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Michelle J.
Rocket Lawyer member since 2013

Landlords FAQs

  • Can Rocket Lawyer support my existing property management business?

    Yes. Whether you're renting out a room in your home or managing multi-family properties, Rocket Lawyer can help with all of your legal needs. We can help you incorporate your business and we provide all the landlord documents you'll need to manage your properties. We can help you find good tenants, make Lease Agreements, start the eviction process, update existing leases, and much more. We even offer lease documents for non-residential property, such as commercial spaces, farmland, parking spaces, storage units, and more. With a Premium membership, you'll have unlimited access to our entire document library, as well as the ability to ask legal questions and get personalized answers from our network of On Call attorneys. Give us a try for free!

  • What rental forms does Rocket Lawyer offer?

    We offer a wide range of property management documents and rental forms suitable for every state. All legal documents can be customized and built using any device, and many can be signed online. Once you make a document, it will be saved in your dashboard, so you can easily access, edit, or copy it at any time. You can also download your documents as a PDF or Word file, so you can easily print them. Our library of landlord documents includes Residential Lease AgreementsSublease AgreementsPet AddendumsLate Rent NoticesEviction Notices, and many more.

  • Are Rocket Lawyer documents suitable for all states?

    Landlord documents such as Lease Agreements and Eviction Notices are customized to accommodate state laws. If you are concerned about unique city or county laws, you can ask a lawyer or contact your local government. You may also be able to find the local codes posted online. If you lease property that is in rent-controlled areas or those whose rent may be paid, partially or in full, by government resources, you'll want to make sure you comply with the special requirements of government-supported housing.

  • Can Rocket Lawyer help me start a property management business?

    Yes, we can. Rocket Lawyer provides low-cost filing services, so you can affordably incorporate to take advantage of liability protection and potential tax advantages. We can help you file to form an LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp. We also provide registered agent services. If you have questions or would rather start your business over the phone rather than online, call us at (888)-627-1186.

  • What types of tenancy agreements are there?

    When renting out a home, there are four types of tenancy agreements that might be used, including:

    • Long-term lease - A lease that lasts for more than one year, often for three years or more. Long-term leases are popular for commercial rentals.
    • Short-term lease - Most often, a lease that lasts for less than one year. Furnished apartment leases and other residential arrangements might fall into this category.
    • Month-to-month leaseThis type of agreement only establishes a tenant's right to rent the property for a month at a time. All the terms of the agreement, including the rent, are subject to change on a monthly basis (subject to any notice requirements under the agreement or state law).
    • SubleaseThis is a secondary agreement between an original tenant and a new tenant to rent some, or all, of the property.

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