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This Agreement made this ____ Day of __________, _____ by and between
________________ the “Landlord,” located at __________________________ and
________________, ________________, ________________ , ________________ ,
the “Tenant(s)”. The Landlord and Tenant are collectively referred to in this Agreement
as the “Parties”.
For the covenants contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration,
the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as
1. LEASE TERM. The term of this Agreement shall be a period of one (1) year,
beginning on the ____ day of __________, ______, and ending on the day of
____, __________, ______ hereinafter known as the “Lease Term.”
2. PROPERTY. The leased premises shall be comprised of that certain personal
residence (including both the house and the land) located at
________________________________________________ , New York
(“Premises”). Landlord leases the Premises to Tenant and Tenant leases the
Premises from Landlord on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
3. MONTHLY RENT. The rent to be paid by Tenant to Landlord throughout the term
of this Agreement is $________ per month and shall be due on the 1st day of each
4. NON-DELIVERY OF POSSESSION. In the event Landlord cannot deliver
possession of the Premises to Tenant upon the commencement of the Lease term,
through no fault of Landlord or its agents, then Landlord or its agents shall have no
liability, but the rental herein provided shall abate until possession is given.
Landlord or its agents shall have _______ days in which to give possession, and if
possession is tendered within such time, Tenant agrees to accept the demised
Premises and pay the rental herein provided from that date. In the event
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possession cannot be delivered within such time, through no fault of Landlord or its
agents, then this Agreement and all rights hereunder shall terminate.
5. LATE CHARGE AND RETURNED CHECKS. Rent is due in advance on the first
day of the month. If rent is not paid within ___ days of the due date, landlord may
terminate this rental agreement. Rent paid after the ____ day of the month will be
subject to a late charge of $____. Returned checks shall be subject to a charge of
6. UTILITIES. The Landlord shall pay for the following utilities and services to the
Tenant(s), with any absent being the responsibility of the Tenant(s):
_______________________________, _______________________________,
_______________________________, _______________________________,
_______________________________, _______________________________,
with all applicable laws, codes, and regulations of all municipal, State and Federal
authorities. Tenant shall be subject to and shall comply with all rules and
regulations set forth in any Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (“CC&Rs”) or
other similar documents affecting the Premises, copies of which have been
provided to Tenant, if applicable. This Agreement is and shall be subordinate to the
lien of any mortgage now or hereafter in effect with regard to the Premises.
8. MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR; RULES. Tenant will, at its sole expense, keep
and maintain the Premises and appurtenances in good and sanitary condition and
repair during the term of this Agreement and any renewal thereof. Without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, Tenant shall:
a) Not obstruct the driveways, sidewalks, courts, entry ways, stairs and/or halls,
which shall be used for the purposes of ingress and egress only;
b) Keep all windows, glass, window coverings, doors, locks and hardware in good,
clean order and repair;
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c) Not obstruct or cover the windows or doors;
d) Not leave windows or doors in an open position during any inclement weather;
e) Not hang any laundry, clothing, sheets, etc. from any window, rail, porch or
balcony nor air or dry any of same within any yard area or space;
f) Not cause or permit any locks or hooks to be placed upon any door or window
without the prior written consent of Landlord;
g) Keep all air conditioning filters clean and free from dirt;
h) Keep all lavatories, sinks, toilets, and all other water and plumbing apparatus in
good order and repair and shall use same only for the purposes for which they
were constructed. Tenant shall not allow any sweepings, rubbish, sand, rags,
ashes or other substances to be thrown or deposited therein. Any damage to
any such apparatus and the cost of clearing stopped plumbing resulting from
misuse shall be borne by Tenant;
i) And Tenant's family and guests shall at all times maintain order in the Premises
and at all places on the Premises, and shall not make or permit any loud or
improper noises, or otherwise disturb other residents;
j) Keep all radios, television sets, stereos, phonographs, etc., turned down to a
level of sound that does not annoy or interfere with other residents;
k) Deposit all trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse in the locations provided therefor
and shall not allow any trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse to be deposited or
permitted to stand on the exterior of any building or within the common elements;
l) Abide by and be bound by any and all rules and regulations affecting the
Premises or the common area appurtenant thereto which may be adopted or
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promulgated by the Condominium or Homeowners' Association having control
over them.
9. INSPECTION OF PREMISES. Landlord and Landlord's agents shall have the right
at all reasonable times during the term of this Agreement and any renewal thereof
to enter the Premises for the purpose of inspecting the Premises and all buildings
and improvements thereon. And for the purposes of making any repairs, additions
or alterations as may be deemed appropriate by Landlord for the preservation of
the Premises or the building. The right of entry shall likewise exist for the purpose
of removing placards, signs, fixtures, alterations or additions, that do not conform to
this Agreement or to any restrictions, rules or regulations affecting the Premises.
10. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Upon the due execution of this Agreement, Tenant shall
deposit with Landlord the sum of $ _____ receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
by Landlord, as security for any damage caused to the Premises during the term
hereof. Such deposit shall be returned to Tenant, without interest, and less any set
off for damages to the Premises upon the termination of this Agreement.
11. ATTORNEYS' FEES. Should it become necessary for Landlord to employ an
attorney to enforce any of the conditions or covenants hereof, including the
collection of rentals or gaining possession of the Premises, Tenant agrees to pay
all expenses so incurred, including a reasonable attorneys' fee.
12. WAIVER. No delay or failure of Landlord to enforce any part of this Agreement
shall be deemed as a waiver thereof, nor shall any acceptance of any partial
payment of rent or any other amount due be deemed a waiver of Landlord’s right to
the entire amount due.
13. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof shall,
for any reason and to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, neither the
remainder of this Agreement nor the application of the provision to other persons,
entities or circumstances shall be affected thereby, but instead shall be enforced to
the maximum extent permitted by law.
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14. NOTICES. All notices shall be given by mailing the same, postage prepaid, to
Tenant at the Premises or to the Landlord at the address shown below Landlord’s
signature or at such other places as may be designated by a party in writing.
15. LIABILITY. Landlord shall not be liable for any damages or losses to Tenant, its
occupants, guests, invitees or other persons regardless of the cause therefore,
unless caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Landlord. Tenant
shall indemnify, defend and hold Landlord harmless from any and all loss, damage
or claims of any type due to the actions of Tenant, its occupants, guests or other
invitees resulting in damage to any person or property.
16. DEFAULT. If Tenant fails to comply with any of the material provisions of this
Agreement, other than the covenant to pay rent, or of any present rules and
regulations or any that may be hereafter prescribed by Landlord, or materially fails
to comply with any duties imposed on Tenant by statute, within _____ days after
delivery of written notice by Landlord specifying the non-compliance and indicating
the intention of Landlord to terminate the Lease by reason thereof, Landlord may
terminate this Agreement. If Tenant fails to pay rent when due and the default
continues for ______ days thereafter, Landlord may, at Landlord's option, declare
the entire balance of rent payable hereunder to be immediately due and payable
and may exercise any and all rights and remedies available to Landlord given by
law or in equity or may immediately terminate this Agreement.
17. ABANDONMENT. Abandonment shall have occurred if, without notifying the
Landlord, Tenant is absent from the Premises for ____ days while rent is due and
Tenant’s possessions have not been removed from the Premises.
18. ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. Tenant shall make no alterations to the
buildings or improvements on the Premises or construct any building or make any
other improvements on the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord.
Any and all alterations, changes, and/or improvements built, constructed or placed
on the Premises by Tenant shall, unless otherwise provided by written agreement
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between Landlord and Tenant, be and become the property of Landlord and
remain on the Premises at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
19. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. Tenant understands and agrees that this Agreement, and
Tenant’s occupancy rights, may be terminated immediately upon written notice, for
any illegal activity conducted by Tenant, or by any occupant, guest or other invitee
of Tenant whether or not such activity is cited by a police authority.
20. INSURANCE. Tenant is advised and understands that the personal property of
Tenant is not insured by the Landlord against any damage or loss, and Tenant
agrees that Landlord shall have no liability in connection with any such damage or
loss. Tenant shall procure renter’s insurance to protect the Tenant’s property and
for liability claims, and shall provide evidence thereof to Landlord upon Landlord’s
21. SMOKE DETECTORS. Tenant shall inspect and certify that the Premises has a
working smoke detector or detectors within _____ days after taking possession
thereof. If such detector(s) are not working Tenant shall notify Landlord promptly.
Tenant shall be responsible for keeping all smoke detectors in working order and
with working batteries. Tenant shall not disable or alter such detector(s).
22. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING. Tenant shall not assign this Agreement or
sublet any portion of the Premises without prior written consent of the Landlord,
which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
23. JOINT AND SEVERAL. If Tenant is comprised of more than one person, each
person shall be jointly and severally liable under this Agreement.
24. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of
New York, Article 7 §§ 220 to 238 “Landlord and Tenant”.
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LEAD BASED PAINT. For homes built before 1978, Federal Law requires
Landlords give Tenant(s) a copy of an EPA-approved pamphlet on identifying and
controlling lead-based paint dangers.
BED BUG DISCLOSURE. (Local Law 69 of 2017): Landlords in New York City are
required to file an annual electronic statement with the Department of Housing
Preservation & Development regarding the bedbug history of the dwelling.
27. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This document constitutes the entire agreement and may
be modified or amended only by written agreement signed by both Parties. This
Agreement replaces all previous discussions, understandings, and oral
agreements. The Landlord and Tenant(s) agree to the terms and conditions and
shall be bound until the end of the Lease Term.
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The parties have agreed and executed this agreement on the day of
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Tenant’s Signature:
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