"Standard Lease Agreement Template" - Rhode Island

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RHODE ISLAND
STANDARD LEASE AGREEMENT
I. TERM – This legal document (“Hereinafter referred to as “Lease Agreement”)
represents a lease agreement for a term of __________ months (Hereinafter referred to as
Number of Months
the “Lease Term”) beginning on the __________ day of ______________________,
Day
Month
_______________ and ending on the __________ day of ______________________,
Year
Day
Month
_______________.
Year
II. LANDLORD & TENANT – This Lease Agreement is between
_____________________________________ (Hereinafter referred to as “Landlord”)
Landlord
with mailing address of ____________________________________ City of
Street Address
______________________ State of _______________ Zip Code ___________
City
State
Zip Code
(Hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) to
_____________________________________ (Hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”)
Tenant
III. PREMISES – The Landlord agrees to lease the premises located at
____________________________________ City of ______________________ State of
Street Address
City
_______________ Zip Code ___________ (Hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) to
State
Zip Code
the Tenant only for the purposes of residential use. The Landlord agrees to include
furnishings and appliances as described:
________________________________________________.
Furnishings and Appliances
If there are any common areas for use but which are shared between other Tenants or the
Landlord, Tenant shall have the every right to use said areas. If there are any restrictions
on said common areas they are:
___________________________________________________
Restrictions
RHODE ISLAND
STANDARD LEASE AGREEMENT
I. TERM – This legal document (“Hereinafter referred to as “Lease Agreement”)
represents a lease agreement for a term of __________ months (Hereinafter referred to as
Number of Months
the “Lease Term”) beginning on the __________ day of ______________________,
Day
Month
_______________ and ending on the __________ day of ______________________,
Year
Day
Month
_______________.
Year
II. LANDLORD & TENANT – This Lease Agreement is between
_____________________________________ (Hereinafter referred to as “Landlord”)
Landlord
with mailing address of ____________________________________ City of
Street Address
______________________ State of _______________ Zip Code ___________
City
State
Zip Code
(Hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) to
_____________________________________ (Hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”)
Tenant
III. PREMISES – The Landlord agrees to lease the premises located at
____________________________________ City of ______________________ State of
Street Address
City
_______________ Zip Code ___________ (Hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) to
State
Zip Code
the Tenant only for the purposes of residential use. The Landlord agrees to include
furnishings and appliances as described:
________________________________________________.
Furnishings and Appliances
If there are any common areas for use but which are shared between other Tenants or the
Landlord, Tenant shall have the every right to use said areas. If there are any restrictions
on said common areas they are:
___________________________________________________
Restrictions
IV. USE
The Tenant shall obey, and require anyone else on the Premises to obey, all laws and
restrictions that apply to the Premises as well as any Federal or State Laws and act in a
manner that does not unreasonably disturb any neighbors or constitute a breach of peace.
Landlord will give Tenant notice of any restrictions that apply to the Premises.
A. Alterations - Tenant ____ may, or, ____ may not make alterations or
improvements to the Premises with first obtaining permission from the Landlord
in writing of exactly the improvement or alteration and how the improvement or
alteration will be made.
B. Pets – Tenant ____ may, or, ____ may not be allowed to have pets on the
Premises. If pets are not allowed on the premises, they are not to be allowed at
anytime, except licensed animals needed by the blind, deaf, disabled or
_________________ under the conditions of _____________________________
Other
Conditions
The Premises are to be used only as a private residence for the Tenant(s) listed in Section
II of this Agreement, and the following minor children:
_______________________________________________________________________.
List Minor Children
Occupancy by guests for more than _____ is prohibited without Landlord's written
# of Days
consent and will be considered a breach of this Lease Agreement.
V. RENT
Tenant shall pay rent to Landlord payable to in the monthly installments of
_____________________________________ Dollars ($__________________)
Amount
$
payable in the name of _________________________________________________.
Payable to
Payments are due on the _______ of every month (Hereinafter referred to as the “Due
#
Date”) beginning _________________________________. All rent payments shall be
Date
sent to ______________________________ City of ______________ State of
Street Address
City
__________ Zip Code ___________ or if there is another way the Landlord would like to
State
Zip Code
receive rental payments it shall be described as follows:
Other
(if applicable) Prorated first month's rent.
For the period from Tenant's move-in date ______________, ____, through the end
Tenant’s Move-in Date
of the month, Tenant will pay to Landlord the prorated monthly rent of
$______________________________.
Prorated Rent Amount
This amount will be paid on or before the date the Tenant moves in.
VI. DEPOSITS AND CHARGES - In addition to Rent described above, the Tenant
shall pay the following to the items that apply:
A. Deposits (check all that apply)
_____ - Security Deposit of $_____________.___ paid upon signing the Lease
$
_____ - Last Month’s Rent of $_____________.___ paid upon signing the Lease
$
_____ - Rent in advance of $_____________.___ paid upon signing the Lease
$
_____ - Pet Deposit of $_____________.___ paid upon signing the Lease
$
_____ - Other ____________________________________________________________
$
If the Tenant has paid a deposit or an advancement of rent, the Landlord shall deposit the
money in a separate interest bearing or non-interest bearing account for the benefit of the
Tenant. Furthermore, within __________ days after Tenant has vacated the premises,
# of days
returned keys, and provided Landlord with a forwarding address, Landlord will give
Tenant an itemized written statement of the reasons for, and the dollar amount of, any of
the security deposit retained by the Landlord, along with a check for any deposit balance.
B. Late Charges - If Rent has not been paid in full to the Landlord by the Due
Date as stated in Section V the Landlord has the right to either:
(choose one option)
_____ - Charge Tenant fee of $____, for every day after the Due Date.
$
_____ - Charge Tenant fee of ___% of the amount due, for every day after the Due Date.
%
VII. UTILITIES – Tenant is responsible for the following utility charges:
____ - Electricity
____ - Water
____ - Cable
____ - Internet
____ - Heat
____ - Other _____________________________________________________________
Other
VIII. SUBLETTING & ASSIGNMENT – Tenant agrees not to sublet any part of the
Premises or assign this Lease Agreement without written consent from the Landlord.
IX. MAINTENANCE – Tenant agrees to keep the Premises properly maintained and in
sanitary condition during the term of the lease. Tenant must return the Premises to the
same level of condition as when the day the Tenant took occupancy.
A. Tenant to keep the premises clean, sanitary, and in good condition and, upon
termination of the tenancy, return the premises to Landlord in a condition
identical to what existed when the Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary
wear and tear;
B. It is the Tenant’s obligation to notify Landlord IMMEDIATELY of any
conditions that could be hazardous in or about the Premises.
C. Tenant agrees that they will be held accountable for any damage made by
guests on the Premises.
X. LANDLORD’S ACCESS – Landlord or a Landlord’s representative may enter the
Premises under the following conditions:
A. At anytime for the protection or preservation of the Premises.
B. After notice as required by State law for the purpose of repairing the Premises.
C. To inspect the Premises; make necessary or agreed-upon repairs, decorations,
alterations, or improvements; supply agreed services: or exhibit the Premises to
prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors
under any of the following circumstances:
1. With Tenant’s consent
2. In case of emergency
3. When Tenant unreasonably withholds consent.
4. If Tenant is absent from the Premises for a period of at least one-half a Rental
Installment Period. (If the rent is current and Tenant notifies Landlord of an
intended absence, then the Landlord may only enter with Tenant’s consent or for
the protection or preservation of the Premises.)
XI. PROHIBITED ACTS BY LANDLORD
A. - Landlord cannot cause, directly or indirectly, the termination or interruption
of any utility service that serves the Tenant including but not limited to;
refrigeration garbage collection, gas, oil, electricity, lighting (interior and
exterior), or any other service.
B. - Landlord cannot prevent the Tenant from accessing the Premises by any and
all means.
C. – Landlord cannot make any unnecessary repairs to remove; windows, doors,
or any fixtures. Landlord cannot remove Tenant’s personal property from the
Premises unless Tenant has not paid rent; in that case the Landlord may remove
Tenant’s Personal Property and is not responsible for storage or disposition.
XII. DEFAULT
A. TENANT’S DEFAULT – Tenant shall be in default if the following occurs
during the term of the Lease Agreement:
1. Tenant fails to pay rent when it is due and the default continues for 3
business days (business days are defined as Monday through Friday except
federal holidays) after written notice of failure to pay rent or possession of
the Premises.
2. If there is an intentional act that causes severe destruction, damage, or
misuse of Property, then Landlord has the authority to evict the Tenant
immediately for unreasonable disturbance.
3. If Tenant fails to perform any of the stated terms of the Lease Agreement
and fails to comply after seven (7) days of receiving notice.
B. LANDLORD’S DEFAULT – If Landlord does not comply with Tenant’s
maintenance obligations within seven (7) days of written notice of Landlord’s
default of obligation to repair, fix, or maintain the Premises, the Lease
Agreement may be altered;
C. WAIVER – If Landlord accepts rent knowing of Tenant’s default or accepts
performance by Tenant of any part of the Lease Agreement, or, Tenant
accepts performance by Landlord knowing of Landlord default and pays rent,
then the party accepting performance shall not have the right under this Lease
Agreement to make a claim or terminate Lease Agreement. This does not limit
the rights of any party to enforce later default.
1. Tenant will not be liable for rent if the Landlord’s failure to comply makes
the Premises uninhabitable.
2. If the Landlord’s failure to comply makes the Premises habitable but not

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