The Weekend Landlord: From Credit Checks to Eviction and Everything in Between

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2006 - Landlord and tenant - 202 pages
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It Doesn't Have to Be a Full-Time Job

The Weekend Landlord is your simple guide that highlights the crucial areas of landlord/tenant relations. Complete with frequently needed forms and helpful checklists, you can find the best tenants, handle any issues that come up and move on to the next tenant as circumstances demand.

Manage Your Money
Make smart decisions in selecting tenants, collecting rent, reporting income and saving at tax time.

Watch Out for Red Flags
Avoid the common mistakes that many landlords make regarding background checks, making repairs and ending the tenancy.

Reference Your State's Resources
Learn what your state requires from you when dealing with a tenant and how to effortlessly meet those requirements.

Make Use of Handy Tools
Use these quick and easy tools to ensure that you are covering all your bases and locking in the right tenant.

Precise Coverage of
--Applications
--Credit Checks
--Security Deposits
--Partial Payments
--Collecting Rent
--Landlord's Duties
--Tenant's Rights
--Maintenance Issues
--Terminating the Lease
--Taxes

Easy-to-Use Forms
--Tenant Application
--Lease Agreement
--Property Inspection
--Move-Out Letter
--Termination of Lease
--Repair Request
--Payment Agreement
--Deposit Itemization
--Eviction Complaint
--Sublet Permission

Simple, complete and ready to help-The Weekend Landlord is your answer
  

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Contents

Before a Tenancy Begins
1
The Rental Agreement or Lease
17
Security Deposits
27
Rent
35
The Landlords Duties
41
Your Tenants Rights Remedies and Duties
59
Terminating the Tenancy
69
Evictions and Collection Actions
75
Security Deposit Limits State by State
113
Time Frames for Providing Security Deposit Statements State by State
117
Time Permitted for Rent to be Paid after Nonpayment of Rent Notice State by State
121
Notice Requirements for Landlord to Access the Dwelling Nonemergency State by State
125
States that Allow a Tenant to Repair and Deduct
127
States that Allow Tenants to Withhold Rent for Failure to Provide Essential Services
129
Sample Forms
131
Blank Forms
137

Accounting and Tax Considerations
91
Glossary
97
Landlord Checklist
105
Rent Control Laws
107
Notice to Terminate a MonthtoMonth Tenancy State by State
109
Index
199
About the Author
203
Back Cover
205
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

As an attorney and author, James A. Landon is an energetic and enterprising member of Southern Arizona's legal community.Landon graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1996, after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. Landon has practiced law in Tucson since 1996, successfully handling thousands of landlord and tenant related cases. He currently practices law as a partner in The Law Offices ofSipe and Landon, a full-service law firm located in Tucson.Always relishing the art of public speaking, Landon made his first television and radio appearances at the age of 10 as a student advocate for the Independent School District in Austin, Texas. Landon was born in Summit, New Jersey, but has lived in Arizona since 1982. He met his wife Heidi while surfing the Internet, and has been married since 1998. The couple has two cats and a beloved dachshund, Vegas. As an attorney and author, James A. Landon is an energetic and enterprising member of Southern Arizona's legal community.Landon graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1996, after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. Landon has practiced law in Tucson since 1996, successfully handling thousands of landlord and tenant related cases. He currently practices law as a partner in The Law Offices ofSipe and Landon, a full-service law firm located in Tucson.Always relishing the art of public speaking, Landon made his first television and radio appearances at the age of 10 as a student advocate for the Independent School District in Austin, Texas. Landon was born in Summit, New Jersey, but has lived in Arizona since 1982. He met his wife Heidi while surfing the Internet, and has been married since 1998. The couple has two cats and a beloved dachshund, Vegas.

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