Tip #79: Sample Lease Agreements
Oddly enough, some standard legal forms that you come across are actually more tenant-friendly than what is required in your state.
Others leave out crucial remedies and legal rights for landlords that make the difference between making a profit, or losing in court to an unscrupulous tenant.
The well-respected legal publisher Nolo has developed a forms book, Every Landlord’s Legal Guide, which comes with a CD of forms, along with a state-by-state chart that makes it easy to customize a rental application or lease agreement for any state.
Because these forms are written and reviewed by legal experts with specific experience in landlord-tenant law, each will include many important terms that you will not see in more generic publications.
Check it out at the AAOA forms store.
See last weeks Landlord Quick Tip.
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