Landlord and Tenant Help Guides

Why You Should Make Sure You Have a Strong Lease Agreement
When you rent out your apartment, a rental contract called a lease agreement is drawn up and signed. This agreement contains details about your apartment, as well as the rights and obligations of the tenant and you as the landlord. It is a......
Key Legal Components of Lease Agreements
If you have rental properties or are looking into getting into the real estate business, you need to find a way to protect your investment. The general way that people do this is by developing and using a lease agreement. At some point in your......
What Are Your Rights When a Tenant Will Not Move Out of Your Home?
It is a fear that many people have when they decide to go into the rental property business: what happens if someone rents your property and then decides that they do not want to leave? After all, it is your property, right? That is where......
How to Create a Rental Application
Your rental application is designed to give you a very thorough yet efficient application for residential renting or leasing. It can easily be customized to fit your needs. The information below will help you complete your application using......
How to Create a Tenant's Notice of Intent to Vacate
A tenant's notice of intent to vacate premises is given to a landlord by a tenant in order to provide notice that the tenant intends to vacate the premises on a specific date, usually at the end of the lease term. This notice is essential......
How to Create a Month-to-Month Tenant's Termination Letter
A month-to-month tenant's termination letter is given to a landlord by a month-to-month tenant in order to put the landlord on notice that the Tenant will be leaving the rental unit upon a specific date, usually occurring at the end of the......
5 Tips on Negotiating With Your Landlord
Whether it is negotiating your rent, rules on pets, or something else you care about, it is important to know what is at stake and how hard you can insist with your landlord. The following tips will give you a sound negotiation strategy. Tip......
Can My Landlord Amend My Lease?
Let’s face it, as much as we might hope to keep our world simple and predictable, most of us lead pretty hectic lives. Our situations are constantly changing and it’s often impossible to plan for everything in documents like lease agreements.......
The Pros and Cons of Rent-to-Own Contracts
Rent-to-own lease agreements became popular relatively recently with the downturn in the housing market during the late 2000s. They are especially good options for homeowners struggling to sell their house off the market and potential......
Is a Rent-to-Own Lease Right for You?
Before signing a rent-to-own agreement, it is important to understand how they work in general. These contracts typically include all the usual provisions one might see in a residential lease agreement plus a section or two specifically about......