Drafting And Reviewing Residential Leases
As a landlord, you should always protect your property and your rights with a comprehensive lease agreement that clearly defines the rights and obligations of each party. Unfortunately, landlords often do not seek a lawyer to draft their lease agreements until they have a problem, and tenants do not have their lease agreements reviewed by an attorney before they sign them. Both parties can often avoid problem situations by having an attorney either draft the lease or review an existing lease. Montclair residential lease attorney Judith Wildman has more than 20 years of experience drafting and negotiating residential lease agreements. To safeguard your investment and protect your interests, contact Judith Wildman today by calling 973-619-9967 or using the online contact form. Judith Wildman can review your existing lease agreement or draft a new lease agreement that will suit your needs.
Aiding Tenants With Essex County Commercial Leases
Commercial lease agreements are different from residential lease agreements and are often drafted in favor of the landlord. Attorney Judith Wildman will guide commercial tenants through the maze of legal language contained in their commercial lease agreements. She will try to provide protections to assure that a commercial tenant can continue running their business or will be compensated if there is a problem caused by the landlord. Judith Wildman will try to get the best deal for a commercial tenant within the boundaries of a lease agreement. Ms. Wildman also drafts commercial lease agreements for landlords that will assure the landlord a secure return on their investment and will protect the landlord’s assets.
Issues that may be important in a lease agreement are as follows:
- Is this a one-year lease or a month-to-month lease?
- Are late fees and attorney fees described as being additional rent?
- Does the landlord have access to the property when necessary?
- Who is entitled to live in the unit?
- Is the tenant entitled to have a pet?
- What are the tenant’s obligations with regard to conduct and nondisturbance of other tenants?