What is a TurboTenant Lease?

We currently offer state-specific lease agreements for many states, however, a lease in TurboTenant does NOT create a written agreement or legal document. We like to refer to these leases as 'lease profiles'.

Leases within TurboTenant are organizational tools that create a connection between renters and your properties. The lease profile is able to house your tenant information, payments history, uploaded documents, etc. all in one place.

Video Overview

For a brief walkthrough of the lease process in your TurboTenant landlord dashboard, we recommend you watch the below video.

The Leases Tab

When you first land in the Leases tab you'll see all the active and upcoming leases you have. Each lease profile will display the tenants on the lease, the property address, the start & end date of the lease, a payments tab, and any documents you've uploaded.

Once your lease has reached its end date, it will automatically be archived in the Past Leases tab which you can access by clicking Leases and then See Past Leases.

Adding a Lease

If you do not yet have any leases the first step is to add a new one. Go to your leases tab, then click Add New Lease. You will then be prompted to add basic lease details like the start date & end date, a nickname for your lease, etc. This will then create a draft lease!

To complete adding your lease profile, make sure you add tenants and the rent and deposit amounts.


Managing Your Lease

For more information about the lease and the tenants on the lease profile, click on the lease name. Within this view, you'll see each tenant on the lease and any documents you may have uploaded.

Lease Documents

Keep track of lease-specific documents in one place! Add a signed copy of your lease document (or get one signed electronically!), your move-in/out checklists, condition report, and any other documents you need handy. These documents can be shared with your tenants if you'd like.

The following file types are supported for uploading: pdf, docx, doc, txt, rtf, xls, png, jpeg.


Adding or Removing Tenants

When you first create a lease, you will see the option to add renters to the lease. If you need to add more renters, you can do so by clicking Add above your current tenant.

To remove a tenant from the lease, click the pencil icon next to their information and then Convert Back to Applicant OR Move to Past Tenants (these options depend on whether the person applied on TurboTenant).

If a renter is moving out of your rental property or your lease has ended, you can archive the lease profile and tenant. To do so, click Settings next to the lease title, then change the lease end date to today or a previous date and save the changes. This will automatically end the lease and move your tenant to a Past Tenant status.

Editing Your Lease

Need to move the start date up or maybe you decided on a 6-month lease instead of a year? Click Settings to open the Lease Settings dialogue and change the lease property, start date, end date, rent amount, security deposit, or whether or not you'd like to allow partial payments. Leases are converted to Past Leases on their end date unless you edit the end date to renew the lease.

Your tenants will NOT be notified of any changes you've made.


Ending Your Lease

Has your tenant given notice or is it move-out time? Use the Settings button to change the end date of the lease to today or a previous date. The lease will automatically move to Past Leases and the tenants associated with the lease will become Past Tenants (if they are not already attached to a new lease).

No notifications are sent to your tenant when these changes are made.

Renewing Your Lease

Has your tenant decided to renew the lease or re-sign one with new roommates? If so you can renew the lease instead of creating a new one. Simply click Settings and change the lease end date to a future date.

Note: This will not create a renewal lease agreement document.

If you do not renew the lease, your tenants will automatically be moved to past tenants on the lease end date. You can still find their information by clicking See Past Tenants in the Tenants tab.

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