Q: Is there a internet site that I can download a simple renter / landlord ‘s agreement contract? My wife and I rent out our basement room to folks we work with and we always have had good luck with each one but we now feel we need a written contract for our next renter to protect our interests etc. We rent from month to month and have not asked for any deposit up to this point.

A: I don’t know if you can simply download from www.Nolo.com, but I know that they have these kinds of agreements for sale. Nolo is a legal publisher. Also, a local stationary store may have a preprinted rental agreement handy.

Jan. 1, 2004.