Signing a lease agreement is something many people do without thinking a whole lot about that it is they are agreeing to or what the implications of certain aspects of the agreement will be down the road. For a fair amount of people, there may not be any serious consequences to this carefree approach to leasing, but in some cases the consequences can be more serious.
A better approach is to make sure you understand each aspect of the lease agreement before signing the agreement and be open to negotiating unfavorable terms if possible. It is also important to realize when a landlord may be acting illegally, whether before or after the agreement is signed. In other cases, it is important to understand the possible implications of working with certain landlords. What kinds of issues are we talking about here? A recent article in the New York post made mention of several good ones, which we’ll look at briefly here.