I just bought a duplex. I live on one side and rent out the other side. I have not incorporated. I don’t have a legal company or a business license. I was wondering if it was legal and appropriate to put my name on all the forms? For example “Jane Smith Properties” or “Smith Properties” or should I use no (company) name at all?
Well do you plan on incorporating? I wouldn't worry about the whole thing too much... I would just use your name for the time being.
You can go to the county courthouse and get a
"dba" license for "Smith Properties" or whatever
and "try it on for size".
But, everytime you sign something you still will have
to say Jane Smith dba Smith Properties so keep that
in mind too.