How do I create a lease through Apartments.com?

With Apartments.com's Rental Tools, you can create a lease and have your renters sign it all from your Apartments.com account. 

Our online lease wizard will guide you step-by-step through the lease generation process and when you're ready to close the deal, you and your renter can conveniently sign lease documents with electronic signatures.

Click here to view a sample lease or watch a video on how leases work on Apartments.com:


To create a lease: 

1

Under Rental Tools, select Residents. Here, you'll be able to manage your rental details in one place including creating an online lease.

2
Once you've set up a resident, scroll down to "Lease Document" and select "Create a New Lease".
3
Select your property from the drop down box and start building a lease customized to your jurisdiction.
4
Enter the name of the property owner or business entity and their email address.


5
In the Residents/Guarantor section, add anyone who will appear on the lease.
Tip: Use your signatories' legal names as indicated on their driver's license or other valid identification.
6

Answer a few questions about your rental property and lease preferences such as:

  • What type of property you're renting: Single Family Home or Multi Family Home (such as an apartment or condo)
  • Property Contacts
  • Recurring rent amount, when it’s due, any late or insufficient funds fees, security deposit amount
  • Pets and any restrictions around breeds, weight, or number of pets. You can also add a monthly pet fee and any violation fees
  • Details about your property’s parking situation and utilities
  • Additional fees or other move-in costs here that aren’t part of your monthly rent payments
  • Specify the payment methods you’ll accept (check, EFT, or online payments through Apartments.com)
  • Utilities included in the rent
  • Special stipulations and property disclosures 
7
Review the lease by clicking on "Download Lease". Once you're ready to send it to your renters, select "Confirm and send lease".

How renters sign a lease

Once you finish creating your legal lease and send it to your renters, we’ll email your renters so they can login to their Apartments.com account to view it and sign. 

You can also send a reminder if your renters haven’t signed it yet.

Signing a lease


Track lease status 

On Residents, you can: 

  • See the status of the lease
  • Cancel or continue editing the lease
  • Send a reminder to your resident to sign the lease

Note: Apartments.com provides you these leases as part of the service however, Apartments.com is neither a law firm nor a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Apartments.com cannot provide you legal advice, opinion or recommendations. We suggest that you have your own lawyer review your lease agreement before finalizing it with your residents, especially if you add your own stipulations to the lease.

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