Do I Need a Written Lease or Rental Agreement?

This question is about Residential Lease Agreement

Leases and rental agreements should always be written, even if a state does not require them to be. While oral contracts may seem informal, they often lead to disputes. If a tenant and landlord later disagree about an important arrangement the end result is likely to be a court argument over who said what.

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