Q: Where can I get information on writing leases?
A: Landlords can turn to several good books for legal and management advice. Some contain sample forms for the tenant’s move-in condition checklist, owner’s notice of intent to enter an occupied unit and warning notices, for example.
* “The Landlord’s Troubleshooter,” Robert Irwin, Dearborn Financial Publishing, Chicago; 1994.
* “The Landlord’s Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities,” David Brown and Ralph Warner, Nolo Press, Berkeley, Calif.; 1991.
Q: Where do I get information about being a landlord?
A: If you are a landlord and have questions, contact:
* National Multi-Housing Council, 1850 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036; call (202) 659-3381.
* National Apartment Association, 21 N. Union St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 518-6141.