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lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 9:47 PM
       lease (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 8, 2024 9:55 PM
       lease (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 8, 2024 9:55 PM
       lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 8, 2024 10:01 PM
       lease (by ken [NY]) Jul 8, 2024 10:27 PM
       lease (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jul 8, 2024 10:30 PM
       lease (by ken [NY]) Jul 8, 2024 11:05 PM
       lease (by RB [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 7:16 AM
       lease (by Still Learning [NH]) Jul 9, 2024 7:23 AM
       lease (by plenty [MO]) Jul 9, 2024 7:24 AM
       lease (by NE [PA]) Jul 9, 2024 7:27 AM
       lease (by S i d [MO]) Jul 9, 2024 9:27 AM
       lease (by Jason [VA]) Jul 9, 2024 9:45 AM
       lease (by Jason [VA]) Jul 9, 2024 9:45 AM
       lease (by zero [IN]) Jul 9, 2024 5:33 PM
       lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 6:15 PM
       lease (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 10, 2024 10:32 AM
       lease (by Busy [WI]) Jul 10, 2024 2:43 PM
       lease (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 3:16 PM
       lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 10, 2024 4:52 PM

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lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:47 PM
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Getting close to bringing on another rental. This one has a detached garage. This one also has a bigger crawl space and easier attic access, that someone may try to store things in, but I don't want them to.

Do you use the same lease for all of your SFH properties, that covers every situation, whether it applies to that house or not, or do you use a different lease specific to each property?

Thank you for your time. --76.129.xxx.xx




lease (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:55 PM
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Is this a commercial garage? If you need a commercial lease I can give you about four different styles to choose from.

A commercial garage would be one of the easiest NNN properties you could ever have and once they move in, they may never leave --24.101.xxx.xxx




lease (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 9:55 PM
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Is this a commercial garage? If you need a commercial lease I can give you about four different styles to choose from.

A commercial garage would be one of the easiest NNN properties you could ever have and once they move in, they may never leave --24.101.xxx.xxx




lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 10:01 PM
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Ray, I appreciate the offer. This is with a SFH residential property. I will need to keep that in mind though on the commercial garage. --76.129.xxx.xx




lease (by ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 10:27 PM
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6x6 this is a single family with a 2 car garage? i would just use my residential lease.I do make changes to my leasefor each lease if there are differences such as a garage etc --74.77.xx.xx




lease (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 10:30 PM
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I lock the attic and the basement and bring it up when showing the unit. --172.59.xxx.xxx




lease (by ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2024 11:05 PM
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Small potatoes- would you lock a basement and attic in a single family? --74.77.xx.xx




lease (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:16 AM
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6 er,

you could add addendums to your lease,

(separate sheets attached to your lease)

as one lease does not fit all situations. --69.130.xxx.xxx




lease (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:23 AM
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I use the same lease a lawyer wrote for me. There are are a few clauses that don’t apply to each building but I just say this clause applies to a different building, there is no basement here. Nobody has ever asked to remove the clause. --73.159.xxx.xx




lease (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:24 AM
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I just use my regular lease. I do not provide garage door remotes. If you do add a clause about the fee of the remote is not returned. I believe my fee is $150. As the opener on the ceiling needs to be programmed if the remote is not returned. And that work. --172.59.xxx.xx




lease (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 7:27 AM
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I would expect tenant use of the garage if it makes sense with the layout of the property. If it’s off to the side where I could use it or rent it separately without interfering with an existing tenant, I may do that. I’ve never worried about crawl space or attic storage. Never seemed to be much of a problem for me. --24.152.xxx.xx




lease (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:27 AM
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I use the same lease for all Residential Properties, but I have a separate lease for Commercial. Too many different factors to make those mesh well.

However, I have a section at the end of each of those called "Special Agreements" and about 5 blank lines. This gives me a place to write in custom details, such as "garage/basement/attic are not included with the lease and are reserved for landlord's use."

You're wise to limit storage space. Often, hoarders or even just regular folks will pile those areas full of junk that has no value, then leave it when they move, costing you time and money to remove it. If you do choose to lease some space for storage, always make that an extra monthly rent and deposit, then set aside 50% of that income for anticipated clean up.

--184.4.xx.xx




lease (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:45 AM
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The more “cookie cutter” you make your lease, the easier your life will become. My lease has variables that change for each property, but (of course) those are all handled and changed automatically. Here’s a provision that you can tweak to fit your needs:

BASEMENTS, GARAGES, CRAWL SPACES, AND SHEDS IN THE EVENT THE DWELLING HAS A BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR SHED, USE OF THESE AREAS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENT, NOR SHALL IT BE CONSIDERED LIVING SPACE. ANY USE OF THE BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR SHED SHALL BE AT TENANT'S OWN RISK AND LANDLORD SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO TENANT’S ITEMS STORED IN THESE AREAS. TENANTS AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THESE AREAS PROPERLY, INCLUDING USING A DEHUMIDIFIER IN THE BASEMENT TO MINIMIZE MOISTURE. TENANTS AGREE THAT THESE AREAS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR PET SHELTER(S), REFUSE STORAGE, FIREWOOD STORAGE, OR ANY OTHER USE THAT MAY CAUSE A STRUCTURAL OR SANITARY CONCERN. CRAWL SPACE SHALL NOT BE USED AS STORAGE OF ANY KIND. TENANTS HEREBY GRANT LANDLORD THE RIGHT TO PERIODICALLY INSPECT THESE AREAS.

--172.56.xxx.xxx




lease (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:45 AM
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The more “cookie cutter” you make your lease, the easier your life will become. My lease has variables that change for each property, but (of course) those are all handled and changed automatically. Here’s a provision that you can tweak to fit your needs:

BASEMENTS, GARAGES, CRAWL SPACES, AND SHEDS IN THE EVENT THE DWELLING HAS A BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR SHED, USE OF THESE AREAS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENT, NOR SHALL IT BE CONSIDERED LIVING SPACE. ANY USE OF THE BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR SHED SHALL BE AT TENANT'S OWN RISK AND LANDLORD SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO TENANT’S ITEMS STORED IN THESE AREAS. TENANTS AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THESE AREAS PROPERLY, INCLUDING USING A DEHUMIDIFIER IN THE BASEMENT TO MINIMIZE MOISTURE. TENANTS AGREE THAT THESE AREAS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR PET SHELTER(S), REFUSE STORAGE, FIREWOOD STORAGE, OR ANY OTHER USE THAT MAY CAUSE A STRUCTURAL OR SANITARY CONCERN. CRAWL SPACE SHALL NOT BE USED AS STORAGE OF ANY KIND. TENANTS HEREBY GRANT LANDLORD THE RIGHT TO PERIODICALLY INSPECT THESE AREAS.

--172.56.xxx.xxx




lease (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 5:33 PM
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I have one lease for all my residentials.

What I do is also have what I call additional addendums and disclosures section. I will add things like if I pay for water. If I allow animals and what the fees will be, because my lease says no animals. Some of my places have off street parking that is for the apartments only so I mention that as well. I also include what day trash pick up is if they have it at that location.

Makes it so much easier to do than to try and write multiple leases with tweaks throughout for me.

We have much colder and possibly wetter weather here so I have never had an issue with a crawlspace before. I have had people put things in attics even though they get hot and stinky.

Never thought about telling them that was not allowed. The only time I have had a problem with it was when the attic had a floor and you could walk around or when I buy an estate place and it is full of the parent's stuff that they were sure would be needed someday. --107.147.xx.xx




lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 6:15 PM
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Thank you everyone for the replies thus far.

Thank you, Jason, for the example.

I like to do quarterly inspections, and this is the main reason that I do not want storage in certain areas, as well as what Sid mentioned about them leaving a bunch of junk behind.

I am going to look back over Brad's lease as well. I guess my biggest problem is figuring out how to make the changes. That is where I need a secretary. I'll use the hammer.

I can make addendums though, I think. --76.129.xxx.xx




lease (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 10:32 AM
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I use the same lease for all of my properties. That way I don't have to check the lease to see what I put in there for each different house.

If there is a property that is different the lease will say "no... without the written permission of the landlord". My lease says no livestock, farm animals, or poultry without the written permission of the landlord. So, if they were renting the place with the pasture, they got the extra written permission and if they had a house in town, they did not get the extra written permission. --76.178.xxx.xxx




lease (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 2:43 PM
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If crawl space and attic do not have any mechanicals to which tenant needs access, such as electrical panel or water shut off valves, then I’d seal them off.

In the basement at one house, there is crawl space off to one side. Previous owners used an old metal sign to cover the opening. I fitted the sign a bit better, painted it the same as basement walls. Doubt tenants even noticed it. If they did remove the cover, the company that insulated my rim joists spray foamed the whole opening, so if I ever need my electrician to access that space, I’ll get my insulation knife out to gain access.

If I had a walk-up attic, I’d probably put a second door at top of stairs that is screwed shut. Tenants would be able to use the stairs like a closet…with six inch shelves.

Again, only if there is nothing a tenant needs access to such as electrical panel or shutoff valves.

Congratulations on getting another one going! --172.59.xx.xxx




lease (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 3:16 PM
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Some LLs may not approve of what I did, but we had a generic lease and then had a 1 page "lease addendum" that was specific to that property. Below are a few examples of specific things..

1) House had a water softener, and required the tenant to keep salt in it and that we would inspect for salt level at each maintenance visit...if insufficient salt or if it was turned off or disconnected there was a $50 fee to tenant.

2) One house had a carport with an overhang roof area that was angled such that if you pulled in a really tall pickup truck with big tires, the cab of the truck could potentially hit the eave and damage both the roof and the truck. We would have the tenant initial this on the addendum and carefully explain this to them

3) The addendum noted where the main water shutoff was...and we would walk tenant to this and show them how to work it, then made them initial this

4) Special cleaning instructions, for example if a property had gelcoat shower units we would specify certain chemicals NOT to use in cleaning it

5) One house had high humidity due to being very well insulated and a vapor barrier added...so the addendum contained instructions/rules on using the dehumidifier

6) A clause stating what stayed with the property so people didn't take them when they moved out...such as shelving, CO monitors that just plug into the wall, gas grills that were mounted in concrete in the yard, washing machine "check valve" type hookups that would shut off automatically if there was a burst in the washing machine hose but that tenants would try to take with them, and so on.

I suppose you COULD put the above in a general lease and just say "if house is equipped with a humidifier, do xyz"...but to me that just seemed to complicate things for anyone reading the lease. The addendum always worked well for us.

--64.38.xxx.xxx




lease (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 4:52 PM
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Thank you everyone for the added information and examples. --76.129.xxx.xx



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