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Landlord and Tenant agree to lease the Unit and the Stated Interest in the Common Elements
at the rent and for the term stated:
Date of Lease: Annual Rent: $
Lease Term: Monthly Rent: $
Commencement Date: Security Deposit: $
Termination Date:
1. Use and Occupancy
The Unit may only be used strictly for residential
purposes and may only be occupied by Tenant and
Tenant’s spouse and children.
2. Inability to Give Possession
The failure of Landlord to give Tenant possession of
the Unit on the Commencement Date shall not create
liability for Landlord. In the event that possession of the
Unit is not delivered on the Commencement Date,
Monthly Rent hereunder shall begin on the date that
possession of the Unit is delivered to Tenant and shall be
prorated for that portion of the month in which possession
is delivered.
3. Rent
A. Tenant shall pay Monthly Rent in full on the first
day of each month of the Lease. Monthly Rent shall be
paid in advance with no notice being required from
Landlord. Tenant shall not deduct any sums from the
Monthly Rent unless Landlord consents thereto in writing.
Rent shall not be abated or forgiven due to damage to or
inability to use the common elements.
Upon signing this Lease, Tenant shall pay Landlord
the first Monthly Rent due and the Security Deposit. The
entire amount of rent due for the Lease Term is due upon
signing this Lease; however, Landlord consents to the
Tenant paying same in monthly installments provided
there exists no defaults by Tenant under the terms of this
B. Additional Rent may include, but is not limited to
1. any additional insurance premiums and/or
expenses paid by Landlord which are chargeable to
Tenant as stated hereinafter:
2. all increases in Common Charges,
Common Expenses and Association dues allocated tot
he Unit which are in excess of those charges as of the
date this Lease is executed;
3. any increase in the real estate taxes above
the real estate taxes being levied for the tax year in effect
as of the date this Lease is executed.
Additional Rent is due and payable with the Monthly Rent
for the next month after Tenant receives notice from
Landlord that Additional Rent is due and payable.
Condition of Unit
Tenant acknowledges that Tenant is accepting the
Unit in its “as is” condition. Tenant further
acknowledges that Tenant has thoroughly inspected the
Unit and has found the Unit to be in good order and
repair and that the appliances, if any, are in good
operating condition. Tenant further states that Tenant
knows how to operate the appliances and shall do so in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Landlord is not responsible in any way for errors
contained in the condominium brochure or plans
5. Security
The Security Deposit is due upon the Tenant signing
this Lease. The Security Deposit shall not be used for
the payment of Monthly Rent and/or Additional Rent
unless agreed to, in writing, by Landlord and Tenant.
Within ten (10) days after Tenant surrenders possession
of the Unit at the expiration of the Lease Term, Landlord
shall return the Security Deposit, less any cost of repairs
as authorized by this Lease, to Tenant at an address
Tenant provides.
6. Services and Utilities
Tenant is responsible for paying all electric, gas,
water, telephone and any other utilities allocated to the
Unit. Use of a dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer
machines, freezer, air purifier, portable heater, air
conditioner or similar appliances is prohibited without
Landlord’s written consent.
Landlord will supply (a) heat, in such quantity and for
such time as mandated by law, (b) hot and cold water, (c)
air conditioning, if already existing in the Unit (the
“Services”). If the Services are temporarily interrupted
due to an accident, emergency and/or repairs, Tenant’s
obligation to pay rent, in full, shall not be affected
Landlord will also supply a refrigerator, stove/oven,
dishwasher, window air conditioning unit, clothes washer
and clothes dryer (the “Appliances”). Any damage to the
Appliances which is caused by the willful and/or negligent
acts of Tenant may be repaired by Landlord, the cost of
which shall be Additional Rent.
(Tenant shall pay for the following services either
directly or to Landlord when billed:
7. Furnishings
The Unit is being delivered (furnished) (unfurnished).
If furnished, Landlord has given an inventory of the
furnishings which inventory has been signed by Tenant
and Landlord. Tenant acknowledges that said
furnishings are in good condition and Tenant accepts
same in “as is” condition.
8. Repairs and Alterations
Tenant shall maintain all appliances, equipment,
furniture, furnishings and other personal property
included under this Lease and, upon the surrender of the
Unit on the Termination Date, Tenant shall surrender
same to Landlord in the same condition as received,
reasonable wear and tear excepted. Tenant shall make
all repairs which become necessary due to Tenant’s acts
and/or negligence. If Tenant does not make such
repairs, Landlord may do so, the cost of which shall be
Additional Rent. In the event that Tenant defaults under
the terms of this Paragraph 8, Landlord may make
necessary repairs or replacement, the cost of which shall
be deducted from the Security Deposit.
Tenant shall not make any alterations, additions,
modifications and/or changes to the Unit during the
Lease Term.
Should a mechanic’s lien be filed against the Unit
and/or the building in which the Unit is situated (the
"“Building") due to Tenant’s failure to pay for alterations
and/or repairs and/or work performed in the Unit, Tenant
must immediately either pay or file a bond for the amount
stated in the mechanic’s lien. In the event Tenant fails to
so pay or bond the mechanic’s lien, Landlord may do so
upon giving twenty (20) days prior written notice to
Tenant, Landlord’s cost for which shall be Additional
Provided the Condominium Association is obligated
to do so, Landlord will cause the Condominium
Association to repair any damage, except if such damage
is the result of the acts and/or negligence of Tenant
9. Maintenance of Unit
Tenant shall maintain the Unit in a neat, clean and
presentable condition.
10. Pets
Pets of any kind or nature (shall) (shall not) be
allowed in the Unit.
11. Damage, Fire or Other Catastrophe
In the case of fire damage or other damage to the
Unit not caused by Tenant, Tenant shall give Landlord
immediate notice of same. Upon receipt of such notice,
Landlord may either (a) repair the Unit or (b) terminate
the Lease. If Landlord makes repairs to the Unit,
Landlord shall have a reasonable time in which to do so.
If the damage to the Premises or the Unit renders the
Unit uninhabitable, Landlord shall give notice to Tenant,
after repairs are made, of the date on which the Unit may
be reoccupied. Monthly Rent for the period that Tenant
can not occupy the Unit because of the damage shall be
In the event that Landlord terminates this Lease
because of the damage, Landlord shall give Tenant three
(3) days notice of Landlord’s intent to so terminate, in
which event, Monthly Rent shall be due for the period up
to the date the Premises or the Unit incurred the damage.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 227 of the
New York Real Property Law, if the Unit is situated is
substantially damaged by fire or other catastrophe (the
“Occurrence”), Landlord has the absolute right to
demolish, renovate or rebuild the Unit. Landlord may
cancel this Lease, in such event, upon thirty (30) days
written notice to Tenant of Landlord’s intent, which notice
shall include the date on which the Lease terminates,
which shall, in no event, be less than thirty (30) days from
the date of said notice. By canceling this Lease in
accordance with the terms of this Paragraph, Landlord is
not obligated to repair, renovate or rebuild the Unit.
Monthly Rent and Additional Rent shall be paid by
Tenant up to the date of the Occurrence.
12. Liability
Landlord shall not be liable for any loss, damage or
expense to any person or property except if such loss is
caused by the willful acts of Landlord.
Tenant shall be liable for the acts of Tenant,
Tenant’s family, guests and/or invitees. Landlord’s cost
and expense in repairing any such damage or from any
claim resulting from such acts shall be billed as Additional
Rent and shall be paid by Tenant to Landlord.
Landlord is not liable to Tenant should anyone be
refused entry into the Building.
Landlord is not liable for damages or otherwise if
Tenant suffers them as a result of any acts of
commission or omission of the Condominium
Association, its Board of Managers or any other party
responsible to the Condominium Association or its Board
of Managers. Landlord is not liable to Tenant with regard
to any of the obligations of the Condominium Association,
its Board of Managers or other party responsible to them
under the Condominium Declaration. The obligation to
pay Rent and Additional Rent under this Lease continues
even if the Condominium Association, its Board of
Managers and other party responsible to them fails to
perform such obligations. Landlord will use its best
efforts to cause the Condominium Association, its Board
of Managers and other party responsible to them to fulfill
their obligations.
Tenant, by executing this Lease agrees to indemnify
and hold Landlord harmless from and against any claims
arising from the Condominium Declaration related to
Tenant’s acts and/or negligence.
13. Insurance
Tenant is obligated to carry whatever property
and/or liability insurance that Landlord requires and shall
have named on the policy of insurance Landlord, as an
insured. Tenant must deliver a copy of the declaration
page of the policy of insurance or the binder showing
Landlord as an insured prior to taking possession of the
14. Entry
Except in an emergency, for the purposes of repair,
inspection, extermination, installation or repair of any
system, utility or appliance or to do any work deemed
necessary by Landlord, Landlord may enter the Unit on
reasonable notice and at reasonable times. Upon giving
such notice, Landlord may also enter the Unit to show the
Unit to prospective purchasers, lenders or other persons
deemed appropriate and necessary by Landlord. During
the last three (3) months of the Term of this Lease,
Landlord may enter the Unit to show the Unit to
prospective tenants.
Landlord is not responsible for disturbance to tenant
or damage to Tenant due to work being performed on
behalf of Landlord or the Condominium
Association and Tenant waives any claim of eviction in
such event.
Upon reasonable notice to Tenant, the
representatives of the Condominium Association, Board
of Manages or any other party authorized by them or by
the Condominium Declaration may enter the Unit and
Landlord assumes no responsibility nor shall Landlord be
liable for any damage or loss caused by them.
15. Assigning or Subletting
This Lease may not be assigned by Tenant nor shall
Tenant sublet the Unit.
16. Subordination
This Lease and Tenant’s rights hereunder are
subject and subordinate to all existing and future leases
for the Building in which the Unit is situated, to all
mortgages on said leases and/or the Unit and/or the
Building and all renewals, modifications and extensions
thereof. Upon request by Landlord, Tenant shall execute
any certificate to this effect.
17. Landlord’s Consent
If, under the terms of this Lease, the consent of
Landlord is required, such consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld.
18. Keys, Locks
Tenant shall give Landlord keys to all locks for the
Unit. Tenant shall not change any locks or add any locks
to the Unit without obtaining Landlord’s consent, and if
given, Tenant shall provide keys to Landlord for these
19. Signs
Tenant shall not place any signs on the Unit or upon
the Building or in the Unit so as to be seen from outside
the Unit.
Landlord shall have the right to place or cause to be
placed on the Unit and/or upon the Building, “For Rent”
and/or “For Sale” signs.
20. Compliance with Authorities
Tenant shall, at its own cost and expense, comply
promptly with all laws, rules, ordinances and directions of
governmental and/or municipal authorities, insurance
carriers and/or the Condominium Association and/or
Board of Managers. Tenant shall give all notice Tenant
receives which are for Landlord.
21. Tenant’s Defaults, Landlord’s Remedies
A. Landlord must give Tenant notice of default
(except for a default in the payment of Monthly Rent
and/or Additional Rent) and Tenant, upon receipt of such
notice must cure the default within the time stated
1. a default under Paragraphs 8, 9, 10, 11,
12, 13, 15, 18, or 19 of this Lease, ten (10) days;
2. a default under Paragraph 23 of this
Lease, thirty (30) days.
B. In the event that Tenant fails to cure a default
within the time
stated therefore, Landlord may terminate this Lease. In
such event, Landlord shall give Tenant notice stating the
date upon which this Lease shall terminate, such date
being not less than three (3) days after the date of such
notice at which time this Lease shall then terminate.
Tenant shall be responsible for Monthly Rent and
Additional Rent as set forth in this Lease up to the date of
C. If this Lease is terminated or Tenant vacates the
Unit prior
to the Termination Date, Landlord may enter the Unit and
remove Tenant and any person or property and/or
commence summary proceedings for eviction. The
aforesaid actions are not the sole remedies of Landlord.
D. If this Lease is cancelled or Landlord takes back
the Unit
1. Monthly Rent and Additional Rent for the
unexpired portion of the Lease Term immediately
becomes due and payable. In addition, any cost or repair
expended by Landlord shall be the obligation of Tenant
and shall be deemed Additional Rent.
2. Landlord may re-rent the Unit and anything
in it for any term and at any rental and any cost in
connection therewith shall be borne by Tenant which may
include, but is not limited to the cost of repairs,
decorations, preparation for renting, broker’s fees,
advertising costs and attorney’s fees. Any rent recovered
by Landlord for the re-renting of the Unit shall reduce the
amount of money that Tenant owes to Landlord.
22. Condemnation
If any or part of the Unit is taken or condemned by
any governmental authority, Landlord may cancel this
Lease on notice to Tenant and Tenant’s rights hereunder
shall end as of the date the authority takes title to the Unit
which cancellation date can not be less than thirty (30)
days from the date of Landlord’s notice. Tenant shall be
liable for Monthly Rent and Additional Rent to the date of
cancellation and shall make no claim for the unexpired
term of the Lease. Any award for the condemnation is
the property of Landlord and Tenant assigns to Landlord
any and all rights, interest and/or claim in and to such
23. Bankruptcy
Should Tenant file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy
or an involuntary petition is filed against Tenant, or
should Tenant assign any property fro the benefit of
creditors or should a trustee/receiver be appointed of
Tenant and/or Tenant’s property, Landlord can cancel
this Lease upon thirty (30) days written notice to Tenant.
24. Notices
Any notice to be given under this Lease shall be in
writing addressed to the party at the addresses set forth
herein by certified mail or overnight courier service.
Notice by Landlord to one named Tenant shall be
deemed given to all Tenants and occupants of the Unit.
Each party hereto shall accept notices sent by the other.
Any change of address by one party must be given, by
notice, to the other. Notice shall be deemed given when
posted or delivered to the overnight courier service.
25. Waiver of Jury Trial, Set-Off or Counterclaim
The parties hereto waive trial by jury in all matters
except for personal injury or property damage claims. In
a summary proceeding for eviction, Tenant waives
Tenant’s right to any set-off and/or counterclaim.
26. Broker
Tenant states that
is the sole Broker who showed the Unit to Tenant.
Tenant shall hold harmless and indemnify Landlord from
any monies expended by Landlord should Tenant’s
statement herein be untrue.
27. Inability of Landlord to Perform
If Landlord is unable to perform any of its
obligations to be performed hereunder due to
governmental orders, labor strife or inability to
secure goods or materials, through no fault on the
part of Landlord, the Condominium Association
and/or its Board of Managers, this Lease shall not be
terminated or cancelled and such inability shall not
impact upon Tenant’s obligations hereunder.
28. Illegality
Should any part of this Lease be deemed illegal, the
remaining portions of this Lease shall not be affected
thereby and shall remain in full force and effect.
29. Non-Disturbance
So long as Tenant pays the Monthly Rent and
Additional Rent and there exists no defaults under any of
the terms of this Lease, Tenant may peacefully occupy
the Unit for the Lease Term.
30. Non-Waiver
Any failure by Landlord to insist upon Tenant’s full
compliance with the terms of this Lease and/or to enforce
such terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of
Landlord’s rights to insist upon or so enforce the terms of
this Lease at a future date.
31. Rules
Tenant shall comply with these rules (the “Rules”) at
all times. If there is a change in the rules, Landlord will
give Tenant notice of same. Landlord shall not be liable
to Tenant for another Tenant’s violation of the Rules.
The rights afforded under the following Rules are for the
sole benefit of Landlord:
(a) the quiet enjoyment of other tenants shall not be
interfered with;
(b) sounds, odors and lights which are annoying to
other tenants are not allowed;
(c) floors within the Unit must be covered over 70%
of the area of each room except for the bathroom and
(d) all posted rules must be followed;
(e) smoking is not permitted in the Unit or hallways;
(f) All flammable or dangerous items may not be
kept or stored in the Unit;
(g) no one is allowed access to or the enjoyment of
the roof;
(h) nothing shall be placed on or attached to the fire
escapes, windows, doors or in the hallways or common
(i) elevators, if any, are to be used by tenants and
their guests only. Bicycles are not allowed in the
elevators. Tenants and their guests are not to leave any
garbage, trash and/or debris in the elevators;
(j) moving of furniture in and out of the Unit must be
scheduled with the Landlord;
(k) all deliveries must be made by means of the
service entrance, if any;
(l) laundry machines, if provided, may be used at
tenants’ risk and cost, may only be used at reasonable
hours and all instructions for their use must be strictly
(m) cleaning of the exterior of the windows from the
outside is strictly forbidden;
(n) if parking is provided, improperly parked vehicles
may be immediately removed at tenant’s cost;
(o) tenant may not leave any baby
carriages/strollers, bicycles, boxes, cartons and/or any
items in hallways;
(p) tenant shall use its best efforts to conserve
energy and water;
(q) hot plates or means of cooking other than the
stove are not permitted.
32. Limitation of Recovery
Should Tenant obtain a judgment or other remedy
from a court of competent jurisdiction for the payment of
money by Landlord, Tenant is limited to the Landlord’s
interest in the Premises for the collection of same.
Landlord shall not be liable for the acts of the
Condominium Association, its Board of Managers, their
agents or representatives.
33. Construction and Demolition
Construction and/or demolition may be done in or
near the Unit and Building and if same interferes with the
ventilation, view and/or enjoyment of the Unit, Tenant’s
obligations under this Lease shall, in no way, be affected.
34. Terraces and Balconies
If there is a terrace or balcony as an adjunct to the
Unit, such terrace or balcony is subject to the terms of
this Lease.
Tenant shall keep the terrace or balcony clean, clear
of snow, ice, garbage and other debris. No alteration or
additions may be made to the terrace or balcony.
Tenant’s property may not be stored on the terrace or
balcony. Cooking on the terrace or balcony is prohibited.
Tenant shall maintain the terrace or balcony in good
condition and make all repairs at Tenant’s cost, except
those of a structural nature which is the responsibility of
Landlord and/or Condominium Association.
35. Common Recreational Areas
If applicable, Landlord may give Tenant use of any
playground, pool, parking or other areas, the use of which
will be at Tenant’s own risk and Tenant shall pay any
charge imposed by Landlord for such use. Landlord’s
permission to use these areas may be revoked at any
36. Parties Bound
This Lease is binding upon Landlord and Tenant and
their respective assignees and/or successors in interest.
37. Paragraph Headings
Paragraph headings are for reference only.
38. Effectiveness
This Lease shall become effective as of the date
when Landlord delivers a fully executed copy hereof to
Tenant or Tenant’s attorney.
39. Entire Agreement
Tenant states that Tenant has read this Lease and
that it fully incorporates all understandings,
representations and promises made to Tenant by
Landlord and/or Landlord’s agent and that this Lease
supercedes all prior representations, agreements and
promises, whether oral or written.
40. Amendments
This Lease may only be changed or amended in a
writing signed by the parties hereto.
41. Riders
Additional terms are contained in the riders annexed
hereto and designated Rider
42. Garage Space
If this Lease provides for a garage space for
Tenant’s use, any fee that Landlord charges Tenant shall
be Additional Rent and paid in accordance with
Paragraph “3 B” of this Lease.
43. Definitions
a) Condominium Association. The Unit owners
association and/or organization, the membership of which
is comprised of Unit Owners (defined below).
b) Board of Managers. Persons selected,
authorized and empowered to manage and operate the
Building as set forth in the Condominium Declaration filed
in the Office of the Clerk of the County in which the
Building is situated.
c) Common Charges. The Unit’s share of the
Common Expenses.
d) Common Elements. As defined in the
Condominium Declaration.
e) Common Expenses. The expenses of operating
the Condominium as determined by the Board of
f) Common Interest. The proportionate interest a
Unit Owner has in the Common Elements.
g) Unit Owner. The person or entity having title to
a unit or units in the Condominium.
44. Surrender of Unit
On the Termination Date, Tenant shall deliver the
Unit toLandlord vacant, in good condition and broom
clean. Prior to such delivery, Tenant shall have vacated
the Unit, removed Tenant’s property, repaired all
damages caused by Tenant and return the Unit in the
same condition as received, reasonable wear and tear
45. Voting Rights
Tenant, by virtue of this Lease, does not obtain any
voting rights which Landlord has to vote with respect to
any matter for which a vote is called by the Condominium
Association or its Board of Managers.
46. Sale of Unit
In the event Landlord sells the Unit, Landlord may
terminate this Lease on thirty (30) days prior written
notice to Tenant, in which event Tenant shall vacate the
Unit on the date set forth in said notice.
This Lease has been entered into as of the Date of Lease.