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The forms section is divided into five (5) basic categories. If you wish to send a notice to your tenant who owes you rent, then you will need to get the ‘Non-payment of Rent Notices Forms.’ If you have a tenant that owes you money aside from rent, such as security deposit, then you will need the ‘3-Day Notice to Quit (Curable Defects).’ For tenants you want to terminate month-to-month tenancy (in not rent controlled areas), then you will need the ’30, 60 and 90 Day Notice to Quit Forms.’ For tenants causing disturbance and nuisances in your rental property unit, you will need the ‘3-Day Notice to Quit (Nuisance).’ For forms in rent controlled cities, you will need the Rent Controlled City’s Notice Forms.

Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

Depending on what your state’s law requires, landlords normally needs to prepare and serve a minimum of three (3) day notice to pay rent or quit notice for tenants who have failed to pay their rent payment obligation.

For commercial properties, click here. Make sure you have your attorney pre-approve form before delivery to tenant). See Code of Civil Procedure § 1161 and 1162.

30 Day Notice to Quit (Tenancy Less than 12 months)

Most states require landlords to prepare and serve a minimum of thirty (30) days notice to quite for tenants they want to move out their property. This form is for tenants with month-to-month tenancy (no lease) to move-out (must have a proper reason).

60 Day Notice to Quit (Tenancy Greater than 12 months)

A 30-day notice can be used to end a month-to-month tenancy if the tenant has been renting the rental property unit for less than a year. The 60-day notice however, is used for a tenant that has been occupying the rental property unit for at least a year or more and the landlord wants his or her tenant to move out.

90 Day Notice to Quit

For tenant subsidized in housing (Section 8), a landlord must use the 90-day notice. The landlord should indicate and explain specific reasons why he or she wants the tenants the tenant to move out of the rental unit. The reasons must be just, fair, and reasonable.

 

3-Day Notice to Quit (Curable Defects, Foreclosures)

In most states, the law requires landlords to properly prepare and serve a minimum of thirty (30) day notice to quit notice to the tenant they want to move out from their property.

Though these notices can be prepared and served by landlords and rental property managers or agents, it is advisable to get the assistance of an experienced lawyer to help with the preparation of eviction notice. Attorney’s assistance is also more important for rental units in rent control areas, as eviction and mediation needs ordinance to avoid minor or major problems common in poorly executed notices.

3 Day Notice to Perform the Convenant or Quit (valid in all cities and towns in United States, except in rent controlled areas)

This notice is given when the tenant or his or her guest has committed an act on the premises which is curable (correctable). Do NOT accept any rent after tenant act or service of notice.

3 Day Notice to Quit (valid in all cities and towns in United States, except in rent controlled areas)

This notice is given when the tenant or his or her  guest has committed an act on the premises which is curable (correctable). Do NOT accept any rent after tenant act or service of notice.

3 Day Notice to Quit (Former Owner Foreclosure) (valid in all cities and towns in United States, except in rent controlled areas)

This notice is issued when the occupant is the FORMER OWNER of the premises and was foreclosed upon. Do NOT accept any rent before or after service of notice.

90 Day Notice to Quit (Foreclosed Tenant) (valid in all cities and towns in United States, except in rent controlled areas)

This notice is served the tenant is the former tenant of a former owner who was foreclosed upon. Do NOT accept any rent before or after service of notice.

Eviction Process and General Information Forms

If the eviction action you filed on court was not contested by your tenant, then you may take a look at this calendar to know the day by day steps of eviction process, from the filing, processing up to the execution of the eviction by the sheriff or marshal.

Notice of Entry, Abandonment, Pre-Inspection of Premises (before tenant vacates)

24 Hour Notice of Intention to Enter Dwelling Notice

Landlords can enter the premises of the rented unit only under specific reasons and conditions, and a written notice given in to the tenant in advance. This notice should be given to the tenant and should include a valid reason why the landlord wants/needs to enter the tenant’s premises.

48 Hour Notice of Pre-inspection Notice

Before letting tenants leave and vacate the rental property unit, it is the landlord’s responsibility and interest to check his or her rental unit for any damages above wear and tear. This notice will start a pre-inspection and give the leaving tenant opportunity to do necessary repairs or changes.

Notice of Belief of Abandonment Notice

When the tenant’s rent payment is more than 14 days late, the landlord may assume the tenant abandoned the premises. This is the first of the two (2) notices that landlords must prepare and serve to their tenants.

Notice of Right to Reclaim Abandon Property Notice

When the tenant’s rent payment is more than 14 days late, the landlord may assume the tenant abandoned the premises. This is the second of the two notices that landlords must prepare and serve to their tenants. This allows tenants statutory 15 days to reclaim his personal belongings. This notice can be served alongside with a 3-day pay or quit process too.

 

Apartment Lease or Lease Agreements Form

Lease Agreement is used for both furnished and unfurnished rental property units, such as apartments. Practically, any conceivable aspect of the tenancy is considered in the making of this agreement, and will usually only require filing in of blank spaces for important information about the rental property, such as address and terms of lease.

Application Form

Application forms can be modified to fit one’s needs. Choose your state and the right application form for specific situation.

Lease Applications can be used to predict the longevity and success of tenancy with a prospective tenant. Of course, this involves proper tenant screening to avoid evictions and meeting in the housing court. A rental application can give landlords the important information about his or her prospective tenant, such as credit references, credit history, employment verification, financial stability, past rental contracts and other vital information that will hint you on the prospect’s character and capability to be a good tenant.

With the right application form, such as lease application template, rental application denial letter and lease agreements, landlords can prevent tenant disputes in the future and make management of the rental property more effective.

Lease Cancellation

As a landlord, you have different options to end the lease early. Early termination of the rental agreement can be done involuntarily, such as tenant’s failure to pay the rent, or landlord’s violation of the rental or leasing agreement that leads to the lease’s legal termination. Termination of lease or cancellation of lease, is usually used to denote a voluntary contractual agreement between you and your tenant to end the lease, and can be ruled by cancellation rights which are outlined in a cancellation option included in lease agreement form.

Closing Agreement

This form is used to calculate the amount of money the landlord needs to return to his or her tenant or calculate the amount the tenant may owe to his or her landlord by the end of the lease. This form is used to calculate the deposit and credits paid by the tenant, minus the total of charges that may apply, such as damages to the rental unit or unpaid rent. Any money that is left should be given to the tenant. Likewise, if the sum of all charges exceeds the credit because of the tenant, the tenant must tender the exceeded amount to his or her landlord.

This document is important in providing documentation for the exact amount of charges and credits in between the landlord and the tenant. Thus, amounts in this document should be itemized to get rid of uncertainty in the final stages of the tenancy. Also, this form will allow expenses to be documented and well-organized.

Inventory Form

Also called as Inspection Forms, inventory Forms is used to list all appliances, furniture, fixture, furnishings, and personal property inside the leased premises that the tenant is responsible for during the time of tenancy. These furnishings should be in same condition as on the day of the start of the Lease, with the exception of normal wear and tear.

A detailed inventory form will prevent disputes between you and your tenant.

Lease Purchase

In home purchasing, a lease to own the property is an important factor to make rental income and find a potential buyer that could be looking on the market for a period of time. Basically, this agreement is a combination with an option agreement that gives tenant the right to later buy the rental property unit he or she is renting. The rent payment during the tenancy can be applied as down payment and used to purchase the property. This method is called seller financing, which is usually used when the buyer is not able to obtain mortgage loan or get credit from a commercial lender. The Lease Purchase agreement form will contain option agreements allowing renters to purchase the property. The purchase price should be stated in the lease purchase contract.

Option to Lease

This form is an option agreement where tenant pays option money to his or her landlord for the right to lease the rental property unit or extend its lease in the future. This can be used to give a tenant exclusive right to lease the property, or keep monthly rent locked, which can be very beneficial in a changing market rate, and the fluctuating interest rate in the housing market.

Termination of Lease

A termination of lease notice should be properly written and should comply with the tenant’s rights under the residential rental property law to properly execute an eviction. This notice, by the tenant or landlord, must be drafted in accordance to the state’s laws to legally terminate the lease. In some states across the country, termination of lease should be given 30 days in advance. Some states differs around 14 day notice and 7 day notice, depending on the type of leasing agreement. This form is state-specific and can be modified in Word to fit the needs of the landlord.

Sub-Lease Form

A rental property unit, be it a residential apartment or commercial unit, can be sub-leased, which is a good solution for tenants who wants to move out from the property but can’t terminate the lease, or needs a roommate to share the expenses in rent. In a sublease rental, the name of the current tenant will be on the master lease, but he or she will become a ‘sub-landlord’ by making a separate sub-letting agreement to lease the unit to a third party, which is also considered as ‘subtenant.” Thus, the existing tenant will retain the interest in the apartment for lease, and within the lease to the third party, becomes a sublandlord for a brief period of time, shorter than the original lease with the landlord.

Breach of Lease Notice Form

If you want to notify your tenant with a written notice about a breach of lease, then you will need a Breach of Lease Notice form. This form should include a good explanation for the reason for the breach of lease. Should you wish to include the original lease for reference, it should be indicated on the notice as well. The landlord should also indicate the days their tenant have to resolve the problem.

Notice To Enter Form

For landlords who want or needs to get inside their rental property unit which presently has a tenant living in it, then a Notice to Enter form should be prepared and given to the tenant. This serves a notification of the landlord, property manager or agent, indicating why landlords need to enter and when should start entering. This form is also called as Entry Notice Form.

Notice To Pay or Quit Form

Those tenants that break the rental or leasing agreement by not paying the rental due, can be given a Notice to Pay or Quit agreement. The law for this one differs from one state to another, but this type of form is highly customizable to work best for both parties.

Rent Increase Notice Form

This notice is used to notify tenants (in writing) about the upcoming rent increase the landlord wishes to implement. This notice need not to be long, but it should indicate some important specifics, such as rent price, and what the new rental units will be with the date the increase will take effect.