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My lease ended on november 1st! My landlord gave me my info packet to renew my lease on February 4th! First he told me to put November 1st on all my paper work! He stated he has been to busy to give it to me before then! He also said that on November 1st 2008 my rent was suppose to increase and that i should have got a memo in March 2008 stating that rent was going up! In the memo it stated that any current resident who COMPLETES A RECERTIFICATION as well as new tennants will have the rent increase. If i have not completed a recertification how would this apply to me. It's not my fault that he has been to busy to give it to me. And why would I put November 1st on the new paper work when he gave it to me on February 4th! How is this legal! How would I owe back rent if the memo stated that IT WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO ANY CURRENT RESIDENT WHO COMPLETES A RECERT. Please help me! Thank you!

The creator of a pdf file controls what can be changed. In other words, it can be set so that the file can ONLY be printed.
You must use a state specific lease, it may be emailed, but it should apply to the state the home you are renting in.
Caution. States have different rental laws. Having the State name at the bottom most likely not important. What is important is that the lease conforms to state/local laws. You may also consider that the signature on the lease is notarized, given you’re out of state and can’t verify who’s actually signing it.
What does obligation to mitigate damages mean?
How can I terminate an Arizona lease?  A fixed term lease is a lease that contains a beginning date and an end date. Under Arizona statute, a fixed term lease simply ends on the date specified in the lease unless otherwise stated.  A periodic lease is a lease that continues from period to period (i.e. month to month). In Arizona, a periodic lease will usually continue until either a landlord or tenant gives the other notice of at least 30 days.  
So I can send a lease from another start? The lease says on the bottom Iowa/Nebraska  I dont have to give them a lease that says Arizona?
Thx for all the answers ...This is a tough one for me.. The current tenant is disabled and I am stuck between my personal feelings and professional feelings  She really need the pool and the family has relocated 1500 miles to live here..  Like I said before they have been late sometimes 2 months behind but always pay the late fee and are treating my house as if it is there own.  Planting a garden and flowers..  I am having 2nd thoughts about this situation..Do I keep a tenant that takes really good care of my property but  late with rent once and a while or take a chance on a stranger  My cousin lives right next door and works with the tenants husband
If you’ve made the decision not to renew your existing tenant’s lease, it’s important to ensure that you proceed with caution and cover all of your legal bases. This doc can be used... http://www.ezlandlordforms.com/documents/27/nonrenewal_notice/
If you're going to email the lease, make sure it's in pdf format so terms of the contract can't be changed by tenant.
The leases on this site are not editable, so you may safely send your tenant this state specific lease with concern of it being edited
Hmm Im not seeing anything that states that if I do not want to renew their lease how long to I have to give them to move out..
Re-Posting: @ Jessica - Not sure if you saw this when posted earlier. Question: I'm assuming you are associated with EZ Landlord and therefore, you can answer my question. Does the Nonrenewal form work for ALL States or just AZ?
Karin, sorry I missed your last post. Here’s some thing to consider. At some point in our life we all have missed a payment. That doesn’t make us a bad person? I way I would handle a tenant like yours is to sit down and talk it over with them (in their home) as to why they were late, missing payments and/or discuss their situation. It’s amazing how much information you can get by spending a little time with tenants over coffee/tea. Being a landlord is not just collecting rent. I command you on your positive attitude. However, there are times that you have to act quickly and put your foot down hard. This doesn’t appear to be the case. The fact that they made up the payment in a reasonable time and are taking good care of the property tends to indicate that they are good people. Since relatives move to the area to help, suggest that maybe it would help if they were co-signers to the lease. You may be surprised. If they agree, put together a Change of Term if tenants are on a month-to-month or the lease will expire soon. The Notice should state that relative(s) agree to be co-signers to the existing lease dated. All must sign, including current tenants. If not, create a new lease. -----Disclaimer: Since I’ve been answering a lot of questions, I thought I would make the following statement. I’m not affiliated with this EZlandlord Forms. I’m just here (not sure how long) to help those that have questions. Having 40+ yrs with Rental Property and done well, it’s my way of “Pay it Forward (check out the movie).” However, it is up to you to become familiar with your State/Local laws. I always like to know if the suggestions I offer are helpful. Feel free to comment anytime. Thanks in Advance.
If you prefer 1 year leases then you can have it stated in your lease that the lease renews as a new 1 year term at the end of its cycle unless either party gives the predetermined notice before its ending date.This way you have a new 1 year lease and all you have to do is send the tenant the notice of rent increase letter as you see fit. I let my leases convert to month to month so if the tenant gets screwy I can change the terms of the lease on a monthly basis and add new terms, new rules/restrictions, increase rents....basically force them to move. Generally if i have a tenant that doesn't want to be in my property then I don't want them in there either. I have paid tenants to leave when they were late on their rent so often it became intolerable. I knew they wouldn't pay and court is a hassle and you can get judgements all day but if they have no money then you will never get any from them. Help them move, rent the van for them, stipulate they need to clean up the property, tell them you will keep half the deposit [use the other half to rent the van ;) ]. This saves you a lot of trouble!
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