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Author's Note: 5 Things to Review on Your Lease

It's true that a few landlords are shady dealers looking to cut corners and make a killing off their clueless or cowed tenants. In my experience, many more landlords are decent folks who work hard to provide others with a comfortable home, while perhaps eking out a small profit. No matter which kind you get, the lease will either be your ace in the hole or your undoing if a dispute arises. Having rented (and rented out) a number of homes over the years, I can personally attest that a well-written, locally enforceable lease can prevent major headaches for both landlord and tenant during the term of occupancy.

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