Below is a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
How do you Design a lease?
Landlord adds his or here Signature* by typing in the signature line, or writing in a signature, or uploading an image of the signature that has been saved on the computer. After signing, ezLandlordForms automatically emails the lease to the tenants, so that they may add their signatures.
Can you sign a lease over email?
Yes, online leases are just as valid as paper and ink leases, and the signatures obtained online are as legally binding as those in-person. If you still feel uncomfortable, you can always print out a hard copy of the signed lease for your records. Ultimately, the main concern is having the lease is in writing.
Do you have to physically sign a lease?
The Lease Signing Process. For managers and landlords who do not use electronic signatures, they may choose to mail a lease agreement to the tenants if they cannot meet to sign the lease in-person prior to move-in. If you mail a lease agreement, some managers might require the tenant to have the signature notarized.
Is lease valid if not signed by all owners?
Broadly speaking, the lease will be enforceable against the party or parties who signed the lease, even if others did not. It may also provide that it is not valid unless countersigned by the landlord, meaning that even after the tenants sign the landlord may be able to reject the lease.
Do both people have to be on a lease?
Having everyone on the lease protects the landlord by giving him or her the ability to turn to multiple people to ensure the rent gets paid. This protects you, if you would otherwise have been the only signer. As with a roommate or co-tenant, if you don't pay your rent, the landlord can collect from that co-signer.
Do both parties need to sign a lease?
A lease is actually just one type of rental agreement and is usually binding both parties to a certain time limit, such as six months or a year. During that time, there can be no changes to the agreement unless both parties agree.
Can I sign a lease from another state?
When a landlord does not allow out-of-state co-signers, you must look to your other options. You might find a willing, resident co-signer to sign the lease. You could consider looking for another apartment where the landlord does not require a co-signer. A quick way to seal the deal is to prepay the lease.
Can you rent an apartment from another state?
The answer is no. Renting an apartment out of state and even out of the county is completely possible and can save you time and money by forgoing a trip to the new city. Moving to a place you haven't seen in person can be risky, so follow these tips to ensure you end up in a home you love.
Is a lease valid if only one tenant signs?
Broadly speaking, the lease will be enforceable against the party or parties who signed the lease, even if others did not. For example, sometimes a lease will provide that it is not valid unless it is signed by all named tenants, so that if only one tenant has signed the landlord may deny occupancy.
Can a property manager sign a lease?
Is a rental property agent able to sign a lease on behalf of the landlord? ANSWER: If the landlord is a company, you will need a resolution signed by the members of the company granting authority to sign the lease on their behalf.
Is property manager the same as landlord?
A landlord is the owner of real estate; a rental house or apartment building. A property manager is a third party who manages the property (they can manage any type of property). The property manager sets, collects and adjusts rent. When it comes to tenants, property managers a lot more involved than landlords.
Can you be a landlord and not own the property?
The Property Manager If you are renting a home through a property management agency, you may find that a property manager will be doing the functions of a landlord, not the owner of the property. In California, property management companies must be a brokerage licensed by the Department of Real Estate.
How far in advance should you sign a lease?
Most lease agreements require the tenant give at least one month's notice before vacating the unit. Some require longer such as 60 or 90 days notice. Do not sign too far in advance for a rental house, or you might end up responsible for paying rent on two units.
Is first month's rent due at lease signing?
Expect to pay the first month's rent, and possibly the last month's as well, to your landlord at lease signing. This may seem like much money up front, but remember that your lease is starting, and so you need to begin paying your monthly rent anyway.
What happens if you sign a lease and never move in?
Signed lease but never moved in A lease becomes a contract when it is signed by both the landlord and tenant. If you signed a lease but never moved in it has no bearing on the contract. You must communicate as early as possible to the landlord that you're not interested in moving in and would like to break the lease.