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This Lease is made on _________________, 20____ BETWEEN _________________ (LANDLORD) AND _________________ (TENANT).
1. PROPERTY: TENANT agrees to rent from LANDLORD and LANDLORD agrees to rent to TENANT __________________________________, City of
_________________, State of _________________ (the PREMISES).
2. TERM: The term of this lease is: (check one) Month-to-Month or Fixed Lease of ____ Months Year(s) starting on _________________, 20____ and
ending on _________________, 20____. The LANDLORD is not responsible if the LANDLORD cannot give the TENANT possession of the PREMISES at the
start of this Lease. However, rent will only be charged from the date on which possession of the PREMISES is made available to the TENANT. If the LANDLORD
cannot give possession within 30 days after the starting date, the TENANT may cancel this Lease.
3. RENT: The TENANT agrees to pay $_________________ as rent, to be paid as follows: $_________________, due, in advance, on the ____ day of each
month. The first payment of rent and any security deposit is due by _________________, 20____ prior to moving in. The TENANT must pay a late charge of
$_________________ for each payment that is more than ____ day(s) late. This charge is due with and shall be considered to be a part of the monthly rent
payment for the month in which the rent was paid late.
4. SECURITY DEPOSIT: The TENANT will deposit the sum of $_________________ with the LANDLORD as security that the TENANT will comply with all the
terms of this Lease. This money is being held by the LANDLORD in a tenant security deposit account at ________________________________________. If the
TENANT complies with the terms of this Lease, the LANDLORD will return this deposit within 30 days after the end of the Lease, including any extension. The
LANDLORD may use as much of the security deposit as necessary to pay for damages resulting from the TENANT's occupancy or, at LANDLORD's sole option
and election, to pay for delinquent or unpaid rent and late charges. If the LANDLORD uses the deposit for such mentioned instances prior to the Lease
termination, the LANDLORD may demand that the TENANT replace the amount of the security deposit used by the LANDLORD. If the LANDLORD sells the
property, the LANDLORD may transfer the deposit to the new owners for the TENANT's benefit. The LANDLORD will notify the TENANT of any sale and transfer
of the deposit. The LANDLORD will thereupon be released of all liability to return the security deposit.
5. LANDLORD'S AGENT: The LANDLORD authorizes the following person(s) to manage the PREMISES on behalf of the LANDLORD: _________________.
6. USE OF THE PREMISES: The TENANT may use the PREMISES only as a single-family residence.
7. UTILITIES: The LANDLORD will pay for the following utilities: Water and Sewer, Electricity, Garbage Removal, Gas, Oil. The TENANT will pay for the following
8. EVICTION: If the TENANT does not pay the rent within ____ days of the date when it is due, the TENANT may be evicted. The LANDLORD may also evict the
TENANT if the TENANT does not comply with all of the terms of this Lease, or for any other causes allowed by law. If evicted, the TENANT must continue to pay
the rent for the rest of the term. The TENANT must also pay all costs, including reasonable attorney fees, related to the eviction and the collection of any monies
owed to the LANDLORD, along with the cost of re-entering, re-renting, cleaning and repairing the PREMISES. Rent received from any new tenant during the
remaining term of this lease will be applied by the LANDLORD to reduce rent only, which may be owed by the TENANT.
9. PAYMENTS BY LANDLORD: If the TENANT fails to comply with the terms of this Lease, the LANDLORD may take any required action and charge the cost,
including reasonable attorney fees, to the TENANT. Failure to pay such costs upon demand is a violation of this Lease.
10. CARE OF THE PREMISES: The TENANT has examined the PREMISES, including (where applicable) the living quarters, all facilities, furniture and
appliances, and is satisfied with its present physical condition. The TENANT agrees to maintain the PREMISES in as good condition as it is at the start of this
Lease except for ordinary wear and tear. The TENANT must pay for all repairs, replacements, and damages, whether or not caused by the act or neglect of the
TENANT. The TENANT will remove all of the TENANT's property at the end of this Lease. Any property that is left becomes the property of the LANDLORD and
may be thrown out. All of TENANT'S garbage will be disposed of properly by TENANT in the appropriate receptacles for garbage collection. Accumulations of
garbage in and around the PREMISES or depositing by TENANT or those residing with TENANT of garbage in areas not designated and designed as garbage
receptacles shall constitute a violation of this lease. TENANT shall generally maintain the PREMISES in a neat and orderly condition. Damage or destruction by
TENANT, TENANT's employees or TENANT's visitors of the PREMISES shall constitute a violation of this Lease.
11. DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES: If the PREMISES are destroyed through no fault of the TENANT, the TENANT's employees or TENANT's visitors, then the
Lease will end, and the TENANT will pay rent up to the date of destruction.
12. INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES: The LANDLORD is not responsible for any inconvenience or interruption of services due to repairs, improvements or for any
reason beyond the LANDLORD’s control.
13. ALTERATIONS: The TENANT must get the LANDLORD's prior written consent to alter, improve, paint or wallpaper the PREMISES. Alterations, additions, and
improvements become the LANDLORD's property.
14. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS: The TENANT must comply with laws, orders, rules, and requirements of governmental authorities and insurance companies
which have issued or are about to issue policies covering the PREMISES and/or its contents.
15. NO WAIVER BY LANDLORD: The LANDLORD does not give up or waive any rights by accepting rent or by failing to enforce any terms of this Lease.
16. NO ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLEASE: The TENANT may not sublease the PREMISES or assign this Lease without the LANDLORD's prior written consent.
17. ENTRY BY LANDLORD: Upon reasonable notice, the LANDLORD may enter the PREMISES to provide services, inspect, repair, improve or show it. The
TENANT must notify the LANDLORD if the TENANT is away for ____ days or more. In case of an emergency or the TENANT's absence, the LANDLORD may
enter the PREMISES without the TENANT's consent.
18. QUIET ENJOYMENT: The TENANT may live in and use the PREMISES without interference subject to the terms of this Lease.
19. SUBORDINATION: This Lease and the TENANT's rights are subject and subordinate to present and future mortgages on the property which include the
PREMISES. The LANDLORD may execute any papers on the TENANT's behalf as the TENANT's attorney in fact to accomplish this.
20. HAZARDOUS USE: The TENANT will not keep anything in the PREMISES which is dangerous, flammable, explosive or which might increase the danger of
fire or any other hazard, or which would increase LANDLORD's fire or hazard insurance.
21. INJURY OR DAMAGE: The TENANT will be responsible for any injury or damage caused by the act or neglect of the TENANT, the TENANT's employees or
TENANT's visitors. The LANDLORD is not responsible for any injury or damage unless due to the negligence or improper conduct of the LANDLORD.
22. RENEWALS AND CHANGES IN LEASE: Upon expiration of the rental term provided for above, this lease shall automatically renew itself, indefinitely, for
successive one-month periods, unless modified by the parties. The LANDLORD may modify this lease or offer the TENANT a new lease by forwarding to the
TENANT a copy of the proposed changes or a copy of the new lease. If changes in this lease or a new lease are offered, the TENANT must notify the LANDLORD
of the TENANT's decision to stay within thirty (30) days of the date the proposed changes or the copy of the new lease is received by the TENANT. If the TENANT
fails to accept the lease changes or the new lease within thirty (30) days of the date the proposed changes or new lease is offered, the TENANT may be evicted by
the LANDLORD, as provided for in State law. Nevertheless, if the rent is increased by the lease changes or new lease, the TENANT will be obligated to pay the
new rent, regardless of whether the TENANT has affirmatively accepted the lease changes or new lease, if the TENANT continues to occupy the property on the
date the new rent becomes effective.
23. PETS: No dogs, cats, or other animals are allowed on the PREMISES without the LANDLORD's prior written consent.
24. NOTICES: All notices provided by this Lease must be written and delivered personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the parties at their
addresses listed above, or to such other address as the parties may from time to time designate. Notices to the LANDLORD must also be sent to the
LANDLORD's agent listed above (if any).
25. SIGNS: The TENANT may not put any sign or projection (such as a T.V. or radio antenna) in or out of the windows or exteriors of the PREMISES without the
LANDLORD's prior written consent.
26. HOLDOVER RENT: Should this Lease be terminated, either through a valid notice of dispossession by the LANDLORD, or through order of a court, and
should TENANT remain on the PREMISES thereafter, then TENANT shall be liable to pay rent at a rate of double the base rent provided for under this lease, from
the date of termination until such time as TENANT vacates the PREMISES, whether TENANT vacates the PREMISES voluntarily or through enforcement of an
order for eviction.
27. VALIDITY OF LEASE: If a clause or provision of this Lease is legally invalid, the rest of this Lease remains in effect. If a clause or provision of this lease is
ambiguous, and it may be interpreted in a manner either consistent or inconsistent with existing law, it shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with existing law.
28. PARTIES: The LANDLORD and each of the TENANTS are bound by this Lease. All parties who lawfully succeed to their rights and responsibilities are also
29. GENDER: The use of any particular gender (masculine, feminine or neuter) and case (singular or plural) in this Lease is for convenience, only. No inference is
to be drawn therefrom. The correct gender and case is to be freely substituted throughout, as appropriate.
30. TENANT'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT: The TENANT acknowledges having read all of the terms and conditions of this lease and the attached rules and
regulations. TENANT acknowledges that no oral representations have been made to him by the LANDLORD or the LANDLORD's agent(s) other than the
representations contained in this Lease. The TENANT acknowledges that he/she is relying only upon the promises and representations contained in this Lease.
31. ENTIRE LEASE: All promises the LANDLORD has made are contained in this written Lease. This Lease can only be changed by an agreement in writing by
both the TENANT and the LANDLORD.
32. SIGNATURES: The LANDLORD and the TENANT agree to the terms of this Lease. If this Lease is made by a corporation, its proper corporate officers sign
and its corporate seal is affixed.
Date _________________ LANDLORD’S SIGNATURE __________________________ TENANT’S SIGNATURE __________________________
TENANT’S SIGNATURE __________________________