Landlord forms include much more than a vague lease that you create on your home or office computer. Landlord forms also involves much more than a brief statement that tells tenants when rent is due or a note taped on the tenant’s door this morning that maintenance will enter the property this afternoon to change the furnace filter.

Whether you are a landlord of one rental property or a landlord of hundreds of properties, having a wide array of essential landlord forms on hand at all times is crucial to the very nature of your business as a landlord. No matter which state you live in or which state or states your rental properties are located in, you must have crucial landlord forms always available.

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While some situations are part of the daily routine of business for landlords, other situations can arise at any time during a tenancy which requires a specific form. You do not want to suddenly need a specific landlord form and not have it available. You need several landlord forms in addition to the residential lease agreement. The Move in/Out checklist protects you in case a tenant damages the property. You will have the form on hand to present in court with both your signature and the tenant’s signature, attesting to the condition of the property when the tenant moved in. When you require that your tenants pay a security deposit, the Disposition of security deposit details what charges if any that you deducted for damages or needed repairs that go beyond normal wear and tear of the rental property. Landlord tenant laws govern the details regarding the time period that such notice be sent to tenants as well as their remaining security deposit after termination of the tenancy.

You also cannot just enter your occupied rental property whenever you want to do so even though you are the landlord. State laws govern the amount of notice required for a landlord to give to the tenant before entering the premises, except for in emergency. Most states require a notice of either 24 or 48 hours. Including the Notice of entry with your landlord forms allows you to give proper legal notice to tenants whenever you need to enter the property to make repairs or for other legitimate reasons.

Unfortunately, not all tenants are ideal tenants. Landlord tenant laws require specific procedures and even specific wording on notices given to tenants in many cases. You cannot just change locks or remove a tenant’s possessions from the property and set them out at the curb if a tenant fails to pay rent. When you first provide the tenant with the Past due rent notice, the notice to pay rent or quit and the termination of tenancy notices, giving your tenant the required time to pay rent then the courts often side with landlords if tenants received all the required landlord forms. While some landlord forms provided by the American Apartment Owners Association are basic landlord forms, the AAOA also provides the more complex forms necessary for landlords of rental properties to have on hand at all times.

Many landlord forms are free to AAOA Members.

You’ll also save considerable time when you get all your basic and comprehensive landlord forms from AAOA. Rather than having to wait until your attorney is able to find time to create your forms and provide them to you simply download them from AAOA.com!

Learn why landlords across the country trust AAOA for all their landlord forms. American Apartment Owners Association provides you with landlord forms that are specially created by attorneys and other professionals in the industry. Get the landlord forms you need when you need them from AAOA, the largest landlord association in the country. Click on the state or states where your rental properties are located to learn more.