Residential Lease Template With Option to Purchase - Texas

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TEXAS RESIDENTIAL LEASE WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE
Title 8, Chapter 92
This Lease to Purchase Option Agreement (“Option to Purchase Agreement”) is
made on ____________________________ [month, day, year] between
____________________________ (the “Seller/Landlord”) and
____________________________ (the “Buyer/Tenant”) Hereinafter known as
the “Parties”.
WHEREAS, Seller/Landlord is the fee owner of certain real property being, lying
and situated in _______________ County, ___________, Texas such real
property having a street address of ____________________________________
____________________________________________________(the “Property”).
WHEREAS, Seller/Landlord and Buyer/Tenant have together executed a prior
lease agreement, the subject of which is the aforementioned Property (the
“Lease Agreement”).
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the covenants and obligations
contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Seller/ Landlord hereby grants to
Buyer/Tenant an exclusive option to purchase the aforementioned “Property.”
The parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. Rent: Tenant shall pay Landlord the annual rent of _____________________
Dollars ($________________) during said term, in monthly payments of
_____________________ Dollars ($________________), each payable monthly
on the ____ day of each month in advance at such place as we may from time to
time specify by written notice to you. Tenant shall pay a security deposit of
_____________________ Dollars ($________________) to be returned upon
termination of this Lease and the payment of all rents due and performance of all
other obligations.
2. Utilities and Services: Tenant shall at its own expense provide the following
utilities or services: Tenant must pay promptly as they become due all charges
for furnishing _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
[specify, e.g., water, electricity, garbage service, and other public utilities]
to the premises during the lease term.
Landlord shall at its expense provide the following utilities or services: ________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
[specify]
TEXAS RESIDENTIAL LEASE WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE
Title 8, Chapter 92
This Lease to Purchase Option Agreement (“Option to Purchase Agreement”) is
made on ____________________________ [month, day, year] between
____________________________ (the “Seller/Landlord”) and
____________________________ (the “Buyer/Tenant”) Hereinafter known as
the “Parties”.
WHEREAS, Seller/Landlord is the fee owner of certain real property being, lying
and situated in _______________ County, ___________, Texas such real
property having a street address of ____________________________________
____________________________________________________(the “Property”).
WHEREAS, Seller/Landlord and Buyer/Tenant have together executed a prior
lease agreement, the subject of which is the aforementioned Property (the
“Lease Agreement”).
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the covenants and obligations
contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Seller/ Landlord hereby grants to
Buyer/Tenant an exclusive option to purchase the aforementioned “Property.”
The parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. Rent: Tenant shall pay Landlord the annual rent of _____________________
Dollars ($________________) during said term, in monthly payments of
_____________________ Dollars ($________________), each payable monthly
on the ____ day of each month in advance at such place as we may from time to
time specify by written notice to you. Tenant shall pay a security deposit of
_____________________ Dollars ($________________) to be returned upon
termination of this Lease and the payment of all rents due and performance of all
other obligations.
2. Utilities and Services: Tenant shall at its own expense provide the following
utilities or services: Tenant must pay promptly as they become due all charges
for furnishing _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
[specify, e.g., water, electricity, garbage service, and other public utilities]
to the premises during the lease term.
Landlord shall at its expense provide the following utilities or services: ________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
[specify]
Landlord does not warrant the quality or adequacy of the utilities or services
specified above, nor does Landlord warrant that any of the utilities or services
specified above will be free from interruption caused by repairs, improvements,
or alterations of the building or the premises or any of the equipment and
facilities of the building, any labor controversy, or any other causes of any kind
beyond Landlord's reasonable control. Any such interruption--and any other
inability on Landlord's part to fulfill Landlord's lease obligations resulting from any
such cause--will not be considered an eviction or disturbance of Tenant's use
and possession of the premises, or render Landlord liable to Tenant for
damages, or relieve Tenant from performing Tenant's lease obligations.
3. Tenant further agrees that:
a) Condition of Premises: Upon the expiration of the Lease it shall return
possession of the leased premises in its present condition, reasonable
wear and tear, fire casualty excepted. Tenant shall commit no waste to the
leased premises.
b) Assignment or Subletting: Tenant shall not assign or sublet said premises
or allow any other person to occupy the leased premises without
Landlord's prior written consent.
c) Alterations: Tenant shall not make any material or structural alterations to
the leased premises without Landlord's prior written consent.
d) Compliance with Law: Tenant shall comply with all building, zoning and
health codes and other applicable laws for the use of said premises.
e) Tenant’s Conduct: Tenant shall not conduct on premises any activity
deemed extra hazardous, or a nuisance, or requiring an increase in fire
insurance premiums.
f) Pets: Tenant shall not allow pets on the premises.
g) Right of Termination and Re-Entry: In the event of any breach of the
payment of rent or any other allowed charge, or other breach of this
Lease, Landlord shall have full rights to terminate this Lease in
accordance with Texas State law and re-enter and re-claim possession of
the leased premises, in addition to such other remedies available to
Landlord arising from said breach.
4. OPTION TERM. The option to purchase period commences on
____________________________ [month, day, year] and expires at 11:59 PM
____________________________ [month, day, year].
5. NOTICE REQUIRED TO EXERCISE OPTION. To exercise the Option to
Purchase, the Buyer/ Tenant must deliver to the Seller/Landlord written notice of
Buyer/Tenant’s intent to purchase. In addition, the written notice must specify a
valid closing date. The closing date must occur before the original expiration date
of the Lease Agreement, or the date of the expiration of the Option to Purchase
Agreement designated in paragraph 1, whichever occurs later.
6. OPTION CONSIDERATION. As consideration for this Option to Purchase
Agreement, the Buyer/ Tenant shall pay the Seller/Landlord a non-refundable fee
of _____________________ Dollars ($________________), receipt of which is
hereby acknowledged by the Seller/Landlord. This amount shall be credited to
the purchase price at closing if the Buyer/Tenant timely exercises the option to
purchase, provided that the Buyer/Tenant: (a) is not in default of the Lease
Agreement, and (b) closes the conveyance of the Property. The Seller/Landlord
shall not refund the fee if the Buyer/Tenant defaults in the Lease Agreement, fails
to close the conveyance, or otherwise does not exercise the option to purchase.
7. PURCHASE PRICE. The total purchase price for the Property is
_____________________ Dollars ($________________), Provided that the
Buyer/Tenant timely executes the option to purchase, is not in default of the
Lease Agreement, and closes the conveyance of the Property, the
Seller/Landlord shall credit towards the purchase price at closing the sum of
_____________________ Dollars ($________________), from each monthly
lease payment that the Buyer/Tenant timely made. However, the Buyer/Tenant
shall receive no credit at closing for any monthly lease payment that the Seller/
Landlord received after the due date specified in the Lease Agreement.
8. EXCLUSIVITY OF OPTION. This Option to Purchase Agreement is exclusive
and non-assignable and exists solely for the benefit of the named parties above.
Should Buyer/Tenant attempt to assign, convey, delegate, or transfer this option
to purchase without the Seller/Landlord’s express written permission, any such
attempt shall be deemed null and void.
9. CLOSING AND SETTLEMENT. Seller/Landlord shall determine the title
company at which settlement shall occur and shall inform Buyer/Tenant of this
location in writing. Buyer/Tenant agrees that closing costs in their entirety,
including any points, fees, and other charges required by the third-party lender,
shall be the sole responsibility of Buyer/Tenant. The only expense related to
closing costs apportioned to Seller/Landlord shall be the pro-rated share of the
ad valorem taxes due at the time of closing, for which Seller/Landlord is solely
responsible.
10. FINANCING AVAILABILITY. SELLER/LANDLORD MAKES NO
REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF
FINANCING REGARDING THIS OPTION TO PURCHASE. BUYER/TENANT IS
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING FINANCING IN ORDER TO
EXERCISE THIS OPTION.
11. FINANCING DISCLAIMER. The parties acknowledge that it is impossible to
predict the availability of obtaining financing towards the purchase of this
Property. Obtaining financing shall not be held as a condition of performance of
this Option to Purchase Agreement. The parties further agree that this Option to
Purchase Agreement is not entered into in reliance upon any representation or
warranty made by either party.
12. REMEDIES UPON DEFAULT. If Buyer/Tenant defaults under this Option to
Purchase Agreement or the Lease Agreement, then in addition to any other
remedies available to Seller/Landlord at law or in equity, Seller/Landlord may
terminate this Option to Purchase by giving written notice of the termination. If
terminated, the Buyer/Tenant shall lose entitlement to any refund of rent or option
consideration. For this Option to Purchase Agreement to be enforceable and
effective, the Buyer/Tenant must comply with all terms and conditions of the
Lease Agreement.
13. COMMISSION. No real estate commissions or any other commissions shall
be paid in connection with this transaction.
14. RECORDING OF AGREEMENT. Buyer/Tenant shall not record this Option to
Purchase Agreement on the Public Records of any public office without the
express and written consent of Seller/Landlord.
15. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The parties are executing this Option to Purchase
Agreement voluntarily and without any duress or undue influence. The parties
have carefully read this Option to Purchase Agreement and have asked any
questions needed to understand its terms, consequences, and binding effect and
fully understand them and have been given an executed copy. The parties have
sought the advice of an attorney of their respective choice if so desired prior to
signing this Option to Purchase Agreement.
16. TIMING. Time is of the essence in this Option to Purchase Agreement.
17. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE. This Option to Purchase Agreement shall
be governed, construed and interpreted by, through and under the Laws of the
State of Texas. The parties further agree that the venue for any and all disputes
related to this Option to Purchase shall be ______________ County, Texas.
18. OPTION TO PURCHASE CONTROLLING. In the event a conflict arises
between the terms and conditions of the Lease Agreement and the Option to
Purchase Agreement, the Option to Purchase Agreement shall control.
19. SPECIAL CONDITIONS. Pursuant to Sec. 92.016 Tenants may have special
statutory rights to terminate the lease early in certain situations involving family
violence or a military deployment or transfer.
20. RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORD. We'll act with customary diligence to:
(1) keep common areas reasonably clean, subject to paragraph 25;
(2) maintain fixtures, hot water, heating, and A/C equipment;
(3) substantially comply with all applicable laws regarding safety,
sanitation, and fair housing; and
(4) make all reasonable repairs, subject to your obligation to pay for
damages for which you are liable.
If we violate any of the above, you may possibly terminate this Lease Contract
and exercise other remedies under Property Code Section 92.056 by following
this procedure:
(a) All rent must be current and you must make a written request for repair
or remedy of the condition--after which we'll have a reasonable time for
repair or remedy;
(b) If we fail to do so, you must make a second written request for the
repair or remedy (to make sure that there has been no miscommunication
between us)--after which we'll have a reasonable time for the repair or
remedy; and
(c) If the repair or remedy still hasn't been accomplished within that
reasonable time period, you may immediately terminate this Lease
Contract by giving us a final written notice. You also may exercise other
statutory remedies, including those under Property Code Section 92.0561.
Instead of giving the two written requests referred to above, you may give us one
request by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by registered mail--after
which we will have a reasonable time for repair or remedy. "Reasonable time"
takes into account the nature of the problem and the reasonable availability of
materials, labor, and utilities. Your rent must be current at the time of any
request. We will refund security deposits and prorated rent as required by law.
21. PARKING RULES. Tenant may not permit more than vehicles, including but
not limited to _________ automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, trailers,
motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, and boats, on the Property unless
authorized by Landlord in writing. Tenant may not park or permit any person to
park any vehicles in the yard. Tenant may permit vehicles to be parked only in
drives, garages, designated common parking areas, or in the street if not
prohibited by law or an owners’ association. Tenant may not store or permit any
person to store any vehicles on or adjacent to the Property or on the street in
front of the Property. In accordance with applicable state and local laws, Landlord
may have towed, at Tenant’s expense: (a) any inoperative vehicle on or adjacent

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