The “Pets and Animals” Lease Addendum

When an applicant or a current tenant approaches you to get permission to have Morris, Chewie – or, yes, even Fluffy – move in to your property ~ [First off – Be sure to thank ‘em for asking alone! – many tenants never bother to disclose their true intentions] ~ then, if after considering the […]

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The “Option to Purchase” Lease Addendum

If you ever have any intention of selling your unit, this is an addendum you may want to consider. While this option is usually intended for the benefit of the tenant, it can also be favorable for the landlord if local market conditions make it difficult to find qualified buyers. There are two essential ideas […]

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Lease Agreement “Must-Have” Clauses

Better known as “the law of the land,” the lease agreement is both your six-gun and your lever-action rifle, equipped with enough ammunition to stand your ground at the O.K. Corral. The problem is that landlords often fail to recognize the importance of drafting a few pieces of paper. Instead, they use a generic form […]

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