"FIXED TERM RESIDENTIAL LEASE"
R E S I D E N T I A L L E A S E A G R E E M E N T CLAUSE 1. IDENTIFICATION OF LANDLORD AND TENANT This Agreement is entered into on , 20 , between , Tenant(s) and Andrew Weyrich, Landlord. Each Tenant is jointly and severally liable for the payment of rent and performance of all other terms of this Agreement. CLAUSE 2. IDENTIFICATION OF PREMISES Subject to the terms and conditions in this Agreement, Landlord rents to Tenant, and Tenant rents from Landlord, for residential purposes only, the premises located at 12147 Caldicot Lane, (“the premises”), together with the following furnishings and appliances: Refrigerator, stove, ac/heat, general furniture and electronics, everything in the kitchen. The rent also includes 4 services which equal around $450 a month at no additional cost to the tenant). 1. Biweekly Maid Service ($150 a month) 2. Phone line with connection in your own room, includes voicemail, caller ID and unlimited long distance ($25 a month) - DOES NOT INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL CALLS OR ANY TYPE OF CALLS THAT COST ADDITIONAL MONEY SUCH AS 411 and Pay Per Use Calls(900 numbers etc) 3. Cox Cable (150 Basic Channels – connection in your room if needed) ($65 a month) 4. Cox High Speed Internet 5MB Wireless (requires tenant getting their own wireless card to use service) ($35 a month) -You cannot download anything illegal using this connection – such as illegal software, MP3s, movies etc. If you do you will be implicated and held liable for any legal action taken against the landlord who would be accused of this. 5. Electricity, Gas, Water and Trash Removal (Usually around $200 per month) CLAUSE 3. LIMITS ON USE AND OCCUPANCY The premises are to be used only as a private residence for Tenant(s) listed in Clause 1 of this Agreement, and the following minor children: None Occupancy by guests for more than 10 days in a two-month period is prohibited without Landlord’s written consent and will be considered a breach of this Agreement. CLAUSE 4. TERM OF THE TENANCY The term of the rental will begin on , 2005 , and end on , 2005 . The Landlord can terminate this rental agreement with a 14 day written notice. If tenant the tenant wants out of their current lease AT ANY TIME – they must put it in writing so that the date is set in stone (email is fine) and give a 60 day notice for vacating so that the tenant is responsible for rent for 60 days forward from the date of the notice. This rental agreement will renew automatically, unless tenant or landlord provides the other with appropriate written notice of intent or notice to vacate. CLAUSE 5. PAYMENT OF RENT Regular monthly rent. Tenant will pay landlord a monthly rent of $ , payable in advance on or before the first day of each month. Rent will be paid to Andrew Weyrich or at such other place as Landlord/Agent designates. Delivery of payment. Rent must given to landlord by the 23rd o f t he mo nt h which pa y s fo r t he next upco ming mo nt h(fo r exa mp le Ma rch 23 r d rent pay ment pa y s fo r a ll o f Apr il) , t o : Andrew Weyrich Form of payment. La ndlo rd will a ccept pay ment in t hese fo rms: perso na l check ma de payable t o: Andrew Weyrich ca shier’s check ma de pa yable t o: Andrew Weyrich RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT Tenant Initials PAGE 1 OF 4 mo ney o rder paya ble t o: Andrew Weyrich Pro-rated first month’s rent. For the period from Tenant’s move-in date , 2005 , through the end of the month, Tenant will pay to Landlord the pro-rated monthly rent of $ . This amount will be paid on or before the date the Tenant moves in. CLAUSE 6. LATE CHARGES Rent is due on or before the 23rdst day of each month by 7pm. If Tenant fails to pay the rent in full before on the 23rd, Tenant will pay Landlord a late charge of $50, plus $10 for each additional day that the rent remains unpaid. The total late charge for any one month will not exceed $100. Landlord does not waive the right to insist on payment of the rent in full on the date it is due, which by the 23rd. When rent is not paid on its due date, the landlord or agent may give the tenant a five (5)-day written notice to either pay the rent or face eviction actions. If you are late on your rent past 7pm on the 23rd you are responsible for getting your rent plus late fee to Andrew Weyrich at his home address. If you are late you are expected to be proactive and contact Andrew via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or cell phone 703- 395-9735 to let him know how you are arranging to pay your rent. CLAUSE 7. RETURNED CHECK AND OTHER BANK CHARGES If any check offered by Tenant to Landlord in payment of rent or any other amount due under this Agreement is returned for lack of sufficient funds, a “stop payment” or any other reason, Tenant will pay Landlord a returned check charge of $25. After bouncing a check, Tenant must make all future payments in the form of money order or cashier’s check. CLAUSE 8. SECURITY DEPOSIT On signing this Agreement, Tenant will pay to Landlord the sum of $ 0 as a security deposit. Tenant may not, without Landlord’s prior written consent, apply this security deposit to the last month’s rent or to any other sum due under this Agreement. Within 10 days after Tenant has vacated the premises, returned keys and provided Landlord with a forwarding address, Landlord will give Tenant an itemized written statement of the reasons for, and the dollar amount of, any of the security deposit retained by the Landlord. A check for any deposit balance will be mailed to Tenant after Tenant has covered all individual liabilities connected to the house and Landlord. CLAUSE 9. UTILITIES Utilities which include Electricity, Gas, Water and Trash Removal are included in the rent price. Tenants will refer to Attachment A for the bill paying procedures. CLAUSE 10. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING Tenant will not sublet any part of the premises or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Landlord. CLAUSE 11. TENANT’S MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES Tenant will: (1) keep the premises clean, sanitary and in good condition and, upon termination of the tenancy, return the premises to Landlord in a condition identical to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary wear and tear; (2) immediately notify Landlord of any defects or dangerous conditions in and about the premises of which Tenant becomes aware; and (3) reimburse Landlord, on demand by Landlord, for the cost of any repairs to the premises damaged by Tenant or Tenant’s guests or business invitees through misuse or neglect. *Tenants will share responsibility for damages in common areas due to misuse or neglect where there is no claimed responsibility by any tenant(s). See Attachment B for reporting maintenance problems and emergencies. If extreme violations of the rental agreement occur, the tenant or landlord has 21 days to correct the violation. If the problem is not corrected within 21 days, the rental agreement ends nine (9) days later, on the 30 th day after the notice is received. If the violation is corrected, the tenant remains in the premises. Tenant has examined the premises, including appliances, fixtures, carpets, drapes and paint, and has found them to be in good, safe and clean condition and repair, except as noted in the Landlord/Tenant Checklist – Attachment C. Before leaving the premises, tenants must meet the following cleaning requirements: Vacuum & clean carpets, floors, bathrooms, oven, stove, and refrigerator, leaving the premises in good and clean order. Tenants should be certain that all personal items are removed. Whatever is left will be considered abandoned property and disposed of. All keys should be returned to landlord/ agent. RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT Tenant Initials PAGE 2 OF 4 CLAUSE 12. REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS BY TENANT a. Tenant will not make any repairs or alterations to the premises without prior written consent of Landlord/ Landlord Agent. b. Tenant will not, without Landlord’s prior written consent, alter, re-key or install any locks to the premises or install or alter any burglar alarm system. Tenant will provide Landlord with a key or keys capable of unlocking all such re-keyed or new locks as well as instructions on how to disarm any altered or new burglar alarm system. CLAUSE 13. VIOLATING LAWS AND CAUSING DISTURBANCES Tenant is entitled to quiet enjoyment of the premises. Tenant and guests or invitees will not use the premises or adjacent areas in such a way as to: (1) violate any law or ordinance, including laws prohibiting the use, possession or sale of illegal drugs; (2) commit waste (severe property damage); or (3) create a nuisance by annoying, disturbing, inconveniencing or interfering with the quiet enjoyment and peace and quiet of any other tenant or nearby resident. See Attachment B for reporting complaints and disputes. If the tenant breaks the rental agreement by involvement in a criminal or a willful actthat is not correctable and which poses a threat to the health or safety of others, the landlord/ agent may cancel the agreement and begin immediate eviction proceedings. CLAUSE 14. PETS No animal, bird or other pet will be kept on the premises, except properly trained dogs needed by blind, deaf or disabled persons. CLAUSE 15. LANDLORD’S RIGHT TO ACCESS Landlord or Landlord’s agents may enter the premises in the event of an emergency, to make repairs or improvements or to show the premises to prospective buyers or tenants. Landlord may also enter the premises to conduct periodic inspections to check for safety or maintenance problems. Except in cases of emergency, Tenant’s abandonment of the premises, court order, or where it is impracticable to do so, Landlord shall give Tenant reasonable notice before entering via phone, fax, mail, voice mail, email, or in person. CLAUSE 16. EXTENDED ABSENCES BY TENANT Tenant will notify Landlord in advance if Tenant will be away from the premises for 10 or more consecutive days. During such absence, Landlord may enter the premises at times reasonably necessary to maintain the property and inspect for needed repairs. CLAUSE 17. POSSESSION OF THE PREMISES a. Tenant’s failure to take possession. If, after signing this Agreement, Tenant fails to take possession of the premises, Tenant will still be responsible for paying rent and complying with all other terms of this Agreement. b. Landlord’s failure to deliver possession. If Landlord is unable to deliver possession of the premises to Tenant for any reason not within Landlord’s control, including, but not limited to, partial or complete destruction of the premises, Tenant will have the right to terminate this Agreement upon proper notice as required by law. In such event, Landlord’s liability to Tenant will be limited to the return of all sums previously paid by Tenant to Landlord. CLAUSE 18. TENANT RULES AND REGULATIONS Tenants acknowledge receipt of, and have read a copy of, general house rules and regulations/ policies, which are labeled General House Rules - Attachment D and attached to and incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. If tenant violates established rules and regulations of the house, the landlord may give the tenant a 14-day notice to remedy or resolve the problem. The landlord will notify the tenant in writing of violations that affect the health and safety and that can be corrected by repair replacement or cleaning. Except for emergency situations, tenants have 14 days to comply. If they do not, the landlord may enter to do the repair. The landlord may then submit an itemized bill for the repair work to be paid the next time rent is due, or immediately if the tenant has vacated the premises. If the tenant is still not in compliance with the rental agreement, the landlord may accept rent with reservation by giving written notice to the tenant. This notice states that accepting rent does not waive the right of the landlord to terminate the agreement if the tenant fails to comply with the rental agreement. RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT Tenant Initials PAGE 3 OF 4 CLAUSE 19. PAYMENT OF COURT COSTS AND ATTORNEY FEES IN A LAWSUIT In any action or legal proceeding to enforce any part of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall not recover reasonable attorney fees and court costs. CLAUSE 20. AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE LEGAL PAPERS The Landlord, any person managing the premises, and anyone designated by the Landlord are authorized to accept service of process and receive other notices and demands, which may be delivered to: The Landlord Agent/ Landlord Agent(s) at the following address: Andrew Weyrich 12147 Caldicot Lane Fairfax, VA 22030 Refer to Important Contact Information Sheet – Attachment E CLAUSE 21. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS Additional provisions are as follows: 1. Tenants are encouraged to obtain a renter’s insurance policy, as the landlord is not responsible for damage or loss of personal items and belongings. A renter’s insurance may cover losses due to theft, fire, or negligence of another tenant. 2. Tenant information must be current at all times. The tenant is required to notify Landlord Agent of any changes in general contact information, employment, emergency contacts, and other relevant information. CLAUSE 22. VALIDITY OF EACH PART If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid, its invalidity will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement. CLAUSE 23. ENTIRE AGREEMENT a. This document constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties, and no promises or representations, other than those contained here and those implied by law, have been made by Landlord or Tenant. Any modifications to this Agreement must be in writing signed by Landlord and Tenant. b. The failure of Tenant or their guests or invitees to comply with any term of this Agreement is grounds for termination of the tenancy, with appropriate notice to tenants and procedures as required by law. SIGNATURES Date Landlord/ Landlord Agent Title Landlord/ Andrew Weyrich Street Address 12147 Caldicot Lane City, State & Zip Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone (703) 520-0100 Date Tenant Co-signer Phone RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT Tenant Initials PAGE 4 OF 4