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So you want to be a landlord? Part 10 – Roommates

As many of you know, I answer a lot of questions on AVVO. Providing quick answers to commonly asked legal questions is one way I choose to give back to the community. A great bulk of the questions on Avvo concern landlord/tenant relationships. Lately, it seems that there’s been a recurring string of questions on […]

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So you want to be a landlord? Part 4 — The Security Deposit

Ok, Landlord. In the words of Inigo Montoya let me “sum up” our journey thus far: 1. You’ve obtained your local jurisdiction’s rental license; 2. You’ve found a qualified, responsible, and trustworthy tenant for your rental property; 3. You’ve negotiated and drafted a lease agreement that protects you, your property, and one that delineates your […]

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So you want to be a landlord? Part 3 – The Lease Agreement

Ok, Landlord.  By now, you should have accomplished the following: 1.  Obtained a rental license (if your county or local jurisdiction requires one); and, 2.  Found a qualified tenant to whom you entrust your property. The next step in the process is to negotiate and enter into a Lease Agreement.  Be careful with this.  I’ve […]

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So you want to be a landlord? Part 2 — Finding a Qualified Tenant

Hopefully by now, Landlord, you have obtained the following: (1) a habitable property to rent (and by that, I mean that the property is compliant with all building, zoning and other applicable codes); and (2) you’ve obtained your local jurisdiction’s rental license (if required). If you haven’t obtained these, stop. DO NOT rent that property….yet. […]

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