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					This document provides a template rental agreement between a landlord and tenant for
residential tenancies. 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, the amount of security deposits, and
utilities included, if any. This template agreement allows the landlord to customize the
amounts and items included in the rental agreement.
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                                           RESIDENTIAL TENANCY
                                           RENTAL AGREEMENT

PARTIES
1. THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT IS MADE IN DUPLICATE BETWEEN:


                                                                                                                         , LANDLORD,
 NAME



 ADDRESS                                                                                          TELEPHONE(S)

 AND:



 NAME(S)

                                                               , TENANT(S),
 NAME(S)                                                                           TELEPHONE(S)




PREMISES
THE PARTIES AGREE THAT:
2. LANDLORD WILL RENT TO TENANT AND TENANT WILL RENT FROM LANDLORD THE FOLLOWING RESIDENTIAL
  PREMISES:



 STREET NAME AND NUMBER                                                                                 APARTMENT NUMBER



 ADDRESS



 IS THE RESIDENTIAL PREMISES A MOBILE HOME SPACE?             YES          NO

 SUPERINTENDENT OR PROPERTY MANAGER (IF DIFFERENT FROM LANDLORD):


 NAME


 ADDRESS                                                                                      TELEPHONE(S)



ACT

3. THE "ACT," AS REFERENCED IN THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL MEAN THE APPLICABLE STATE OR LOCAL RESIDENTIAL TENANCY LAW.


TERM
4. SELECT PARAGRAPH (a) OR (b)—NOT BOTH

 (a) (MONTH TO MONTH
      WEEK TO WEEK)
      THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BEGIN ON THE                  OF                                                      ,
                                            DAY                                    MONTH                                     YEAR

      AND RUN FROM        MONTH TO MONTH    OR FROM      WEEK TO WEEK (check only one)


 (b) FIXED   TERM ____ (___) months

      THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BEGIN ON THE                  OF                                                      ,
                                            DAY                                    MONTH                                     YEAR


      AND END ON THE                  OF                                                ,
                           DAY                                MONTH                                 YEAR




RENT


5. THE TENANT WILL PAY RENT AT THE FOLLOWING RATE: $                 PER WEEK; $             PER MONTH; $                     PER TERM.


  THE FIRST PAYMENT OF RENT IS DUE ON THE                      OF                                                    ,
                                                  DAY                                   MONTH                                    YEAR

  AND THEREAFTER ON THE                    DAY OF EACH              WEEK        MONTH


  UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED UPON, TENANT SHALL ENSURE ALL RENTAL PAYMENTS ARE SENT OR DELIVERED TO LANDLORD OR
  LANDLORD'S AGENT. RENT MAY ALSO BE PAID BY POSTDATED CHECKS. (WHERE RENT PAYMENT IS, IN PART OR WHOLE, IS IN A METHOD
  OTHER THAN MONEY, LANDLORD SHALL GIVE TO TENANT A LETTER SPECIFYING THE PAYMENT AND PLACING A VALUE ON EACH ITEM
  CONTAINED IN THE PAYMENT). LANDLORD MUST PROVIDE A RECEIPT TO TENANT FOR ANY RENT RECEIVED.
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RENTAL INCREASE
6. RENT MAY NOT BE INCREASED:
  (A) DURING ANY RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR A FIXED TERM;
  (B) WHERE THE RESIDENTIAL PREMISES ARE RENTED FROM WEEK TO WEEK OR MONTH TO MONTH;
      (I) MORE THAN ONCE IN A 12 MONTH PERIOD; OR
      (II) DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT; OR
  (C) DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE FIXED TERM
      WHERE THE RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR A FIXED TERM EXPIRES AND THE TENANCY CONTINUES WEEK TO WEEK OR MONTH TO MONTH
  LANDLORD MUST GIVE NOT LESS THAN ___ (__) WEEKS WRITTEN NOTICE OF ANY RENTAL INCREASE WHERE THE RESIDENTIAL
  PREMISES ARE RENTED FROM WEEK TO WEEK AND NOT LESS THAN ___ (__) MONTHS WRITTEN NOTICE WHERE THE RESIDENTIAL
  PREMISES ARE RENTED FROM MONTH TO MONTH.

SERVICES/FACILITIES

7. THE RENT MENTIONED ABOVE INCLUDES PROVISION OF AND PAYMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND FACILITIES:
   (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)

        Heat                                   Wood Stove              Range                                     Electricity

        Water Supply                           Hot Water               Water Tax                                 Property Tax

        Telephone                              Refrigerator            Washer & Dryer (without charge)           Washer & Dryer (coin operated)

        Cable TV Hook-up apparatus             Cable TV Service        Grass Cutting                             Propane

        Snow Removal for Parking Lot and Walkways                      Parking for              number of cars

        Janitorial Services for Common Areas                           Furniture (Attach complete listing)

        Other (Specify)



  THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TENANT: (E.G., ELECTRICAL COSTS)

        NONE; OR




OTHER OCCUPANTS
8. IN ADDITION TO TENANT, THE FOLLOWING OCCUPANTS MAY RESIDE AT THE RENTED PREMISES:

  1.                                                              4.

  2.                                                              5.

  3.                                                              6.



SECURITY DEPOSIT
 9. CHECK ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

        A SECURITY DEPOSIT IS NOT REQUIRED          OR

        LANDLORD HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES RECEIPT OF A SECURITY DEPOSIT OF $                              TO BE HELD IN TRUST.



LIMIT OF SECURITY DEPOSIT
10. MONEY OR OTHER VALUE AS A SECURITY DEPOSIT SHALL NOT BE IN EXCESS OF:
   (i) THE FIRST TWO WEEKS RENT IF PREMISES LET WEEK TO WEEK;
   (ii) ¾ OF THE FIRST MONTH’S RENT IF PREMISES LET MONTH TO MONTH;
   (iii) ¾ OF THE FIRST MONTH’S RENT THAT WOULD BE PAYABLE IF RENT WAS PROPORTIONED TO A MONTHLY PAYMENT WHERE THE
         RESIDENTIAL PREMISES ARE RENTED FOR A FIXED TERM OF NOT LESS THAN ___ (__) MONTHS AND NOT MORE THAN ___ (__)
   MONTHS.


NOTICE OF TERMINATION
11. (a) NOTICE TO TERMINATE THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCY SHALL BE GIVEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PERIODS: (NOTICE MUST BE IN
        WRITING.)

                BY THE TENANT (check one)                                   BY LANDLORD (check one)
TERM                 TENANCY—NOT LESS THAN TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE  
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: This document provides a template rental agreement between a landlord and tenant for residential tenancies. 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, the amount of security deposits, and utilities included, if any. This template agreement allows the landlord to customize the amounts and items included in the rental agreement.