Should I Keep Old Lease Agreements
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Answer: The limitation period (the time needed to file an appeal) for written leases is four years. Therefore, rental contracts must be kept for at least four years from the date of vacancy. By entering into a lease or monthly lease (or any other rental document) with a tenant, you have entered into a contract. Therefore, if a tenant refuses occupancy because the tenant feels that the apartment was not in a habitable state as promised, the tenant could sue the landlord for breach of contract.. . .