Renter? Head off problems with roommates and landlords! Is your roommate making it next to impossible to pay the rent on time each month? Or is your landlord forgetting about the clogged drain he said he'd repair weeks ago? Then it's time to assert your rights! Aimed at everyone from the new renter on the block to more seasoned tenants who just want to know the basics, this primer is packed with the critical legal and practical information that every renter needs, written in plain English. Renters' Rights covers important concerns like: leases and rental agreements discrimination rent security deposits privacy roommates repairs and maintenance Co-authored by two experts in tenants' rights, this book is as indispensable as a friend with a pickup truck and a free weekend. This edition is completely updated to reflect changes to your state's laws, including new information on what to do if your rental goes into foreclosure and increased legal protections for domestic violence victims. This book contains many 50-state charts such as security deposit limits and state laws in domestic violence situations, that give tenants the exact information they need.
Protecting California tenants' rights since 1971! 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 This edition of California Tenants' Rights includes updated information on all key landlord-tenant laws and court cases in California, as well as local rent control ordinances in 14 California cities that have them. The new edition includes changes to important tenant eviction defense forms and procedures. It also includes information on tenant rights to sublet space through Airbnb and other short-term rental services. If you are not a California resident, check out Renter's Rights.
Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords 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, and environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs (yes, bedbugs). Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements collect and returns deposits avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire the right property manager minimize your liability, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, and hot landlord-tenant issues, such as landlords’ rights to restrict tenants from using Airbnb and similar services to host short-term guests. All forms are now downloadable through a special link at nolo.com.
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 The 2nd 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.
What every renter needs to know The only book of its kind, Every Tenant’s Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information (plus dozens of sample letters) you need to: find a great home and landlord know your rights when it comes to pets fight improper rent increases and late fees get a landlord to make repairs pronto withhold rent without getting into legal trouble protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination handle roomate problems deal with lead paint, mold, asbestos and bed bugs break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back The 8th edition of Every Tenant’s Legal Guide includes the latest laws of your state—from security deposit rules to termination notice requirements, and a new section on tenant rights to use Airbnb and similar services.
Searching for the perfect tenant? Get the only book devoted to the most important decision a landlord can make! Landlords face many challenges, but choosing new tenants has the greatest potential to affect your bottom line. Fortunately, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants can help you find the right tenant for your rental property! Let this book guide you through the process of attracting, screening and selecting the best renters available. Get timely advice on: effective advertising phone screening presenting the unit evaluating applications examining credit reports checking references discrimination basics making a rental offer, and rejecting applicants. Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants provides dozens of forms and checklists for every step, with easy instructions to fill them out. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the law in your state, including rules about checking a potential tenant's immigration status. Plus, get all the legal forms you need, as well as invaluable audio dialogues that show you how to conduct interviews and get essential information without running afoul of the law.
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.
Anyone who owns or manages residential real estate, anywhere in the U.S., should buy this book, as it provides a solid lease, that can be tailored to the laws of a specific state, and the key rental documents needed to start a tenancy.
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Rent smart with the definitive all-in-one book for every tenant! Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need to deal with your landlord and other tenants, and protect your rights when things go wrong. Written in plain English, it shows you how to: inspect a place before you move in negotiate a lease or rental agreement put roommate relationships on a sound legal footing understand key rules on rent increases and rent control get needed repairs and maintenance protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back understand and prepare for eviction proceedings The 6th edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide comes complete with tear-out forms, as well as charts that help you find and understand the latest laws of your state. Plus, get timely information about bedbugs, what to do if you're caught in foreclosure, and new protections for victims of domestic violence.