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					                               DWELLING HOUSE LEASE

This document is a lease made between _____________________________________________,
of ___________________________________, telephone number _______________________,
hereinafter called the LANDLORD, and ____________________________________________,
hereinafter call the TENANT, this ____________day of __________________________, 20___.
The LANDLORD leases to the TENANT and the TENANT hires the following premises:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________, together with the
following personal property located on the premises: ___________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
for a term of _________________________, beginning ________________________________,
and continuing in full force and effect after the above term form month to month until either the
LANDLORD or TENANT, on or before the first day of any month, gives to the other written notice of
intentions to terminate this lease effective on the last day of the month next after the date of such notice, in
which case this lease shall terminate in accordance with the notice.
The rent to be paid by the TENANT for the leased premises shall be as follows:
   A. The term shall be_____________________________________________ DOLLARS
      ($________________), payable, expect as otherwise provided below, in monthly installments of
      ______________________________________________ DOLLARS ($________________), on the
      _________________ day of every month, in advance, so long as this lease is in effect.
   B. Rent accruing for the first ____________ days of the term in the amount of
      ___________________________________________________________ DOLLARS
      ($________________), shall be payable on or before ____________________________________,
      20____
   C. Rent shall be payable at such place and shall be made to such person as the LANDLORD may from
      time to time direct.
THE LANDLORD AND TENANT FURTHER AGREE:
        That during the term of this lease and for such periods as the TENANT occupies the premises, all of
the terms, covenants, and conditions contained herein remain in full force and effect.
   1. SECURITY DEPOSIT: The LANDLORD acknowledges receipt from the
       TENANT of _____________________________________________ DOLLARS
       ($________________) (an amount which in combination with prepaid rent shall not exceed two
       months’ rent under AS 34.03.070), to be held by the LANDLORD during the term of this lease, or
       any extension or renewal, as security for the full, faithful, and punctual performance by the
       TENANT of all lawful covenants and conditions of this lease to be performed or observed by the
       TENANT, including the obligation to pay rent. It is expressly understood that the SECURITY
       DEPOSIT IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED PREPAID RENT, nor shall damages recoverable by the
       LANDLORD be limited to the amount of the security deposit.
        The security deposit shall be promptly deposited by the LANDLORD in a trust account with
        _____________________________________ (financial institution). Within 14 days after the later
        of 1) the termination of this lease, or 2) the TENANT’s delivery of possession of the premises to the
        LANDLORD, the LANDLORD shall deliver written notice to the TENANT itemizing accrues rent
        and damages to the premises and the amount due therefor. The LANDLORD shall return the
        security deposit or any balance thereof after deducting:


        A) Unpaid accrues rent,
        B) Amounts attributable to damages for breach of any of the terms, conditions, and covenants of
           this lease to which the LANDLORD is entitles, and
        C) Amounts attributable to debts owed by the TENANT under the indemnity provisions of this
           lease.
    2. OCCUPANCY: The TENANT agree to occupy and use the premises as a residence only. The
       TENANT further agrees that the premises will be occupied only by the TENANT and the
       TENANT’s immediate family. The TENANT further agrees to notify the LANDLORD of any
       anticipated extended absence from the premises in excess of _____________ days. (AS 34.03.150)
    3. DELIVERY OF POSSESSION TO TENANT: If the LANDLORD is unable to deliver
       possession of the premises to the TENANT by _________________, 20____, rent shall be abated on
       a pro rata basis until such time as possession can be given to the TENANT. The TENANT may at
       his option, and upon at least ten days written notice to the LANDLORD, terminate this lease. If this
       lease is so terminated, the LANDLORD shall return all prepaid rent and the security deposit. If the
       LANDLORD is unable to give the TENANT possession within thirty days after the beginning of the
       term due to circumstances beyond the control of the LANDLORD, the LANDLORD may terminate
       this lease upon at least ten days written notice to the TENANT.
    4. Utility Charges: Utility charges are to be paid as follows:
ITEM                     TO BE PAID BY                    ITEM                      TO BE PAID BY
Electricity . . . . . . . . . .______________             Sewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______________
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______________            Garbage . . . . . . . . . . . .______________
Telephone . . . . . . . . . .______________               Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______________
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .______________          Cable TV . . . . . . . . . . ______________
Oil in the tanks shall be measured at the beginning and at the termination of the tenancy and the TENANT
shall receive an appropriate debit or credit for the net value of the difference in such supply on the
respective dates. The debit or credit shall be based on the fair market value of fuel oil at the termination of
the lease.
   5. INSPECTION AT COMMENCEMENT OF OCCUPANCY: Prior to execution of this lease the
      premises were inspect by the LANDLORD and TENANT and found to be in disrepair or otherwise
      deficient as described below. It is agreed that action to be taken with respect to each item of
      disrepair or deficiency shall be as follows:
Disrepair or Deficiency                Action to be Taken                 Cost to be Paid By
____________________                   ____________________               ____________________
____________________                   ____________________               ____________________
____________________                   ____________________               ____________________
       Other deficiencies or items of disrepair existing at the beginning of the term which are noted by the
       TENANT after taking occupancy of the premises shall be reported to the LANDLORD in writing
       not more than 10 days after taking occupancy or shall be deemed to be waived by the TENANT.
   6. REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: The TENANT shall promptly repair at his own expense any
      damage to the property which may occur by reason of his own negligence or the negligence of
      members of his family, invitees, or guests and all damage caused by pet animals owned by the
      TENANT, members of his family, invitees, and guests, but the TENANT shall not be responsible for
      ordinary wear and tear. The LANDLORD and the TENANT agree to perform their respective
      obligations to maintain the leased premises as provided in Alaska Statutes 34.03.100 and 34.03.120
      respectively. AS provided in AS 34.03.100 (c), the LANDLORD and TENANT further agree that
      the following specific required maintenance and other repairs, not the result of the TENANT’s
      negligence, are to be accomplished at the expense of the TENANT:
       a. Replacing furnace filters.
       b. Minor plumbing repairs.
       c. Minor electrical repairs.
       d. Required periodic maintenance of appliances.
       e. Maintenance of lawns, shrubbery, and flower beds.
       f. Snow removal
       g. Periodic maintenance of woodburning stove and stack.
       h. Periodic maintenance of oil burners.
       i. __________________________________________________________________
           __________________________________________________________________
           __________________________________________________________________
           __________________________________________________________________
(A repair will be considered minor if the cost of it equals or is less than $__________________).
If the TENANT fails within a reasonable time to make required repairs or to perform maintenance, or
improperly repairs or performs maintenance, the LANDLORD may (but shall not be obligated to) make
such repairs or perform such maintenance and the TENANT shall upon demand reimburse the LANDLORD
for the reasonable cost of such repairs in full. The TENANT shall promptly notify the LANDLORD of any
conditions which require repairs or maintenance by the LANDLORD, who shall have a reasonable time in
which to effect such maintenance or repairs.
   7. ALTERATIONS AND FIXTURES: The TENANT has no authority to make any alterations to the
      premises or to incur any debt or make any charges against the LANDLORD or create any lien upon
      the leases property for any work done or materials furnished without the express written consent of
      the LANDLORD. The TENANT shall not paint, oil, stain, or otherwise embellish the premises
   without the prior written consent of the LANDLORD. The TENANT shall not alter or remove, nor
   permit to be altered or removed, any trees or other permanent plantings without the prior written
   consent of the LANDLORD. Any fixtures installed by the TENANT shall be at the TENANT’s
   expense, shall be affixed in a manner that will not damage the building, and shall be removed by the
   TENANT at the expiration of the lease. In the even such fixture or other personal property of the
   TENANT is not removed at the expiration of the lease, the LANDLORD may treat it as abandoned
   and charge the TENANT the cost actually paid for removal of the property and repair of the
   premises.
8. ASSIGNMENT: The TENANT shall not assign or sublet the premises during the term or any
   extensions of the term without the prior written consent of the LANDLORD. The LANDLORD
   may withhold consent for any lawful reason as provided in AS 34.04.060.
9. THE RIGHT OF ENTRY: The LANDLORD may enter upon the premises to inspect the
   premises, to make necessary and agreed repairs, alterations, or improvements, or to exhibit the
   premises to prospective or actual tenants, purchasers, mortgagees, workman, or contractors. The
   LANDLORD may also enter upon the premises if it appears to have been abandoned by the
   TENANT or as otherwise permitted by law. (AS 34.04.140)
10. INSURANCE: The TENANT understands and agrees that it shall be the TENANT’s own
    obligation to insure his personal property. The LANDLORD and TENANT shall insure against
    liability to other parties to the extent each deems desirable.
11. LOSS OR DAMAGE: Subject to provisions of applicable law, the TENANT agrees to indemnify
    and hold the LANDLORF harmless from all liability, loss, or damage arising from:
   A) Any nuisance made or suffered on the leased premises by the TENANT, his family, friends,
      guests, agents or servants, and
   B) Any carelessness, neglect, or improper conduct of the TENANT, his family, friends, guests,
      agents, or servants, causing injury to any person or any property.
12. MILITARY CLAUSE: In the event the LANDLORD or TENANT is, or hereafter becomes an
    active duty member of the United States Armed Forces on extended active duty and hereafter the
    LANDLORD receives Permanent Change of Station orders to return to; or TENANT receives
    Permanent Change of Station orders to depart from; the area where the premises are located or if
    either party is relieved from active duty, or if the TENANT is assigned government quarters; then in
    nay of these events such party may terminate this lease upon giving at least one (1) month’s written
    notice to the other party which notice shall have attached a copy of official orders or a letter signed
    by the party’s commanding officer reflecting the change which warrants termination under this
    clause.
13. TERMINATION BY DEATH OR MISSING STATUS: If the LANDLORD or TENANT, or the
    spouse of either, should die or be reported in a missing status under 37 U.S. Code Section 551 during
    the term of this lease, the surviving spouse of the deceased or missing person or the Executor or
    Administrator of the deceased person may terminate this lease by giving at least one month’s written
    notice. This right to terminate the lease must be exercised within __________ days of a report of
    death or missing status.
14. DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES: If the leases premises or any part thereof are destroyed by fire
    or other casualty, this lease may be terminated at the option of either the LANDLORD or TENANT.
    The LANDLORD shall exercise his option by giving notice to the TENANT, and the lease will
    terminate on the last day of the then-current monthly rental period. The TENANT shall exercise his
    option by vacating the premises and giving notice to the LANDLORD, and the lease will terminate
    as of the date the TENANT vacated. If the lease is not so terminated, but the destruction of or
    damage to the premises substantially impairs the enjoyment if the property by the TENANT, a just
   proportion of the rent shall be abated according to the nature and extent of the impairment and until
   the impairment is remedied.
15. EMINENT DOMAIN: If the leases premises, or any part thereof, shall be taken for the purpose of
    exercise of the power of eminent domain or condemnation, or by action of the municipal government
    or other authorities, or shall receive any direct or consequential damage for which the LANDLORD
    or TENANT shall be entitled to compensation by reason of anything lawfully done in pursuance of
    public authority, then at the option of either the LANDLORD or the TENANT this lease shall
    terminate. Such option may be exercised notwithstanding that the entire interest of the LANDLORD
    and the TENANT may have divested by such taking. This option to terminate shall be exercised by
    either the LANDLORD or TENANT giving written notice to the other. The option to terminate
    shall not be exercised by either party before the effective date of the taking nor later than thirty days
    after the effective date of the taking. Upon giving notice, the lease shall be terminated as of the date
    of the taking. If the lease is not so terminated, then in case of any taking, destruction, damage to the
    premises as described above in this clause rendering the premises or any part thereof unfit for use
    and occupation, a just proportion of the rent shall be suspended or abated until, in the case of a
    taking, what may remain of the leased premises has been put in proper condition for use and
    occupation. If the lease is not so terminated, the TENANT further agrees to assign to the
    LANDLORD any and all claims for damages on account of any taking or compensation for anything
    lawfully done in pursuance of any public authority, and to execute and deliver to the LANDLORD
    from time to time such instruments of assignment of any such claims as the LANDLORD shall
    request. The TENANT does not by this clause agree to assign to the LANDLORD any claim based
    upon the TENANT’s personal property or other improvements installed by the TENANT with the
    LANDLORD’s permission.
16. NOTICE: Written notice from the LANDLORD to the TENANT shall be deemed to have been
    properly given if mailed by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to
    the TENANT (at the address of the leases premises), or if delivered or left in or on any part of the
    premises, provided that if mailed, the receipt has been signed, or if delivered or left, such notice has
    been delivered to or left with: the TENANT, anyone expressly or impliedly authorized to receive
    messages for the TENANT, or any adult who resides with the TENANT in the premises. Written
    notice from the TENANT to the LANDLORD shall be deemed to have been properly given if
    mailed by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the LANDLORD
    at his address set forth in the first paragraph of this lease, unless the LANDLORD has notified the
    TENANT of a change of LANDLORD’s address, in which case notice shall be sent to the changes
    address, provided that the receipt has been signed by the LANDLORD or anyone expressly or
    impliedly authorized to receive messages for the LANDLORD. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
    notice by either party to the other shall be deemed adequate if given in any other manner authorized
    by law.
17. DEFINITIONS: The words “LANDLORD” and “TENANT” as used herein include their
    respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors, representatives, assigns, agents, and servants,
    and the words “he”, “his”, and “him” where applicable shall apply to the LANDLORD or TENANT
    regardless of sex, number, corporate entity, trust or other body. If more than one party sign as
    TENANT hereunder, the covenants, conditions, and agreements herein of the TENANT shall be the
    joint and several obligations of each party.
18. IMPROPER USE OF PREMISES: The TENANT shall not make any unlawful, improper, or
    otherwise offensive use of the leased premises, not commit or permit any nuisance thereon.
19. PETS: No pets or other animals shall be kept on or upon the leases premises without the
    LANDLORD’s written consent, and consent so given may be revoked at any time.
20. WATER BEDS: Water beds are not permitted without the written consent of the LANDLORD. In
    the event permission is granted, all costs of repairs resulting from leakage and weakening of the
    structure of the building on the premises shall be borne by the TENANT.
21. WOOD STOVE: The TENANT may use the wood stove presently installed on ht premises
    provided that such use conforms with the applicable laws and ordinances and provided further that
    the TENANT keeps the stove and chimney or stack reasonably clean and free of creosote. The
    LANDLORD shall not be responsible for damages or injuries caused by improper use of the wood
    stove.
22. KEYS AND LOCKS: Upon expiration or termination of this lease, the TENANT shall deliver all
    copies of keys to the premises to the LANDLORD. Delivery of keys by the TENANT to the
    LANDLORD, or to anyone on the LANDLORD’s behalf, shall not constitute a surrender or
    acceptance of surrender of the leased premises unless so stipulated in writing by the LANDLORD.
    Locks shall not be changed, altered, or replaced, nor shall new locks be added by the TENANT
    without the written permission of the LANDLORD.
23. OTHER REGULATIONS: As provided in AS 34.03.130 (b), the LANDLORD may subsequently
    adopt, and the TENANT agrees to conform to lawful rules and regulations of which the TENANT
    has notice. Such rules may from time to time be established by the LANDLORD for the safety, care
    and cleanliness, or orderly conduct of the leased premises and shall not work a substantial
    modification of this lease.
24. AGENTS: If the LANDLORD retains an agent, the LANDLORD may authorize the agent to
    exercise on his behalf any authority vested in the LANDLORD under the terms of this lease. The
    LANDLORD may also direct that some or all notices be furnished to the LANDLORD’s agent.
    Such agent must have authority in writing with a signed copy thereof to be furnished to the
    TENANT to exercise such authority or receive such notice.
25. REMEDIES FOR DEFAULT: The TENANT and LANDLORD understand that their remedies
    for noncompliance with this lease are governed by Articles 5 and 6 of the Uniform Residential
    Landlord and Tenant Act, Alaska Statutes Sections 34.03.160-.210 and 34.03.220-.280, respectively.
    In addition to the remedies specifically provided by statute, the LANDLORD and TENANT agree
    that if the lease is terminated due to default by the TENANT, the LANDLORD will suffer
    consequential damages in addition to possible loss or rental income until a new tenancy begins.
    Because such consequential damages may be difficult to measure, the LANDLORD and TENANT
    agree that $____________________ is a just estimate of such consequential damages under most
    foreseeable circumstances and shall be the value of such consequential damages unless the
    LANDLORD shall prove damages in a greater amount under the actual circumstances of the default
    by the TENANT.
26. WAIVER: The waiver of one breach of any term condition, covenant, obligation, or agreement of
    the lease shall not be considered to be waiver of that or any other term, condition, covenant,
    obligation, or agreement, or of any subsequent breach thereof.
27. SEPARABILITY OF PROBISIONS: If any provision of this lease, or any portion of such
    provision, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of
    the lease (or the remainder of such provision) and the application thereof to other persons or
    circumstances shall not be affected.
28. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
   _________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________
   _________________________________________________________________________________
The parties to this lease have signed and set their seal to duplicate copies of this lease, each of which
constitute an original, on the date indicated in the first paragraph



                                       __________________________________________
                                       LANDLORD



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                                       LANDLORD



                                       __________________________________________
                                       TENANT



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                                       TENANT

				
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