Get Your Lease Reviewed

Lease Agreement ReviewMany employees rent the place where they live. It can be a house, condominium, or an apartment and any of these will require a lease being signed. That is a legal document between the tenant and the landlord that outlines obligations both sides must meet. Unfortunately, many people who are in a rush to rent will sign a lease without reviewing it first. That is a mistake. There are sections of a lease that need to be looked at prior to signing.

  1. Lease Terms

It is the length of time the lease will be in effect. It is critical to know the start and end dates of the lease as well as any renewal options. Some leases will automatically renew and is important to understand the terms of the renewal option.

  1. Rent and Payment Terms

The section outlines the rent and payment terms must be reviewed. Includes the amount of rent, the due date, and any late fees or penalties for late payment.

  1. Maintenance and Repairs

The lease outlines a tenant’s responsibilities for maintaining the property and also addresses the landlords responsibilities repair and maintenance.

  1. Subleasing

It is the practice of writing out all or part of the rental property to someone else. The lease should outline a tenant’s ability to sublease the property and any restrictions or conditions on subleasing.

  1. Alterations and Improvements

Some leases may prohibit any alterations or improvements and others require approval from the landlord before any changes can be made. The tenant must understand the provisions and note what penalties may be attached to unapproved alterations.

Other sections may include whether pets are allowed and who pays for the utilities and services. Failure to review a lease beforehand will result in a tenant being bound to conditions they may not want. Group legal plans will allow for review of legal documents such as leases. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers legal document review as an option in its group legal plan benefit.


Lawyers Do the Work

We have a nationwide network of attorneys who provide pre-paid legal services to plan members. A Countrywide lawyer practices in every community where we have a client. That legal professional will review leases and other contracts for a plan member.

Any legal document contains conditions and caveats that must be understood. Our attorneys look for possible problems with lease agreements. A significant danger is a lease that is either outdated or not valid in the state. A Countrywide attorney will immediately alert a plan member to that problem. Some parts of the lease might be negotiable; our attorney will recommend what a plan member can do in those circumstances. The attorney scrutiny guarantees that a person signs a rental lease that does not contain any unacceptable portions.


The Client Will Decide

Countrywide has other pre-paid legal services such as drafting simple wills and offering help with warranties. We do not furnish a take it or leave it benefit. Instead, every group legal plan is tailored to meet the specific needs of a client’s workforce. We make sure that happens by letting the decision-makers determine what pre-paid legal services will be in their plan document.

We explain all our benefit options carefully and answer any questions. The prospective client will then choose those services that will be offered to their employees. Countrywide will include those selections in the final group legal plan document. Furthermore, we provide administration and superior member services. We also maintain transparency and constant communication with our clients. Problems that arise are handled immediately.

An individual should have a legal document reviewed before it is signed. We are offering a very valuable group legal plan service by having our attorneys examine the paperwork. Is just one of our services. If you have any questions about what Countrywide can do for your employees, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you.