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Numero Uno:  This is an advertisement.  I am not your lawyer.  The information contained at this site is intended to help and educate rental property owners and managers. Readers are admonished to seek competent legal advice to resolve legal predicaments.  All forms are provided free to landlords, as-is, and without warranties of any variety.  Users are advised to always verify the validity of any form in light of your state and local laws, court decisions, statutory changes, and to consult an attorney for help in deciding when, whether, or which form to use or how to fill it out lawfully.

Numero Dos:  “[B]eginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.

To cover my posterior and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use [and/or sell], the following all hold true:”

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer.  FTC Disclosures courtesy of The Blog of Tim Ferriss.)

FTC Foreclosure: writer got fedFTC Disclosure: writer gor some sweet gadgets
FTC Disclosure: writer got a hellava schwag bagFTC Disclosure: writer received mad scrilla
FTC Disclosure: writer got busy w/member of storyFTC Disclosure: writer got stock options