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Wednesday, December 26 2012


At Cassidy Associates Real Estate and Property Management Services, many people ask us whether a landlord should use a rental agreement, and if so, which forms are best. Our immediate response is yes, not only should you use a rental agreement, but you should also make sure you’re using the right rental agreement. We always recommend that you talk to an attorney any time there is legal paperwork involved. Your attorney will be able to help you determine which rental forms are best for your type of property and renter. 

There will definitely be problems if you do not have a rental agreement in place, or if you have an agreement that is not bulletproof. Without the right protections in place and documented in that agreement, you are opening yourself up to tremendous liability as a landlord or a property owner. Another reason you need a rental agreement is that evicting problematic tenants can be difficult. Without the right rental agreement in place, you will have a hard time keeping those tenants bound to the requirements and responsibilities you expect from them. 
At Cassidy Associates Real Estate and Property Management Services, we always use a form that is the industry standard. You will find many property managers do the same thing. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the California Apartment Association (CAA) all have rental agreement forms they provide for  California landlords and property managers to use when they decide to let a new tenant move into their property. These organizations have batteries of attorneys who have helped to draft these rental agreements. 
Using a form that you find from CAR or CAA is a good way to protect yourself and ensure you are using a rental agreement form and any additional documentation that has been reviewed and written by attorneys, and is supported by the leaders in our industry. These agreements are consistently updated. Any time there is a change in the law, these forms are updated and modified to reflect any new rules and regulations. 
If you have any questions about rental forms, or would like to learn more about how important they are to you and your property, please give us a call or visit our website. You can call us at (619) 275-2525, or visit us online at
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