Cheeky tenants add unexpected birthday cake contract clause into their lease

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Was it the work of sneaky law students?


Two mischievous tenants have taken the Internet by storm this week by making an unwittingly brilliant amendment to their rental lease agreement.

The pair were sent over a copy of the contract by their landlord and — instead of signing it in its original form — decided to sneak in clause 16, which reads:

Lessor shall provide birthday cake for Lessee(s) in the weekend closest to their birthdays, which are June 7 and February 17. Vanilla cake is not acceptable.

And the landlord signed it.

The lease (pictured below) went viral after it was posted on image sharing site Imgur — by a user who goes by GloriousGherkins — late last week. They boast:

My lease came as a Word file instead of PDF. I made a slight change before signing it.


The identity of the crafty tenants is unknown, but we’re hoping it was the work of two switched on land law students.



Bad drafting, but amusing.



This was on reddit literally weeks ago. Nice to see legal cheek scraping the bottom of the barrel again.



Hey now, LC is not Katie. Katie is Katie.


Next Great Baker

Too funny



Unilateral mistake eh



Literally what the hell are you on about?


Anonymous too

Read the fine print before you sign ANY form. This Lease Form was doctored despite the BLANK being supplied by the Landlord. Don’t take things for Granted that its the Form YOU supplied. The Tenant did it as a joke. Others could do it more SERIOUSLY. Marlum? Naing marlum? Junta? Naing Junta? Do you understand? Or, No Comprendi?


David Gale

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche…”



Is it a gay Northern Irish cake?



Must inform drafting party of amendment! Idiot!



Sneeking clauses in is hardly ethical conduct. Why is such conduct being celebrated and promoted?


John Harvey

Many years ago, a former colleague produced a Land Transfer at the gathering to mark his leaving a London Borugh.

It transferred the town hall to the Mickey Mouse Corporation for £1 and had been signed by the Mayor and the Borough Secretary.

The latter went ballistic



Birthday cakes are cheap these days – demand a pearl necklace next time!


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