This Lease Agreement is an agreement between a landlord and a tenant whereby the
tenant leases an apartment unit from the landlord for a specific term. This document
contains the material terms and conditions of the agreement including the monthly rental
payments, utility payments and the rights of the landlord and the tenant. It sets forth the
rights and responsibilities of each party. The agreement includes numerous standard
terms that are commonly included in lease agreements and may be customized to fit the
specific needs of the parties. This document should be used by landlords and tenants
when entering into a lease for an apartment.
LEASE AGREEMENT – APARTMENT
THIS INDENTURE made in duplicate as of the _____ day of ______, 2_______.
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 _____________, Apartment/Unit Number ________ (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 ________ (___)
month/year to be computed from the ______ day of _________, 2_______ and ending on the
_____ day of _______, 2_____, (hereinafter called the "Term").
2.00 Yielding and paying therefor 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
_________ ($________) Dollars in addition to the monthly rent will become due and payable on
the sixth day after the rent is due. In addition, for each check not honored by the Bank or Trust
Company upon which it is drawn, a collection charge of __________ ($______) 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
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
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/her. 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 the following utilities 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. Landlord shall pay the following utilities: ___________________.
7.00 The Tenant covenants and agrees that he shall promptly notify the Landlord of
any repairs required to be made by the Landlord and, subject to the laws of the applicable
jurisdiction, 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 without the
prior written consent of the Landlord.
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 laws of the
applicable jurisdiction and all other rights hereby reserved, shall have the right to enter the
Premises as the agent of the Tenant, either by force or otherwise, without being liable for any
prosecution therefor, and to re-let the Premises as agent of the Tenant and to receive the rent
therefor; PROVIDED that, if the rent hereunder is overdue and the Premises are vacant, it shall
be presumed that the Tenants have vacated or abandoned the Premi