- Many common lease terms, including the amount of rent, can be negotiated. For example, you can agree to maintain part of the property in exchange for a reduction in rent.
- Provincial and local laws often limit the security deposit a landlord can charge, and other key terms of a lease.
A lawyer familiar with the laws in your province can help find unlawful terms in your lease. Understating what your landlord can and cannot do under the law is key to exercising your rights and protecting yourself.
A LegalShield plan lets you upload legal documents, such as a lease, right in our app. A lawyer familiar with leasing laws in your state will review and follow up with advice within 3 business days.