How do you word a liability release for a tenant to sign?


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A typical legal liability release for a tenant to sign contains the landlord's name, the tenant's name and a brief body of text that releases the landlord from liability in the event that the tenant's activity results in property loss, damage or even death. An indemnification clause or agreement within the original lease serves a similar function.

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Place an effective date at the top of the agreement. Below this, denote the parties entering into the agreement with the words "Between" and "And." List the first party's business or legal name and type of business and address, and then list the tenant's.

The body of the agreement should read something like, "The undersigned agrees to release from all liability Name of [Business or Landlord] and its employees or representatives." Next, list the items for which one of the parties seeks a release from liability, such as personal injuries, death, property damage or loss. Lastly, reiterate that the undersigned agrees to abide by any rules and regulations attributed to the landlord or the business.

Some forms of entertainment on a property, such as a swimming pool or a hot tub, are entitled to a unique liability release. These release the landlord from liability in the event that a tenant or a friend or relative of the tenant dies or injures himself while using the swimming pool or the hot tub. Such releases typically indicate that the tenant uses the pool or the hot tub at his own risk.

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