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Tricia Burkl…, Home Seller in Traverse City, MI

Is there a free, legal lease agreement I can access and use?

Asked by Tricia Burkley, Traverse City, MI Tue Sep 11, 2012

We now own two homes and have an interested party for renting one of them. We don't want to become landlords for a living, but just want a free, legal document that we and the renters can sign regarding the lease.

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Good Afternoon! Here's a link for a free lease agreement. Don't forget your lead based paint agreement and Commencement and Termination checklists.

Good Luck,

Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Thank you!
Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012
if you are given a lease agreement 1 month before you actually move in. can the landlord give you your money back the day before you move in becuz they dont like that you call asking to many questions???
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2016
this is a question
Flag Thu Jan 14, 2016
You can also look at:

It will take you through a legal form builder -- just cancel your account after you create your document, and it's as good as free. (Plus, the software makes it easy to fill out).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 21, 2015
Free until they have "technical problems" and customer service refuses to refund you using the terms of service as their reason.
Flag Tue Sep 29, 2015
The other thing that you should think about would be is a lease the right way to go. The other option is a month to month rental agreement. Depending on what the intentions of the renter are and what your intentions are, a month to month might be the way to go. Also, if for some reason the tenant isn't working out in your eyes, it is easier to get them out with a month to month agreement. 30 day notice instead of waiting out the year long or more lease agreement. It would be wise to hire a property manager to at least advise you and possibly do the initial paperwork for you. There would be a fee but look at it as a type of insurance to some degree. More lawsuits come about because a property owner does everything him or herself and misses things or makes mistakes due to them not having experience in these kinds of contracts as they usually aren't doing them on a daily basis. Like for instance, the previous response about having a lead based paint disclosure and the checklists. The average home owner would not know about these as they have no reason to know about these not to mention rental deposit laws that must be followed.
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