How old do I have to be to rent an apartment or house?

Asked on November 30, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Kansas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A person under age 18 cannot enter into a contract, therefore a person who is not an adult cannot be held liable for performing any of it terms. Since a lease is a contract, while a landlord and minor can physically sign a lease agreement, the minor cannot be legally be held responsible for the conditions of the lease. Accordingly, if the minor in someway breaches (i.e. breaks) the lease, the landlord cannot take the minor to court.

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