Evicting a tenant

the eviction process

Even if you’re a great landlord, you’ll probably have to go through the eviction process at least once in your career. Whether a tenant is disturbing other tenants, struggling to pay rent or damaging your rental property, it’s important to know the legalities behind lease termination and evicting a tenant to avoid further headache.

Preparing your vacation rental property for summer

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About half a million Americans buy a second home each year. If you are like many of these fortunate second homeowners, you may be considering renting your second property this summer to generate extra income.

Inheritance tax: What you need to know

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Did you receive some form of inheritance? Most people aren’t too familiar with tax codes for inheritance, much less the state-specific laws, so it can be quite stressful to figure […]

How to file for a tax extension

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Life happens, and while you’ve got a couple extra days to do your taxes this year, you may still need more time to put your tax return together. This year’s […]

Member Spotlight: Michelle, SF landlord

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Michelle Landlord San Francisco, CA Member for 2 years Services used: HIPAA Authorization Form, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Trust, Home Rental Agreement, Rental Application, Activity Release of Liability, Quit […]

Super Bowl sublet: Make it legal

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Planning to sublet your place for the Super Bowl? Whether you rent an apartment or own your own property, you need to understand the legality behind subletting your place. Here […]

What is Document Defense?

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Rocket Lawyer’s best-kept secret is your secret weapon Sometimes, no matter how well you plan, things fall apart. The DJ cancels a week before your wedding. The purchase you waited […]

Heading to college? Tips for first-time renters

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Summer jobs are ending, family vacations are winding down, and the school year is about to begin. It’s time to think about where your college student is going to live […]

Protect your security deposit: Move-in tips for renters

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Are you moving to a new neighborhood this fall? If so, congrats! I’m sure you’re excited as well as exhausted. Finding an apartment, applying for the apartment, and moving in […]

How to reinstate a suspended driver’s license

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Do you have unpaid traffic and parking tickets? Unfortunately, this may not be a problem that is likely to go away if you ignore it. There are some serious consequences […]

The homeowner’s dilemma: To rent or to sell?

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To rent or to sell? Many property owners sometimes find themselves in this dilemma when they have a second home or property that they don’t live in or use, but […]

Landlords: Are you seeking enough legal help?

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In Rocket Lawyer’s landlord and property management survey, we spoke to hundreds of folks who own property and rent it out to tenants. And the results? They were quite surprising. […]