Can I use a store-bought or downloadable lease?
Your lease serves to protect your rights as a property owner. A poor lease can put you in a vulnerable situation by potentially giving a tenant more control over the property than you have! Simply having a signed piece of paper entitled “Lease” does not mean that you’ve adequately protected your interests. You want your lease to protect you while your tenant occupies the property, but you also want a lease that protects you when it is time to sever your relationship with your tenant.
Generic leases may not comply with local laws and can make enforcing your rights, sometimes through evictions, very costly and time-consuming. You should have a lease drafted by a landlord attorney who knows your local laws and who knows how to aggressively and fully protect your rights as a landlord. Trust the Landlord Law Firm to provide you with the right lease for your situation.