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Complete Book of Real Estate Leases
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Complete Book of Real Estate Leases
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Do you know what you're agreeing to when you sign your name to the bottom of a lease? Whether you are the tenant or the landlord, with that signature you put your money, credit, and reputation at risk.The Complete Book of Real Estate Leases provides all the information you need to understand and negotiate leases from either side of the table. This book uses simple English to help decode the many clauses and statutes that have made leases as lengthy and complicated as they are today.This book explains:-The rights and duties of landlords and tenants-Federal laws that protect tenants and the environment-State and local laws on such topics as security deposits, rent control, maintenance, and asbestos-50+ clauses that you need to understand before signing anything -Tips on negotiating the best clauses for you-12 ready-to-use forms that you can adjust to fit your needs-Lead-Based Paint PamphletIncludes blank forms:-Tenant Application-House Lease-House Rental Agreement-Apartment Lease-Apartment Rental Agreement-Commercial Lease-Short Commercial Lease-Storage Space Lease-Storage Space Rental Agreement-Inventory of Furnishings-Amendment to Lease or Rental Agreement-Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

Do you know what you're agreeing to when you sign your name to the bottom of a lease? Whether you are the tenant or the landlord, with that signature you put your money, credit, and reputation at risk.The Complete Book of Real Estate Leases provides all the information you need to understand and negotiate leases from either side of the table. This book uses simple English to help decode the many clauses and statutes that have made leases as lengthy and complicated as they are today.This book explains:-The rights and duties of landlords and tenants-Federal laws that protect tenants and the environment-State and local laws on such topics as security deposits, rent control, maintenance, and asbestos-50+ clauses that you need to understand before signing anything -Tips on negotiating the best clauses for you-12 ready-to-use forms that you can adjust to fit your needs-Lead-Based Paint PamphletIncludes blank forms:-Tenant Application-House Lease-House Rental Agreement-Apartment Lease-Apartment Rental Agreement-Commercial Lease-Short Commercial Lease-Storage Space Lease-Storage Space Rental Agreement-Inventory of Furnishings-Amendment to Lease or Rental Agreement-Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

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  • Mark Warda received his law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, and then gave up a busy law practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or co-authored many self-help law guides, including How to Negotiate Real Estate Contracts and Landlords' Rights and Duties in Florida. Mr. Warda continues to write in Clearwater, Florida.
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  • Using Self-Help Law Books Introduction Chapter 1: The Landlord’s Position • Mom-and-Pop Landlords • Rent Control • Bad Faith and Unconscionable Leases • Severability • The Best Strategy • Parties to the Lease • Tenants’ Leases Chapter 2: The Tenant’s Position • Concessions • Unconscionable or Unenforceable Leases • Lawsuit and Judgments • Personal Liability Chapter 3: The Art of Negotiating • Best/Worst • Need versus Position • Understanding the Other Side • Emotional Involvement with the Deal • Taking Things Personally • Starting Position • Turning the Tables • Your Last Shot Chapter 4: Federal Laws • Lead-Based Paint Notice Law • Discrimination Chapter 5: State and Local Laws • Landlord/Tenant Statutes • Security Deposit Laws • Discrimination • Access • Rent Control • Liability • Maintenance • Repair and Deduct • Disclosure • Water Beds • Language • Utilities • Radon • Asbestos • Termination • Forms • Other Laws Chapter 6: Lease Basics • Lease versus Rental Agreement • Evictions Chapter 7: Basic Lease Clauses • Parties, Property, Consideration, Agreement • Payment • Security Deposits • Severability • Attorney's Fees • Jury Waiver • Waiver • Abandonment • Subordination • Surrender of Premises • Alterations and Improvements • Recording • Access • Entire Agreement • Locks Chapter 8: Residential Lease Clauses • Term • Rent • Discounted Rent • Default • Utilities • Maintenance • Use • Assignment • Condominium • Lawn • Liability • Pets • Occupancy • Tenant’s Appliances • Parking • Liens • Water Beds • Holdover by Tenant • Damage to Premises • Furnishings • Pest Control Chapter 9: Commercial Lease Clauses • Premises • Term • Rent • Rent Adjustments • Renewal • Taxes • Use of Premises • Environmental Laws • Competing Businesses • Parking Areas • Signs and Advertising • Maintenance and Repair • Utilities • Liability • Insurance • Fire or Casualty • Eminent Domain • Assignment and Subletting • Default and Remedies • Notices • Mechanics’ or Construction Liens • Fixtures • Guarantee • Miscellaneous Clauses for the Landlord • Miscellaneous Clauses for the Tenant Chapter 10: Storage Space Leases Glossary Appendix A Lead-Based Paint Pamphlet Appendix B Blank Forms Index
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