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LegalShield Offers Landlords Affordable Legal Help for Their Rental Business

Whether you're in a dispute with a tenant, about to lease your property to a new tenant or looking to move a renter out of your home or apartment, LegalShield's flexible legal plan benefits can help you solve and prevent problems with your tenants, collect late rent, evict tenants and more at a price that won't break the bank.

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Safeguard Your Rights as a Landlord

Whether it's an issue related to leasing your rental units, tenant management or end of lease transitions, an experienced lawyer can provide invaluable legal protection. Here are just a few of the common issues that our experienced provider lawyers handle:

LEASING YOUR RENTAL UNITS
  • Is the lease you’re using legally sound?
  • Have you adequately protected your investment?
  • Do you use lease terms that minimize your responsibilities? 

As a LegalShield member, your lawyer can review your lease and any other business documents to ensure you’re set up for success. 

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SUCCESSFUL TENANT MANAGEMENT
  • Are you having a problem with an existing tenant?
  • Are you dealing with property damage?
  • Do you need to initiate an eviction?  

Your lawyer can contact your tenant to resolve disputes on your behalf and they can often get better results than you can on your own.

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END OF LEASE TRANSITION
  • Are you unsure if you’re allowed to use a tenant's security deposit?
  • Do you or a tenant want to terminate the lease early?
  • Are you stuck with a tenant that won’t leave?

Resolve end of lease issues as quickly and inexpensively as possible by having a lawyer help you understand the laws in your state. 

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A legal plan that gives landlords the support they need to be successful.

Renters have rights under federal and state law. Our experienced provider lawyers are here to advise you on how and when to exercise your rights.

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LEGAL ADVICE
DOCUMENT REVIEW
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
DEFENSE IN COURT
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ADVICE AND CONSULTATION

Everyone knows lawyers charge hundreds of dollars per hour. That’s why people hesitate to contact lawyers even though they know getting sound legal advice could help them avoid messy legal disputes and save tons of money. 

Imagine if you could call a lawyer to get advice on an unlimited number of legal matters related to your rental business for less than $1.50 per day. Well, you don’t have to imagine. You just have to join LegalShield. 

  • Have a simple question about a lease? Call your lawyer, it’s included. 
  • Need help resolving a property damage dispute with a tenant? Call your lawyer, it’s included. 
  • Wondering what you can do to collect late fees? Call your . . you get the idea.

Your monthly membership fee provides a powerful resource you can use to prevent legal problems and make life with a difficult tenant a breeze. With LegalShield on your side, you can get the legal help you need without a ridiculous legal bill at the end. In fact, you won’t get any bill at all.

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DOCUMENT AND LEASE REVIEW

Renting a property you own to a stranger is risky. Unless you have a lawyer on your side making sure the documents you use provide maximum protection for your real estate investments. Getting sound legal advice at the beginning of a tenancy can dramatically decrease the chances of legal and financial headaches down the road. 

Have a lawyer review the lease you’re using before you present it to a tenant. “Yeah, but legal advice costs a ton of money.” No it doesn't. Join LegalShield and you can submit any documents up to 15 pages each, for less than $1.50 per day. You now have zero excuses to not get the legal protection you need. 

  • Lease agreements
  • Vendor contracts
  • Financial statements
  • Eviction notices 
  • Government or court documents

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DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS

If you’re having a dispute with a tenant, a vendor or really anyone impacting your business, you can have your provider lawyer write letters on their firm letterhead or make calls on your behalf to negotiate settlements, resolve disputes or simply clarify confusing terms and conditions. 

Here are some ways members use this plan benefit to help with their rentals.

  • Negotiate lease terms 
  • Settle disputes over property damage, noise complaints and more
  • Handle eviction notices or other legal action
  • Deal with problem neighbors or government agencies

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DEFENSE IN COURT

Our Small Business Legal Plus and Small Business Legal Pro plans come with the option to add a Trial Defense for Business Supplement for just $14.95 per month. This small monthly fee gets you 100 hours of lawyer time if your business is named in a covered lawsuit. 

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25% Discount

Your plan covers most common legal issues landlords face. For legal issues that are more complex, you can hire your provider lawyer to help you for 25% off of their standard plan benefits. 

If you’d like to confirm if your particular situation is covered by standard plan benefits, please call 1-888-506-2061.

MEMBERPerks

We partner with over 400 popular brands like Verizon, Costco, T-Mobile, and Amazon to offer our members exclusive discounts. Not only can you save thousands on legal services, you can save more money on the products and services you already use. 

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Understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord before you lease a property.

Even if you’re a savvy veteran of the rental business, there are a variety of areas of landlord and tenant law you may not even know exist. 

Did you know?

  • You can create a lease that makes the tenant responsible for all property maintenance?
  • In most states, there is a limit to how much of a security deposit you can require and a specific number of days you have to return the deposit at the end of the lease.  
  • In states like Connecticut and Florida Landlords must pay the tenant interest earned while holding their security deposit. 

Whether you have one or two basic questions about the lease you are already using or you’re starting from scratch, having access to a lawyer with experience in landlord and tenant law can help you develop the documents you need to run a profitable rental business. 

Educate yourself about core lease terms below, or get legal help now. 

Given the investment you’ve made and the potential problems that can arise once you have a tenant occupying your rental unit, when you can have a lawyer review the lease and provide legal advice for the price of one business lunch, it’s a total no-brainer. 

How to Protect Your Rights When Leasing a Property

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Get sound legal advice to manage problem tenants.

Once you have leased a rental unit, there are a variety of legal issues that can pop up along the way. Having a lawyer on call can be a big help with common challenges such as the following. 

  • Tenant is late with the rent
  • Tenant has a pet or unapproved roommate living in the unit 
  • Tenant has damaged the property or broken the law
  • You are receiving complaints about the tenant from a neighbor or the police
  • Tenant has filed a complaint against you claiming you’ve violated their rights

When tenants push you, a LegalShield membership gives you the power to push back in a legally sound, fiscally responsible manner. Sometimes, the least stressful and most successful way to deal with a difficult tenant is to let your provider lawyer help. 

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Access Additional Legal Resources for Landlords

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Problem Tenants

Whether you have a written lease or a tenant under a verbal agreement, you have rights and options for dealing with problem tenants quickly and effectively. 

The Eviction Process

Is eviction your best option? Do you understand the specific laws and processes you must follow? Educate yourself before you take action. 

Eviction Defences

Tenants have a variety of powerful legal defenses to pause or stop an eviction. Study the defenses ahead of time so you can be prepared to defeat them. 

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How to handle the end of a lease term without causing unnecessary legal problems.

When a lease is coming to an end or you as the landlord want to get out of a lease early, a variety of legal questions and complications can arise. It’s important to understand the laws in your state to avoid gaps in rental income or worse, finding yourself in a lawsuit with a tenant. 

Do you have questions about any of these scenarios? 

  • What circumstances allow me to use funds from a tenant’s security deposit? 
  • If I can legally use security deposit funds, how do I document everything and notify the tenant?
  • What should I do about a holdover tenant that won’t leave? 
  • Do I have to renew a lease if the tenant requests it?
  • I’ve sold the property, how do I handle the transition?

If a lease is ending, everything is fine and the tenant simply plans to move out, great. That’s the way everyone hoped it would go at the outset. However, if there are any hiccups or issues that pop up near the end of a lease term, it’s best to immediately contact an experienced lawyer who can assess the situation and guide you to take actions that follow all applicable laws and avoid unnecessary legal problems. 

Resources to Make Ending a Lease Easy

There are lots of moving parts at the end of a lease and you’d be well served by speaking with a lawyer to help you resolve any disputes with grace and minimal financial impact. Get started with these helpful articles, checklists and templates.

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Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Read what our members have to say about using LegalShield to help with leases and landlords.

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  • The lawyer who spoke with me was extremely helpful. She answered all my questions, made sure I knew where to complete the Will forms online, and called me to confirm information to complete our forms. The completed Will, Power of Attorney, and Directive to Physicians were completed and back to us within a week. We were pleased and would highly recommend your services.
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How LegalShield Works

Finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive.

LegalShield puts the power of legal representation within reach of any individual, family or business. We work hard to make it easy, simple and affordable to get the legal help you need, when you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after I join can I use the plan?

You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12-24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with a lawyer in 4 hours or less and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.

How much can I save with a membership?

The average lawyer in the U.S. charges between $150-$400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1,000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring a lawyer directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having a lawyer on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the lawyers in our network often help our members recover thousands of dollars of damages or avoid thousands of dollars in fees over what they would have experienced had they tried to resolve the legal issue themselves. Obviously every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money. Not to mention savings from our member perks.

Who is covered under a personal plan?

Our Personal Plan is really a family plan. You, your spouse or partner and your dependents living at home are covered under one membership.

There is more information about this on the Personal Plan Coverage & Pricing Page.

What are my chances of winning my dispute/case against a tenant?

One of the two most valuable and commonly used benefits of a LegalShield plan is the ability to get unlimited legal advice and to have your provider lawyer review documents. If you’re having a landlord/tenant dispute, simply contact LegalShield and your provider lawyer can review your lease agreement or any other relevant documents (up to 15 pages each) and provide advice. Once they have all the information, your provider lawyer can help you understand your rights and your chances of getting your demands met. Also, if you have a winning argument, your provider lawyer can take action on your behalf, like making a call or writing a letter to the tenant, to help resolve the issue in your favor.

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