By Mark Zinman | Zona Law
Question: I am a new property owner learning the landlord-tenant ropes. Where can I go to quickly get up-to-speed on what can I do and what should I not do?
Answer: Warning, shameless plug coming. When starting out in this area, the first thing you need to do is get a good lease contract and get a good company to screen your residents. When you rent out your property, you are entering into a business contract with your tenant – therefore, you need to screen them and have a good enforceable contract. When it comes to where you should learn about this area of the law, we strongly suggest the Zona Law Podcast, which can be found on YouTube and other places where podcasts are posted. Our attorneys discuss the basics of this area of the law in a format that is educational and conversational.