How can I get a residential lease template online that I can print at home for free? Every site I go to wants me to pay. I just need a basic blank rental agreement in Arizona.
Realistically speaking, if you get one for free, you get what you pay for. I am a licensed sales associate, and I know my forms in and out. When another Sales Associate makes a mistake which is in my favor, I tell the tenants, because if push comes to shove, the party which is using my skill set is going to be benefiting from it.I look at it like this: if my tenant, which is in your place, has your lease, then if something happens where they can’t make rent, or to take you to court, then I will review the lease and tell them where I see the loopholes and show those holes to a lawyer.I saw a free lease once for one of my clients, I handed it to a lawyer buddy and he said it was ok to sign, because “it was swiss cheese and could keep a tenant in the place for 6 month without paying”Not being ASS, just being very real in this society where everyone is taking everyone to court.
How can my roommate give me a 30-day notice to move out if she isn't the landlord and there isn't a rental agreement from the owner of the house that we live in?
If you were both on the lease of the apartment then your roommate cannot do that. If your roommate is the leaseholder and then took you on as a roommate then she may ask you to leave But even that would be difficult once you have established residency. If there is no lease at all then your roommate has no more power than you do. So once again you don’t have a right to ask you to leave. The only way around this would be if one party was to get a restraining order from the court. Then the opposite party would have to leave otherwise they would be in violation of that restraining order. Which would result in jail. But even that would be difficult once you have established residency. If there is no lease at all then your roommate has no more power than you do. So once again you don’t have a right to ask you to leave. The only way around this would be if one party was to get a restraining order from the court. Then the opposite party would have to leave otherwise they would be in violation of that restraining order. Which would result in jail
If a tenant never signed a rental agreement and has refused to pay rent for two months in a home with other renters. How does the homeowner go about getting them out of their home?
In the US, a person living in your unit will often be a tenant. You can have different relationships with your tenants. A house catty-corner across from where I live rents spaces in a two-apartment house, and has an individual relationship with each tenant. Here in Indiana, a judge would have no problem with evicting JUST that tenant. Failure to pay rent when due is an almost insurmountable breach of a tenant’s obligations in Indiana and much of the US, and in Indiana you would usually be able to get a tenant out in say three to five weeks. I would go into court right away.It’s also possible to have a collective agreement with a whole group of people. There, one person is responsible for ALL of the rent, OR all tenants have to pay it by chipping in: either/or. If this is a “joint tenancy” of that sort, then the one tenant’s failure to pay is the failure of all of them to pay, and your remedy is to evict all of the tenants. [Of course, you can probably - at least in Indiana, and possibly much of the rest of the US - simply fail to go through with the eviction for the two or three tenants you DO like, and only boot out the one who’s the trouble-maker. It’s not discrimination - treating ne’er-do’wells badly and nice people nicely is not invidious discrimination under American law.]Sadly, in the second scenario above - but not the first - the judge might determine that you’ve been taking partial payments. If you’ve done it long enough, you have reformulated the contract, and you might be stuck for that period of time. To be safe, what you should do is just send a Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy to all tenants [possibly by registered letter, though an email without a bounce-back might do just fine in many places] indicating that, in the future, no partial payments will be accepted. If the ne’er-do-well then continues not to chip in, refuse the rent from all parties, move to evict everyone, tell the good tenants that the action against them is only a formality, get the ne’er-do-well out by sheriff’s action, and let the good tenants stay under a new agreement.As a side note, when I was a landlord, I never rented person-to-person. I made groups of roommates - in the rare cases I accepted tenancies from them - sign a joint agreement.
How do I open an attachment like rental application that the owner emailed me, open it, fill it out, and send it back to the person’s email. How do I do all that?
This really depends what sort of file it is, but generally:Save a local copy of the file from the email, using the ‘save as’ command.Open the local copy in an editor. For PDF files most PDF readers have a limited ability to add text, such as using the ‘form fill’ commands. For other document types, you can normally just click on them and edit it. If it’s an image, I’d suggest Paint.net as it’s free and you can add txt to images.One done, save the document and close it.Reply to the email, click add attachment and attach the saved document, then hit send.
How do you feel about landlords that require you to fill out an app prior to seeing the rental property? My daughter is a CO, has a perfect rental history, and a very high credit score. We ran into this while she looks for a rental.
“How do you feel about landlords that require you to fill out an app prior to seeing the rental property? My daughter is a CO, has a perfect rental history, and a very high credit score. We ran into this while she looks for a rental.”I have a certain sympathy for landlords. It isn’t an easy way to make a living. You have huge capital tied up in immobile investments. One destructive tenant can wipe out the profits from 20 good ones.If you want a landlord who will show the property without asking questions until and unless you show an interest, you can probably find that. We had that when we rented our first apartment after retiring and selling our house (Liberty Lake Apts in Boise ID - great place BTW, we recommend them). The nice office lady showed us around the complex, and let us inside an empty unit just like the one we eventually rented. (That empty unit was already promised to someone else, the one we eventually rented was still occupied). Then we went back to the office and filled out applications.But anyways, it all comes down to supply and demand in a free market. If you want a landlord who asks no questions, you can find one. Probably a “slumlord” who doesn’t maintain the property and has lots of anti-social, destructive tenants who would make dangerous neighbors. If there is a glut of housing in your market, you can find landlords who bend over backwards to court you. If there is a housing shortage, you have to play by the landlords’ rules.