Category Forms

Smoking Policy Lease Addendum

Recently, the City of Buffalo passed a law requiring all landlords to disclose their policy on smoking to tenants living in their apartments.  The law states that landlords must inform tenants if they can or can not smoke on the property, and if so, where they may do so.  More information on this law can be found on The Buffalo News website.

The law does not require this to be a written disclosure.  However, by having a written disclosure in place, landlords can save a lot of the “he said/she said” type arguments that would pop up from not having the policy clearly outlined.

How do you ensure written compliance?  I’ve designed a simple and straight forward lease addendum that can be added to any residential lease...

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Landlord Basics: Setting Up For A Showing

(This post is part of our “Landlord Basics” series, which seeks to help the new landlord / investor understand some of the basics of tenant relations and property management. Click here to view the entire Landlord Basics archive.)

Showing apartments can be a headache if you don’t have a system down for scheduling showings and preparing yourself for the showing.  Not being prepared can have a negative impact on your showing, and potentially lose a renter.  Take these steps to get ready for a showing, starting with scheduling appointments!


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Sample Move In Move Out Condition Inspection Form

As promised, I’ve come up with a Condition Inspection Sheet which can be downloaded and used for your rentals!  This form breaks every room down into detail, and also includes information for electric, gas, and water meters, as well as appliances.

Condition Inspection Report

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Installment Payment Agreement

I’ve designed and uploaded a sample Installment Payment Agreement form for use with tenants who are behind on rent, security deposit, or fees which need a guided plan to help catch up.

Sample Installment Payment Agreement

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Move Out Cleaning Instructions And Procedures

Making sure that a tenant leaves a unit in good condition when they move out should be a priority for any landlord.  The more work the tenant does, the less work the landlord has to do.  Providing the tenant with a detailed and explicit list of cleaning instructions and move out procedures gives them a step by step guide to follow, and allows them to understand exactly what the landlord is looking for.  I’ve included a sample Move Out Cleaning Instruction and Procedure for your use.

Sample Move Out Cleaning Instructions And Procedures

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Sample 30 Day Notice or Termination of Tenancy Notice

To go along with the Landlord Basics article I wrote on 30 Day Notices or Termination of Tenancy Notices, I’ve whipped up a sample form which you can download and use.

Termination of Tenancy Sample Form

In the near future, I’ll be doing some other forms, including an Installment Payment Agreement, and a Move Out Instruction sheet.  Keep watch by subscribing to our RSS feed, just click the giant orange button on the right sidebar!

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