They involve significant obligations and potentially disastrous risks. So-called, “standard form” leases found online (and often provided by the landlord) are designed to protect the landlord’s interests. They tend to allocate too much of the risk and obligations to the tenant, and also fail to take into consideration some of the specific needs of the landlord.
For all parties involved, having an attorney review and negotiate lease terms is an important step to take before signing a contract. Our experienced attorneys understand these issues and are here to help you—whether you are a landlord or a tenant—better understand your obligations and risks, understand the interaction between your lease and your other contracts, and assist in the negotiation of terms.