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The landlord's kit
Taylor, Jeffrey, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Dearborn Trade Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A complete set of ready-to-use forms, letters, and notices to increase profits, take control, and eliminate the hassles of property management"--Cover.

Includes index.
Format :


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HD1394 .T395 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
HD1394 .T395 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
HD1394 .T395 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Taylor provides a complete set of ready-to-use forms, letters, and notices to increase profits, take control, and eliminate the hassles of property management. Consumable.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Taylor is a leading expert for property managers and landlords who want to communicate effectively and efficiently with tenants. He is founder of Mr. Landlord, Inc., and the #1 coach for landlords through his national property management consulting firm and frequent speaking engagements to rental real estate professionals.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xii
Part 1 Application and Verificationp. 1
Rental Availability Hot Sheetp. 8
Daily Phone Summaryp. 9
House for Rentp. 10
Most Popular Upgrades to Offer All New Residentsp. 11
Utility Expensesp. 12
Follow-Up to Inquiryp. 13
Rental Application/Future Homebuyerp. 14
Application Addendum--Acceptance of Termsp. 18
Holding Deposit Receiptp. 20
New Resident Checklistp. 21
Priority Waiting List Requestp. 23
Cosigner Agreementp. 24
Pet Application/Registration Formp. 25
Consent to Perform Credit, Background, and Reference Checksp. 26
Law Enforcement Report Waiverp. 27
Employment Verificationp. 28
Landlord Verificationp. 29
Questions to Ask Former Landlord(s)p. 30
Credit Reference Verificationp. 31
Bank Reference Verificationp. 32
Verification and Authorization for Transfer of Security Depositp. 33
Approval of Rental Applicationp. 34
Approval of Additional Resident/Roommatep. 35
Rental Application--Return of Depositp. 36
Reason for Nonacceptancep. 37
Denial Based on Credit Reportp. 38
Part 2 Leasing Forms and Addendumsp. 39
Rental Agreementp. 47
Property Condition Checklistp. 53
30-Day Guaranteep. 54
Receipt for Keysp. 55
Rent-Up Checklistp. 56
Receipt of New Home Manualp. 57
Move-In Information for New Residentsp. 58
Welcome to the Neighborhood!p. 59
Announcement and Upgrade Survey to Current Residentsp. 60
Payday Payment Plan Is Now Availablep. 61
Invitation to All Residents for Worry Free Paymentsp. 62
Notice of Accountabilityp. 63
Transfer Utilities Formp. 64
Move-In Checklistp. 65
Roommate Security Deposit Addendump. 66
Option to Limit Future Rent Increasesp. 67
Pet Addendump. 68
Garage/Storage Rental Agreementp. 69
Nonapparent Disclosurep. 70
Waterbed Agreementp. 71
Oil Agreementp. 72
Parking Agreementp. 73
Crime Free Lease Addendump. 74
EPA Lead Pamphletp. 75
Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint or Lead-Based Paint Hazardsp. 91
Military Addendump. 92
Lease Extension Agreementp. 93
Notice of Change/Amendment to Rental Agreementp. 94
Part 3 Collection and Violation Noticesp. 95
Welcome New Resident and Future Home Buyerp. 102
Future Homebuyer Vouchersp. 103
Rent Statement/Invoicep. 104
Tenant Late Rent Warning and Excusesp. 105
Notice of Strict Enforcement of Rental Policiesp. 106
Rent Payment Schedule Worksheetp. 107
Returned Check Noticep. 108
Late Fee Duep. 109
Notice to Perform or Quitp. 110
Rental Upkeep Violationp. 111
Excessive Utility Usagep. 112
Garbage Violation Noticep. 113
Noise Violation Noticep. 114
Automobile Violationp. 115
Pet Rule Violationp. 116
Notice to Pay Rent or Quitp. 117
Notice of Attorney Involvementp. 118
Ten Reasons Why You Should Not To Feel Guilty about Evictionsp. 119
Good Tenant Letterp. 120
72-Hour Warning Notice to Report Poor Performancep. 121
Sample Letter to National Credit Reporting Agency to Report a Judgmentp. 122
Financial Assistance Availablep. 123
Partial Payment Acceptancep. 124
Promissory Notep. 125
Example of Letter to Emergency Contact (Parents)p. 126
Notice to Terminate Tenancyp. 127
Request for Judgmentp. 128
Notice of Judgmentp. 129
Collection Letterp. 130
Notice of Debt Forgivenessp. 131
Notice to Reclaim Personal Propertyp. 132
No Trespass Noticep. 133
Part 4 Maintenance and Managementp. 135
Introduction to Property Management Companyp. 141
Maintenance Guaranteep. 142
Emergency Numbers and Regular Maintenance Numbersp. 143
Lock-Out Assistance Receiptp. 144
Resident Grievance and Appeal Procedurep. 145
Inspection Duep. 146
Notice of Intent to Enterp. 147
Drive-By Rental Inspection Noticep. 148
Full Inspection Reportp. 149
Inspection Failure Reportp. 150
Free Spring Home Tune-Upp. 151
Summer Checklist for Residentsp. 152
Preparation for Colder Weatherp. 153
Maintenance Requestp. 154
Independent Contractor Agreementp. 155
Key Releasep. 156
Time Estimate for Repairp. 157
Acknowledgment of Renovation to Be Donep. 158
Repair Completion Receiptp. 159
Mold Addendump. 160
Safety Letterp. 161
Resident Release for Use of Recreational Itemsp. 162
Smoke Detector Checkp. 163
Satellite Dish and Antenna Addendump. 164
Leakage Letterp. 165
Utility Budget Notificationp. 166
Freeze Warningp. 167
Security Noticep. 168
Accident/Incident Reportp. 169
Reward for Reporting Crimep. 170
Suspicious Activity Recordp. 171
Property Management Agreementp. 172
Power of Attorneyp. 175
Part 5 Retention, Turnover, and Advertisingp. 177
Updated Resident Informationp. 185
Year-End Resident Surveyp. 186
Special Thank You Notep. 187
Holiday Gift Certificatep. 188
Statement to Resident of Interest Earned on Security Depositp. 189
Renter's Insurancep. 190
Anniversary Agenda Checklistp. 191
3-Star Program Anniversary Letterp. 192
Notice of Rent Increasep. 193
Renew Early--Save Moneyp. 194
Resident's Notice of Intent to Vacatep. 195
Planning to Move?p. 196
Notice To Vacating Residentp. 197
End of Lease Noticep. 198
Response to Vacating with Short Noticep. 199
Agreement to Cancel Leasep. 200
Relet Agreementp. 201
Receive Your Full Deposit Back When You Move!p. 202
Security Deposit Refund Requirementsp. 203
Move Out and Reminder Letterp. 204
Resident Exit Surveyp. 205
Itemization of Security Deposit Returnp. 206
Vacant Units Checklistp. 207
Cleaning Make Ready--Rental Unit Preparationp. 208
Vacancy Makeover Checklistp. 209
Rental Market Surveyp. 210
For Rent Flyerp. 211
Resident Referral Policy Agreementp. 212
Hello Neighbor Letterp. 213
Student Housing Letterp. 214
Marketing Letter to Local Businessesp. 215
Marketing Letter to Brokersp. 216
Notice of Sale of Property--Transfer of Ownershipp. 217
Certificate of Recognitionp. 218
Final Comments and Challengep. 219
Indexp. 221
Special Offersp. 225