Residential Lease Amendment Help Guides

Dangerous Pets, Risky Behavior, and Your Rental Property
Most landlords understand the most common tenant problems; from tenants who paint the walls terrible colors to those with noise problems and even those who skip out on the rent, every landlord has a horror story. The worst issues of all, though, are those that cause legal liabilities or catastrophic damage to your home or property. In some cases, la...
Can Your Lease Ban Short-Term Rentals?
When you rent a house or apartment, you may think it is yours for the duration of the lease. While it is your home, you already know you cannot do things like repaint the walls without getting your landlord's permission or having to pay damages when you move out. What about using an app to rent out your couch or spare bedroom for a night or weekend?...
Essential Landlord-Tenant Documentation
As a landlord, it is important to ensure you have the right documentation in place. This is important because you need to make sure you are protecting yourself as well as your tenant. Of these essential documents that we will mention in this article, you may or may not need to have all of them in place for each of your tenants. Your experience with...
Disclosures That Landlords Must Make to New Tenants
If you are a property owner and landlord, you likely know that there are certain terms and specific components that your lease agreement should contain, like your name, where to send the rent check, who pays the utilities, and other important......
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......
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.......
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......
Property Management Basics
Rental Property as an Investment Strategy Owning rental property is an excellent investment strategy that provides a monthly income as well as long-term portfolio stability in the form of property ownership. Many individuals purchase......
Lease Agreement vs. Rental Agreement
A lease agreement or a rental agreement is a vital legal document that should be completed prior to a landlord renting property to a tenant. While both agreements are similar in nature, they are not the same and it is important to understand......