Special Clauses Tenancy Agreement
Each lease agreement must indicate between whom the contract is concluded. In the case of a rental agreement, this contract applies between the lessor and/or the broker of the lessor and the tenants who will occupy the property. All tenants over the age of 18 should be mentioned in the tenancy agreement. The address of each party must also be included. Increase in rents – if you have a fixed-term contract, the rent cannot be increased for the fixed term without your consent. At least one month before the rent increase, it should be terminated and any increase should be fair and realistic (i.e. on the average local rent model) – any rent increase clause that does not correspond to these bases can be challenged. A good landlord will be reasonable at the rent increase, but some will be easily carried away. If, once you have received a notice of rent increase, you think the rent is too high, you can accept your challenge from a real estate court that can change an unfair rent – the right to do so cannot be excluded in the rental agreement. When it comes to a rental agreement, tenants are often faced with the fait accompli. Some landlords and landlords hand over the document to the tenant and expect it to be signed without arguments, although, like any binding trade agreement for the parties, its terms are negotiable. The reality is that you may have no choice but to accept slightly less favourable terms, simply because there could be other tenants signing up if you don`t. However, if something seems really wrong, you have the right to challenge it, complain about an owner or owner – or leave.
Now you have your rental contract you need to make sure it contains everything you need. The purpose of many special conditions is to explain the owner`s expectations about how the property is maintained, so do not assume that the owner is “up to nothing good” simply because there are many special conditions in the contract. The risk for owners to include many special conditions is that the contract becomes overwhelming and that the really important features of the contract can be lost. Please note that we have deliberately not said whether certain conditions are good or bad, as each lease and dispute may be different. If you are unsure in your rental agreement, ask for advice. This is the latest blog in the four-part series to understand your rental agreement! When it comes to a rental agreement, tenants are often faced with the fait accompli.