Don't Use Latin Phrases in Lease

February 27, 2013
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Avoid using Latin phrases, such as ipso facto and inter alia, in your leases. Instead, use English words that mean the same thing. For example, instead of saying “ipso facto” say “of itself” or “by the mere fact.” And instead of saying “inter alia” say “among other things.” This should help make your leases easier to read and understand. Many owners and tenants don’t know what some or all of the Latin phrases used in their leases mean.

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