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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, adding the Home Business Supplement to 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.
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:
Landlords have rights under federal and state law. Our experienced provider lawyers are here to advise you on how and when to exercise your right
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1-855-254-5852.
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.
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.
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Maximize income stability and minimize rental gaps with the right lease term for your properties.
Avoid penalties and other hiccups by making sure your financial terms are legal and protect your investment.
Be sure to cover common circumstances with clear language.
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.
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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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.
Educate yourself before you take action.
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.
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.
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.
Many states require landlords to return security deposits within 14 days. What’s the story in your state?
Learn how you must notify, document and manage property damage situations at the end of a lease.
Experienced lawyers can help you end a lease due to a sale or deal with a tenant trying to skip out early.
LegalShield offers the most affordable way to have a lawyer on your side. As a landlord adding the Home Business Supplement to your Legal Plan gives you the ability to work with a lawyer on this important part of the rental process.
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.
Instead of paying a lawyer by the hour, you pay a small fee (starting at $24.95/month) and have access to an independent lawyer that will provide a huge variety of legal services without a huge legal bill. Services like consultation with a lawyer, document review, drafting of debt collection letters and defense at civil trials are included as standard benefits. Using the plan just once can save you literally thousands of dollars.
Using the plan is as simple as signing up and contacting our team. Once you’re a member, customer support will connect you with an independent lawyer in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. Also, you can download our super-simple app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.
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 and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.
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.
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.
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.