Overview

This indispensable bestseller offers landlords and property managers a quick and easy way to create the key documents necessary to own or manage rental property. It spells out how to comply with state and federal laws when renting or leasing residential property and provides legal and practical advice concerning deposits, inspections, habitability, environmental hazards and much more. Includes tear-out lease forms and an explanation of tenant screening procedures stemming from ...
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Leases & Rental Agreements

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Overview

This indispensable bestseller offers landlords and property managers a quick and easy way to create the key documents necessary to own or manage rental property. It spells out how to comply with state and federal laws when renting or leasing residential property and provides legal and practical advice concerning deposits, inspections, habitability, environmental hazards and much more. Includes tear-out lease forms and an explanation of tenant screening procedures stemming from the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Editorial Reviews

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"On my scale of one to 10, this excellent book rates a solid 10." Robert Bruss, real estate attorney and nationally syndicated columnist

"A comprehensive look at state and federal laws governing landlord-tenant relations. Recommended..." Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413314694
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 8/20/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 223
  • Sales rank: 1,079,249
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Marcia Stewart writes and edits for Nolo on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the coauthor of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, First-Time Landlord, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, Renters' Rights, and The Legal Answer Book for Families.

Ralph Warner - Widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, Warner founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1971. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books 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, Janet 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 Tenant's
Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities and others. A nationally syndicated columnist with Inman News, Portman's column,
"Rent It Right," appears regularly in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and other prominent newspapers and websites. 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.

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Table of Contents

1. Preparing a Lease or Rental Agreement
2. Choosing Tenants: Your Most Important Decision
3. Getting the Tenant Moved In
4. Changing or Ending a Tenancy
Appendixes
State Landlord-Tenant Law Charts
Using the Interactive Forms
Landlord Rental Forms
Index

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