Invalidating a house rental agreement
A verbal conversation with your tenant about terms can be enough to legally invalidate a fixed term tenancy.
If you verbally offer tenants in a fixed term tenancy any notice terms at all, you can effectively void the fixed term, and the tenancy will then likely legally be considered periodic.
If you use a stationery store lease that short-cuts tenants' rights, you could find yourself at the losing end of a lawsuit because of an unenforceable lease clause.
Check your local laws before signing a lease to ensure your landlord complies with all requirements.
Many states and municipalities require landlords to disclose certain facts about an apartment before you move in.
To prevent this happening all agreements should be in writing including the tenancy terms and any variations.
You need a strong working knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act to understand what you can and can’t do.