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Illegal Provisions in Rental Agreements
The following are illegal provisions in rental agreements. If you find any of these provisions in your lease agreement, do not sign your lease.
- Any provision waiving any right given to tenants by the Landlord-Tenant Act.
- Any provision requiring that tenants give up their right to defend themselves in court against a landlord's accusations.
- Any provision limiting the landlord's liability in situations where the landlord would normally be responsible.
- Any provision allowing the landlord to enter the rental unit without proper notice.
- Any provision requiring a tenant to pay for all damage to the unit, even it if is not caused by tenants or their guests.
- Any provision stating the tenant will pay the landlord’s attorney fees under any circumstances if a dispute goes to court.
- Any provision allowing the landlord to seize a tenant’s property if the tenant falls behind in rent.