Every Landlord's Legal Guide

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Nolo, 2008 - Business & Economics - 483 pages
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An all-in-one authoritative guide every landlord needs
Every Landlord's Legal Guide is the most comprehensive and up-to-date legal and practical guide for residential landlords. The best, most effective way to make and save money as a landlord is to keep up with the law --and with Every Landlord's Legal Guide, you can do all that and more.
From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, environmental hazards such as mold and bed bugs (yes, bed bugs). You'll find legal and practical solutions backed by many 50-state charts with specific laws for each state. This complete resource will help you avoid hassles and headaches -- not to mention legal fees.
Here is everything you need to:
choose tenants
prepare a lease or rental agreement
collect and return deposits
avoid discrimination charges
hire a property manager
keep up with repairs and maintenance
minimize liability
deal with problem tenants
and more


Every Landlord's Legal Guide provides over 30 forms you'll need, including leases and rental agreements on the included CD-ROM. (PRINT VERSION)
The 9th edition is completely revised with updated information, and discusses new developments in domestic violence protections for tenants.

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Very comprehensive

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This book helped me as I took on the role of Landlord. It answered all of my questions and helped me with forms for leases applications etc. Im glad I had this book when I went to meet prospective tenants. Read full review

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My personal library includes several books on property management and landlordin'....I refer to each of them from time to time, but this is a MUST have book for the do it yourself Landlord. This book provides detailed information that allows me to handle a situation with confidence. Most highly recommended. 

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About the author (2008)

Marcia Stewart is a Nolo editor and author, writing and editing books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is also a co-author of Nolos Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home and Leases & Rental Agreements, published by Nolo.Ralph "Jake" Warner is widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement. Warner co-founded Nolo in 1972 and began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. He is the author or co-author several other Nolo titles including Get a Life and Everybodys Guide to Small Claims Court. Janet Portman specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the author or co-author of Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases & Rental Agreements and California Tenants' Rights, among others.

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