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Negotiating the Lease or Terms

A Rental agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant; a lease is a form of rental agreement.

The Ohio Landlord Tenant Law says this about rental agreements

1.  Everyone has a rental agreement
2.  Landlords may include a landlord's duty into a tenants rental agreement
3.  There are specific terms barred from rental agreements
4.  A rental agreement may not be unconscionable.
5.  Tenants have the right to bargain collectively on the terms and conditions of the rental agreement (5321.02)

Here's some terms of a lease that might work for you.
  • Terminate on death or disability
  • Terminate on change of job
  • Energy Savings improvements
  • Longer term, smaller increase

What's News

December 29, 2016 Washington Post What to ask a prospective landlord before signing an apartment lease
     Wapo reports: "It is very understandable to feel that way, especially if you know there are three interested parties who want to rent that property if you do not move forward. It is important to take the time to review a lease carefully before you sign so that you know exactly what you are committing to for the lease term.
     Most of these questions should be answered in the lease. If not, RHINO would add: get the answers in writing!

October 18, 2016 Go Banking Rates has two good stories on negotiating a better deal
Maybe these stories could make you into a smarter housing consumers.

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