If you're going to be renting out residential property you will need to have a lease or rental agreement in place with each and every tenant.
Rental agreements are typically used for month-to-month tenancies, as opposed to the fixed-length commitments of a lease agreement. Click here for fixed term lease forms.
It is important to have a well written and comprehensive rental agreement in place to ensure you and your tenants are clear on all the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Your rental contract should include information in clear detail on the number and names of tenants in the rental, the rent costs, security deposit amount and usage, other fees (such as for late rent or repairs for damage) maintenance process, landlords right to entry and more.
At Nolo, we are relentless in making the best products to help you handle your own legal issues without the expense of a lawyer. As a result, our team of lawyer/editors have thoughtfully written a set of residential rental agreement forms that can be downloaded and completed along with a set of plain English legal instructions that describe the legal impact of every term. What really sets these forms apart is the set of detailed instructions that will guide you step by step through the most important legal details of the rental agreement form.