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Signing lease with DBA (by Jason [VA]) Feb 16, 2024 7:29 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Feb 16, 2024 7:59 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by S i d [MO]) Feb 16, 2024 8:21 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Feb 16, 2024 9:13 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Vee [OH]) Feb 16, 2024 10:25 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Feb 16, 2024 11:03 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Feb 16, 2024 11:05 AM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Feb 16, 2024 12:28 PM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 16, 2024 1:24 PM
       Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Feb 16, 2024 1:31 PM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Jason [VA]) Feb 16, 2024 2:00 PM
       Signing lease with DBA (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 16, 2024 9:59 PM
       Signing lease with DBA (by Small potatoes [NY]) Feb 16, 2024 11:31 PM

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Signing lease with DBA (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 7:29 AM
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Iím interested in setting up a DBA to make my business appear more professional to the outside world. I understand that it doesnít offer any legal protections, which Iím fine with. I want to get away from signing the leases with my full name and instead just use the business name. How would I go about signing the lease with the DBA name and still have it remain enforceable? Do I just write the lease to be between the business name and the tenant? What would I write on the signature line?

--71.63.xx.xx




Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 7:59 AM
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you would still have to sign your full name.Why dont you want anyone knowing your name? if your name is on the deed the attorney suing you will get your name and address off the deed --73.177.xxx.xx




Signing lease with DBA (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 8:21 AM
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Jason, once you set up your DBA, you can make the lease between the tenant and your business name, but you will need to sign at some point. "ABC Rentals" cannot sign a lease, in other words.

Here's the way we accomplish your goal: ever heard of a "Doctor's signature?" You know, the scribbly scrawly that no one can actually read?

Here's the point of a signature on a document: they are simply witnesses to a document agreed to by .... someone. Who knows who that someone is unless you sign really legibly? The legal kicker, though, is this: you have to AGREE that it's your signature; otherwise, you can claim it is a forgery.

How does this help you?

Sign the lease illegibly if you don't want someone knowing your name. There are many reasons why that have zilch to do with being sued, so while Ken is correct that any attorney will still be able to find and sue you if needed, that's not the whole story. I can think of three excellent reasons right now why I don't want my tenant knowing my full legal name that has nothing to do with lawsuits.

But if it ever goes to court? Will my scribbly scrawl invalidate the contract? Nope, when the judge or attorney asks you, "Is this your signature?" you will answer "Yes." Boom. You agreed that this you agreeing to the contract terms.

Easy cheesy.

--184.4.xx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 9:13 AM
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I dont understand why so many here dont want anyone to know there name. i buy houses and count on people knowing my name and being able to call me.If you pretend to be a manager you wont be getting calls from anyone.I protect my home address and no one has ever showed up that i dont want meaning no tenant,former tenant,process servers etc.What i have found to work is to give them an alternative address when they ask so if anyone asks i tell them the city where my office is and everyone is fine with that,if you tell them n you cant have my address then some people like me will go find your home address simply because you told me i cant have it,works at court,works with workers,tenants etc.Most people can tell an owner from an employee anyway,we act differently and walk differently. --73.177.xxx.xx




Signing lease with DBA (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 10:25 AM
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Sid, I like your thinking, the only off course action I can forecast is when submitting the eviction paperwork also submitting a signature so the case file has it to compare when tenant presents evidence of a lease change submitte as written approved, which the signature on file would be the hoax buster. --184.59.xxx.xx




Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 11:03 AM
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I as thinking first initial & last name, followed by Manager.

But, I think Sid's "doctor" signature may be better.

Ken: It's for the same reason (I assume) that you use the address of your office in another city.

When you say you never had anyone show up at your home that you didn't want - that's exactly the point.

While a money-hungry attorney with paralegals to do the work will find you, I don't think most tenants will. Sure, in a small town setting it's different. Everybody knows everybody's business. You can hardly sneeze without the neighbor talking about it. Those same neighbors will also know your character, and whether or not you are honest / good to do business with.

I grew up in a tiny country town, where things were MUCH different from where I live now. Here, nobody knows anybody, and folks are quicker to accuse.

If anyone has your true, full name, it is easy (here) to go online & find any property that person owns.

We (I) want that possibility to be as remote as reasonably possible. We see in the news every day the crazy, violent things people do. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 11:05 AM
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Oh, Ken - I meant to also point out that we all don't have an office in another city (or anything similar) so we do what we can. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 12:28 PM
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Jason would a po box work or a friends office address or maybe put up a mailbox at a rental and use that as an address? --73.177.xxx.xx




Signing lease with DBA (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 1:24 PM
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I do like your idea about using a DBA. Not so much for privacy but instead of using the name itself for marketing. After all which place a better home.

Bob's Rentals or Happy Home Rentals?

How about Hometown Quality Rentals instead of Smith Holdings?

I do like how DJ has her places labeled. I can't remember the exact name, but it is so bright and positive. You can have the best rental around but Slum Dog Rentals does help anyone want to do business with you --24.101.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 1:31 PM
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LOL, Ray. You do come up with some good comments - Slum Dog Rentals, Ha!

I remember way back when....... first time I trained with Jeffrey 20-something years ago, he said to choose a name that will give the resident a "positive feeling" as they write out their rent check every month. Back when everybody wrote checks.

Jason: You may not use (please) The Nice Home People. Thanks --68.229.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 2:00 PM
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No worries DJ, Iím going with Rayís idea! Slum dog rentals. My business logo will be ďSlum dog rentals. Hey itís a place.Ē

Haha no you probably already know my business name, I already own the domain that Iíve emailed you from. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 9:59 PM
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--73.190.xxx.xxx




Signing lease with DBA (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 11:31 PM
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I have a dba and sign my name. You can use a po box and call it a suite instead. --172.58.xxx.xx



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