Residential Lease Agreements
The objective of this course is to make you an expert on residential lease agreements. Legal fees saved by applying the knowledge obtained from this course could easily cover the course fees several times over! This course covers important legal aspects of the lease agreement and is intended for those in the residential property rental industry seeking to further their expertise in this field.
Whether you successfully complete this short course in 2 days or one-unit-per-day over 20 days, you will have acquired a deep understanding of the workings of a residential lease agreement. For a more solid basis, the scope of the course extends slightly wider than residential lease agreements by touching on aspects such as the law of contract, elements of structure, specifics of a lease agreement, which clauses to include or to omit and how various Acts apply to the Lease Agreement. Further to this, the agent will appreciate the importance of the proper completion and signing of the lease agreement and the agent’s responsibilities and liabilities in all of this.
The course empowers the agent to make informed decisions regarding proposed changes to a lease agreement, what actions to take (and not to take) in the event of breach and how to deal with certain complications without the need to obtain professional legal advice every time. Besides savings cost on legal advice, a thorough knowledge of the lease agreement will also help to avoid unpleasant and costly rental disputes.
Section I of this 4-part course answers the question: How far does the agent’s responsibilities and/or liabilities go as regards the lease agreement? Followed in Section 2 by the legal mechanisms at work in a lease agreement and the laws governing it. In Section 3 the laws which impact on the lease and finally in Section 4, what options are available to an agent, and what actions to take (and not to take), in the event of breach of the agreement.
Hand-outs in this course include a working copy of a residential lease agreement and legal letters to use in case of breach.