Should I have my lease agreement reviewed by a lawyer before I sign it?

A lawyer can make sure you understand the fundamental clauses of your lease that you must be aware of before signing, for instance, the terms of the lease, the rent and outgoings, maintenance obligations and rules relating to subletting or assignment of a lease. A lawyer can also advise you on any clauses that should be included or excluded from a lease to make sure your rights are protected. As the lease becomes a legally binding document when executed it is important to obtain legal advice before entering into a lease.