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LEASE AGREEMENT
THIS DOCUMENT IS A LEASE. It states the items on which we are renting your
property to you. You and we agree to all the terms of this lease.
1. LANDLORD. I am the landlord.
My name:
My address:
In this lease, the Landlord is called “we/us/our”.
2. TENANT. You are the Tenant.
Your name:
Your address:
In this lease, the Tenant is called “you/your”.
3. PROPERTY. We are renting you property in the city/town of _______________,
County of __________, and State of ________________, known as
____________________; in this lease it is called “the property”.
4. TERM. This lease begins on _____________ at ________________ and ends on
____________________ at ____________________.
5. RENT. You agree to pay us rent of ______________. You will pay this rent in
monthly installments of _____________. You will pay the installment due each
month on or before the first day of that month. You will send the rent to:
6. OCCUPANCY.
A. If the property is ready for you on the day this lease begins, your
occupancy begins on this day.
B. You agree to keep the property in as good a condition as it was at the
beginning of the term; except for wear from reasonable use. At the end of
the term of this lease, you will move out and return possession of the
property.
7. QUIET ENJOYMENT. We covenant with you that we will have good right to
lease said premises in manner aforesaid, and that we will suffer and permit you
(you keeping all the covenants on your part, as herein contained) to occupy,
LEASE AGREEMENT
THIS DOCUMENT IS A LEASE. It states the items on which we are renting your
property to you. You and we agree to all the terms of this lease.
1. LANDLORD. I am the landlord.
My name:
My address:
In this lease, the Landlord is called “we/us/our”.
2. TENANT. You are the Tenant.
Your name:
Your address:
In this lease, the Tenant is called “you/your”.
3. PROPERTY. We are renting you property in the city/town of _______________,
County of __________, and State of ________________, known as
____________________; in this lease it is called “the property”.
4. TERM. This lease begins on _____________ at ________________ and ends on
____________________ at ____________________.
5. RENT. You agree to pay us rent of ______________. You will pay this rent in
monthly installments of _____________. You will pay the installment due each
month on or before the first day of that month. You will send the rent to:
6. OCCUPANCY.
A. If the property is ready for you on the day this lease begins, your
occupancy begins on this day.
B. You agree to keep the property in as good a condition as it was at the
beginning of the term; except for wear from reasonable use. At the end of
the term of this lease, you will move out and return possession of the
property.
7. QUIET ENJOYMENT. We covenant with you that we will have good right to
lease said premises in manner aforesaid, and that we will suffer and permit you
(you keeping all the covenants on your part, as herein contained) to occupy,
possess and enjoy said premises during the term aforesaid, without hindrance or
molestation from us or any person claiming by, from, or under us.
8. USE. You must use the property only as a private residence and for no other
purpose. Only you, your spouse and your children may live in the property. Not
more than ______ people may live in the property.
9. LATE CHARGE. If we do not receive all of your monthly installment payments
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by the tenth (10
) day of the month for which it is due, you must pay a late
charge. This late charge is equal to 5% of the overdue installment. This late
charge will be considered additional rent. If we do not receive all of your
monthly installment payment, including the aforementioned late charge, by the
twenty-fifth day of the month for which it is due, you must pay an additional late
charge. This additional late charge is equal to 7 ½% of the installment due,
including the five percent late charge. This additional late charge will also be
considered additional rent.
10. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLEASING. You will not assign or sublease the
property without our written permission. Even if we give you permission, you
will still be responsible for all the terms of the lease.
11. WAIVER.
A. We can insist that you observe all of the terms of this lease even if one or
both of the following happens:
(1) You did something this lease said you should not do and we did
not object.
(2) You did not do something this lease said you should do and we
did not object.
B. We can sue you for overdue monthly installments or other payments or
take legal action against you, including a summary process action to
obtain a court order allowing us to take possession of the property even if
the following occurs:
(1) You offer to pay part of what you owe us.
(2) You offer to pay part of what you owe us and we accept it.
(3) You send us a check with an endorsement or letter marked “Paid
in Full” and we accept the check.
12. HOLDING OVER.
A. You will be a hold-over tenant if the following happens:
(1) Your lease is not renewed: and
(2) You do not move out at the end of the term of this lease.
B. If you are a hold-over tenant, we may do either of the following:
(1) Treat you as a month-to-month tenant under all the provisions of
this lease except paragraphs 4,5,and 6: or
(2) Bring a summary process action to remove you from the
property.
C. If we elect to treat you as a month-to month tenant, you agree to give us at
least 30 days written notice prior to your vacating the premises. If you fail
to do so, you will be responsible for the rental amount until we find a
tenant.
D. If we elect to treat you as a month-to month tenant, you agree to pay us
______________ per month or any other sum agreed to by both parties.
E. If we elect to treat you as a month-to-month tenant and the house is sold,
we will give you written notice 30 days prior to your having to vacate the
property. If you fail to vacate by 30 days, you will pay a $50.00 per day
penalty until you vacate the property in addition to your monthly rent.
13. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. You will comply with and conform to all the
laws of the State of Connecticut, and all the by-laws, rules and regulations of the
City or Town in which the property is located relating to health, nuisance, fire,
highways and sidewalks and to hold us harmless from any fines, penalties and
costs for your violations of these laws, rules and regulations. You will also
comply with the required provisions of any insurance policies we hold on the
property within a reasonable period of time after we notify you of a need for you
to comply with any such required provision(s) which we specify in the notice.
14. ENTRY BY LANDLORD. We may enter the property at reasonable times and
upon reasonable notice in order to provide services, inspect, repair, improve, or
show the property. We may enter the property without notice in the event of an
emergency.
15. UTILITIES. You will pay all the utility rates, or rent, for all the utilities used or
consumed on the property in addition to the rent if they are individually metered.
These utilities shall include, but not necessarily be limited to: water and sewer,
gas, electricity and fuel oil.
16. FIRE AND OTHER CASUALTY. If the property is partially damaged by fire or
other casualty, we shall repair it as speedily as possible at our expense. If the
damage is so extensive that you can not live in the property, you shall not be
responsible for rent from the date you vacate the property and give us written
notice of your temporary address until we finish repairing the property and make
the property available to you for your occupancy, we must give you at least five
(5) days advance notice mailed to the above address as to the date on which you
may resume occupancy. If the property is totally destroyed, your rent shall be
paid up to the day of the destruction and this lease shall end.
17. CONDEMNATION – EMINENT DOMAIN. If all or part of the property is
acquired or condemned by Eminent Domain for any public or other purpose, then
this lease shall end on the date title is transferred you will have no claim against
us for any expired term of this lease.
18. EXTEND ABSENCES: You will notify us if you will be away from the property
for more than one week, specifying your expected departure and return dates.
19. SUBORDINATION. This lease is subject and junior to all ground leases,
underlying leases and mortgages affecting your property. It will also be subject to
and junior to any such leases or mortgages created in the future. You do not have
to sign anything to subordinate these leases. If we or a bank want such a
document, you can agree to sign it, or we can sign it on your behalf.
20. RULES AND REGULATIONS. You will abide by the following rules and
regulations:
A. You will accumulate no boxes, barrels, packages, waste paper or other
animals on the property.
B. You will keep no dogs, cats, birds or other animals on the property
without pre-approval of landlord. _______________________________
___________________________________________________________
C. You will do no automobile repair work or washing of cars on the property
unless the property is a single family house.
D. You will maintain the exterior of the property including mowing the lawn,
raking the leaves, and clearing the snow if the property is a single family
house.
E. You will not alter or improve the property without our written consent.
21. DAMAGE DUE TO TENANT NEGLIGENCE. If you are negligent or careless
in allowing damage to the property (such as broken windows, frozen pipes, etc.)
by yourself or others, you will pay us to do the repairs and will notify us of the
damage within twenty-four (24) hours of its occurrence.
22. SECURITY DEPOSIT.
A. You have given us a security deposit of ____________________.
B. We may keep all or part of your deposit if you do any of the following:
(1) You do not pay your rent.
(2) You damage your property, or your dog damages property.
(3) You do not do something else which this lease says you must do.
C. You cannot use your deposit for your last months’ rent.
D. If we sell the property, we can give your deposit to the buyer, and if we
give your deposit to the buyer:
(1) We will not be responsible for your deposit.
(2) The buyer will be responsible for returning your deposit.
E. You will not mortgage, assign or encumber the security deposit without
our written consent.
23. NOTICE. We can give you any written notice required by the terms of this lease
in either of two ways:
A. We can mail it, postage prepaid, addressed to you at the property, or
B. Deliver it to you personally.
24. LEASE RENEWAL. At any time up to forty-five days before the end of this
lease we can send you a notice that we want to renew this lease at the same rent or
at a different rent. This notice may also say that we want to raise your security
deposit.
A. If you do not want to renew this lease, you must do both of the following:
(1) Send us a notice that you do not want to renew this lease. This
notice must reach us at least thirty(30) days before the end of this
lease: and
(2) Move out of the property by the end of this lease.
25. ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS. You agree to pay our reasonable attorneys’
fees and court costs if the following happens:
A. We sue you for rent or other charges: or
B. We sue to evict you from the property.
26. COST OF REPAINTING AND CLEANING. You will pay to repaint as deemed
necessary at the end of the lease period. You will pay to clean the property or
leave it clean at the end of the lease period. If property needs to be cleaned or
painted by the landlord, the amount for such cleaning and painting will be
deducted from the security deposit.
27. GENERAL INSURANCE. You shall be responsible for providing your own
property insurance for your furnishings and your own general liability insurance.
We are not liable for any risks covered by such insurance.