Crazy Awesome Landlord Form: “The Way Things Work” Addendum

Landlord Form - The Way Things WorkIt seems far too long since I’ve posted a new free real estate investing form…so here you go, folks!

Honestly this is one of the handiest little forms in my new tenant packet.  Basically it restates a handful of crucial items from the lease, and does it in plain English so I KNOW we have a crystal clear understanding.

Step 1: Watch the Clip

In this short little video (from Starbucks after just having signed up our most recent tenant) I’ll walk you quickly through it, explain the purpose and mindset, and my personal approach I take when explaining it to the tenant.


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Step 2: Download it, Use it

You can click here to download (and freely use) this form yourself…

Keep in mind, it’s also already included in my packet of 53 free real estate investing forms (which you should download for yourself if you haven’t already).

Step 3: Comment, Share, Pay it Forward

Within a couple of hours of uploading the above video, I already had a couple of comments on my YouTube account about it…

Deviant6969 has made a comment…
I have been giving a early discount on my homes and it works great. I also include that they cannot call me for anything under $50 in repair cost during that month, That money is to be used for those minor repairs, gas for your mower, etc.

bwingy has made a comment…
I have a dumb question it says rent can be dropped off in person then the next line says we do not accept payments in person.Can you explain that some or am I missing something with that.Great videos by the way!

And that’s before I even had time to post it here to REI Tips.  But it gave me an idea: Post your own Landlord Tips in the comments!

As always, I love getting your comments and follow up questions to the post.  But the one guy gave back with his own little tip in his YouTube comment.

So what about you?  Does this bring anything useful to mind worth sharing with the community here?  Then bring it!  Leave it in a comment below!  Pay it forward!


JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. 🙂

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Bill Reply

Thanks for the form jp! I’ve used the “discount” method for quite some time and it works great..most of the time anyway 🙂
I’ve recently started having my tenants and/or tenant buyers use the service offered by Their payments are deposited directly into our clearing account. It’s working so well that our late fees have decrease by a third!

Kelly Reply

Thank you JP!
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Glenn Reply

As always JP, thanks for the value. I appreciate the comment by Bill above also. Both are great examples of shared value via your blog. You are a true resource to the community you continue to nurture.

Zach at Stephenson Equipment Reply

This form will save me some headaches: I have no idea why I didn’t develop something like this before!

As Glenn mentioned, Bill’s comment was helpful too; I plan on checking out to reduce late fees too.

fab Reply

“not accept payments in person” should mean: don’t expect us to knock n your door to collect.

Jim Reply

Thanks for this valuable real estate investing resource.

Mikez Reply

Thanks for the addendum. It’s an important one

Steve Reply

Just want to let you know that I’ve got a collection of forms that I’ve been giving to people starting out in real estate investing for some time now. Absolutely FR*EE!

claire Reply

Great idea, love this form, thank you

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