We provide a list of essential checklists, forms, and documents that you can get started using right away. While we provide many of these forms as a free resource to landlords, you can access our extensive library of landlord forms by becoming an ARPOLA member.
As a landlord, it is your responsibility to be aware of your state-specific landlord tenant laws which are put in place to govern how landlords and tenants can interact and do business. Depending on the state your rental property resides in, a violation of these laws could lead to administrative action or to the tenant being allowed to withhold rent. It is important to be aware of your rights as a landlord, and the rights of your tenant.
Including state specific lease clauses in your rental agreement will ensure your lease meets the requires state and city guidelines designed to help protect both landlords and tenants. Using a generic lease will undoubtedly result in legal violations on the part of the landlord and open them up to possible lawsuits and hefty fines.
Whether you have just started renting your first property, or you have years of experience with being a landlord, joining a local association can be hugely beneficial. Local associations provide education, networking, legislative updates and more tools that will help you grow your business and stay in the know.
We know how important continuing education is when it comes to being a landlord and staying up to date on important topics. That is why we have teamed up with National REIAU to bring you a large array of courses created specifically for landlords and the issues that they deal with on a regular basis.