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1. Restrictions on what homeowners or their tenants can keep in their front yards. (Recreation vehicles, mobile homes, cars that are no longer operating, boats, trailers)
Basically to prohibit homeowners from turning their yards into junkyards.

2. Restrictions on the structure itself. The deed restriction may limit the number of bedrooms or bathrooms the house can legally have. Or the deed may say the home may one be used as a single family dwelling.

3. Restrictions about adding structures to the property, or adding on to existing structures. Sometimes deed restrictions limit the types of additions or improvements a homeowner can make to their property. (This may include restrictions against adding more than one garage, adding a workshop, a pole barn, or a shed).

4. Business Restrictions. A property owner who wants to operate a business out of their home might be prohibited from doing so if the property deed restricts it. The idea behind this type of restriction is to protect the neighborhood from what could be additional vehicle or foot traffic.

5. Restrictions about how the exterior of the property is maintained or decorated. Deed Restrictions could be used to limit the paint colors the homeowner uses, or the color or type of shingles they put on their roofs.

6. Landscaping Restrictions. Deed Restrictions can also limit the number, and the type, of trees a homeowner can put on their property, or the type and number of trees they are legally allowed to remove from their property.

7. Restrictions on animals. (For Example, property owners may be prohibited from owning venomous snakes or spiders, or from having more than three cats or dogs.
1. The lease should clearly define who the lessor and lessee are (the parties to the contract), and it should include contract information for each party. Every adult who will be occupying the property should be identified as a party on the lease agreement.

2. The lease agreement on contract should also clearly spell out the legal objective of the contract (that is to say, it should say something to the effect of "Lessor and Lessee intend to enter into a valid rental agreement")

3. Next, the lease will clearly define exactly what space is being leased. In the case of an apartment, the lease will provide the address and unit number. If garage or storage space is included or is being contracted for, the lease should also clearly define those types of extras.

4. As mentioned earlier, the lease contract must include consideration in order to be valid. The agreement should clearly spell out the amount of rent, the frequency of rent payments, how they should be made, the date rent is due, and the consequences of not paying rent on time as agreed.

5. Lease agreements usually spell out what is included in the monthly rent, and what is not included (what is the responsibility of the tenant) For example, an apartment lease might include some utilities like electricity and water, but the tenant may be on their own for things like telephone, internet and cable TV.

6. The lease should spell out how the lease might end, and what happens when the lease ends. For example, a lease can include provisions saying what happens if the tenant breaks the lease early, or what happens at the end of the original lease term.