and Roommate Agreements
- Adding a Roommate to the Lease
- When a Roommate Leaves
- Sample Documents: Letters to Landlord When You Leave
- Adding a Roommate to Your Lease
- Basic Tips for Landlords
- Parties to a Lease
- Standard Lease Provisions
- Tenant Lease Agreement FAQs
- Tenant Leases and Rental Agreements
- Terminating a Lease or Rental Agreement: FAQs
- The Top Ten Lease Terms You Should Have When Renting
- What is the Difference Between a Month-by-month Lease and a Fixed-term Lease?
- What is the Difference Between Subleasing and Reletting?