Summer rentals got off to a great start this year, yet there are still people looking to secure that ideal getaway, and there are still East End homeowners who could quickly become landlords for the season. In each issue of Behind the Hedges, I offer insights and information about the legal side of Hamptons real estate. Here’s one that is particularly valuable and bears re-sharing this time of year, when we need to remember: with every great summer rental comes great responsibility. The secret to success for both landlords and tenants is to set clear expectations before the rental period gets underway. If either party has false expectations, the summer can end with anger, arguing and possibly court. Before renting, discuss these topics and then have an attorney draft a lease accordingly.
Read the full article by Andrew Lieb, Esq. in Behind The Hedges.