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Lease Agreement
Effective Date
____/____/______
Tenant
[Legal Name], AKA (The Tenant)
Located at
[Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Phone Number
(000)000-0000
Email:
email@address.com
&
Owner
[Legal Name], AKA (The Landlord)
Located at
[Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Phone Number
(000)000-0000
Email:
email@address.com
The Landlord leases to Tenant the following real property:
Property Address: ______________________________________________________________
Legal Description: ______________________________________________________________
City: ____________________________________ County: ______________________________
State: _______ Zip: _____________________
Together with the following non-real property items: __________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
The real property and the non-real property are hereby collectively called the “Property”.
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Lease Agreement
Effective Date
____/____/______
Tenant
[Legal Name], AKA (The Tenant)
Located at
[Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Phone Number
(000)000-0000
Email:
email@address.com
&
Owner
[Legal Name], AKA (The Landlord)
Located at
[Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Phone Number
(000)000-0000
Email:
email@address.com
The Landlord leases to Tenant the following real property:
Property Address: ______________________________________________________________
Legal Description: ______________________________________________________________
City: ____________________________________ County: ______________________________
State: _______ Zip: _____________________
Together with the following non-real property items: __________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
The real property and the non-real property are hereby collectively called the “Property”.
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The term of this lease starts and ends as follows:
Start Date: ____/____/______
End Date: ____/____/______
The above mentioned tenant must occupy the Property within five days after the start date of
this lease. If the Tenant is unable to occupy the Property by the fifth day after the start day due
to construction on the Property or a prior tenant not vacating the Property Tenant may then
terminate this lease by giving written notice to Landlord before the Property becomes available
to the Tenant. The Landlord will then refund to Tenant the security deposit and any paid rent.
The Landlord will reduce the rent on a daily basis for a delay that is caused by construction or a
prior tenant not leaving the Property.
This lease will automatically renew on a month to month basis unless Tenant or Landlord
provides the other party a written notice of termination of not less than thirty days before the
expiration date.
If this lease does automatically renew on a month to month basis, it will continue to renew on a
month to month basis until either party provides an written notice of termination to the other
party and the notice of termination will be effective on the date that is designated in the notice
but not sooner than thirty days after the notice has been received. If necessary the rent
payment will be prorated on a daily basis.
Oral notice of Lease termination will not suffice under any conditions. Time is very important
for providing notice of termination and strict compliance with the dates by which notice must
be provided is required.
The Tenant will pay Landlord monthly rent in the amount of $________________ for each full
month during the lease. The first month’s rent is due and payable no later than
____/____/______. Following the first month’s rent Tenant will pay the monthly rent to the
Landlord on or before the first day of each month during this lease.
On or before ____/____/______ Tenant will pay Landlord $_________________ as prorated
rent from the Lease start date through the last day of the month in which the Lease starts.
Tenant will remit all payment amounts to Landlord under this Lease to the following person or
entity at the place stated and makes all payments payable to the named person or entity.
Name: __________________________________________
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Address: __________________________________________
Tenant must pay all rent in a timely manner and without demand, deduction, or any offset,
except that which is permitted by law or this Lease.
Time is of the essence regarding the payment of rent and strict compliance with rental due
dates is hereby required.
Tenant will pay all rent payments by check, cashier’s check, money order, or other means that
is acceptable by the Landlord and not cash.
If the Tenant fails to pay rent in a timely fashion any amounts due under this Lease or if any
check of Tenant is not honored by the banking institution by which it is drawn upon. The
Landlord may require the Tenant to pay such due amount and any subsequent amounts under
this Lease in certified funds only. This paragraph does not limit Landlord from seeking other
remedies under this Lease for Tenant’s failure to make rent payments in a timely manner with
sufficient funds.
There will be no increases in the amount of rent paid during the initial period of this Lease.
However, Landlord may increase the rent that will be paid during any month to month renewal
period with at least a thirty day written notice given to the Tenant.
If the Landlord does not actually receive a rent payment in full at the designated place of
payment by 11:59pm on the fifth day after the date on which it is due. Tenant will pay the
Landlord an initial late charge of $25 and an additional $10 per day for each day thereafter until
the rent and late charges are paid in full. Additional late charges for any one payment may not
exceed more than thirty days.
The mailbox is not the agent for receipt for Landlord receiving rent and any late charges due.
Also, the postmark is not the date the Landlord receives the payment. The Landlord’s
acceptance of a late charge does not waive Landlord’s right to exercise additional remedies that
are found in this Lease Agreement.
Tenant will pay Landlord $25 for each check Tenant writes to Landlord which is returned or not
honored by the institution from which it is drawn for any reason, plus any late charges until the
Landlord receives the full payment due. Tenant must make any returned check good by paying
all amounts due with any associated charges in certified funds only.
Despite any notation on a check the Landlord may apply funds received from Tenant first to any
non-rent obligations of Tenant, including by not limited to, late charges, returned check
charges, repairs, brokerage fees, periodic utilities, pet charges, and then to rent due.
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Unless the parties agree otherwise in writing the Tenant will not permit or even temporarily
allow any pet on the Property. This includes but not limited to any mammal, reptile, bird, fish,
rodent, and or insect).
If Tenant violates the above paragraph regarding pets the Landlord may take all or any of the
following actions:
(1) Declare Tenant to be in default of this Lease and exercise the Landlord’s right to
terminate this Lease.
(2) Charge Tenant additional rent, with an initial payment of $200 and $25 for each day per
pet that the Tenant violates pet restrictions.
(3) Remove or cause to be removed any unauthorized pet and deliver it to the appropriate
local authorities by providing at least 24 hour written notice to Tenant of the Landlord’s
intention to remove the unauthorized pet(s).
(4) Charge to the Tenant the Landlord’s cost to remove any unauthorized pet, exterminate
the Property for fleas and other insects, clean and deodorize the Property’s carpets and
drapes, and repair any damage to the Property that was caused by the unauthorized
pet.
When taking action regarding the removal of any unauthorized pet Landlord will not be held
liable for any harm, injury, death and or sickness to any pet.
A Security Deposit will be due when this Lease Agreement is executed. The Tenant will pay a
security deposit to Landlord in the amount of $_____________________.
No interest or income will be paid to Tenant on the security deposit. The Landlord may place
the security deposit in an interest bearing or income producing account and any interest or
income earned will be paid to the Landlord.
Tenant must give Landlord at least thirty days written notice of surrender before Landlord is
obligated to refund or account for the security deposit.
Tenant may not withhold any portion of the last month’s rent due on grounds that the security
deposit is security for unpaid rent.
Landlord does not have to return or account for the security deposit until the Tenant
surrenders the Property and gives the Landlord a written statement of the Tenant’s forwarding
address, after which the Landlord has thirty days in which to account for the security deposit.
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The Landlord may deduct reasonable charges from the security deposit for the following
causes:
Damages to the Property, this excludes normal wear and tear, and all other reasonable
costs that are associated to repair the Property.
Costs, for which Tenant is responsible to clean, deodorize, exterminate, and maintain
the Property.
Any unpaid or accelerated rent payments.
Any unpaid late charges.
Unpaid utilities and utility expenses the Landlord incurs due to maintaining the utilities
to the Property as required by this Lease.
Unpaid pet charges.
Replacing unreturned keys, garage door openers, security devices, or other
components.
The removal of unauthorized locks or fixtures that were installed by the Tenant.
Landlord’s cost to access the Property if made inaccessible by the Tenant.
Missing or burned-out light bulbs and fluorescent tubes that are in the same location
and of the same type and quality that were at the Property on the Start Date of Lease
Agreement.
The packing, removing, storing any abandoned property.
Removing abandoned or illegally parked vehicles.
Costs of reletting if Tenant defaults on Lease Agreement
Attorney’s fees, costs of court, costs of service, and other reasonable costs that incurred
in any legal proceeding against above said Tenant.
Mailing costs associated with sending notices to Tenant for any violation of this Lease.
Any other unpaid charges or fees or other items for which the Tenant is responsible for
under this Lease.
If deductions exceed the security deposit, the Tenant will pay the Landlord the excess
within ten days after Landlord makes written demand to the Tenant.
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