1.9 Unconscionable Terms

A court of law can refuse to enforce any clause in a lease that the court finds to be unconscionable. Unconscionable terms in a contract refer to terms that the court finds to be extremely unreasonable or unfair toward the party with less bargaining power, in the case of rental agreements this is usually the tenant. However, it is not guaranteed that the court will rule in favor of the tenant, so the tenant is advised to not sign a lease with these clauses before seeking guidance or legal advice.

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