Updating your tenant lease
Inexperienced landlords often try to affect changes in mid-lease because they don’t know any better.
Often it is a reaction to a current tenant problem, such as making new rules about parking, restricting access to a property amenity like a pool or clubhouse or imposing additional requirements for yard maintenance.
In the spring of 2014, a news story about a landlord in California garnered a lot of attention.
The landlords had sent his tenants a notice that said each tenant needed to prove that their income was at or above a certain amount and have a certain credit score or else they would have to move out.
Here are 5 common changes landlord try to enact mid-lease: While there are dozens of things a landlord may want to change, it’s important for both tenants and landlords to know the proper way to usher in a new policy or rule.
It can be done, it just needs to be done right rather than in the middle of a current lease agreement.
Landlords can implement rule changes when a tenant’s lease agreement expires.
The change only occurs if they both enter into that agreement.We do this by helping you find the best tenant and providing educational resources along the way.If you haven't already grab our free landlord essentials kit which gives you all the landlord forms you need to get started.If you need professional advice, we highly suggest Avvo’s online directory as a cost effective resource.After getting Esther’s take, let’s go back to the original story from California and see how it applies. Income is not a protected class and a landlord has the right to set up any approval criteria as long as it doesn’t cross over into discrimination.