How can leases be more of a useful tool to manage the landlord-tenant relationship? At the start of this relationship, a lease could:
- lay out responsibilities and obligations clearly
- let people know what to do if things go wrong
- connect people to services in case they’re anticipating a problem (like around rent payments, especially)
- give a sense of trust and mutual respect
This lease from the information design agency Hey Plain Jane shows what a lease could be.