If you allow an existing tenant to add a roommate, you might need to add a tenant to an existing lease. Or you might have created a new lease but didn't add all the necessary tenants at the time. No problem, it is easy to add a tenant even after you created a lease.

Note that these instructions are not how you should start a new lease when a previous lease ends and someone else rents the unit. To do that, you should end the current lease and then create a new lease for the new tenant and their lease terms.

The Steps

Step 1

From the main menu, select Leases < Active Leases.

Step 2

Find the lease you want to add a tenant to and click on it. You can either sort the list by the various columns and filters or use the Search leases search bar.

Step 3

Click on the Tenants tab and click the Move-in Tenant button.

Step 4

Click the + New Tenant button to create a new tenant. Enter as much information for the tenant as you’d like, but only either a First Name and Last Name combination or Company name is required. Click Save when you are finished.

If this tenant already exists in DoorLoop because you’ve added them to another lease or created them as a Prospect, you shouldn’t use the + New Tenant button to create the tenant again. Instead, search for the tenant in the list of your existing tenants and prospects and click on their name to add them to this new lease.

To add additional tenants to this lease, click the + Add Tenant button and repeat this step as many times as necessary.

Step 5

Enter the correct Move-in date and leave the Invite to the resident portal toggle on if you'd like to invite the new tenant to access the tenant portal. DoorLoop will send an email invite to the tenants using the email address you entered in their contact info. If you did not enter an email address, no invite is sent.

No worries if you don’t have an email address for your tenant or you aren’t ready to turn on tenant portal access yet—you can always turn it on later!

Step 6

Add any relevant files (optional) and click Save to finish moving in the new tenant.

Congratulations on moving in a new tenant on an existing lease! You can also move-out tenants without ending a lease if other tenants remain behind.

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