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Creating a Lease Agreement

Having the proper lease form is an important tool to minimize potential problems and possible litigation in housing court. Whether you need a residential landlord and tenant lease agreement or commercial real estate lease, it must not only comply with the landlord tenant laws of your state, but be properly drafted to deal with all the potential issues involved in a comprehensive manner. Some of the most common terms included in our landlord – tenant forms cover obligations toward any required security deposit, lease renewal at the expiration of lease, and the required notices and what will happen if tenant are behind in rent. State laws typically require that a 30 day notice or shorter period be provided to the tenant before eviction for non-payment of rent.

Other terms may be included in your landlord-tenant forms as you wish, such as how repairs are to be made, rules regarding pets, and responsibilities of the landlord or tenant for payment of utilities, property taxes, and any other expenses. The landlord tenant forms offered by US Legal Forms are professionally drafted by attorneys and able to be modified in Word to suit your needs. A lease addendum can also be used to add additional terms to existing lease agreements.

At this stage, some common landlord-tenant agreements include:

  • Property rental agreements and leases
  • Receipt for security deposits
  • Any addendum to the lease, such as rent to own, purchase option, parking space, or storage
  • Policies for occupants