If you’re thinking about becoming a landlord, The Landlord Protection Agency website is a great resource for you. Besides offering a chat forum, advice and free legal forms, they even have a funny Excuse of The Day feature where website members post their tenants’ most ridiculous excuses for not paying the rent on time.
RentingAuthority.com is another site that was recommended to me by a friend who’s used it over the years to run credit checks on prospective tenants.
Disclaimer: Both LPA.com and RentingAuthority.com offer free legal forms. I don’t and can’t vouch for the accuracy or legality of their forms. Please consult with an attorney or Realtor in your own state.