Lease Agreement Templates by State

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What Is a Lease Agreement?

A Lease Agreement is a written document that makes the relationship between two parties, a landlord (lessor) and a tenant (lessee), official and legally binding. This contract is signed when the tenant wishes to rent any residential or commercial property. Usually, a Lease Agreement outlines the terms and conditions of the tenancy and describes the rights and obligations of both parties.

Alternate Name:

  • Lease Contract.

A thoroughly written agreement is imperative for the interests of the landlord and the tenant – it prevents misunderstandings that could potentially lead to a court dispute.

Where to Get Lease Agreement Forms?

There are different requirements for Lease Agreements in each state. If you wish to compose your own contract, you can browse the templates below and choose the one that is the most suitable for your needs.

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Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
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Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

Types of Lease Agreements

There are various types of Lease Contracts. You can enter into a Commercial Lease – an arrangement between the landlord and the business where the property is leased for commercial use. A Residential Lease is an agreement between the landlord and the individual where the lessee does not use the property for profit maximization or commercial purposes. This kind of lease is the most common and is used to lease a house, apartment, or room. Land, farms, equipment, vehicles, and even animals can be leased as well.

  1. A Lease-to-Own (also known as a Rent-to-Own) is a traditional Lease Agreement that gives the tenant an option to buy the rental property after the tenancy begins. This contract is usually made up of two parts: a standard lease, and an option to purchase.
  2. A Month-to-Month Lease is an agreement that allows you to rent for a month at a time. The rental price can be changed at any time with the appropriate notice. This is the best option for individuals who are not sure about how long they will use the property.
  3. A Sale and Leaseback Transaction is an agreement in which one party purchases property, land, or equipment from another party and immediately leases it back to the seller under specific terms. The seller could be a commercial bank, an insurance company, or an individual investor.

Is There a Difference Between a Lease Agreement and a Rental Agreement?

A Lease Agreement is often confused with a similar document – a Rental Agreement. Both agreements are filled out prior to renting the property, they outline the responsibilities and duties of the parties and contain crucial provisions to make sure the landlord and the tenant are protected, as the conditions of the lease cannot be altered unilaterally. A Rental Agreement allows each party to change the terms of the contract at the end of each month, for example, the landlord can raise the amount of the rent or the tenant may notify the landlord about the willingness to vacate the premises.

What Should Be Included in a Lease Agreement?

A Lease Contract acts as a guidebook by which the landlord and the tenant define the rules of using the property and the repercussions in case of their breach. Every lease is different, but usually, these documents contain the following information:

  1. Names and contact information of the parties.
  2. The premises, its address, and description. It may be simple, for example, just the address and the number of the apartment, but it should be identified, otherwise, the agreement cannot be valid.
  3. Duration of the agreement. List the date when the lease begins and ends to have a clear understanding of when the legal relationship and the promises begin and finish.
  4. Amount of rent and the method of payment. The agreement should also contain the terms for late rent;
  5. Security deposit. Commonly, the landlord can deduct the unpaid rent and costs to repair damages from the deposit;
  6. Access permission. State when and for what reason the landlord can visit the property. This clause should define reasonable notice and explain the rights of the tenant;
  7. Subletting. The landlord may allow the tenant to sublet the property to someone else;
  8. Termination. Termination of the contract and the right to renew the lease.

A Lease Agreement is valid even without the notarization. To make the document enforceable, both parties need to indicate their intent to enter into a contract and sign the papers. 


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Form 1AA "Residential Tenancy Agreement" - Western Australia, Australia

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Size: 232 KB
10 pages

This form is used in Western Australia when signing a residential lease agreement between a landlord/property manager and a tenant.

Form TAR-2101 "Commercial Lease - Texas Association of Realtors" - Texas

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Size: 270 KB
15 pages

This form is used by Texas landlords and tenants to outline the details of the commercial property rental. It can only be filled out and signed by members of the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR).

"Billboard Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 65 KB
2 pages

Use this contract every time an advertiser or company wishes to rent the billboard space you own.

"Warehouse Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 66 KB
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A Warehouse Lease Agreement serves to safeguard the interests of warehouse owners when renting out their property.

"Storage Space Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 80 KB
3 pages

Complete and sign this document when leasing space to a new tenant for storage purposes.

"Parking Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 70 KB
2 pages

Use this document to rent a place to keep your car during work hours or a parking space to store a vehicle for longer periods of time.

"Office Space Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 139 KB
11 pages

This legal contract regulates the relationship between a landlord and tenant that will be occupying the landlord's property for non-retail use.

"Condominium Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 90 KB
5 pages

Use this agreement to rent out space in a residential unit located in a condominium association to a tenant.

Form 669 "Farm Lease Agreement"

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Size: 27 KB
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Form R-1071R "Residential Lease Agreement Template" - Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Size: 61 KB
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"Pasture Lease - North Central Farm Management Extension Committee"

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"Extension of Lease Agreement Template"

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"Pasture Lease - Contract Grazing Agreement Template"

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"Lease Amendment and Extension Agreement Template"

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"House Lease Agreement Template - E-Renter"

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"Flexible-Cash Crop Lease Agreement Template"

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"Ground Lease Agreement Template"

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"Real Estate Lease Agreement Template"

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"Pasture Lease Agreement Template"

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"Garage Lease Agreement Form - Screening Services Inc."

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"Lease Agreement Template"

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"Agreement to Execute Lease and Deposit Receipt Template"

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"Simple Lease Agreement Template"

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"Salon Booth/Station Lease Agreement Template - Speedy Template"

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"Sample Pasture Lease Agreement Template"

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"Lease Agreement Template"

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"Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 100 KB
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"Farm Lease Agreement Template"

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"Lease Agreement Template"

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Size: 131 KB
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"Lease Agreement Template"

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"Lease Extension Agreement Template"

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"Lease Agreement Template - Sample"

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"Office Lease Agreement Template"

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"Public Housing Authority Lease Agreement Template"

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"Vacation Rental Lease Agreement Template"

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"Standard Lease Agreement Template - Pt"

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"Rental Lease Extension Agreement Form- Long Realty Sms Properties"

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"Lease - Business Property - Short Form"

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"Condominium Unit Lease Template"

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"Short Form Lease of Office Space"

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