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 Verbal Lease 

 

SPOTLIGHT

A verbal contract or unwritten lease is occasionally made between landlord and tenant. While such a loose agreement is, to some extent, to the tenant's advantage, he should remember that, while he is not promising anything in writing, neither is the landlord. The tenant may also be given notice to (quite usually, but not always, thirty (30) days notice) at any time. In all cases, unless the tenant has a great deal of trust in the landlord, the tenant should be sure that a reputable witness is present so some record is made of who promises what. The tenant should also clarify arrangements for repairs, subletting, etc, as would be done in a written lease.