With hundreds of thousands of landlords across the United States, there are few tenant issues that haven't been encountered by someone, somewhere, at some time. And out of those experiences come new lease clauses.
At the very least, rental agreements or leases – terms we use interchangeably here – cover dates, rent and security deposit amounts and who pays utilities. Clauses modify and expand those basic terms, just as they do in any contract. A clause can be a short sentence setting out a rule about parking. It can be a complete addendum that lists requirements, and any no-nos, for the handling of trash and recyclables.