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Beware of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Rental Leases

03/13/2019 10:29 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

by Gary Rhoades, Deputy City Attorney

The inclusion of mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts, whether for rental housing, a car, or downloading a new app, has skyrocketed in this past decade. Like other businesses, some landlords attempt to limit their liability and their exposure to court costs and attorney’s fees by including mandatory arbitration clauses in their leases.  

And because the courts have favored the use of arbitration, it’s been much more difficult to fight them or even to shop around for better terms. Still, there are a few things tenants can do to minimize any loss of rights:

Read More: https://www.smdp.com/beware-of-mandatory-arbitration-clauses-in-rental-leases/173325?utm_source=SMDP%2BNewsletter&utm_campaign=0b8c9d37d9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd927854fc-0b8c9d37d9-294644853

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