Creating a Lease Addendum

Learn how to create a TurboTenant lease addendum and send it out for electronic signatures.

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It’s easy to make and sign a lease addendum to formally adjust your lease agreement.

Whether you created the original lease agreement through TurboTenant or not, we’ll walk you through a quick form to apply minor adjustments to your current lease agreement. Our process makes simple lease changes or additions simple, quick, and affordable. (Learn about common scenarios that require a lease addendum.)

Video Walkthrough

John Martin, our Director of Product Marketing, walks you through the creation of a lease addendum. If you prefer step-by-step instructions, keep reading.

Creating Your Lease Addendum

If you haven’t already, add your lease details and your tenant information.

NOTE: You can also add lease and tenant details while you create your lease addendum.

Step 1 - Go to the Forms tab on the left and click on the Start Addendum button in the Lease Agreement Addendum section.

Step 2 - Select the lease for which you’d like to create an addendum, then click the Continue button.

NOTE: You can select Add New Lease if you didn't previously add the lease to your TurboTenant account. Selecting this option will require you to provide a few quick details about your current lease. Once you’re done, click the Add Lease button.

Step 3 - Create your lease agreement addendum.

The top of this form includes a link that will take you to your lease agreement that you either made with TurboTenant or uploaded to the Documents section. We recommend you have it handy to reference the original terms.

NOTE: If you don't already have tenants associated with your lease, you’ll be prompted with a ‘You Don’t Have Any Tenants!’ message. In this case, click the Go to My Lease button and follow the prompts to add one or more tenants to your lease.

Go through each of the sections to create your lease addendum. Where we can, we pre-fill relevant information from your current lease and tenants.

Below is an example of some common changes supported in the lease addendum form:

You’ll also have the option to write in custom amendments, such as a change in lawn upkeep responsibility or a new HOA covenant.

As you are filling out your lease addendum, you'll be able to save your document and finish it later - or preview the current state of the actual document - by clicking the buttons on the top right corner of the screen.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The default language in the lease is not customizable or editable because our leases were written by a team of legal professionals to keep you covered and compliant.

Step 4 - Once you’ve completed the short form, click the Review and E-Sign button. Read through the PDF preview of your lease agreement.

If you notice any issues with the information you entered during the creation process, you can easily go back and make changes by clicking Close Preview.

If the document is ready for signatures, click the Finalize and E-Sign button.

If you aren’t a TurboTenant Premium member, you’ll be prompted to sign up for the Premium Plan to enjoy unlimited lease addendums, lease agreements, e-signatures, and more.

Step 5 - Set up e-signatures.

If you click Skip For Now, you’ll be able to access the lease addendum under your Leases tab at any point.

You can continue editing the addendum until you send it for signatures.

Under the Leases tab, click the Request E-Signature button to start the process.

On the next screen, you’ll have the option to include a personalized message in the email sent to your tenant(s). After adding a message, click the Set Signatures button.

You'll now have the opportunity to review the electronic signature prompts. Electronic signature prompts are automatically placed within the lease addendum where the parties need to sign. You’ll have the option to place additional signature prompts in the document if you choose to do so.

Step 6 - Click the Send for Signature button in the lower right of the signature prompt placement screen to complete the process and send notifications to your tenant(s).

The rest of the process is very similar to the standard e-sign process within TurboTenant.

The document will first be sent to all tenants for signature, and the landlord will only be prompted to sign once all tenants have done so. Once all parties have provided signatures, the signed copy of the lease addendum will be stored electronically in the associated lease within TurboTenant.

You’ll be able to download a PDF of the signed document for your own records as well.

TurboTip: Thinking of tweaking your lease with an addendum? Our lease addendum feature is a standout benefit exclusively for Premium Plan members! Whether it's about new pets or rent adjustments, get the flexibility you need with TurboTenant. Ready to harness the full power of lease customization?

Upgrade to Premium and make every lease perfectly tailored to your needs!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I add or remove tenants with an addendum?

    • A Rental Addendum won't cover changes in occupancy, as it uses information from your initial Lease Agreement and doesn't allow you to add new tenants who were not part of the original agreement.

      For legal purposes and to maintain the integrity of your rental contract, it's highly recommended to draft a new lease agreement when there are changes in occupancy. This way, any newly added occupants have the opportunity to review and sign the entire lease agreement, rather than just a single-page addendum.

Still have questions? Reach out to our Support Team via chat or by email at [email protected].

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