We are often asked which lease agreement a landlord in San Francisco should use for tenants moving into a rental property. The answer is clear. The San Francisco Apartment Association has written a great residential lease agreement that we highly recommend every landlord in San Francisco use. It’s the lease we use ourselves at Gordon Property Management.
You can go to the association’s website where the lease is available for purchase. Buying it is an excellent investment and you’ll find it covers everything that you need a solid lease to address.
If you’re a landlord in San Francisco managing your own property, we strongly recommend you join the Apartment Association. It’s a great organization that has a lot of information about San Francisco’s rent control laws and what you should do and not do when you’re renting your property out. You don’t have to join to buy the lease; anyone can access it and use it.
If you are not using the lease provided by the San Francisco Apartment Association, you’ll need to make sure you have something comprehensive in place. Any lease is better than no lease, but it’s really worth it for you to have the best lease available. You can find it at SFAA.org, and once you buy it you can start using it right away.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at Gordon Property Management if you have any questions about the association’s lease or if you need any help getting a lease in place for your tenants. We’d be happy to help you.