4 Things Landlords Must Include In Their Lease In 2021

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As a landlord in California, a standard residential lease agreement typically goes more in depth than those found in other states, so it’s vital to ensure that your lease agreements are compliant with local and state laws.

At the end of the day, a strong lease only strengthens the tenant-landlord relationship, and keeps you and your property protected. Explore four things landlords must include in their lease in 2021 in today’s post.


Lease Clauses

Between rent liability, sublet rules, buy-out clauses, severability clauses, and beyond, lease clauses are a must to include on any lease agreement because they’re designed to specifically comply with state and local landlord-tenant laws.

Ensure your protection with a variety of lease clauses.


Rental Lease Addendums

Rental lease addendums are vital to modern lease agreements because they are documents that cover specific issues raised by the landlord or tenant for more detail. These documents address things like pets, smoking, landscaping, etc., so it’s clear that everyone is on the same page about what is expected.


Recreational Cannabis Rules

While this may not seem like a must, in 2021, including recreational cannabis rules in your lease is important because it’s legal for both medical and recreational use. It’s important to know where you stand on the matter — can a tenant grow on your property, or is smoking cannabis in the house okay?

Be sure to include recreational cannabis rules on your 2021 lease.


Gas & Electricity Disclosure

If your rental property isn’t individually metered for utilities including gas and electricity, this needs to be outlined in the lease. To avoid any potential issues, make it clear to potential tenants what the cost of utilities are each month.

From clauses and addendums to recreational cannabis use and utility disclosure, it’s important that your lease agreement stays current and compliant with local and state California laws.

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