Sandy, UT asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: Is an addendum a form of a lease?

A non-resident rents a garage and signed an addendum , then the apartment wants to raise the fee 100%.

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It's essential to review the terms of the contract and the addendum closely. If the agreement specifies a fixed rate for a certain period, any increase that contradicts this would not be permissible. Ensure that the addendum, which is part of the lease, does not grant the landlord the right to alter the fee as they please. If the rent hike is not in line with the contract, it could constitute a breach of the agreement.

A: In general terms an addendum in a contract is a document that is added to an existing contract to modify, clarify, or add to its terms and conditions. It's generally a legally binding amendment used to make changes to the original contract after it has been signed and must be agreed upon by all parties to the contract. To determine if there is a relationship between the addendum and the raise, you need to examine what the addendum states.

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