STANDARD LEASE AGREEMENT
This Residential Lease Agreement (“Agreement”) made this
[DATE] is between:
[LANDLORD'S NAME] with a mailing address of [LANDLORD'S MAILING
ADDRESS] ("Landlord"), AND
[TENANT(S) NAMES(S)] (“Tenant”).
and Tenant are each referred to herein as a “Party” and,
collectively, as the "Parties."
THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual promises and
agreements contained herein, the Tenant agrees to lease the Premises
from the Landlord under the following terms and conditions:
This Agreement shall be considered a fixed lease. The Tenant shall be
allowed to occupy the Premises starting on [LEASE START DATE] and
end on [LEASE END DATE] (“Lease Term”). At the end of the
Lease Term and no renewal is made, the Tenant: (check one)
continue to lease the Premises under the same terms of this Agreement
under a month-to-month arrangement.
- Must vacate the Premises.
The Premises is to be occupied strictly as a residential dwelling
with the following individual(s) in addition to the Tenant: (check
- There are no Occupant(s).
The Landlord agrees to lease the described property below to the
Tenant: (enter the property information)
Address: [PROPERTY MAILING ADDRESS]
[# OF BATHROOMS]
aforementioned property shall be leased wholly by the Tenant
The Tenant and Occupant(s) may only use the Premises as: (check one)
residential dwelling only.
- A residential dwelling and: [OTHER
USES FOR THE PREMISES]
The Premises is: (check one)
be furnished with the following items: [ENTER FURNISHINGS]
- Not furnished.
The Landlord shall: (check one)
the following appliances: [ENTER APPLIANCES]
- Not provide any appliances.
The Tenant shall pay the Landlord, in equal monthly
installments, $[MONTHLY RENT] ("Rent"). The Rent shall
be due on the [#] of every month (“Due Date”) and paid under
the following instructions: [RENT PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS]
NON-SUFFICIENT FUNDS (NSF CHECKS).
If the Tenant pays the Rent with a check that is not honored due
to insufficient funds (NSF): (check one)
shall be a fee of $[NSF FEE] per incident.
shall be no fee.
If Rent is not paid on the Due Date: (check one)
shall be a penalty of $[LATE FEE] due as ☐
One (1) Time Payment ☐
Every Day Rent is Late. Rent is
considered late when it has not been paid within [#] day(s) after
the Due Date.
shall be No Late Fee if Rent is late.
FIRST (1ST) MONTH'S RENT.
The Tenant is required to pay the first (1st) month's rent: (check
- Upon the
execution of this Agreement.
- Upon the
day of the Lease Term.
The Tenant shall: (check one)
Rent in the amount of $[PRE-PAY
RENT AMOUNT] for the term starting on [START DATE] and ending on
[END DATE]. The Pre-Payment of Rent shall be due upon the
execution of this Agreement.
- Not be
required to Pre-Pay Rent.
The Tenant: (check one)
take possession of the Premises before the start of the Lease Term on
and agrees to pay $[PRORATION AMOUNT] for the proration period.
The proration rate is calculated by the monthly Rent on a daily basis
which shall be paid by the Tenant upon the execution of this
not be taking possession of the Premises before the Lease Term.
As part of this Agreement: (check one)
- The Landlord requires a payment in the
amount of $[SECURITY
DEPOSIT AMOUNT] (“Security Deposit”) for the faithful
performance of the Tenant under the terms and conditions of this
Agreement. Payment of the Security Deposit is required by the Tenant
upon the execution of this Agreement. The Security Deposit shall be
returned to the Tenant within [#] days after the end of the
Lease Term less any itemized deductions. This Security Deposit
shall not be credited towards any Rent unless the Landlord gives
their written consent.
- The Landlord does not require a Security
Deposit as part of this Agreement.
MOVE-IN INSPECTION. Before,
at the time of the Tenant accepting possession, or shortly
thereafter, the Landlord and Tenant: (check one)
- Agree to
inspect the Premises and write any present damages or needed repairs
on a move-in checklist.
not inspect the Premises or complete a move-in checklist.
The Landlord: (check one)
provide [#] parking space(s) to the Tenant for a fee of
FEE] to be paid ☐
at the execution of this Agreement ☐
on a monthly basis in addition to
the rent. The parking space(s) are described as: [DESCRIBE PARKING
NOT provide parking.
SALE OF PROPERTY. If the
Premises is sold, the Tenant is to be notified of the new Owner, and
if there is a new Manager, their contact details for repairs and
maintenance shall be forwarded. If the Premises is conveyed
to another party, the new owner: (check one)
- Has the
right to terminate this Agreement by providing [#] days’ notice
to the Tenant.
- Does not
have the right to terminate this Agreement.
The Landlord shall provide the following utilities and services
to the Tenant: [LANDLORD PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING UTILITIES]
other utilities or services not mentioned will be the responsibility
of the Tenant.
EARLY TERMINATION. The Tenant:
have the right to terminate this Agreement at any time by providing
at least [#] days’ written notice to the Landlord along with an
early termination fee of $[EARLY
TERMINATION FEE] (US Dollars). During the notice period for
termination the Tenant will remain responsible for the payment of
not have the right to terminate this Agreement.
Smoking on the Premises is: (check one)
- Permitted ONLY in the following areas:
[ENTER SMOKING AREAS]
- Prohibited on the Premises and Common
The Tenant: (check one)
- Shall have the right to have
[#] pet(s) on the Premises consisting of [TYPES
that are not to weigh over
[# OF POUNDS] pounds. For the right to have pet(s) on the Premises
the Landlord shall charge a fee of $[PET
FEE] that is ☐
refundable unless there are damages related to the pet.
The Tenant is responsible for
all damage that any pet causes, regardless of ownership of said
pet and agrees to restore the Premises to its original condition
at their expense.
- Shall not have the right to have pets on
the Premises or in the common areas.
The Tenant: (check one)
have the right to use a waterbed on the Premises.
not have the right to use a waterbed on the Premises.
Any notice to be sent by the Landlord or the Tenant to each other
shall use the following addresses:
/ Agent's Address:
- The Premises.
- Other. [TENANT'S
ADDRESS FOR NOTICES]
- The Landlord does have a manager on the
Premises that can be contacted for any maintenance or repair at:
Landlord does not have a manager on the Premises although the
Landlord can be contacted for any maintenance or repair at:
Tenant has examined the condition of the Premises and by
taking possession acknowledges that they have accepted the Premises
in good order and in its current condition except as herein otherwise
stated. Failure of the Landlord to deliver possession of the Premises
at the start of the Lease Term to the Tenant shall terminate this
Agreement at the option of the Tenant. Furthermore, under such
failure to deliver possession by the Landlord, and if the Tenant
cancels this Agreement, the Security Deposit (if any) shall be
returned to the Tenant along with any other pre-paid rent, fees,
including if the Tenant paid a fee during the application
process before the execution of this Agreement.
Upon the beginning of the Proration Period or the start of the Lease
Term, whichever is earlier, the Landlord agrees to give access
to the Tenant in the form of keys, fobs, cards, or any type of
keyless security entry as needed to enter the common areas and the
Premises. Duplicate copies of the access provided may only be
authorized under the consent of the Landlord and, if any replacements
are needed, the Landlord may provide them for a fee. At the end of
this Agreement all access provided to the Tenant shall be returned to
the Landlord or a fee will be charged to the Tenant or the fee will
be subtracted from the Security Deposit.
The Tenant shall not be able to sublet the Premises without the
written consent from the Landlord. The consent by the Landlord to
one subtenant shall not be deemed to be consent to any subsequent
the Tenant vacates or abandons the Premises for a
time-period that is the minimum set by State law or seven (7)
days, whichever is less, the Landlord shall have the right to
terminate this Agreement immediately and remove all belongings
including any personal property off of the Premises. If the
Tenant vacates or abandons the Premises, the Landlord shall
immediately have the right to terminate this Agreement.
ASSIGNMENT. Tenant shall
not assign this Lease without the prior written consent of the
Landlord. The consent by the Landlord to one assignment
shall not be deemed to be consent to any subsequent assignment.
RIGHT OF ENTRY.
The Landlord shall have the right to enter the Premises during
normal working hours by providing at least twenty-four (24) hours
notice in order for inspection, make necessary repairs,
alterations or improvements, to supply services as agreed or for any
reasonable purpose. The Landlord may exhibit the Premises to
prospective purchasers, mortgagees, or lessees upon reasonable
MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, OR ALTERATIONS.
The Tenant shall, at their own expense and at all times,
maintain premises in a clean and sanitary manner, and shall surrender
the same at termination hereof, in as good condition as received,
normal wear and tear excepted. The Tenant may not make any
alterations to the leased premises without the consent in writing of
the Landlord. The Landlord shall be responsible for repairs to
the interior and exterior of the building. If the Premises includes
a washer, dryer, freezer, dehumidifier unit and/or air conditioning
unit, the Landlord makes no warranty as to the repair or
replacement of units if one or all shall fail to operate. The
Landlord will place fresh batteries in all battery-operated
smoke detectors when the Tenant moves into the premises. After
the initial placement of the fresh batteries it is the responsibility
of the Tenant to replace batteries when needed. A monthly
"cursory" inspection may be required for all fire
extinguishers to make sure they are fully charged.
The Tenant agrees not to commit waste on the premises,
maintain, or permit to be maintained, a nuisance thereon, or use, or
permit the premises to be used, in an unlawful manner. The
Tenant further agrees to abide by any and all local, county, and
State noise ordinances.
shall be no other persons living on the Premises other than the
Tenant and any Occupant(s). Guests of the Tenant are
allowed for periods not lasting for more than 48 hours unless
otherwise approved by the Landlord in writing.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW.
The Tenant agrees that during the term of the Agreement, to
promptly comply with any present and future laws, ordinances, orders,
rules, regulations, and requirements of the Federal, State, County,
City, and Municipal government or any of their departments, bureaus,
boards, commissions and officials thereof with respect to the
premises, or the use or occupancy thereof, whether said compliance
shall be ordered or directed to or against the Tenant, the
Landlord, or both.
If the Tenant fails to comply with any of the financial or material
provisions of this Agreement, or of any present rules and regulations
or any that may be hereafter prescribed by the Landlord, or
materially fails to comply with any duties imposed on the Tenant by
statute or State laws, within the time period after delivery of
written notice by the Landlord specifying the non-compliance and
indicating the intention of the Landlord to terminate the Agreement
by reason thereof, the Landlord may terminate this Agreement. If the
Tenant fails to pay rent when due and the default continues for the
time-period specified in the written notice thereafter, the Landlord
may, at their option, declare the entire balance (compiling all
months applicable to this Agreement) of rent payable hereunder to be
immediately due and payable and may exercise any and all rights and
remedies available to the Landlord at law or in equity and may
immediately terminate this Agreement.
Tenant will be in default if: (a) Tenant does not pay rent or other
amounts that are owed; (b) Tenant, their guests, or the Occupant(s)
violate this Agreement, rules, or fire, safety, health, or criminal
laws, regardless of whether arrest or conviction occurs; (c) Tenant
abandons the Premises; (d) Tenant gives incorrect or false
information in the rental application; (e) Tenant, or any Occupant(s)
is arrested, convicted, or given deferred adjudication for a criminal
offense involving actual or potential physical harm to a person, or
involving possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled
substance, marijuana, or drug paraphernalia under state statute; (f)
any illegal drugs or paraphernalia are found in the Premises or on
the person of the Tenant, guests, or Occupant(s) while on the
Premises and/or; (g) as otherwise allowed by law.
MULTIPLE TENANT OR OCCUPANT(S).
Each individual that is considered a Tenant is jointly and
individually liable for all of this Agreement's obligations,
including but not limited to rent monies. If any Tenant, guest, or
Occupant(s) violates this Agreement, the Tenant is considered to
have violated this Agreement. Landlord’s requests and notices to
the Tenant or any of the Occupant(s) of legal age constitutes
notice to the Tenant. Notices and requests from the Tenant or any one
of the Occupant(s) (including repair requests and entry permissions)
constitutes notice from the Tenant. In eviction suits,
the Tenant is considered the agent of the Premise for the
service of process.
If a dispute arises during or after the term of this
Agreement between the Landlord and Tenant, they shall agree
to hold negotiations amongst themselves, in "good faith",
before any litigation.
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.
SURRENDER OF PREMISES.
The Tenant has surrendered the Premises when (a) the move-out
date has passed and no one is living in the Premise within the
Landlord’s reasonable judgment; or (b) Access to the Premise
have been turned in to Landlord – whichever comes first. Upon the
expiration of the term hereof, the Tenant shall surrender the Premise
in better or equal condition as it were at the commencement of this
Agreement, reasonable use, wear and tear thereof, and damages by the
The Landlord is prohibited from making any type of retaliatory acts
against the Tenant including but not limited to restricting access to
the Premises, decreasing or cancelling services or utilities, failure
to repair appliances or fixtures, or any other type of act that could
be considered unjustified.
A Waiver by the Landlord for a breach of any covenant or duty
by the Tenant, under this Agreement is not a waiver for a
breach of any other covenant or duty by the Tenant, or of any
subsequent breach of the same covenant or duty. No provision of this
Agreement shall be considered waived unless such a waiver shall be
expressed in writing as a formal amendment to this Agreement and
executed by the Tenant and Landlord.
If the Tenant possesses any mental or physical impairment, the
Landlord shall provide reasonable modifications to the
Premises unless the modifications would be too difficult or expensive
for the Landlord to provide. Any impairment(s) of the Tenant are
encouraged to be provided and presented to the Landlord in writing in
order to seek the most appropriate route for providing the
modifications to the Premises.
The Tenant agrees to not possess any type of personal property that
could be considered a fire hazard such as a substance having
flammable or explosive characteristics on the Premises. Items that
are prohibited to be brought into the Premises, other than for
everyday cooking or the need of an appliance, includes but is not
limited to gas (compressed), gasoline, fuel, propane, kerosene, motor
oil, fireworks, or any other related content in the form of a liquid,
solid, or gas.
The Landlord shall not be liable for any damage or injury to the
Tenant, or any other person, or to any property, occurring on the
Premises, or any part thereof, or in common areas thereof, and the
Tenant agrees to hold the Landlord harmless from any claims
or damages unless caused solely by the Landlord's negligence. It
is recommended that renter's insurance be purchased at the
The covenants and conditions herein contained shall apply to and bind
the heirs, legal representatives, and assigns of the parties hereto,
and all covenants are to be construed as conditions of this
PREMISES DEEMED UNINHABITABLE.
If the Premises is deemed uninhabitable due to damage beyond
reasonable repair the Tenant will be able to terminate this Agreement
by written notice to the Landlord. If said damage was due to the
negligence of the Tenant, the Tenant shall be liable to the
Landlord for all repairs and for the loss of income due to
restoring the Premises back to a livable condition in addition to any
other losses that can be proved by the Landlord.
LEAD PAINT. (check
Premises was built prior to 1978 and there is an attachment titled
the ‘Lead-Based Paint Disclosure’ that must be initialed and
signed by the Landlord and Tenant.
Premises was not built prior to 1978.
This Agreement is to be governed under the laws located in the State
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
[ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS]
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This
Agreement contains all the terms agreed to by the parties relating to
its subject matter including any attachments or addendums. This
Agreement replaces all previous discussions, understandings, and
oral agreements. The Landlord and Tenant agree to the terms and
conditions and shall be bound until the end of the Lease Term.
($) DUE AT SIGNING
Deposit: $[SECURITY DEPOSIT AMOUNT]
(1st) Month's Rent: $[1ST
of Rent: $[PRE-PAYMENT
of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Housing build before 1978 may contain
lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose
health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially
harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978
housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based
paint and /or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must
also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning
of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards (check one
- Known lead-based paint and/or lead-based
paint hazards are present in the housing (explain):
- Landlord has no knowledge of lead-based
paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.
and reports available to the landlord (check one below)
- Landlord has provided the tenant with all
available records and reports pertaining to lead-based paint and/or
lead-based paint hazards in the housing (list documents below).
- Landlord has no reports or records
pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the
- Tenant has received copies of all
information listed above.
- Tenant has received the pamphlet “Protect
Your Family From Lead in Your Home”.
- Broker has informed the tenant of the
tenant’s obligations under 42 USC 4852(d) and is aware of his/her
responsibility to ensure compliance.
The following parties have reviewed the
information above and certify, to the best of their knowledge, that
the information they have provided is true and accurate.