We are often asked what rental contract a San Francisco landlord should use for tenants moving into a rented apartment. The answer is clear. The San Francisco Apartments Association has written an excellent apartment rental agreement that we recommend to all San Francisco homeowners. This is the lease we use ourselves with Gordon Property Management. The San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA) has released its 2017 version of its residential rental agreement. Minor changes in form reflect recent legislative changes and proposals by SFAA members. Copies of the new agreement are available at the SFAA office or online at www.sfaa.org The SFAA housing rental agreement is considered the best standard rental form for use in San Francisco. It is checked annually by a team of blue stripes of lawyers and property managers to ensure that it is up to date with changes in the law. © 2017 by Fried and Williams LLP. All rights reserved. The information in this article is general in nature. For advice on a particular case, please contact our lawyers, because the facts of your situation may be unique and the law changes from time to time.
If you are an owner in San Francisco who manages your own property, we strongly advise you to join the Apartments Association. This is a great organization that has a lot of information about San Francisco`s rent control laws and what you should or shouldn`t do when you rent your property. You don`t need to join to buy the lease; anyone can access it and use it. If you don`t use the San Francisco Apartments Association rental agreement, make sure you have something complete. Any rental contract is better than no leasing, but it is definitely worth it for you, you can go to the association website where the lease is available for purchase. Buying is a great investment and you will find that it covers everything you need from a solid lease to meet. Please contact Gordon Property Management if you have any questions about the association`s lease or if you need help obtaining a rental agreement for your tenants. We`ll be happy to help.