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.
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
1. To have and to hold the Premises for and during the term of ( ) months/years to be
computed from the ____________ and ending on the ___________ day of _______,
20__ , (hereinafter called the "Term").
2. Tenant shall pay to Landlord during the said Term the sum of _________ ($__ ) Dollars
in lawful money of United States/Canada to be payable in equal consecutive monthly
installments of ____________ ($__ ) Dollars each payable in advance on the
____________ (__) day of each and every month during the said Term.
3. 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. 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 so mailed.
5. 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
6. 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. 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
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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. The Tenant covenants and agrees not to assign or sublet this Lease.
9. The Landlord covenant with the Tenant for quiet enjoyment.
10. 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 Premises.
11. The Tenant covenants and agrees that, in case the Premises shall be abandoned o 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 as the agent of the
Tenant, either by force or otherwise, without being liable for any prosecution therefore,
and to re-let the Premises as agent of the Tenant and to receive the rent therefore;
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 premise and the Landlord shall
be entitled to take immediate possession thereof. Nothing in this Lease contained and no
entry made b y the Landlord hereunder shall in any way release the Tenant for payment
of the rent hereby reserved during the Term hereof beyond such sum as may be realized
by the Landlord by the re-letting hereinbefore allowed.
12. The Tenant covenants and agrees that the Landlord is not in any event whatsoever liable
or responsible in any way howsoever caused for:
(a) any personal injury or death that may be sustained by the Tenant, members of
his/her family, his/her guests, visitors and invitees or any other person who
may be upon the Premises;
(b) any loss or theft of or damage or injury to any property, including motor vehicles
and the contents thereof, which may be in or about the Premises; without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, such damage shall include any
damage caused to any property situate in or about the Premises from gas,
water, steam, water works, rain or snow which may issue or flow from any
part of the Premises or the Landlord's property or from the pipes or plumbing
works of the same or from any other place or quarter;
(c) any damage caused by or attributable to the condition or arrangement of any
electrical or other wiring;
(d) any damage caused by anything done or omitted to be done by the Landlord; or
(e) any loss or spoilage of food on account of the failure or impairment of the
13. The Tenant hereby releases and forever discharges the Landlord, his/her successors and
assigns, from all and any actions, claims and demands for damages, including exemplary
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or punitive damages, loss