For over 30 years, The California Landlord’s Law Book has been guiding landlords safely and efficiently through the maze of regulations that affect them, and keeping them profitable and out of legal hot water. Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits--these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. You'll learn how to: screen prospective tenants - without discriminating illegally prepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreements collect and return security deposits so as to avoid lawsuits raise the rent and change other terms of the tenancy hire, work with, and fire a property manager keep up with repairs and maintenance limit liability and rent withholding follow state privacy laws on entering rental units restrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guests act promptly when rent is late terminate a tenancy, ...and much more.
Handle problems with landlords and roommates! The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommate is always late with his share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won't return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems--and others--and prevent them from happening again? Turn to Renters' Rights: The Basics for answers! Written in plain English, this fully updated bestseller covers: leases and rental agreements credit reports and references roommates sublets and short-term vacation rentals privacy discrimination and retaliation security deposits repairs and maintenance getting out of a lease, and and more. This 9th edition, featuring easy-to-use summaries of each state's laws, is completely updated and revised to reflect the key landlord-tenant laws of your state.
When it comes to business, there is no standard lease! Ready to haggle for the best deal possible? Turn to Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business -- you’ll find the information, advice and strategies you need when negotiating with an experienced landlord. This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting keep future rent at manageable levels get the most out of your broker and attorney suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space negotiate flexibility to expand, renew or leave early ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants avoid dealing with costly code compliance and clean-ups save your lease if you can't live up to it now and then This edition provides new strategies and advice throughout, plus new checklists that will help you at every step of your negotiation. Comprehensive and written in plain English, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business is essential for entrepreneurs on the hunt for a fair and workable lease.
Essential rental forms every landlord needs Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary you need. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: prepare a rental agreement or lease tailor your documents to meet your needs make required disclosures to tenants comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination, and more check tenant references and credit, and do a final inspection when a tenant moves out. The 12th edition provides updated 50-state information on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more. All forms are downloadable from the Nolo website.
No rental property can survive the ravages of a determined, bad tenant. Owners need to scrupulously screen applicants to make sure that their investment will be well-used and that the rent will be paid. Learn how to avoid poor risks, while avoiding fair housing claims.
Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know -- or won’t follow -- national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California. Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fight an eviction.
Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords and property managers the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs, and evictions. Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords and managers: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements make security deposit deductions avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire a property manager minimize liability for personal injury lawsuits, handle broken leases and terminations, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords and managers need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This (14th) edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, including updated rules on evictions and terminations.
Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: how to determine whether the property will turn a profit landlord business basics finding the right tenants preparing and signing the lease handling repairs complying with your state's rental laws dealing with problem tenants, and preparing for sale of the property. From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.
All the information, advice & strategies you neet to evaluate commercial space; determine the real cost of renting; deal with landlords, brokers & lawyers; understand lease terms; negotiate advantageous terms and avoid common pitfalls.