Do you have a birthday cake clause in your leases?

Real Estate Agent with Harvest Realty

To all the landlords out there: if you send out your proposed lease as a Word doc, you might want to read it before you sign it.  One landlord will be providing birthday cakes (not vanilla) for his tenants.    The tenant posted a photo of the birthday cake clause for the world to see.




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Comments (8)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Funny, I've never seen that clause before 

Mar 03, 2016 10:34 PM
Dan Rosenberger
Harvest Realty - Westfield, IN

Joe - I think the tenant decided to have some fun with the Word doc before they signed the lease.  It looks like the landlord will be providing cakes as a result.

Mar 03, 2016 11:02 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's funny,  I have never seen that before.  It should be amended to also allow for cupcakes as many people enjoy that re

Mar 03, 2016 11:44 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

that is an awesome clause to put in any contract, will have to remember that one!

Mar 04, 2016 09:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dan, this one is GOOD, and have not ever seen this before.    Maybe chocolate would work?

Mar 04, 2016 10:11 PM
Dan Rosenberger
Harvest Realty - Westfield, IN

Ed - it doesn't specify, so cupcakes should be fine.

Mark - this is a humorous illustration of a serious flaw (sending out a contract in a Word doc that can be editied, then the landord signing it apparently without reviewing the document) BUT - if you have a good tenant, maybe they should get a birthday cake every year.

Joan - chocolate cake, or chocolate icing?  Or both??


Mar 05, 2016 01:10 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I must admit Dan, I have never seen a birthday cake clause before, hopefully there aren't any of my leases.

Mar 21, 2016 03:37 AM
Dan Rosenberger
Harvest Realty - Westfield, IN

Hi Joe, you might have a birthday cake clause or worse in your leases if you send out your leases to tenants as Word documents.  In this case the tenants had some fun with it.

Mar 21, 2016 08:52 AM