Does a temporary lease allow for alterations?
07/29/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff
Attorneys on the TAR Legal Hotline have been getting questions about a temporary lease situation where the buyer moves in to the property under a temporary lease prior to closing and wants to begin updating the property. The Buyer’s Temporary Residential Lease (TREC 16-5, TAR 1911) requires the buyer (who is now the tenant) to obtain prior written consent from the seller (who is now the landlord) before making any holes or driving any nails anywhere in the property, altering, painting or decorating the property, or installing improvements or fixtures on the property.
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