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Put Together a Lease

Heida did hit one snag after her son moved in. Originally, she and her husband agreed to give her son free rent, utilities, and laundry service in exchange for six hours of yard work a week. The arrangement worked out fine for about six weeks, until the weather grew colder and chores stopped for the season. Sure enough, five months later, when the work was again needed, things got more complicated. The son had too much schoolwork and felt an hour of mowing every other week was sufficient to hold up his end of the deal. Finally, they all came to a consensus and drew up a lease, something Heida wishes she had done in the very beginning. Terms included how many hours her son must work, quiet hours, and a guest policy.

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