What is a TurboTenant Lease?
Leases within TurboTenant create a connection between a Renter and your Property. This allows you to easily organize several Renters on one Property, by attaching them to a Lease. Leases also help you keep track of important details and documents in one place, making Landlording a breeze. You can even take advantage of the convenience of electronic signatures.
A Lease in TurboTenant does NOT create a written agreement or legal document.
The Lease Section
When you first land on the Leases section you'll see all the active Leases you have. The active Leases section displays Upcoming Leases with a future start date and Current Leases. Each Lease displays the Tenants on the Lease, the Property address, and the start & end date of the Lease.
Once your Lease has reached its end date, it will be added to the Past Leases section which you can access by clicking SEE PAST LEASES.
Adding a Lease
If you do not yet have any leases the first step is to add a new one. Select a property to associate the lease with and create a lease title. This will create a “draft” lease.
From here you can add lease details like rent amount, start date & end date as well as attach renters to the lease, upload any relevant documents, and utilize e-sign. Everything is in one place!
Managing Your Lease
For more information about the Lease and the Tenants on the Lease, click MANAGE LEASE. Within the individual Lease view, you'll see each Tenant on the Lease and the most important information about them.
Keep track of Lease specific documents in one place. Add a signed copy of the 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 extensions 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 the button.
To remove a tenant from the lease, select and choose click the remove icon.
If a renter is moving out of your rental property you can move them to a past tenant where their information will be available in the “Past Tenants” section. If a renter never moved in, you can convert them back to an applicant and access all their information in the “Applicants” tab.
Editing Your Lease
Need to move the start date up or maybe you decided on a 6-month Lease instead of a year? Click to open the Edit Lease dialogue and change the Lease Property, start date, end date, rent amount, or security deposit. Leases are converted to PAST LEASES on their end date, unless you edit the end date renew the Lease. Your Tenants will NOT be sent a notification of the changes you've made.
Deleting Your Lease
Tenant isn't moving in after all? Made a mistake and just want to delete a lease altogether? First, you'll need to remove the tenants associated with the lease. Once there are no longer any tenants associated with the lease, there will be an option in the upper-right corner of the page to Delete This Lease.
Ending Your Lease
Has your Tenant given notice or is it move out time? Use the EDIT button to change the end date of the Lease. 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 EDIT and extend the lease end date.
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 on the tenants' page.
Have an Applicant you're ready to move in?
Check out this help center article about how to move in a renter.