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Why a Roommate Agreement is a Good Idea

July 24th, 2019 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

A Roommate Agreement may seem like a significant formality for something that usually isn't that formal - after all, people live together all the time without having a written agreement between them. Especially for those individuals who shy away from lawyers and legal documents, a Roommate Agreement can seem not only unnecessary but also like it's a big hassle. [...]

In a Lease Agreement, who has the Duty to Maintain and Repair?

May 23rd, 2019 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

If you're leasing a property and something goes wrong, who has the duty to fix it? In general, who has a duty to maintain the premises in good condition? [...]

What should you do if your Tenant is not Paying Rent?

May 7th, 2019 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

As a landlord, one situation you never want to find yourself in is chasing down your tenants for rent. Many landlords rely on their rent payments as a form of income, so when a tenant falls behind on their payments or refuses to pay, it can be a real headache. [...]

Tenants and Subtenants Obligations under a Sublease Agreement

April 11th, 2019 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

From finding a new job in another state to returning home to care for a sick family member to taking the big step of moving in with a new partner, many people find themselves in a situation where they need to cancel their existing lease so they can move somewhere else. Unfortunately, many landlords are reluctant to cancel existing leases, since that puts them in the position of potentially losing money while they look for a new tenant to fill the space. [...]