In the past we have talked about the Lease Agreement. CHBO now has an updated Documents Library available for FREE in your CHBO DASHBOARD. These documents are now available both as PDFs and as Google Docs to allow you to copy, paste and edit these to best meet the details of your state, your property and your personal preferences. Login at CHBO to start using these documents today.
In this post, let’s talk about the actual lease agreement. This is the document you have your tenants sign once the application process has cleared and before they move in. It is often considered the most important document in the field of property management.
To create a go-to lease agreement you can use for every tenant, you’ll want to start with a template. We suggest you either search the Internet or visit some of the recommended resources we list out. You can also visit with a trusted lawyer – they likely have many templates they can customize to your personal situation.
Some CHBO members have used WhichDraft.com, a service that provides a template lease agreement that you can customize for a small fee.
Because lease agreements are specific to your property, it’s important that you get a lawyer to review any template you’re planning to use. It should take a lawyer no more than an hour to read your agreement and provide you with feedback… this is a small price to pay to protect yourself for years and years to come.
In our next post, we’ll talk about the inventory check-list.
Read our page post about the Corporate Housing Rental Application.