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Make sure to carefully read your lease, because signing the lease means you agree to everything that is there and you can be held responsible for it. If there is anything that you do not feel comfortable with in the lease you should have it changed or re-worded before signing the lease. It is better to have more in the lease and have everything clearly explained and defined then not to. If you can think of anything that may not be covered or maybe ambiguous in the lease you should speak to the landlord about having it clarified in the lease. Items that you may want clarified in the lease may include parking, snow removal, use of appliances both inside and outside, maintenance, repairs, pets, utilities, and the terms and payment of rent.