There are no automatic rights of rescission in a Lease/Rental Agreement. Unlike a Purchase and Sale Agreement, there are no inspection contingencies or neighborhood review provisions nor does the tenant have three days from the date of mutual acceptance to terminate the agreement if problems are found or if the tenant changes his/her mind.
Furthermore, even if the sole wage earner in a rental dies, anyone else who is a signatory to the lease is still responsible for the terms of the lease. In the case of a divorce, all signatories to the lease remain jointly and severally responsible, even if one party vacates the premises, unless the landlord agrees to release one party – in writing.
Make sure your clients carefully consider the legal consequences of the rental agreement prior to signing it.
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As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.