When you decide to rent a house or apartment, there are many laws that cover your rental. As a landlord, you should not just learn about the laws pertaining to renting the property, you should also learn the laws relating to your tenants.
Your tenants have certain rights. There are some standard rights like the laws regarding the possession of the property. However, there may be other local laws that may pertain to the rental. As the landlord, you want to ensure you don’t violate their rights.
You can learn about tenant laws by reading the local laws on your city, county, and state government website. However, there’s an easier way. You can consult an attorney regarding the local tenant laws.
A lawyer can also help you draft a rental agreement and application. The lawyer can also advise you of legal regulations regarding advertising your rental and questions you can ask your tenants. This can help you avoid possible lawsuits for discrimination.
While tenant laws are basically the same, if you own properties in several jurisdictions, you should consult a local lawyer in each area. You should ask questions that can affect your rental, including occupancy laws.
If you already have a property that you’re renting, you should allow a lawyer to review your lease, so that you can ensure you aren’t violating any local laws. If your lease is not compliant, then the lawyer can help you draft a new agreement.
As a landlord, you have many responsibilities, which start before you list your property for rent. Luckily, you can get assistance with many of the tasks involved in renting your property. A real estate attorney can help you to ensure that your rental agreements and all of your other paperwork comply with all of the current laws.