Previously we’ve covered the basic items to include in a lease agreement template. These standard items include the tenant’s rights, the length of the lease agreement, as well as the monthly rental price of the unit. In many cases, the basics are all you need to successfully begin a landlord-tenant relationship. However, as a landlord you may wish to include several optional items in your lease agreement to better protect yourself from a potentially costly tenant.
Pest control can place a burden on your budget as a landlord. Therefore, it is to your benefit to include terms within the lease agreement template that stipulate that the tenant is responsible for any required pest control services. Prior to renting the apartment to your new tenants, hire a pest control company to perform an examination of the apartment in order to ensure that the premise is free from any pest infestations. Therefore, in your agreement you can outline that the apartment has been examined by a professional and deemed pest-free. Should any pest infestations occur while the tenant is residing in the unit, the tenant is responsible for payment of pest services.
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