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Maryland Residential Lease Agreement
This ​ R esidential Lease Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is
entered into as of ___________________ by and between ______________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Tenant”)
and ______________________, with a mailing address of ______________________
__________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Landlord”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual
promises and agreements contained herein, the Tenant agrees to lease the
Premises from the Landlord under the following terms and conditions:
1. The Property. The Landlord agrees to lease the property described below to the
Tenant:
_____________________________________________________________________
Street Address, City, State, ZIP Code
_____________________________________________________________________
Residence Type (Apartment/House/Condo/Other)
_______________________________
_______________________________
Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
The aforementioned property (hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) shall be
leased wholly by the Tenant.
2. Lease Term. ​ T his Agreement shall be considered fixed lease. The Tenant will
occupy the Premises for a period that shall begin on ___________________ and end
on ___________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lease Term”).
3. Occupants. ​ I n addition to the Tenant, the Premises is to be occupied strictly by the
following individuals (hereinafter referred to as the “Occupant(s)”):
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Maryland Residential Lease Agreement
This ​ R esidential Lease Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is
entered into as of ___________________ by and between ______________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Tenant”)
and ______________________, with a mailing address of ______________________
__________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Landlord”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual
promises and agreements contained herein, the Tenant agrees to lease the
Premises from the Landlord under the following terms and conditions:
1. The Property. The Landlord agrees to lease the property described below to the
Tenant:
_____________________________________________________________________
Street Address, City, State, ZIP Code
_____________________________________________________________________
Residence Type (Apartment/House/Condo/Other)
_______________________________
_______________________________
Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
The aforementioned property (hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”) shall be
leased wholly by the Tenant.
2. Lease Term. ​ T his Agreement shall be considered fixed lease. The Tenant will
occupy the Premises for a period that shall begin on ___________________ and end
on ___________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lease Term”).
3. Occupants. ​ I n addition to the Tenant, the Premises is to be occupied strictly by the
following individuals (hereinafter referred to as the “Occupant(s)”):
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
Full Name: _____________________________ Relationship: ___________________
4. Parking.
❏ A
parking
space
will
be
❏ A parking space will NOT be
provided to the Tenant for a fee
provided to the Tenant.
of $____________ to be paid on
a monthly basis in addition to
the rent.
5. Purpose. ​ T he Tenant and Occupant(s) may only use the Premises as:
❏ A residential dwelling;
❏ A residential dwelling and _________________________________________.
6. Furnishings. ​ T he Premises is to be furnished with the following items:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Additionally, the Landlord shall provide the following appliances:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
7. Security Deposit. ​ A s part of this Agreement, the Landlord requires a prepayment in
the amount of $________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Security Deposit”)
for the faithful performance of the Tenant under the terms and conditions of this
Agreement.
The Security Deposit shall be paid upon the execution of this Agreement and shall be
returned to the Tenant within ______ days after the end of the Lease Term less any
itemized deductions.
8. Rent. ​ T he Tenant shall pay the Landlord $________________ (hereinafter referred
to as the "Rent") in equal monthly installments.
The Tenant is required to pay the first (1st) month's rent:
❏ Upon the execution of this Agreement;
❏ Upon the first (1st) day of the Lease Term.
The Rent shall be due on the ______ of every month (hereinafter referred to as the
“Due Date”) and paid under the following instructions:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Payment Method, Time, Other Details
If the Rent is not paid on the Due Date, there shall be a penalty of
$________________ due as a one-time payment. Rent is considered late when it has
not been paid within ______ day(s) after the Due Date.
If the Tenant pays the Rent with a check that is not honored due to insufficient funds
(NSF) there shall be a fee of $________________ per incident.
It is recommended that renter's insurance be purchased at the Tenant's expense.
9. Utilities. ​ T he Landlord shall pay for the following utilities and services:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Any other utilities that are not mentioned will be the responsibility of the Tenant.
10. Termination. ​ T he Tenant will have the right to terminate this Agreement at any
time by providing at least ______ day(s) written notice to the Landlord. In this case,
the Tenant will pay to the Landlord an early termination fee of $________________.
During the notice period for termination the Tenant will remain responsible for the
payment of rent.
11. Sale of Property. ​ I f the Premises is sold, the Tenant is to be notified of the new
owner no later than ______ day(s) before the sale.
12. Smoking Policy. Smoking on the Premises is permitted only in the following
areas:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
13. Pets.
❏ The Tenant shall have the right
❏ The Tenant shall not have the
to have pet(s) on the Premises.
right to have pets on the
A list and description of pets
Premises or in the common
shall be provided in a Pet
areas.
Addendum to this Agreement.
14. Move-in Inspection. ​ A t the time of the Tenant accepting possession of the
Premises, the Landlord and Tenant agree to inspect the Premises and write any present
damages or needed repairs on a move-in checklist (completed in duplicate). The
completed checklist shall be attached to this Agreement.
15. Possession. The Tenant has examined the condition of the Premises and by taking
possession acknowledges that they have accepted the Premises in good order and in its
current condition. Failure of the Landlord to deliver possession of the Premises at the
start of the Lease Term to the Tenant shall terminate this Agreement at no expense to
the Tenant.
Furthermore, under such failure to deliver possession by the Landlord the Security
Deposit shall be returned to the Tenant along with any other pre-paid fees, including if
the Tenant paid a fee during the application process before the execution of this
Agreement.
16. Access. ​ U pon the beginning of the Proration Period or the start of the Lease Term,
whichever is earlier, the Landlord agrees to give access to the Tenant as needed to
enter the common areas and the Premises.
Duplicate copies of the access provided may only be made under the written consent
of the Landlord. At the end of this Agreement, all access provided to the Tenant shall
be returned to the Landlord.
17. Right of Entry. ​ T he Landlord shall have the right to enter the Premises during
normal working hours by providing a ______ ________________ notice in order to
make necessary repairs, alterations or improvements, to supply services as agreed, to
inspect the property or for any other reason.
18. Maintenance. ​ T he Tenant shall, at their own expense and at all times, maintain
Premises in a clean and sanitary manner, and shall surrender the same at the end of the
Lease Term, in as good condition as received, normal wear and tear excepted.
The Landlord shall be responsible for the following repairs:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
The Tenant shall be responsible for the following repairs:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
The Tenant may not make any alterations to the leased Premises without the written
consent of the Landlord.
19. Subletting.
❏ The Tenant shall have the right
❏ The Tenant shall not have the
to sublet the Premises with the
right to sublet the Premises.
written
consent
from
the
Landlord. Any subtenants must
be described on an Addendum to
this Agreement, signed by both
Parties.
20. Abandonment. ​ I f the Tenant vacates or abandons the Premises for a time period
that is the minimum set by State law or ______ days, whichever is less, the Landlord
shall have the right to terminate this Agreement immediately and remove all
belongings including any personal property off of the Premises.
21. Noise and Waste. The Tenant agrees not to commit waste on the Premises,
maintain, or permit to be maintained, a nuisance thereon, or use, or permit the