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VIRGINIA MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL AGREEMENT
1. PARTIES
Landlord:
Name of individual owner or business:
_________________________
Street Address:
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
Mailing Address:
(if different)
Telephone number for regular business hours:
Telephone number for emergencies:
E-mail:
Tenant(s):
________________
 
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VIRGINIA MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL AGREEMENT
1. PARTIES
Landlord:
Name of individual owner or business:
_________________________
Street Address:
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
Mailing Address:
(if different)
Telephone number for regular business hours:
Telephone number for emergencies:
E-mail:
Tenant(s):
________________
 
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________________
________________
________________
2. MANAGING AGENT (if applicable)
3. AUTHORIZED MINOR OR OTHER OCCUPANTS
In addition to the tenants listed in (1), the following authorized
people will reside in the dwelling unit:
4. LEASE & PREMISES. Landlord hereby leases to Tenant the
premises located at
 
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__________________________________________________,
which Landlord represents are lawful to occupy in compliance
with relevant housing and zoning codes. Landlord also represents
that there is no known condition existing on the premises which
may constitute a threat to the health or safety of the tenant.
5. APPLICABLE LAW. This lease shall be governed by the
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Virginia Code Title
55, Chapter 13.2) and any other applicable federal, state or local
laws. Landlord and Tenant are advised to read the Act before
signing this lease. The Act is available at
www.dhcd.virginia.gov/HomelessnesstoHomeownership/PDFs/Lan
dlord_Tenant_.
6. TERM. This lease shall This lease shall be determined a month
to month tenancy, also known as a “Tenancy at Will”, beginning
on ____________________ _______, 20______
7. RENT. Tenant shall pay a total rent for the term of
______________________ Dollars ($_________), payable in
installments as follows:
Unless otherwise notified in writing, Tenant shall pay rent and all
other charges to ______________________________ at the
address above. Checks and money orders shall be made payable
to ______________________________until otherwise notified in
writing. If rent is paid in the form of cash or money order,
Landlord shall provide Tenant a written receipt within five
business days of receipt of the payment if requested by the
tenant. A rent receipt shall include:
(i)
the date of payment ;
(ii) the amount of the payment;
 
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(iii) if the payment is not fully credited to the current
month’s rent, what allocation of funds is made;
Tenant may pay by hand-delivery, mail or electronic payment.
Each check or money order shall include the address of the
premises and the month to which the rent shall be applied.
Landlord shall consider rent received by mail as having been
timely paid as long as it is post-marked by the due date.
Tenant is entitled to require an accounting for rent payments, as
provided for in the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
8. LATE FEE. Tenant shall pay a late fee of 5% of any rental
amount not received at the payment address by 5:00 p.m. on the
fourth day after the date the rent is due. (If the rent is due on
the first, a late fee will be assessed if rent isn’t received by 5:00
p.m. on the fifth.)
9. DISCOUNT FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF RENT. If Tenant
tenders a monthly payment of rent so that it is received by
Landlord before the due date, Tenant shall be entitled to a 5%
discount of the amount owed.
10. DISHONORED CHECKS. If a check paid by, or on behalf of,
a Tenant is returned for insufficient funds or for any other reason
not the fault of Landlord or Landlord’s agent, Landlord may
require rent future payments to be made by cash, money order,
cashier’s check, or certified check. Tenant shall pay a service
charge of $_________.00 for each such returned check. This
service charge is in addition to any applicable late fee that is
charged.
 
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9. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Landlord acknowledges receipt of the
sum of $________.00 from Tenant as a security deposit. Landlord
may deduct from the security deposit the amount of provable
damages incurred by him due to a claim of the Tenant’s breach of
this lease. Tenants are not entitled to have the security deposit
applied to unpaid rent or late fees while the Tenant remains in
occupancy. This deposit does not include the amount of a non-
refundable pet deposit.
Upon termination of the tenancy, Tenant shall surrender the
premises in good repair and condition, reasonable wear and tear
expected. Tenants may be asked to pay reasonable repair and
cleaning costs for any damages and conditions which are beyond
reasonable wear and tear caused by the Tenant or the Tenant’s
guests. The Landlord’s claims for repair or replacement of any
Tenant-caused damage to the unit are subject to relevant IRS
depreciation schedules.
After termination of the tenancy and delivery of possession
(including return of all keys), Landlord shall process the security
deposit and provide each Tenant with an itemized list of security
deposit deductions as required by law. (The VRLTA normally
requires the security deposit to be returned with 45 days.)
Landlord shall also provide each Tenant, upon request, with
copies of all bills used to calculate the security deposit
deductions.
Tenant shall provide Landlord written notice of the forwarding
address, on or before termination of the tenancy; alternatively,
the Tenant shall arrange for Post office forwarding of mail and
notify the Landlord that mail will be forwarded. Landlord shall
mail pro rata shares of the deposit and interest (if any) plus the
required documentation to the forwarding address. If no
 
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