Depending on the situation, having an verbal agreement with a landlord can benefit the tenant. For example, If there is a dispute with the landlord, under an verbal agreement the landlord is not able to collect an attorney’s fee if the tenant loses the case. Other situations where verbal agreements would benefit the tenant is if the landlords contract favors his rights over the tenant. However, disputes over verbal agreements will often come down to the landlord’s word against the tenant’s.
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