Leases & Rental Agreements by Janet Portman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

Rent your property now with this quick and easy handbook.

Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary to rent out your property in record time -- and without a pricey attorney.

With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to:

prepare a rental agreement or lease
tailor your documents to meet your needs
make required disclosures
comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination and more
check tenant references and credit
do a final inspection when a tenant moves out
and more

Leases & Rental Agreements includes tear-out forms (plus step-by-step instructions to fill them out), including a rental agreement, lease, rental application and more. Complete these forms by adding the needed information by hand or by using a typewriter, or fill in the documents on your PC using the enclosed CD-ROM. The 8th edition provides updated 50-state legal charts on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more, plus an expanded chart on your state's disclosure laws.
The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.
 

About Janet Portman

See more books from this Author
Stewart writes and edits books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the co-author of First-Time Landlord, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, and Renters' Rights. Ralph "Jake" Warner,widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, Warner founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1972. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. Warner holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Princeton. As Nolo's managing editor, Portman oversees editorial work on all Nolo books. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the author or co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book and California Tenants' Rights. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.
 
Published August 20, 2009 by Nolo. 223 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Leases & Rental Agreements
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 32 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review