Not Enforceable In A Lease

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

There are certain things that cannot be enforced, even if they are in a lease. The following terms are not enforceable:

  • Making the tenant give up any rights held under the law.

  • Limiting the landlord's duty to keep the rental unit in good repair.

  • Limiting the tenant's rights to sue the landlord.

  • Making the tenant pay the landlord's attorney fees in cases not allowed by the law.

  • Making the tenant do or suffer anything that is unusually harsh or unreasonable.

Reviewed August 2009