Defective Drywall – If the landlord knows defective drywall is present on the premises, it is incumbent upon them to duly inform the tenant of such a situation.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requires disclosure of lead paint in dwellings built before 1978.
Methamphetamines Disclosure – If the property in question has been used for the manufacturing of methamphetamines and has not been adequately cleaned, it is essential that the tenant be presented with a disclosure to this effect.
Military (Air) Zone Disclosure – If the property is located in an area near an airbase and falls under the noise or accident zone, the tenant must be informed. Use your locality’s zoning map to determine if this disclosure is necessary.
Mold – The landlord must disclose in the move-in checklist if there is any existing mold in the residential unit. If discovered, the landlord has up to five days from the occupancy date to respond.
Move-in Checklist – Upon the tenant’s occupancy of the premises, the landlord must provide a written report within five days detailing any damages present at the time of occupancy. The report will be considered accurate unless the tenant disputes it in writing within five (5) days after receiving the landlord’s report.
Notices – Notices can be sent electronically, provided that the lease includes the email addresses of both the landlord and tenant.
Planned Demolition – If plans are to demolish the property or premises within the next six months, tenants must be notified.
Utilities – When a landlord employs sub-metering or a specific ratio to determine the bill, they must disclose the calculation to the tenant. This disclosure requirement serves as a means of transparency in the landlord-tenant relationship, providing the tenant with accurate and detailed information that can aid in their understanding of the billing process.