1. Ask an attorney
2. Best answer is yes
3. I got mine from someone here, however you could probably just google "kansas city real estate attorney" and talk to a couple.
4. Ask an attorney
5. Ask an attorney
Haha, that was somewhat of a joke, but in all seriousness it would be best to discuss all this with someone that KNOWS the answer. IMO, it might be ok to do most of what you want, but you absolutely should not listen to me. Personally, I've changed/added things to my lease without my attorney reviewing it. The risk is that maybe I worded something incorrectly and it wouldn't hold up in court. But I didn't do that to major parts and I accept the risk.
At the end of the day, spending $100-200 to get the lease you want reviewed and approved by an attorney is not that big of an expense. You'll use it often and it's your best friend in a court setting.
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