"Real Estate Lease Agreement Template"

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REAL ESTATE LEASE
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is made and entered
into this day of [DATE_LEASE_IS_SIGNED], by and between
[LANDLORD_NAME_OF_PROPERTY], whose address is:
[LANDLORD_ADDRESS_NUMBER_PROPERTY], [LANDLORD_CITY_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[LANDLORD_STATE_NUMBER_PROPERTY] [LANDLORD_ZIP_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[LANDORD_PHONE_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
(hereinafter referred to as "Lessor")
and [TENANT_NAME_PRIMARY], [TENANT_NAME_SECONDARY], and
[TENANT_NAME_THIRD]
(hereinafter referred to as "Lessee").
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, Lessor is the landlord of certain real property being, lying and situate in
[COUNTY_NUMBER_PROPERTY] County, [STATE_NUMBER_PROPERTY] such real property
having a street address of
[ADDRESS_NUMBER_PROPERTY],
[CITY_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[ZIP_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
The property is described as follows: [PROPERTY_DESCRIPTION]
A property description or sketch is/is not attached to this lease
WHEREAS, Lessor is desirous of leasing the Premises to Lessee upon the terms and conditions as
contained herein; and
WHEREAS, Lessee is desirous of leasing the Premises from Lessor on the terms and conditions as
contained herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), the
covenants and obligations contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. TERM. Lessor leases to Lessee and Lessee leases from Lessor the above described Premises
together with any and all appurtenances thereto, for a term beginning on [DATE_LEASE_BEGINS], and
ending at 12 o'clock midnight on [DATE_LEASE_ENDS].
2. RENT. The total rent for the term hereof is the sum of [MONTHLY_DOLLAR_AMOUNT]
dollars payable on the [SPECIFIC_DAY_MONTHLY_PAYMENT_DUE] day of each month of the term.
First and last installments are to be paid upon the due execution of this Agreement.
REAL ESTATE LEASE
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is made and entered
into this day of [DATE_LEASE_IS_SIGNED], by and between
[LANDLORD_NAME_OF_PROPERTY], whose address is:
[LANDLORD_ADDRESS_NUMBER_PROPERTY], [LANDLORD_CITY_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[LANDLORD_STATE_NUMBER_PROPERTY] [LANDLORD_ZIP_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[LANDORD_PHONE_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
(hereinafter referred to as "Lessor")
and [TENANT_NAME_PRIMARY], [TENANT_NAME_SECONDARY], and
[TENANT_NAME_THIRD]
(hereinafter referred to as "Lessee").
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, Lessor is the landlord of certain real property being, lying and situate in
[COUNTY_NUMBER_PROPERTY] County, [STATE_NUMBER_PROPERTY] such real property
having a street address of
[ADDRESS_NUMBER_PROPERTY],
[CITY_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
[ZIP_NUMBER_PROPERTY]
The property is described as follows: [PROPERTY_DESCRIPTION]
A property description or sketch is/is not attached to this lease
WHEREAS, Lessor is desirous of leasing the Premises to Lessee upon the terms and conditions as
contained herein; and
WHEREAS, Lessee is desirous of leasing the Premises from Lessor on the terms and conditions as
contained herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), the
covenants and obligations contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. TERM. Lessor leases to Lessee and Lessee leases from Lessor the above described Premises
together with any and all appurtenances thereto, for a term beginning on [DATE_LEASE_BEGINS], and
ending at 12 o'clock midnight on [DATE_LEASE_ENDS].
2. RENT. The total rent for the term hereof is the sum of [MONTHLY_DOLLAR_AMOUNT]
dollars payable on the [SPECIFIC_DAY_MONTHLY_PAYMENT_DUE] day of each month of the term.
First and last installments are to be paid upon the due execution of this Agreement.
(1) Lessee shall make rent payments on a monthly basis and rent payments are due and must be
paid by the [SPECIFIC_DAY_MONTHLY_PAYMENT_DUE] of each month during the term of this
Agreement. The monthly rent amount due is [MONTHLY_DOLLAR_AMOUNT]
(2) All such payments shall be made to Lessor at Lessor's address listed here:
[ADDRESS_NUMBER_LEASE_PAYMENTS],
[CITY_NUMBER_LEASE_PAYMENTS],
[STATE_NUMBER_LEASE_PAYMENTS] [ZIP_NUMBER_LEASE_PAYMENTS] and as set forth
in the preamble to this Agreement on or before the due date and without demand.
3. SECURITY DAMAGE DEPOSIT. Upon the due execution of this Agreement, Lessee shall
deposit with Lessor the sum of [SECURITY_DEPOSIT_AMOUNT] dollars receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged by Lessor, as security for any damage caused to the Premises during the term hereof. Such
deposit shall be returned to Lessee, without interest, and less any set off for damages to the Premises upon
the termination of this Agreement.
The Security Damage Deposit may not be used to pay rent or other charges while the Lessee
occupies the Premise. No refund of the Security Damage Deposit will be made until Lessee has vacated,
and the Premise has been inspected by the Lessor. The return of a security damage deposit shall occur
within 30 days after Lessee moves out.
4. MAJOR DAMAGES: In the event that the Premises shall, in the absence of negligence by
Lessee, be damaged by fire, flood, storm, civil commotion, or other unavoidable cause so as to render the
Premises uninhabitable, this Lease shall terminate as of the date of such damages. In the event of such
termination, Rent will be refunded on a prorated basis from the date of the incident.
5. INSURANCE: Lessee will keep insured from and including this day until return and delivery of
the Premise to Lessor, in such company or companies as Lessor shall approve, according to applicable
standard forms of policy, and for the benefit of Lessor, (1) against loss or damage from any cause or causes
to the Premise for the full value thereof in the amount of [MAXIMUM_AMOUNT_SPENT_ON_REPAIR]
dollars.
The Lessor is responsible for paying and maintaining the following Rental Property taxes and
insurances (Please check all that apply)
____
Real Estate Taxes And Assessments
____
Causality Insurance
____
Fire Coverage Insurance
____
Flood Insurance
____
Personal Taxes
6. DELINQUENT AND/OR RETURNED CHECKS: Lessor's ability to provide services rests upon
the prompt receipt of monthly/semester rental payment. Lessor's failure to receive Lessee's monthly rent
within [DAYS_AFTER_DUE_DATE_IS_FEE_CHARGED] days of the due date will result in a late fee of
$[AMOUNT_OF_LATE_FEE_CHARGED] for each late payment will be assessed until payment is made.
If a check has been returned by the financial institution, all future payments will be required in cash or by
certified check. In addition, Lessee shall pay a $[RETURNED_CHECK_PENALTY_AMOUNT] returned
check fee. All fees, late fees, and service charges incurred by the Lessee as well as any expenses including
reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by Lessor in instituting and prosecuting any actions by reason of any
default of Lessee hereunder shall be deemed to be additional rent and shall be due from Lessee to Lessor
immediately following the incurring of the respective expenses, the nonpayment of which shall be a breach
of this agreement for nonpayment of rent.
7. TERMS OF LEASE. The initial term begins on: [DATE_LEASE_BEGINS]. The initial term
ends on: [DATE_LEASE_ENDS].
8.
RENEWAL.
Following
the
initial
term,
the
lease
will
renew
on
a
[LEASE_WILL_RENEW_FOR_WHAT_TIME_PERIOD] basis until: (1) termination of the lease by the
Lessor
in
accordance
with
paragraph
21
or
upon
a
minimum
of
[DAYS_FOR_ADVANCE_WRITTEN_NOTICE] written notice or (2) termination of the lease by the
Lessee in accordance with the lease; or (3) by mutual agreement during the term of the lease.
9. USE OF PREMISES. The Premises shall be used and occupied by Lessee and Lessee's
immediate
family,
consisting
of
[NUMBER_OF_PEOPLE_LIVING_ON_PROPERTY]
people,
exclusively, and no part of the Premises shall be used at any time during the term of this Agreement by
Lessee for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession, or trade of any kind, or for any purpose
other than as a private dwelling. Lessee shall not allow any other person, other than Lessee's immediate
family or transient relatives and friends who are guests of Lessee, to use or occupy the Premises without
first obtaining Lessor's written consent to such use. Lessee shall comply with any and all laws, ordinances,
rules and orders of any and all governmental or quasi-governmental authorities affecting the cleanliness,
use, occupancy and preservation of the Premises.
10. CONDITION OF PREMISES. Lessee stipulates, represents and warrants that Lessee has
examined the Premises, and that they are at the time of this Lease in good order, repair, and in a safe, clean
and leasable condition.
11. KEYS. The Lessee shall be issued [NUMBER_OF_KEYS_TO_PROPERTY_FOR_TENANT]
keys to the property and [NUMBER_OF_KEYS_TO_MAILBOX_FOR_TENANT] keys to the mailbox
by the Lessor at the signing of this Agreement. In the event the Lessee loses the keys that were issued at
the signing of this agreement and the Lessee request more keys from the Lessor. The Lessee will be required
to pay in advance [AMOUNT_CHARGED_TO_TENANT_FOR_UNRETURNED_KEYS] per key
requested.
There will be a [AMOUNT_CHARGED_FOR_ACCESS_IF_LOCKED_OUT] charge for the
second and each subsequent time Lessor is called to let any of the Lessees into the Premises, whatever the
reason. The charge to unlock your door is [AMOUNT_CHARGED_FOR_ACCESS_IF_LOCKED_OUT]
After Hours.
12. HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS AND GUESTS. Any additions to the household members named
on the lease, including Live-in Aides and foster children, but excluding natural births, require the advance
written approval of the Lessor. Such approval will be granted only if the new family members pass the
Lessor's screening criteria and a unit of the appropriate size is available. Permission to add Live-in Aides
and foster children shall not be unreasonably refused. Lessee agree not to have the same overnight guest
that has not passed the Lessor's screening criteria for more than [NUMBER_CONSECUTIVE_DAYS]
consecutive nights, and no more than a total of [NUMBER_TOTAL_DAYS_PER_YEAR] nights per year.
13. ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-LETTING. Lessee shall not assign this Agreement, or sub-let or
grant any license to use the Premises or any part thereof without the prior written consent of Lessor. A
consent by Lessor to one such assignment, sub-letting or license shall not be deemed to be a consent to any
subsequent assignment, sub-letting or license. An assignment, sub-letting or license without the prior
written consent of Lessor or an assignment or sub-letting by operation of law shall be absolutely null and
void and shall, at Lessor's option, terminate this Agreement.
14. ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. Lessee shall make no alterations to the buildings
or improvements on the Premises or construct any building or make any other improvements on the
Premises without the prior written consent of Lessor.
Any and all alterations, changes, and/or
improvements built, constructed or placed on the Premises by Lessee shall, unless otherwise provided by
written agreement between Lessor and Lessee, be and become the property of Lessor and remain on the
Premises at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
15. NON-DELIVERY OF POSSESSION. In the event Lessor cannot deliver possession of the
Premises to Lessee upon the commencement of the Lease term, through no fault of Lessor or its agents,
then Lessor or its agents shall have no liability, but the rental herein provided shall abate until possession
is given. Lessor or its agents shall have thirty (30) days in which to give possession, and if possession is
tendered within such time, Lessee agrees to accept the demised Premises and pay the rental herein provided
from that date. In the event possession cannot be delivered within such time, through no fault of Lessor or
its agents, then this Agreement and all rights hereunder shall terminate.
16. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Lessee shall not keep on the Premises any item of a dangerous,
flammable or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or explosion on the
Premises or that might be considered hazardous or extra hazardous by any responsible insurance company.
17. LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE. Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based
paint. Lead paint, paint chips and dust can cause health hazards of not managed properly. Lead exposure
is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, Lessors
must disclose the presence of lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Renters must also receive a
federally-approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.
This property was/was not built after 1978 and a lead paint inspection was/was not conducted on
this property. The results of the lead paint inspection are [LEAD_PAINT_INSPECTION_RESULTS].
There are/are not reports or records concerning lead based paint on this property
UTILITIES. Lessee/Landlord/Both Lessee And Landlord shall be responsible for arranging and
paying for all utility services required on the Premises.
VEHICLES/PARKING. NO motor bikes, trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, or unregistered
vehicles are to be brought on the premises. NO parking or driving on the property lawn or neighbor’s lawns
or driveway is permitted. Any cars found parked on the lawn will be towed at Lessee’s expense. Cars must
be parked in an orderly fashion. The Lessor, at the Lessees expense, may remove disabled vehicles and
unregistered vehicles at any time. NO vehicle maintenance may be performed on the property (i.e. oil
changes, brake changes, etc.). Town parking restrictions must be followed.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR; RULES. Lessee will, at its sole expense, keep and maintain the
Premises and appurtenances in good and sanitary condition and repair during the term of this Agreement
and any renewal thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Lessee shall:
(a) Not obstruct the driveways, sidewalks, courts, entry ways, stairs and/or halls, which shall be
used for the purposes of ingress and egress only;
(b) Keep all windows, glass, window coverings, doors, locks and hardware in good, clean order
and repair;
(c) Not obstruct or cover the windows or doors;
(d) Not leave windows or doors in an open position during any inclement weather;
(e) Not hang any laundry, clothing, sheets, etc. from any window, rail, porch or balcony nor air or
dry any of same within any yard area or space;
(f) Not cause or permit any locks or hooks to be placed upon any door or window without the prior
written consent of Lessor;
(g) Keep all air conditioning filters clean and free from dirt;
(h) Keep all lavatories, sinks, toilets, and all other water and plumbing apparatus in good order and
repair and shall use same only for the purposes for which they were constructed. Lessee shall not allow
any sweepings, rubbish, sand, rags, ashes or other substances to be thrown or deposited therein. Any damage
to any such apparatus and the cost of clearing stopped plumbing resulting from misuse shall be borne by
Lessee;
(i) And Lessee's family and guests shall at all times maintain order in the Premises and at all places
on the Premises, and shall not make or permit any loud or improper noises, or otherwise disturb other
residents;
(j) Keep all radios, television sets, stereos, phonographs, etc., turned down to a level of sound that
does not annoy or interfere with other residents;
(k) Deposit all trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse in the locations provided therefor and shall not
allow any trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse to be deposited or permitted to stand on the exterior of any
building or within the common elements;
(l) Abide by and be bound by any and all rules and regulations affecting the Premises or the
common area appurtenant thereto which may be adopted or promulgated by the Condominium or
Homeowners' Association having control over them.
18. DAMAGE TO PREMISES. In the event the Premises are destroyed or rendered wholly
unleaseable by fire, storm, earthquake, or other casualty not caused by the negligence of Lessee, this
Agreement shall terminate from such time except for the purpose of enforcing rights that may have then
accrued hereunder. The rental provided for herein shall then be accounted for by and between Lessor and
Lessee up to the time of such injury or destruction of the Premises, Lessee paying rentals up to such date

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