Understanding a Contract or Lease

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In our experience working with college students, leases or rental agreements frequently get signed without taking time to read through all the details. Included below are some general items that most contracts and leases will include as well as a brief description of each:

 

As mentioned above, every contract and lease is going to be different from the next and, as such, it is very important to thoroughly read and understand every aspect of the document before signing it.  Once a contract or lease has been signed, it is a legally binding document that one must abide by. Asking questions about unclear aspects of the document is encouraged as it can often help clarify confusions as they arrive.