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.
Can you sign a lease remotely?
One way to get your lease signed remotely is to have your future landlord email you an unsigned copy. When you're comfortable with all the lease's terms, print the lease, sign it, scan it back in to your computer and email the signed document back to your landlord.
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 for an owner?
Yes a property management is given the authority to act on behalf of the property owner as an agent of the owner and can do things like sign leases, negotiate rental rates and agreements, make repairs etc
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.
Should I sign a lease before move in date?
You should aim to send the lease to your tenants 5 weeks before their move-in date. Let your tenants know when you expect the lease returned to you. This will help ensure you get it back in a timely manner. If you require they return it in 5 days, you'll be right on time to sign the lease 30 days before they move in.
Do all owners need to sign a lease?
The lease should be signed by all adults living on the property and by the property manager or landlord. If a co-signer is part of the rental agreement, they need to sign the lease along with the tenant.
What happens when you sign a rental lease?
By returning a signed lease agreement, they are accepting the offer to rent the property. The owner/manager receives the signed rental contract and also signs the contract. At this time, when both parties have signed the lease, the contract is considered binding to terms outlined in the agreement.
How early 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.