My experience is not within the condo community, but I have never seen a lease signed before the permit is granted in other types of communities. What I do know is that the rental rules vary by country and type. Associations generally spell these instructions in condominiums, conditions and restrictions (CC-Rs) and rules and regulations, and may even offer a preferred rental method. If you do not find this in your documentation, I strongly recommend you ask the property association. The second drawback of a written lease is that it can impose restrictions on you that a lessor cannot impose without a written lease. For example, standard leasing often prohibits tenants from having pets. Standard leasing can also limit the number of roommates you can have or if you can sublet. You can try to renegotiate these and other terms of a written lease at any time during your lease.
Even if you no longer have a copy of your original lease, it remains legally binding. This means that all legal provisions of the lease are still in effect, including pet guidelines, maintenance and repair obligations, restrictions imposed by customers overnight, notification guidelines and all specific legal provisions that your landlord has included in the rental agreement when signing. I called him to ask for a copy, but he did not answer me. Do I have to keep paying rent? Continue to ask for a copy in writing and continue to pay your rent. Finally, if the landlord files an eviction application because they want to replace you with a new tenant, you have proof that you think there is a lease and that you have requested a copy. For example, if you sign a one-year lease, your landlord cannot increase the rent for one year, except through a tax stairway clause. (For more information on tax stair exceptions, see Common Lease Clauses in this chapter. If you and your landlord agree to a rent increase and re-enter this agreement in writing, the landlord cannot legally increase your rent for the duration of the lease.9 Most leases are not written in plain English and, in many cases, it is not clear what certain conditions mean. For example, instead of using the terms “owner” and “tenant,” leases generally designate the landlord as a landlord and the tenant as a tenant. Below is a list of the most common terms and conditions and terms of lease and what you must lend to.