Form R-1071R "Residential Lease Agreement Template" - Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Residential Lease Agreement
For Anne Arundel County
Listing Broker: _______________________________ Listing Agent: ____________________________ Phone # _____________________
Leasing Broker: ______________________________ Leasing Agent: ____________________________ Phone # _____________________
1. THIS LEASE,
made this __________ day of ______________________ , 20____ between _______________________________________
hereinafter called the Landlord, and _______________________________________________________________ , hereinafter called the Tenant.
2. WITNESSETH:
The Landlord leases to the Tenant and the Tenant leases from the Landlord the Premises known as:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street Address
Unit #
City
State
Zip
Subdivision or Condominium)
and all improvements including equipment and systems for use as a single family dwelling under the following terms and conditions:
3. TERM:
The Term of this Lease shall be _________________ months and ____________ days beginning on the __________________ day of
_________________________ , 200_____ and ending on the _________day of _____________________________, 200____ .
4. RENT:
Rent payment is to be made in monthly installments of _____________________________________________ Dollars ($__________)
and is due and payable in advance on the First day of the month at ______________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
PRO-RATED RENT
from ___________________, 200_____ through ___________________, 200______ in the amount of $_______________
is due on the __________ day of ______________________,200_____ .
TOTAL RENT
for the Term is ___________________________________________________________________ Dollars ($_______________).
5. NAMES OF AUTHORIZED OCCUPANTS:
____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________. The people listed above and future offspring are the only people author-
ized to occupy the Premises. This is not intended to preclude occupancy by "occasional guests", which is defined as people who, with the Tenant's con-
sent, temporarily occupy the Premises for not more than fifteen (15) consecutive days. Written permission from the Landlord must be obtained for any addi-
tional residents.
6.FIXTURES AND APPLIANCES: CONDITION OF PREMISES:
[See Section 23]
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
t
The Premises shall be made available to Tenant in a condition permitting habitation with reasonable safety, unless specifically noted as follows:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
7. SECURITY DEPOSIT:
_______________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 14]
(includes pet deposit, if any)
8. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION:
Premises is part of a o Condominium Association o Homeowners Association. o Neither.
[See Section 27]
Name of Community Association: _______________________________________________________________________________________
9. REQUIRED LIABILITY INSURANCE:
____________________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 33]
10. TENANT DEDUCTIBLE:
______________________________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 24 ]
11. DAYS TO BE SHOWN
FOR RENT:
FOR SALE:
____________________________
____________________________
[See Section 35]
12. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF LANDLORD OR PROPERTY MANAGER:
[See Section 26]
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This Page Included. Please Initial:
1
Tenant___________ / ____________
Anne Arundel County Association Of Realtors® 9/05 Form #R-1071R
Landlord_________ / ____________
For Use only by members of the Realtor® Association
Residential Lease Agreement
For Anne Arundel County
Listing Broker: _______________________________ Listing Agent: ____________________________ Phone # _____________________
Leasing Broker: ______________________________ Leasing Agent: ____________________________ Phone # _____________________
1. THIS LEASE,
made this __________ day of ______________________ , 20____ between _______________________________________
hereinafter called the Landlord, and _______________________________________________________________ , hereinafter called the Tenant.
2. WITNESSETH:
The Landlord leases to the Tenant and the Tenant leases from the Landlord the Premises known as:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street Address
Unit #
City
State
Zip
Subdivision or Condominium)
and all improvements including equipment and systems for use as a single family dwelling under the following terms and conditions:
3. TERM:
The Term of this Lease shall be _________________ months and ____________ days beginning on the __________________ day of
_________________________ , 200_____ and ending on the _________day of _____________________________, 200____ .
4. RENT:
Rent payment is to be made in monthly installments of _____________________________________________ Dollars ($__________)
and is due and payable in advance on the First day of the month at ______________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
PRO-RATED RENT
from ___________________, 200_____ through ___________________, 200______ in the amount of $_______________
is due on the __________ day of ______________________,200_____ .
TOTAL RENT
for the Term is ___________________________________________________________________ Dollars ($_______________).
5. NAMES OF AUTHORIZED OCCUPANTS:
____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________. The people listed above and future offspring are the only people author-
ized to occupy the Premises. This is not intended to preclude occupancy by "occasional guests", which is defined as people who, with the Tenant's con-
sent, temporarily occupy the Premises for not more than fifteen (15) consecutive days. Written permission from the Landlord must be obtained for any addi-
tional residents.
6.FIXTURES AND APPLIANCES: CONDITION OF PREMISES:
[See Section 23]
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
t
The Premises shall be made available to Tenant in a condition permitting habitation with reasonable safety, unless specifically noted as follows:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
7. SECURITY DEPOSIT:
_______________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 14]
(includes pet deposit, if any)
8. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION:
Premises is part of a o Condominium Association o Homeowners Association. o Neither.
[See Section 27]
Name of Community Association: _______________________________________________________________________________________
9. REQUIRED LIABILITY INSURANCE:
____________________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 33]
10. TENANT DEDUCTIBLE:
______________________________________________________________ ($_____________)
[See Section 24 ]
11. DAYS TO BE SHOWN
FOR RENT:
FOR SALE:
____________________________
____________________________
[See Section 35]
12. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF LANDLORD OR PROPERTY MANAGER:
[See Section 26]
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This Page Included. Please Initial:
1
Tenant___________ / ____________
Anne Arundel County Association Of Realtors® 9/05 Form #R-1071R
Landlord_________ / ____________
For Use only by members of the Realtor® Association
13. TRUTHFULNESS OF RENTAL APPLICATION:
Tenant represents and warrants that the statements made on the Rental Application for this
Lease are true and complete in all material respects. Tenant acknowledges that all representations on the Application are material representations that have
been relied upon by the Landlord as an inducement to the rent the Premises to the Tenant. If any representation made by Tenant in the Application is false
or misleading as to any material fact, Landlord shall have the right to terminate this Lease, to hold Tenant liable for any and all damages to the Premises, to
exercise all legal and equitable rights and remedies, and to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. Tenant shall provide Landlord or Landlord’s
Agent with current home and work telephone numbers at start of Lease and at any time during this Lease that such numbers change.
14. SECURITY DEPOSIT NOTICE AND RECEIPT:
The Tenant shall, upon execution of this Lease, deposit with the Landlord the sum indicated
above
], which shall not exceed two months rent, to be held in an escrow account to ensure full compliance by Tenant of all provisions of this
[See Section 7
Lease, including but not limited to Tenant obligations with respect to damages caused by the Tenant, Tenant's family, agents, employees, guests, other
invitees or pets. The Landlord hereby acknowledges receiving from the Tenant payment of the Security Deposit referred to in Section 7. Within 30 days
after Landlord receives the security deposit, the Landlord shall deposit the funds into an interest bearing account devoted exclusively to security deposits,
and thereafter maintain the security deposit in a federally insured financial institution that does business in the State of Maryland.
At the end of the tenancy, the security deposit, or any portion thereof, may be withheld for unpaid rent, damage due to breach of lease or for damage by
the Tenant or the Tenant's family, agents, employees, guests or invitees in excess of ordinary wear and tear to the leased premises, common areas, major
appliances, and furnishings owned by the Landlord. The Tenant is hereby advised that Tenant has the right to be present when the Landlord or the Land-
lord's agent inspects the premises in order to determine if any damage was done to the premises, if the Tenant notifies the Landlord by certified mail of the
Tenant's intention to move, the date of moving, and the Tenant's new address. The notice to be furnished by the Tenant to the Landlord shall be mailed at
least 15 days prior to the date of moving. Upon receipt of the Tenant’s notice, the Landlord shall notify the Tenant by certified mail of the time and date when
the premises are to be inspected. The date of inspection shall occur within five days before or five days after the date of moving as designated in the Ten-
ant's notice. Failure by the Landlord to comply with this requirement forfeits the right of the Landlord to withhold any part of the security deposit for damages,
although Landlord may retain the right to pursue other legal remedies against the Tenant. The Landlord’s application of the Security Deposit shall not be the
Landlord’s sole remedy in the event of the Tenant’s default if the costs of repairs, replacements or other damages exceed the Security Deposit, the Tenant
shall pay for such excess costs. During the tenancy, the Tenant may not use the Security Deposit for any payment of rent or other obligations, and the
Tenant shall not use the Security Deposit as the last month's rent.
The security deposit is not liquidated damages and may not be forfeited to the Landlord for breach of the rental agreement, except in the amount that the
Landlord is actually damaged by the Tenant’s breach. In calculating damages for lost future rents any amount of rents received by the Landlord for the
premises during the remainder if any, of the Tenant's term, shall reduce the damages by a like amount.
If Landlord withholds any portion of the security deposit for damages as described above, the Landlord must present by first-class mail directed to the last
known address of the Tenant, within 45 days after the termination of the tenancy, a written list of the damages claimed by Landlord together with a statement
of the cost actually incurred. If the Landlord fails to comply with this requirement, the Landlord forfeits the right to withhold any part of the security deposit for
damages.
Within 45 days after the end of the tenancy, the Landlord shall return the security deposit to the Tenant together with simple interest which has accrued in
the amount of 3 percent per annum, less any damages rightfully withheld. Interest shall accrue at six-month intervals from the day the Tenant gives the
Landlord the security deposit. Interest is not compounded. Interest shall be payable only on security deposits of $50 or more. If the Landlord, without a
reasonable basis, fails to return any part of the security deposit, plus accrued interest, within 45 days after the termination of the tenancy, the Tenant has an
action for up to threefold of the withheld amount, plus reasonable attorney's fees.
If any security deposit is paid by Tenant [See Section 7], Tenant is hereby notified of the following:
(1) At the commencement of the tenancy, if the Tenant specifically requests by certified mail within 15 days of the Tenant's occupancy, the Tenant has right
to have the dwelling unit inspected by the Landlord in the Tenant's presence for the purpose of making a written list of damages that exist at the commence-
ment of the tenancy;
(2) At the conclusion of the tenancy, if the Tenant notifies the Landlord by certified mail at least 15 days prior to the date of the Tenant's intended move, of
the Tenant's intention to move, the date of moving, and the Tenant's new address, the Tenant has the right to be present when the Landlord inspects the
premises in order to determine if any damage was done to the premises; if Tenant provides such notice, the Landlord has the obligation to conduct the final
move-out inspection within 5 days before or after the Tenant's stated date of intended moving, and the Landlord has an obligation to notify the Tenant in
writing, by certified mail, of the date and time of the final move-out inspection;
(3) The Tenant has a right to receive, by first class mail, delivered to the last known address of the Tenant, a written list of the charges against the security
deposit claimed by the Landlord and the actual costs, within 45 days after the termination of the tenancy;
(4) The Landlord has an obligation to return any unused portion of the security deposit, by first class mail, ad-
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Tenant___________ / ____________
Anne Arundel County Association Of Realtors® 9/05 Form #R-1071R
Landlord_________ / ____________
For Use only by members of the Realtor® Association
dressed to the Tenant's last known address, within 45 days after the termination of the tenancy; and
(5) The failure of the Landlord to comply with the security deposit law may result in the Landlord being liable to the Tenant for a penalty of up to 3 times the
security deposit wrongfully withheld, plus reasonable attorney's fees.
15. SURRENDER OF PREMISES AND MOVE-OUT INSPECTION:
The Tenant shall, upon termination of this Lease, surrender the Premises
and all fixtures and equipment of the Landlord in good, clean and functioning condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted. The move-out inspection shall be
made to determine whether there are any damages to the Premises by the Tenant and whether the Tenant may be liable for damages exceeding the
amount of the Security Deposit.
Prior to this inspection, the Tenant shall:
1.
Ensure that the Premises are thoroughly cleaned, including the stove, refrigerator and windows, remove all personal property of Tenant as well as
trash from the Premises; clean gutters and downspouts, cut grass and remove leaves as necessary;
2.
Have carpets cleaned and deodorized by a professional company acceptable to the Landlord and provide a paid receipt;
3.
Eliminate any other household pests from the interior of the Premises, including but not limited to fleas, ticks, roaches, ants and rodents;
4.
Have the Premises professionally treated for fleas and ticks and provide a paid receipt, if pets have been present.
Within twenty four (24) hours after vacating the Premises, the Tenant shall return to the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent all keys, garage door openers,
passes and documents, including all provided appliance manuals and Community Association documents. Failure to comply will be cause to charge the
Tenant for changing the locks and/or the cost of replacing the Community Association documents.
If the Tenant does not accomplish such cleaning, trash removal, exterminating and return of Landlord’s property above, Landlord or Landlord’s Agent may
have such items completed at the Tenant's expense, and the Tenant hereby agrees to reimburse the Landlord for such expense. The costs and expenses
referred to above shall be considered damages due to breach of Lease in excess of ordinary wear and tear. Any property which is left on or at the Prem-
ises after the termination of the tenancy shall be considered to be abandoned by the Tenant or others and Landlord or Landlord’s Agent may dispose of it
without liability to Tenant or others. Such storage or removal shall be at the expense of the Tenant.
16. PAYMENT OF RENT:
Rent is due and payable on the first day of each month. It is agreed and understood by all parties to this Lease Agreement
that any rental payment received by the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent five (5) days or more after the due date shall be subject to imposition of a late
charge of five percent (5%) of the monthly rent. This late charge, if not remitted with the delinquent rental payment shall remain due and is payable immedi-
ately. All late fees payable by Tenant shall constitute additional rent due under this Lease. Should the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent accept any partial
payment of rent, this acceptance shall not be interpreted as changing the terms of the Lease which require the payment of rent in advance. Any payment
made by the Tenant to the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent shall first be applied to any outstanding amounts for charges other than the current month's rent
(past rent, late charges, legal fees, returned check charges, repair bills or deductible charges, court costs and other reasonable and associated costs of
judicial proceedings, etc.) before being applied to the current month's rent. Payment shall always be applied to the Security Deposit due before being ap-
plied to rent. If any personal check used in payment of rent, Security Deposit, or any other monies due the Landlord, is returned by the bank for insufficient
funds, closed account, or any other reason, all future payments must be made in cash, certified check or money order at the option of the Landlord or
Landlord’s Agent. Tenant agrees to pay Landlord an administrative charge of $25.00 on all such returned checks. Unless Tenant makes payment by
check, Landlord or Landlord’s Agent shall give Tenant a receipt showing payment and the time period the payment covers.
17. USE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND LOCAL LAWS:
Landlord covenants that the Tenant, upon paying the rent and complying with the terms of
this Lease, shall peaceably and quietly have, hold and enjoy the Premises for the Term of the Lease. The Tenant shall use the Premises in compliance
with applicable laws and ordinances, in a manner which shall not increase the Premises’ insurance rates.
18. PETS:
No pets of any kind are permitted on the Premises at any time except those, if any, permitted in writing by Landlord or by Law. In any event,
Tenant shall be responsible for all costs of repairing any damage or removing any stains or odors caused by an animal on the Premises. Tenant shall be
liable for any damages caused by any animal on the Premises including, but not limited to, the replacement of carpeting, hardwood flooring tile, sub-flooring,
and lost rent resulting from Landlord’s inability or delay in re-renting the Premises due to a stain, odor or other damage.
19. UTILITIES:
The Tenant shall be responsible for the cost and maintenance of all utilities to the Premises, including but not limited to heat, electric, gas,
fuel oil, water, sewage, refuse collection, recycling, telephone, cable television and any other utilities. The Tenant shall be responsible for placing the billing
into the Tenant’s name effective with the start of this Lease and shall promptly pay all such utility bills during the Lease Term as the bills become due. Land-
lord may elect to keep the city, county or private water, sewer and/or trash bills in Landlord’s name, and to receive these bills directly from the municipality
and to then forward a copy of these bills to Tenant for payment by Tenant. Such arrangements shall not relieve the Tenant of Tenant’s financial responsibil-
ity or obligation under this Lease for these services. The Tenant agrees to forward a receipted paid water bill for the above Premises to Landlord or Land-
lord’s Agent at the termination of the Lease. In the event Tenant fails to make such payments or any other utility payments critical to the maintenance or pro-
tection of the property (including but not limited to electricity, heat in cold months, proper sewer or septic tank
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Tenant___________ / ____________
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Landlord_________ / ____________
For Use only by members of the Realtor® Association
operation), then Landlord or Landlord’s Agent, at its option, may pay same for Tenant's account, in which event Tenant shall immediately, as additional
rent, reimburse Landlord in full the amount thereof. Such payment may, at the discretion of the Landlord, be added to or deemed part of the rent due and
the Landlord shall have the right to seek the remedies for the collection of such charges, together with any interest and penalties incurred, as additional rent.
20. ALTERATIONS AND REDECORATING:
Tenant shall not remodel or make any structural changes, alterations or additions to the Premises,
remove or exchange appliances or equipment, such as, but not limited to air conditioning, heating, refrigeration or cooking units. Tenant shall not drive nails
or other devices into the walls or woodwork except for a reasonable number of small nails as picture hangers (which Tenant shall be responsible for pro-
fessionally repairing at end of tenancy). In no case shall tape be used. Tenant shall not paint, install wallpaper, paneling, flooring, carpeting, ceiling tiles or
any other object attached in any way to the property. Tenant shall not refinish nor recoat the wood floors of the Premises. Tenant shall not affix any object
containing an adhesive backing to any surface in the Premises, attach plant hooks to the ceiling, install iron safes, water beds or any other extra-heavy
objects. The Landlord reserves the right to prescribe the maximum weight, proper position and the manner of placing objects. The Tenant shall be liable for
any damage to the Premises caused by bringing in, using, or removing Tenant’s
furnishings. Tenant shall not change or re-key the existing locks, nor install additional locks or devices. In the unexpected event that Tenant must re-key or
change the locks in an emergency, the work shall be done professionally and Tenant shall immediately provide Landlord or Landlord’s Agent with dupli-
cate, working copies of all keys in such quantity as required by Landlord or Landlord’s Agent (and instructions on how to operate all new locks). The Ten-
ant shall be responsible for the quality of any replacement locks and any damage caused by installation.
21. LANDLORD CONSENT REQUIRED:
The Tenant is required to submit a written request to the Landlord for permission to perform any altera-
tions. Prior to performing any alterations, Tenant must have the Landlord’s consent in writing. Landlord shall have the right to inspect the Premises to
determine whether it has been altered or redecorated without consent, or whether such alterations and redecoration, if done with written consent, have
been properly completed in a good and workmanlike manner. Any alterations, repairs or replacements which have been permitted, are to be done with a
quality of materials and workmanship comparable to those which currently exist on the Premises.
22. REPAIRS AND NOTICE OF DEFECTS:
Tenant shall give the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent prompt notice of any defects, leaks, or breakage in
the structure, equipment or fixtures of the Premises including damage by accident, fire, storm or flood.
23. APPLIANCES AND PERSONAL PROPERTY:
Any refrigerator, range, washer, dryer, dishwasher, other personal property
[See Section 6]
or appliances which are located or installed on the Premises are provided “as is,” are for the Tenant's use and convenience and are not warranted by
Landlord. Tenant agrees to maintain said appliances and personal property at Tenant's own risk and expense and maintain them in good order. In the
event of replacement of appliances, the cost shall be the responsibility of the Landlord. By definition, replacement shall be necessary in the event the cost of
repair exceeds seventy percent (70%) of the replacement cost, unless such condition is the result of Tenant negligence.
24. REPAIRS AND TENANT MAINTENANCE OF PREMISES:
The Tenant shall keep the Premises in good order and condition and shall not
deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the Premises, nor permit any person to do so, and any repairs resulting
from such acts shall be paid for by the Tenant. (Tenant shall not order repairs on or about the Premises without prior approval of Landlord or Landlord’s
Agent.) Landlord shall be responsible for structural and major repairs to the Premises including the heating and air conditioning systems, roof, water heater,
electrical systems, and structural elements. Tenant shall be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the Premises (including, but not lim-
ited to, points 1-16 below), and for repairs made necessary by misuse, negligence, excessive wear and tear, or destructive activities of Tenant, other oc-
cupants, guests, invitees, pets or others, whether authorized or unauthorized. In addition, all repairs not otherwise addressed in this Lease are each sub-
ject to a deductible amount of
which is to be paid promptly by Tenant.
[See Section 10]
Additionally, the Tenant shall be responsible for:
1.
Maintaining the Premises in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition and complying with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances and
regulations with respect to occupancy of the Premises;
2.
Disposing of all trash, garbage, and waste in suitable covered containers or appropriate or required receptacles;
3.
Using and operating all appliances, equipment and systems in a safe and reasonable manner so as not to overload them;
4.
Maintaining, turning off and properly draining water pipes in cold weather. In the event that the plumbing at the Premises is frozen or obstructed due to
negligence of Tenant, Tenant’s family, guests or others, Tenant shall immediately pay the cost of repairing the frozen pipes or clearing the obstruction
and any additional costs associated with the repair (including, but not limited to, drywall, carpet and repainting);
5.
Changing of furnace, heat pump and air conditioner filters at Tenant’s expense at least once every two (2) months;
6.
Clearing plumbing stoppages of all toilets and drains including garbage disposals; In the event that plumbing of premises is obstructed due to the negli-
gence of the Tenant, Tenant’s family, employees, or guests, the cost for clearing such obstructions shall be paid by the Tenant;
7.
Replacing and fixing any glass or screen breakage; Furnishing and replacing light bulbs, fuses and faucet washers as needed;
8.
Maintaining all flooring and carpeting in a clean and good condition;
9.
Cutting and maintaining the lawn, keeping hedges trimmed, flower beds and shrubbery in good order and properly pruned;
10. Maintaining exterior gutters, drains and grounds free of leaves and other debris;
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Tenant___________ / ____________
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Landlord_________ / ____________
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11. Storing firewood and other sources of termites at least twenty (20) feet from dwelling;
12. Keeping the streets and areas adjacent to the Premises clear of filth, refuse and obstructions;
13. Promptly removing ice and snow from all walks, steps, and drives including public sidewalks and steps, and maintaining a clear condition;
14. Controlling and eliminating pests in or emanating from the Premises including but not limited to ants, roaches, fleas, ticks and rodents during occupancy and upon vacat-
ing;
15.
Making any repairs, alterations, or additions required by any governmental authority, condominium or homeowners association, or the managing agent due to the Ten-
;
ant’s use
16.
Promptly reporting to the Landlord any defect, damage, or breakage. Failure to report shall make Tenant liable for the repair of any resulting damage. This does not obli-
.
gate the Landlord to repair or correct such defects, breakage, malfunction or damage
25. SMOKE DETECTORS:
Tenant acknowledges that, if the Premises contains one, two or three residential units, it is the Tenant's responsibility to
provide and maintain at least one approved smoke detector (including maintenance and replacement of batteries), in accordance with the provisions of
Article 38A, Section 12A of the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland, as amended. Tenant assumes all liability for smoke detectors, and hereby re-
leases and indemnifies Landlord and Landlord’s Agent from any and all liability resulting from any claims related to smoke detectors. If the building contains
four or more residential units, then it is the Landlord's responsibility to install and maintain the smoke detectors.
THIS RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT CONTAINS ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) ELECTRIC SERVICE. IN THE EVENT OF A POWER
OUTAGE, AND ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) POWERED SMOKE DETECTOR WILL NOT PROVIDE AN ALARM. THERFORE, THE
OCCUPANT SHOULD OBTAIN A DUAL POWERED SMOKE DETECTOR OR A BATTERY POWERED SMOKE DETECTOR.
26. NOTICES AND AGENTS:
In every instance in which notice is required to be given, such notice shall be in writing and personally delivered or
sent by first class, certified or registered mail. Notice to the Landlord shall be addressed to the address provided in Section 12
]. Notice to
[See Section 12
the Tenant shall be addressed to the Premises. All notices sent by mail shall be deemed to be given as of the postmark date. Either party may change the
address to which notices are to be sent by sending written notice of such new address to the other party. Should the Landlord retain an Agent to serve as
Property Manager for the Premises, any authority vested in the Landlord under the terms of this Lease may be exercised by the Agent and all notices to be
furnished to t h e Landlord shall be furnished to the Landlord’s Agent instead. The party identified in Section 12 is the person authorized to accept service of
process on behalf of the Landlord; if such party is a corporate entity, service of process shall be made upon the resident agent for that entity as recorded
with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
27. COMPLIANCE WITH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS:
The Tenant’s right to use and occupy the Premises shall be subject
to the provisions of the
] (“Community Association”) (which shall include condominium unit owners’ association, homeowners’ association or
[See Section 8
other similar associations) Covenants, Declarations and Bylaws (collectively “Association Documents”) and to such rules and regulations as the Community
Association may issue (collectively “Rules and Regulations”). Failure to comply with the provisions of the Association Documents or Rules and
Regulations shall constitute a breach of this Lease. All costs incurred to cure such a breach shall be paid by the Tenant. To the extent permitted by
the Community Association, this Lease grants the Tenant the rights of the Landlord to use the common elements and facilities of the Community Association
(excluding membership rights in the Association), for the Lease Term, in accordance with the provisions of the Association Documents and Rules and
Regulations and provided that the Tenant pays any optional user fees. The Landlord agrees to complete necessary forms for the Tenant to obtain or use
any Community Association services. Upon Tenant request, Landlord shall provide Tenant with name and address of the Community Association man-
agement company or the Community Association officers. Notwithstanding, Tenant acknowledges that it is Tenant’s own responsibility to comply with Com-
munity Association Covenants, Rules and Regulations throughout the Term of this Lease.
28. EARLY TERMINATION OF OCCUPANCY:
Tenant shall not be released from liability for rent or other charges due under this Lease unless
Landlord agrees in writing to release Tenant from such liability. If any party to the Lease should die during the Lease Term, the Personal Representative of
the Estate of the deceased may terminate this Lease by giving at least one month’s written notice prior to any rental due date.
29. LEASE VIOLATIONS:
If the Tenant, Tenant's family, employees, or guests violate any provision of this Lease, or any rule or regulation herein
imposed, then Landlord may reasonably treat such representation or Lease violation as a material breach of the terms of this Lease, in which event Land-
lord may terminate the Lease by giving written notice to the Tenant to vacate the Premises, with Tenant's possession of the Premises terminating on the date
specified in Landlord's notice. Under such circumstances, Landlord may re-enter and take possession of the Premises by utilizing applicable law. If Tenant's
possession of the Premises should be so terminated, or if the Premises should otherwise become vacant during the Term of this Lease, or any renewal or
extension, Tenant shall remain liable to the Landlord for the rent through what would have been the expiration date of this Lease, or any renewal or exten-
sion, had Tenant's possession not been so terminated; and shall further remain liable for such other damages sustained by the Landlord due to Tenant's
breach of Lease and/or Tenant's termination of possession of the Premises as long as such liability is not expressly prohibited by applicable law. Such
other damages shall include, but are not limited to, costs incurred in recovering possession of the Premises, costs incurred in re-leasing the Premises such
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Tenant___________ / ____________
Anne Arundel County Association Of Realtors® 9/05 Form #R-1071R
Landlord_________ / ____________
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