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Q: My tenant won't care for the yard, what should I do?
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My tenant won't take care of the yard maintenance, what should I do?


My tenant won't care for the yard, what should I do?

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Yes, oral contracts have the force of law in most cases. But dig into state laws and you will find that they carve out an exception for landlord-tenant agreements. In this context, the agreement has to be in writing to be enforceable.













That doesn’t mean you can’t give someone a break on the rent if they need one and they’re willing to put in the work. But that should be the exception to the rule, and only after you have assured yourself that the tenant 1.) understands what you expect, and 2.) Has the knowledge and ability to carry it out.






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