A lease or month-to-month rental agreement, covering key terms such as rent and security deposits, are essential to any successful tenancy.
Leases and Rental Agreements FAQ
What you need to know to create a legally valid lease or rental agreement.
Adding a Roommate to the Lease or Rental Agreement
Get your landlord's approval before a new person moves in.
Smart Landlord Policies for Pet-Friendly Rentals
A pet agreement can reduce a landlord's risks in a pet-friendly building. Here's what to include in the agreement.
Lead Disclosures for Rental Property FAQ
Landlords must disclose lead-based paint or hazards before renting or renovating property, and may be held liable for tenant health problems resulting from lead.
Mold in Rentals: Landlord Liability, Responsibility, and Prevention
Learn about mold in rental units -- your landlord's liability for mold problems, how to get rid of mold, and how to prevent mold in the first place.
California Landlords Must Notify Prospective Tenants of Foreclosure
A new California law requires landlords to notify prospective tenants if the property is facing foreclosure.
Disclose Shared Utility Arrangements
For apartment owners that don't have a gas and electric meter for each unit.
Required Landlord Disclosures
Find out what disclosures you can expect to see in your lease or rental agreement or in another written communication from your landlord.
State-by-State Lease and Rental Agreement Terms and Forms
What Does "Last Month's Rent" Really Mean?
Can I Evict a Tenant to Rent The Place to My Daughter?
Can I Put Tenants' Security Deposits In My Checking Account?
Are Tenants Entitled to a Rent Receipt?
How Do I Enforce My 'No Pets' Policy?
How Do I Divide Damages Between Departing Cotenants?
Can My Tenant Break The Lease Just Because of Noise From Upstairs?
How Do I Kick Out One Roommate But Not The Other?
Shouldn't The Apartment Have Been Cleaned Before We Moved In?
What’s The Best Way to Get a New Tenancy Off to a Good Start?
Will My Whole Lease Be Thrown Out If There’s an Illegal Clause In It?
Renting Out a Spare Room in My House: Key Issues
How Can I Make Sure That My Lease Clause Covers All Relevant Security Deposit Issues?
Who Needs to Sign a Lease or Rental Agreement?
Do Property Managers Sign the Lease or Rental Agreement?
How Much Detail Should My Lease Include On The Rental Unit Itself?
How Much Detail Should I Include About Rent in My Lease?
How Much Detail Do I Need to Include About Utilities in the Lease?
What Are Landlord's Legal Rights When It Comes to Entry During a Tenant's Extended Absence?