The residential lease forms package contains the following:
- Rental Application Form
- Residential Lease Agreement Template
- Welcome Letter
- Lead Paint Disclosure
- Pre and Post Inventory Checklist
- Rent Warning Letter
- Rent Termination Notice
- Return of Security Deposit and Closing Statement
The residential lease packages are customized for each state. Other forms included for most states include:
- Salary Verification
- Tenant Consent to Reference Check
- Month to Month Lease
Rental Agreement Forms Required By Law
Some of the forms in the residential lease forms package are required by law, such as a lead paint disclosure, tenant consent to background check, termination notice for nonpayment of rent, and return of security deposit and closing statement. Certain restrictions/requirements apply to a rental application or consent form under federal discrimination, fair credit, and other laws. A written lease agreement form is required when the rental term isn't month to month, but for longer than a year. Even when not required by statute, it's always better to have a written rental agreement, even with a month to month lease. If the landlord doesn't provide the required disclosure, notice, etc., it can be raised as a defense by the tenant and can lead to monetary penalties.
Other Valuable Residential Lease Forms
Other forms, such as a rental application template, inventory checklist, and welcome letter aren't legally required, but can help avoid disputes, and are highly recommended to ensure smooth property management operations. Protecting the premises with the proper rental application, lease template, termination notices, etc., can prevent disputes and reduce tenant turnover. Having a written contract or premises/apartment policy, or pre and post inventory checklist can make the details of the rental agreement clearly understood by the parties, therefore preventing expensive misunderstandings.
The sample residential lease forms, residential lease application, and other apartment documents offered by US Legal Forms comply with your state's landlord tenant law. Our leases and other rental forms have been professionally drafted and are easy to fill out in Word format. Having the proper rental agreement template and landlord contract agreements makes property management more efficient and profitable. By downloading a residential sample lease or lease forms package, landlords can save legal fees and have the same professional apartment lease forms used by attorneys.