I have a two family home and I am currently planning to rent one floor out. I have a girl who is very interested but she has one of those government programs that pay for all her rent. The problem is that she HAS to get a 1 year lease in order to show it to the government agency. I do not want to do a 1 year lease because I'm planning to sell the house or try to reach some sort of arrangement with the bank in reference to my loan. I wanted to do a month to month.
I have explained all of this to her and the girl says that it will be ok if I have to make her vacate the house prior to the end of the 1 year lease, but that she needs the lease to state that it is for ONE FULL year. If I do go ahead with this I plan to clearly state in the lease that if this lease needs to be broken by either party prior to the 1 year coming to an end I am not to be held accountable for anything.
Do you think that I will still have a problem with this if worse comes to worse? Will this hold in court to my favor it it comes to that or I'm I ok as long as I specify all of the terms in the lease.
Any advice that can be given will be much appreciated.