Jesse Tree interns discover illegal clauses written into leases of Treasure Valley tenants

Case managers and legal interns at Jesse Tree have discovered questionable and illegal clauses written in the leases of Treasure Valley tenants.

Jesse Tree is a Boise-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance and case management to households who are unable to pay rent.

This summer, Jesse Tree’s legal interns conducted a project looking into the legality of their clients’ lease agreements.

The Idaho Capitol Sun reports, during the project, the interns came across many lease clauses that do not conform with Idaho code.

Several of the lease clauses reviewed by the nonprofit are explicitly illegal under Idaho law, such as entering a property without properly notifying a tenant or shutting off utilities for missing a rent payment.

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