Sample Letter to Landlord: Prohibited Provisions in Rental Agreements

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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.

Here is a sample letter you can send your landlord stating that a provision of your lease is unenforceable. For more information, see Not Enforceable In A Lease.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

The rental agreement entered into on the _______ day of _________________________, 20____, between _________________________, the landlord, and _________________, the tenant, provides that I:


(    )     Agree to give up rights or remedies under KRS 383.505 and 383.715.

(    )     Authorize any person to confess judgment on a claim arising out of the rental agreement.

(    )     Agree to pay the landlord's attorney's fees.

(    )     Agree that the landlord would not be responsible for any liability arising under the law or to reimburse the landlord for that liability or the costs connected with it.

Under the KRS 383.570, the provisions above are prohibited and unenforceable. Please be advised that as of this date I shall consider this provision unenforceable.


Reviewed August 2009