QUESTION: Can an HOA request a copy of the rental agreement I have with a tenant??
ANSWER: If an association's governing documents require that lease agreements be for a particular period of time (banning short term rentals is common), the only way it can verify compliance is to require the landlord provide a copy of the a signed lease agreement. NOTE: See changes in allowable rent restrictions.
Redacted Information. To show compliance with the restriction, the only relevant information is an executed agreement bearing the names of the parties, the date of the agreement, the lease term, and signatures. Accordingly, you can redact financial and personal information from the agreement before submitting it to the association.
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