Will My Whole Lease Be Thrown Out If There’s an Illegal Clause In It?

The effect of an invalid lease clause on the whole agreement.

Question

Will my whole lease be thrown out if there’s an illegal clause in it?

Answer

Not if you have a “savings” clause, a bit of legalese that is commonly used in contracts. The term, which may be called something like “validity of each part,” basically means that in the event that one of the other clauses in the lease or rental agreement is found to be invalid by a court, the remainder of the agreement will remain in force.

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