This document provides a template rental agreement between a landlord and tenant
and should be used for residential properties. The agreement sets forth the key terms
and policies governing the rental of the premises and contains provisions common to
other rental agreements, such as the term of the lease, the amount of rent, and
covenants made by both the tenant and landlord. This form contains both standard
clauses and opportunities for the use of optional terms and conditions making it fully
customizable to fit the needs of the landlord.
RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT
THIS INDENTURE made in duplicate as of the ___ day of _________, 20____.
B E T W E E N:
(hereinafter called the “Landlord”),
OF THE FIRST PART,
- and -
(hereinafter called the “Tenant”),
OF THE SECOND PART.
WITNESS that in consideration of the rents, covenants and agreements
hereinafter reserved and contained on the part of the Tenant, his/her heirs, executors,
administrators, successors and assigns to be paid, observed and performed, the Landlord hereby
leases unto the Tenant, his/her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns for use
and occupation as residential premises and for no other purpose, all those certain premises
known municipally as _____________________ (hereinafter called the “Premises”) upon the
following terms and conditions:
1.00 To have and to hold the Premises for and during the term of __________ (____)
months/years to be computed from _____________and ending on the _____ day of
_____________, 20____, (hereinafter called the “Term”).
2.00 Yielding and paying therefore unto the Landlord during the said Term the sum of
________________ ($__________) Dollars to be payable in equal consecutive monthly
installments of ______________ ($__________) Dollars each payable in advance on the ______
(___) day of each and every month during the said Term.
3.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees to deliver rental payments to the Landlord by
the date due. If rental payments are not received by the date due, a collection charge of
________ ($_____) Dollars in addition to the monthly rent will immediately become due and
payable. In addition, for each check not honored by the Bank or Trust Company upon which it is
drawn, a collection charge of __________ ($_______) Dollars in addition to the monthly rent
will become immediately due and payable.
4.00 The Landlord and the Tenant mutually covenant and agree that whenever in this
lease notice is required to be given by either the Landlord or the Tenant to the other, the same
shall be in writing and, except as otherwise provided, be deemed to be sufficiently given if
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mailed postage prepaid and registered mail to the Tenant at the Premises and notice to the
Landlord shall be addressed to ______________________. Notice so given shall be deemed to
have been received by the addressee on the fourth postal delivery day following the date on
which it is so mailed.
5.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees to pay rent, maintain the Premises in an
ordinary state of cleanliness, and repair any damage caused to the Premises by his/her willful or
negligent conduct or that of persons who are permitted on the Premises by him. The Tenant
further covenants to leave the Premises in an ordinary state of cleanliness upon termination of
this Lease in the same condition as now exists, reasonable wear and tear excepted.
6.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees that it shall be his/her sole responsibility to pay
for all heat, hydro, water gas, cable and telephone charge required for the Premises and the
Tenant further covenants and agrees to hold the Landlord harmless for all accounts aforesaid
including arrears and penalties thereof
7.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees that he/she shall promptly notify the Landlord
of any repairs required to be made by the Landlord and, subject to the applicable provisions of
the Act, the Landlord shall be permitted to enter the Premises for the purposes of viewing and
making any such necessary repairs. The Landlord shall be permitted a reasonable time within
which to make any such repairs that are necessary.
8.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees not to assign or sublet this Lease.
9.00 The Landlord covenant with the Tenant for quiet enjoyment.
10.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees that he/she will not at any time during the Term,
use, or permit the use of the Premises for any business or for any purpose other than as his/her
own residential Premises and will not permit a nuisance to occur with respect to the use of the
11.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees that, in case the Premises shall be abandoned or
vacated by the Tenant, the Landlord, in addition to all other rights provided under the Act and all
other rights hereby reserved, shall have the right to enter the Premises