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					This is a template that provides information, instructions, and includes a sample contract
for a room rental between an owner and a tenant of a dwelling. The sample agreement
includes a description of the premises and the room to be rented. In addition, the
agreement specifies the term of the relationship, the rate charged, late charges, and
security deposits. This template is useful for individuals that want to learn about room
rentals and want a sample agreement they can provide tenants.
                       ROOM RENTAL AGREEMENT
      This Room Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into on the _____
day of ______________, 20____ by and between _______________ (“Owner”) and
________________ (“Tenant”).

1.    Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Owner hereby does rent to Tenant
      and Tenant hereby rents rent from Owner, for residential purposes only, the premises
      known municipally as ____________________________ (the “Premises”) [Include
      description of room(s) being rented in relationship to the rest of the house; e.g., second
      floor bedroom on Northwest side] and located at:
      ____________________________________[Address].

2.    The term of this Agreement shall commence on the ____ day of _________, 20____,
      shall continue for a period of _______________ (_____) days/months thereafter, and
      shall terminate on the _____ day of ______________, 20_____.

3.    Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that Tenant shall pay to Owner, the
      sum of _______________ dollars ($________), payable in advance, as rent, on the _____
      day of each and every month, commencing on the _____ day of _____________, 20____.

4.    Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that, should Tenant fail to make
      payment of the rent in full on the day that such rent is due and payable to Owner, Tenant
      hereby agrees to pay to Owner the rent in full within _____ (___) days after it is due.
      [Commonly known as “grace period”]

5.    Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to pay to Owner a late charge of ___________
      dollars ($____) plus ___________ dollars ($_____) for each additional day the rent
      continues to be overdue.

6.    Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that the total late charges that may be
      paid by Tenant to Owner for any one (1) month period shall not exceed the sum of
      ___________ dollars ($______). This provision does not waive the right of Owner to
      demand payment of the rent in full on the day it is due and payable.

7.    Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to pay to Owner the sum of ______________
      dollars ($_______) for any check returned for insufficient funds or is otherwise not
      negotiable. Landlord may also charge late fees when applicable.

8.    Owner and Tenant hereby agree that the Tenant shall pay ______ dollars ($___) as a
      security deposit for the Premises, and said amount shall be returned at the end of the
      tenancy to Tenant unless Tenant has failed to pay for damages, (normal wear and tear
      excepted). In said event, the amount of damages shall be subtracted from the security
      deposit, with the balance paid to Tenant.




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9.    Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agreement that Tenant shall be solely
      responsible for payment of all utility charges and shall pay in full, such utility charges, on
      the day that they are due.

10.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Premises are to be used only by Tenant
      as a private residence for the Tenant(s) named in paragraph one (1) above. Tenant further
      hereby agrees that he/she will not use the Premises for any other purpose without
      Owner’s prior written consent.

11.   Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that Tenant may have a guest stay on
      the Premises with Tenant for a period up to _______ (___) months during any one year
      period. Occupancy by a guest staying more than ______ (___) months is prohibited
      without Owner’s written consent and shall be considered a breach of this Agreement.

12.   Tenant hereby acknowledges that he/she has examined the Premises, including carpets,
      drapes, and paint, and have found them to be in good, safe and clean condition and repair.

13.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to keep the Premises in good order and repair,
      and, upon termination of tenancy, to return the Premises to Owner in a condition identical
      to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary wear and tear.

14.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to immediately notify Owner of any defects or
      dangerous conditions in or about the Premises of which he/she becomes aware.

15.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to reimburse to Owner, on demand by Owner or
      his or her agent, for the cost of any repairs to the Premises damaged by Tenant, or their
      guests or invitees.

16.   Failure of Tenant to take possession of the Premises shall not relieve him/her of his/her
      obligation to pay rent pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

17.   In the event Owner is unable to deliver possession of the Premises to Tenant for any
      reason not within Owner’s control, including but not limited to, failure of prior occupants
      to vacate as agreed or required by law, or partial or complete destruction of the Premises,
      Owner shall not be liable to Tenant, except for the return of any sums previously paid
      hereunder by Tenant to Owner in the event Tenant chooses to terminate this Agreement
      as a result of Owner’s inability to deliver possession.

18.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she shall not sublet any part of the
      Premises or assign this Agreement without the prior consent of Owner.

19.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that Owner or Owner’s agents may enter the
      Premises in the event of an emergency, to make repairs or improvements to the Premises,
      or to show the Premises to prospective purchasers or tenants. Except in case of
      emergency, the Owner shall give Tenant reasonable notice of its/his/her intent to enter the
      Premises. In order to facilitate the Owner’s right of access, Tenant shall not, without



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      Owner’s prior written consent, alter or re-key any locks to the Premises. At all times,
      Owner or Owner’s agent shall be provided with a key or keys capable of unlocking all
      such locks and gaining entry to the Premises. Tenant further hereby acknowledges and
      agrees to notify Owner if he/she installs any burglar alarm system as well as to provide to
      Owner instructions on how to disarm it.

20.   Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that Tenant shall be entitled to the quiet
      enjoyment of the Premises. Tenant shall not use the Premises in such a way as to violate
      any law or ordinance, commit waste or nuisance, or annoy, disturb, inconvenience, or
      interfere with the quiet enjoyment of any other tenant or nearby resident.

21.   Except as provided by law or as authorized by the prior consent of Owner, Tenant shall
      not make any repairs or alterations to the Premises.

22.   In the event the Premises are damaged by fire or other casualty covered by insurance,
      Owner shall have the option either to repair such damage and restore the Premises or give
      notice to Tenant at any time within ______ (____) days after such damage occurs
      terminating this Agreement as of a date to be specified in such notice. In the event such
      notice is given, this Agreement shall expire and all rights of Tenant, pursuant to this
      Agreement, shall terminate. Owner shall not be required to make any repairs or
      replacements of any property brought onto the Premises by Tenant. Tenant hereby agrees
      to accept financial responsibility for any damage to the Premises from fire or casualty
      caused by Tenant’s negligence. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to carry a
      standard renter’s insurance policy from a recognized insurance firm or, as an alternative,
      warrants that he/she will be financially responsible for losses not covered by the Owner’s
      fire and extended coverage insurance policy. Damages or plumbing stoppages caused by
      Tenant’s negligence or misuse will be paid by Tenant.

23.   In any action or legal proceeding to enforce any part of this Agreement, the prevailing
      party shall recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.

24.   Owner is hereby authorized to manage the said Premises for the purposes of service of
      process and for the purpose of receiving all notices and demands, at the address indicated
      below.

        THIS AGREEMENT has been executed by each of the parties hereto, on the day and
year first written above.




Witness:                                           Owner



Witness:                                           Tenant



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ered by insurance, the
    Owner shall have the option either to repair such damage and restore the Premises or give
    notice to the Tenant at any time within ______ (____) days after such damage terminating
    this Agreement as of a date to be specified in such notice. In the event of the giving of such
    notice, this Agreement shall expire and all rights of the Tenant pursuant to this Agreement
    shall terminate. The Owner shall not be required to make any repairs or replacements of any
    property brought onto the Premises by the Tenant. The Tenant hereby agrees to accept
    financial responsibility for any damage to the Premises from fire or casualty caused by the
    Tenant’s negligence. The Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to carry a standard renter's
    insurance policy from a recognized insurance firm or as an alternative, warrants that he/she
    will be financially responsible for losses not covered by the Owner's fire and extended
    coverage insurance policy. Damages or plumbing stoppages caused by the Tenant’s
    negligence or misuse will be paid by Tenant.

24. In any action or legal proceeding to enforce any part of this Agreement, the prevailing party
    shall recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

25. The Owner is hereby authorized to manage the said Premises for the purposes of service of
    process and for the purpose of receiving all notices and demands, at the address indicated
    below.




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        THIS AGREEMENT has been executed by each of the parties hereto, on the day and
year first written above.




Witness:                                      Owner



Witness:                                      Tenant




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Description: This is a template that provides information, instructions, and includes a sample contract for a room rental between an owner and a tenant of a dwelling. The sample agreement includes a description of the premises and the room to be rented. In addition, the agreement specifies the term of the relationship, the rate charged, late charges, and security deposits. This template is useful for individuals that want to learn about room rentals and want a sample agreement they can provide tenants.
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