Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/Renting
I would like your advice. I have a fairly new home and it is very nice. Because of some life changes I want to rent home out with a minimum of a 1 year lease. I really don't want people moving in and out. How should I handle the legal paper work of everything? Should I have an attorney put the lease together and have the people go to the attorneys office to sign the paper work? Or is it fine for me to just handle everything? Can I charge a higher security deposit than a months rent? All your advice would be greatly appreciated.
You can do it yourself if you want, but I highly recommend that you hire an attorney. We can do it for you if it's in the state of California. An attorney-drafted agreement is always recommended and the attorney can include provisions that fit your individual needs much better than a standard template. At least in California, the amount of security deposit that you can demand depends on whether or not the property is being offered furnished or unfurnished.
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