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This Residential Agreement to Lease is used by a Tennessee landlord to lease a residential
property to a tenant. This document contains the material terms of the lease agreement
including the rent amount, the notice requirement for terminating the lease and the
permitted uses of the premises. Many of the standard clauses commonly used in these
types of agreement are included in this document, but it may be customized to ensure that
the understandings of the parties are properly set forth. This lease agreement should be
used by a landlord and a tenant when entering into a residential lease.
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RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT
THIS RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter “Agreement”) is made and
entered into this _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20_____, by and between
_________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of landlord], residing at
_________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of landlord] (hereinafter
“Landlord”), and ____________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of tenant],
residing at _________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of tenant]
(hereinafter “Tenant”). For the purpose of this Agreement, Landlord and Tenant may
individually be referred to as “Party” and collectively as “Parties”.
WHEREAS, Landlord is the sole owner of certain real property together with all
appurtenances thereto, lying and situated in County of United States of America, State of
Tennessee, described in Exhibit-A (hereinafter “Premises”);
WHEREAS, Landlord desires to lease the Premises to Tenant upon the terms and conditions
as contained herein; and
WHEREAS, Tenant desires to lease the Premises from Landlord on the terms and conditions
as contained herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the covenants and obligations contained
herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby
acknowledged, the Parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. TERM AND TERMINATION OF THE TENANCY.
The term of this Agreement shall commence on _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20_____, and
shall continue from that date to _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20_____ [Instruction: Insert
the starting and end date of tenancy]. Either Landlord or Tenant terminates the tenancy by
giving the other thirty (30) days written notice of an intention to terminate the tenancy. In the
event such notice is given, Tenant agrees to pay all rent up to and including the notice period.
Tenant shall pay Landlord rent of ________ ($____) [Instruction: Insert the amount of
rent payable] per month, payable in advance on the _______ (___) [Instruction: Insert the
day, e.g. “first (◊ 1st)”] day of each month. If that day falls on a weekend or legal holiday,
the rent is due on the next business day. Rent shall be paid by personal check, money order or
cashier’s check only, to Landlord at Landlord's address as set forth in the preamble to this
Agreement or at such other place as Landlord shall designate from time to time.
3. LATE CHARGE/BAD CHECKS.
If rental payments are not received by the date due, a collection charge of ________ ($____)
[Instruction: Insert the amount of late charge, e.g., “ten dollars (◊ $10)”] in addition to
the monthly rent will immediately become due and payable. In addition, for each check not
honoured by the bank or trust company upon which it is drawn, a collection charge of
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__________ ($_______) [Instruction: Insert the amount of charge for dishonor of
checks, e.g., “ten dollars (◊ $10)”] in addition to the monthly rent