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How can I do a rent contract for my property in Jamaica?

First of all, there is no priority given to a written contract over an oral one when it comes to tenancy arrangements. However, please be guided as follows:


QUESTION:
Dear Legal Wiz,
The last house where I lived did not have a written contract and things got changed by the unscrupulous. Can you tell me how to do a contract with my new landlord? Can you do an article about unscrupulous practices by landowners/lords so that tenants can be warned?
Shanice Beverley

ANSWER:
Dear Shanice Beverley,

Thank you for writing in. The article on unscrupulous practices is one I have considered, and should make interesting read.
Where the contract is concerned:
First of all, there is no priority given to a written contract over an oral one when it comes to tenancy arrangements by Jamaican law. However, please be guided as follows:

Contents recommended for the basic rental contract.

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