Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lawyers: Dotting t's in 'not a contract'

Just finished signing a 13-page lease that required my wife and I to initial the bottom of nearly every page. About halfway through, the lease noted that it "shall not be strictly construed against either the landlord or the tenant."

Then I can't help but think it could have been condensed.

Update:
To be fair, the phrase "this is not a contract" appeared only once in 13 pages, on a document from the state REALTORS (TM) Association. It's got a real "required by state law" feel to it, but I do not see a code sight.

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Sometimes you need written records of an agreement, or a statement of fact by a person. Signing all those papers may not be pointless.

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Anne said...

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