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Can a owener sew to rental place if they did not have a

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can a owener sew for damages to rental place if they did not have a lease for the 2 years that they stayed in apt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

A lease does not need to be in writing to be a valid lease. A landlord can have an oral or verbal lease with a tenant and that is just as binding. If the tenant does damage to the property, beyond ordinary wear and tear, then the tenant is liable to the landlord for those damages and if the tenant refuses to pay the landlord can sue them for the damages. No written lease is necessary for suing the tenant.