A lease or month-to-month rental agreement, covering key terms such as rent and security deposits, are essential to any successful tenancy.
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.
I bought an apartment building; there's not a gas and electric meter for each unit, what do I do?
Read more for the best solutions.
California Landlords Must Notify Prospective Tenants of Foreclosure
A new California law requires landlords to warn prospective tenants when the property they are looking to rent is facing a foreclosure.
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.
What Does "Last Month's Rent" Really Mean?
This approach will give you flexibility when it comes to using "last month's rent".
Can I Evict a Tenant to Rent The Place to My Daughter?
Here's a few tips on how to have "just cause".
Can I Put Tenants' Security Deposits In My Checking Account?
Legally speaking, it is not your money.
Are Tenants Entitled to a Rent Receipt?
Many states require landlords to give tenants a receipt for the rent.
How Do I Enforce My 'No Pets' Policy?
Here's what you can do without running into legal issues.
How Do I Divide Damages Between Departing Cotenants?
If both tenants were on the rental agreement, both are responsible for leaving the place clean and undamaged.
Can My Tenant Break The Lease Just Because of Noise From Upstairs?
Here's what you can do if your tenant takes this matter to court.
How Do I Kick Out One Roommate But Not The Other?
Here are answers to two important questions to ask yourself in this situation.
Shouldn't The Apartment Have Been Cleaned Before We Moved In?
Here are some steps you can take in a bad situation.
Will My Whole Lease Be Thrown Out If There’s an Illegal Clause In It?
The effect of an invalid lease clause on the whole agreement.
Renting Out a Spare Room in My House
Here are some questions and tips to keep in mind before you rent out a spare room.
How Can I Make Sure That My Lease Clause Covers All Relevant Security Deposit Issues?
What a good security deposit lease clause should cover.
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.