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Cosigner Lease Agreement: Landlord Guide To Rental Cosigners

Working with tenants requiring or requesting a rental cosigner is not uncommon in most locations. Many landlords say it’s more common than not to work with multiple individuals on a lease and sometimes use a cosigner lease agreement. Do you understand why and when to bring in a cosigner on leases? Cosigners can be a…Read More

Lease Renewal Notices: Letters For Landlords And Tenants

Updated September 2021 When a lease ends, you have the right to decide whether or not you want to renew the lease with the tenant. Some states and cities may put restrictions on how you make this decision, but it is generally up to you to determine if renewing the lease, signing a new lease…Read More

Guide To Renting Out A Room In Your Home

Updated June 2022 Most people think of landlords and tenants living in separate spaces, but what about when you decide to rent out a room in your home? When you do this, you become a landlord just as surely as if you owned another building that you would be renting out completely. Still, the rules…Read More

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Best States To Be A Landlord: A Simple RentPrep Guide

Landlord-friendly states have laws and procedures that allow landlords to exert more control over their properties. That’s why many small business owners are attracted to working as a landlord in these areas. From the eviction process to programs like rent control, many parts of landlord-tenant law tend to favor tenants. However, not all states slant…Read More

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RentPrep’s Simple Landlord Guide: Adding Someone To A Lease

Updated November 2021 A signed rental lease agreement is very specific about who’s allowed to live in the rental property. So, what happens when your tenant wants someone else to move in? In that case, you’ll need to add a tenant to the existing lease. It’s key that you make sure to have every adult…Read More

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Landlord Workshop: Can A Landlord Change A Lease Agreement?

Updated June 2021 As a landlord, you might want to change the lease rules that you have in place, to better reflect the needs of your business. Can landlords change rules mid lease, or is this illegal? It’s essential that you understand when you can and when you cannot make changes to the rental agreement…Read More

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Guide: Do Landlords Have To Disclose A Death In The House?

Updated May 2021 Did you know that there are certain laws about how and when landlords must disclose a previous death in a rental property? Unlike other types of disclosures, death disclosures are not frequently discussed. Most landlords and property managers know about landlord disclosures when it comes to information about things like lead paint…Read More

The Benefits Of Using A Month-To-Month Lease (For Landlords)

Updated December 2020 While all landlords know having a solid lease agreement in place is key to good business, they might not always know what the right type of lease agreement is! The lease agreement is the legal contract between tenant and landlord. There can be many variations within it as long as they comply…Read More

What Happens If A Tenant Breaks Their Lease And Moves Out?

Updated October 2020 As a landlord, you spend a lot of time screening tenants, choosing the right fit, setting up a lease agreement, and getting them moved into the property. From there, you expect to proceed through the entire lease agreement before you have to repeat the process again, but that’s not always what happens….Read More

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What Happens If A Tenant Breaks The Lease Before Moving In?

Updated August 2021 So, you recently signed a new rental agreement with a tenant that is perfect for your rental. Days after signing the lease, the tenant breaks the lease before moving in. When a tenant changes their mind about renting from you, how does that affect a landlord, a tenant, and the overall business…Read More