New Tenant, but same old lease?
You need an attorney.
Not all lease agreements are created equal. In drafting the lease, the landlord needs to look beyond the standard clauses of amount of rent owed, date it is due and the term of the lease. It is crucial that each lease is individually drafted for that individual tenant as each tenant can create their own individual set of future problems. Failure to consider this and use a template lease for all new tenants will result in future problems when it is time to evict the tenant and/or collect rent that is owed.
'Landlord should look into the tenant’s rental history, income, as well as family resources when determining what terms need to go into the tenant’s rental agreement. Not every tenant that qualifies financially is a necessarily a good tenant to have. In fact, some tenants winding up costing the landlord both financially and emotionally.
These are the type of pitfall that can easily be avoided by using an experienced landlord-tenant attorney to help you draft your lease.
Contact our New Jersey Landlord Tenant Attorneys at 201-880-5563 to see how can help you save time, money and protect your investment and property.