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					This document is a rental agreement whereby a tenant leases a residential apartment
from a landlord. This document contains numerous of the standard clauses commonly
used in rental agreements, such as provisions on length of the lease, rent, late payment,
security deposit, and renewal term, as well as customizable clauses to ensure the
specific terms of the parties’ agreement are addressed. This document can be used by
landlords or tenants seeking to enter a lease for a residential apartment.
                       APARTMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT

     THIS Apartment Rental Agreement is hereby made on this ______ day of _____,
______, [year] by and between ____________________ (“Management”) and
___________________ (“Resident”). Management leases to Resident, and Resident rents from
Management, Apartment number _____, located at _____________ (“Apartment”), located at
________ (“Premises”) under the following conditions.

1.       TERM

      The initial term of this Agreement shall be _______ year(s), beginning on ______, ___
at _____ and ending on _______, ______ at _______.

2.       POSSESSION

       If there is a delay in delivery of possession by Management, rent shall be abated on a
daily basis until possession is granted. If possession is not granted within ____ (__) days after
the beginning day of initial term, then Resident may void this Agreement and have full refund
of any deposit. Management shall not be liable for damages for delay in possession.

3.       RENT

       Rent is payable monthly to Management in the sum of __________ dollars ($___) per
month on the first day of each month during the initial or extended term of this Agreement at
the office of Management or such other place as Management may designate. All rent shall be
paid by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, certified funds, or money order. Management
shall have the right to refuse any tender of payment in cash. As a convenience to Resident,
payments may be made or tendered by personal check issued and drawn on Resident’s personal
account, and at Management’s option, no third-party checks will be accepted or considered a
proper tender or payment of rent. Only after total rent is received will rent payments be
accepted. Any additional sums or charges due and owing from Resident because of a breach or
violation of this Agreement shall be due as additional rent. Such additional sums or charges
shall include, but are not limited to, damages exceeding normal wear and tear to Apartment or
to Premises, when such damages are caused by Resident or Resident’s family, occupants,
guests, or invitees.

4.       LATE PAYMENTS AND RETURNED CHECKS

       Time is of the essence with regard to this Agreement. After the third day of the month,
rent shall be considered late, and a late charge of __________ dollars ($___) shall be due as
additional rent. If Management elects to accept late rent, Resident shall tender all late rents,
dispossessory warrant costs, and administrative filing fees to Management only by cashier’s
check, certified check, or money order. In the event Resident’s rent check is dishonored by the


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bank, Resident shall pay Management __________ dollars ($___) as a handling charge in
addition to rent and late charges. Returned checks (NSFs) shall be redeemed by cash or
cashier’s check, certified check or money order. After any rent check is dishonored, Resident
shall pay all future rents and charges only by cashier’s check, certified check, or money order.

5.       SECURITY DEPOSIT

      Resident agrees to deposit __________ dollars ($___) with Management before taking
possession of Apartment as security for Resident’s fulfillment of the conditions of this
Agreement. Deposit will be returned to Resident within ___ (__) days after Apartment is
vacated if:

         a.       Lease term has expired or this Agreement has been terminated by both parties;
and

         b.       Resident satisfies a ___ (__) day written notice to vacate; and

         c.       All monies due Management by Resident have been paid; and

       d.      Apartment is not damaged and is left in its original condition, normal wear and
tear excepted.

       Deposit may be applied by Management to satisfy all or part of Resident’s obligations,
and such application shall not prevent Management from claiming damages in excess of the
deposit. Resident agrees not to apply the deposit to any rent payment, and also agrees to pay
__________ dollars ($___) for re-keying locks if all keys are not returned. Resident’s security
deposit will either be protected by a surety bond on file with the clerk of the Superior Court of
the County in which the property is located or be deposited by Management in Escrow Account
No. ______ at__________. In the event Management elects to deposit Resident’s security
deposit in an interest-bearing account, Resident acknowledges that any interest earned on such
deposit shall belong to Management. Resident acknowledges that Management has complied
with the ________ law governing security deposits and that Resident has been given a properly
signed list of any existing damages to Apartment, given the right to inspect same, and has
approved said list, except as previously specified in writing to Management.

6.       RENEWAL TERM

       Either party may terminate this Agreement at the end of the initial term by giving the
other ___ (__) day’s written notice prior to the end of the term. If notice is not given, this
Agreement will be extended on a ___ (__)-day basis with all terms remaining the same until
terminated, as of the last day of a calendar month, by either party upon ___ (__) day’s written
notice. Resident agrees that at the end of the initial term of this Agreement (as specified in
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under Paragraph 3 by giving the Resident ___ (__) days written notice, and such increase shall
not terminate this Agreement.

7.       EARLY TERMINATION

       Provided Resident is not in default hereunder at the time of giving the notice and strictly
complies with all the provisions of this paragraph, Resident may terminate this Agreement
before the expiration of the initial term by:

       a.      Giving Management ___ (__) days written notice on or before the day rent is due
as described in Paragraph 3 above; and

         b.       Paying all monies due through date of termination; and

         c.       Paying a cancellation fee equal to __________ dollars ($___); and

         d.       Forfeiting the security deposit (if any).

Resident’s election for early termination shall not relieve Resident of his/her responsibilities
and obligations regarding any damage to Apartment.

8.       NO ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLETTING

      Resident may not sublet Apartment or assign this Agreement without prior written
consent of Management.

9.       DISCLOSURE

       ___________________, whose address is ____________________, is authorized to act
on behalf of Management with respect to this Agreement, to manage Apartment and Premises,
and is Management’s duly designated agent for service of process with respect to any matter
arising under this Agreement.

10.      UTILITIES

       Resident is responsible for the payment of all utility charges for Apartment, including
but not limited to, electricity, natural gas, water and sewer, cable TV, and telephone. Resident
agrees to put all utilities in his/her name immediately upon signing this Agreement and
promptly pay same when due. Resident acknowledges that continued occupancy of Apartment
in which any utility services have been cut off is hazardous. Resident agrees not to terminate,
cut off, interrupt, or discontinue any utility services to Apartment including, but not limited to,
electricity, natural gas, sewer, sanitation, or water. Resident agrees to pay for water and


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wastewater, which includes, where applicable, a one (1) time deposit, flat fees, and increases as
determined and billed by the local bulk supplier. Resident agrees that these charges and late
fees associated with the utility billing will be charged as additional rent. Breach of this
provision shall constitute a default by Resident, and Management shall have the right to
terminate this Agreement immediately and to obtain possession of Apartment. Any charges
billed to Management for utilities due to Resident’s breach of this provision shall be due as
additional rent.

11.      FIRE

       If Apartment is made uninhabitable by fire not the fault of Resident, this Agreement
shall be terminated.

12.      HOLD OVER

       Resident shall remove all of Resident’s property and deliver possession of Apartment in
a clean condition and good order and repair to Management upon termination or expiration of
this Agreement. In the event Resident fails to vacate Premises after termination, non-renewal,
or expiration of this Agreement, then Resident shall pay Management an amount equal to ____
(__) times the existing rental rate, prorated by day for each day held over and beyond the term
or expiration of this Agreement in addition to the other damages provided for hereunder. After
termination or expiration of this Agreement, Resident shall be deemed a tenant at sufferance.

13.      RIGHT OF ACCESS

       Management shall have the right of access to Apartment, without notice, for inspection
and maintenance during reasonable hours. In case of emergency, Management may enter at
any time to protect life and prevent damage to the property. Resident authorizes Management
to show Apartment to prospective renters after Resident has given notice of termination.

14.      USE

       Apartment shall be used for residential purposes only and shall be occupied only by the
person(s) named in Resident’s application to lease. Substitution or addition of any occupants
will be allowable only with prior written consent of Management. Apartment shall be used so
as to comply with all state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances. Resident shall not use
Apartment or permit it to be used for any disorderly or unlawful purpose or in any manner so as
to interfere with other residents’ quiet enjoyment of their apartments.

15.      PROPERTY LOSS

       Management shall not be liable for damage, theft, vandalism, breakage of glass, or other
loss of any kind to Resident’s personal property or to the personal property of Resident’s


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family members or guests, except where such damage is due to Management’s gross
negligence or intentional misconduct. It is understood and agreed that Management shall not
be responsible or liable to Resident or to those claiming by, through, or under Resident for any
loss or damage to either person or property that may be occasioned by or through the acts or
omissions of persons occupying adjacent connecting or adjoining Premises, or by or through
the acts or omissions of third parties. Resident agrees to maintain comprehensive insurance
covering loss or damage to person or property, including, but not limited to, insurance on
personal property or property of other persons from protection of loss due to or caused by theft,
vandalism, damage to vehicles, bursting or breaking pipes, fire, windstorm, hail, flooding,
leakage, steam, snow, or ice, running water, backing up of drainage pipes, seepage, or the
overflow of water or sewage on the property of which Resident’s Apartment is a part. Resident
agrees to look only to his/her insurance for any loss or damage to Resident’s property or
person. Such insurance shall be maintained by Resident for Resident’s benefit as well as for
the benefit of Management. Management shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss,
or damage to Resident, other persons, or any property of Resident or other person(s) caused by
or resulting from the aforementioned occurrences.

16.      PETS

       No animals, birds, or pets of any kind shall be permitted in Apartment without prior
written consent of Management.

17.      INDEMNIFICATION

       Resident releases Management from liability for and agrees to indemnify Management
against all losses incurred by Management as a result of: (a) Resident’s failure to fulfill any
condition of this Agreement; (b) any damage or injury happening in or about Apartment or
Premises to Resident’s invitees, licensees, or such person’s property unconnected with
Management’s negligence; (c) Resident’s failure to comply with any requirements imposed by
any governmental authority; and (d) any judgment, lien or other encumbrance filed against
Apartment as a result of Resident’s actions.

18.      FAILURE OF MANAGEMENT TO ACT

       Failure of Management to insist upon strict compliance with the terms of this Agreement
shall not constitute any waiver of Management’s right to act on any violation.

19.      REMEDIES CUMULATIVE

       All remedies allowable under this Agreement, by law, or in equity shall be cumulative.
In a civil suit or dispossessory warrant for any breach of this Agreement, the prevailing party
shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees in the amount of _______ percent (___%) of
principal and interest owing and all expenses of litigation, including but not limited to court
costs, dispossessory warrant costs, and administrative filing fees.


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20.      NOTICES

        Any notice required by this Agreement, except as otherwise provided for in Paragraph 6,
shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be given if delivered personally or mailed by
registered or certified mail (a) if to Resident, to the Apartment or the last known address of
Resident and (b) if to Management, to the address for Premises listed in the opening Paragraph
of this Agreement.

21.      REPAIRS

       Resident accepts Apartment in “as is” condition as suited for the use intended. Resident
understands and agrees that Apartment, equipment and fixtures will be under the control of
Resident and agrees to keep said Apartment, together with the fixtures therein, in a clean,
pleasant, and sanitary condition. Management will make necessary repairs to Apartment with
reasonable promptness after receipt of written notice from Resident. If any damage, beyond
normal wear and tear, is caused by Resident or Resident’s family, guests, or invitees, Resident
agrees to pay Management the cost of repair with the next rent payment. Resident may not
remodel or structurally change Apartment or remove any fixture therefrom without prior
written consent of Management.

22.      ABANDONMENT

        If Resident removes or attempts to remove personal property from Premises, other than
in the usual course of continuing occupancy and without first having paid Management all
monies due, Apartment may be considered abandoned, and Management shall have the right,
without notice, to store and dispose of any property left on Premises by Resident. Management
shall also have the right to store or dispose of any Resident’s property remaining on Premises
after termination of this Agreement. Any such property shall consider Management’s property,
and title shall vest in Management. Management shall also have the right to re-rent Apartment
after Resident abandons the same.

       Management, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to determine those other
circumstances under which it considers Apartment to be abandoned. Resident agrees that such
circumstances as evidence of his/her abandonment of Premises include, but are not limited to,
the failure to pay rent or other charges, discontinuance of any utility service, failure to respond
to any notices, phone calls, or correspondence from Management, or removal of Resident’s
personal property from Apartment. Any one of the foregoing circumstances or other
circumstances shall be sufficient to evidence abandonment. In the event Apartment is
abandoned, Management shall have the right, without notice, to secure Apartment with new
locks, to store or dispose of any property or personal possessions left on Premises by Resident
or Resident’s family, occupants, guests, or invitees, or to re-rent Apartment for new occupancy.




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       Resident agrees that Management shall have no liability for any actions taken to secure
Apartment, obtain possession of Apartment, or store or dispose of any personal property or
possessions found in Apartment when Management deems Apartment to have been abandoned.
Resident acknowledges and agrees that Management’s acts or failure to act with regard to
securing Apartment, obtaining possession of Apartment, or storing or disposing of any personal
property or possessions found in Apartment under circumstances that are or may indicate
abandonment are a contractual matter to which Resident has given his/her consent, and any
alleged breach shall not give rise to a claim in tort or a claim for punitive damages.

23.      MORTGAGEE’S RIGHTS

        Resident’s rights under this Agreement shall at all times be automatically junior and
subject to any deed to secure debt, mortgage, or any other security instrument that is now or
shall hereafter be placed on Premises of which Apartment is a part. If requested, Resident shall
execute promptly any certificate that Management may request specifically to implement the
subordination of this Paragraph. Resident’s rent and other obligations under this Agreement
shall be payable to and enforceable by any person acquiring Premises, if such person instead
elects in writing to waive the benefit of the foregoing subordination provision.

24.      DEFAULT BY RESIDENT

       If Resident fails to pay any rent or other charges as and when due hereunder, or if
Resident abandons Apartment or fails to perform any of his/her obligations hereunder, or if any
facts contained in Resident’s rental application are untrue or misleading, then, upon the
happening of any said events, Resident shall be in default hereunder and Management may, at
its option, terminate this Agreement by written notice to Resident. Resident shall surrender
possession of Apartment to Management upon the effective date of such termination notice and
Resident shall be liable to Management for, and shall indemnify Management against, all rent
loss and other expenses (for re-letting, refurbishing, cleaning, or otherwise making Apartment
suitable for re-letting) suffered or incurred by Management as a result of Resident’s default and
the termination of the Agreement. Management’s application of the security deposit (if any)
shall not relieve Resident of liability for any other rent, charges, damages, or other costs that
may be due. Notwithstanding the commencement of a dispossessory proceeding and the
issuance and execution of a writ of possession on account of any default by Resident, Resident
shall remain liable to Management for all rent and other charges accrued through the date on
which possession is obtained by Management and shall continue to be liable for any rent
accruing thereafter until the earlier of (a) the expiration of the term of this Agreement or (b) the
re-rental of Apartment.

25.      MANAGEMENT’S PERMISSION OR CONSENT

      If any provision of this Agreement requires the written permission or consent of
Management as a condition to any act of Resident, such written permission or consent may be
granted or withheld in the sole discretion of Management, may contain such conditions as
Management deems appropriate, and shall be effective only as long as Resident complies with


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such conditions. Moreover, any written permission or consent given by Management to
Resident may be modified, revoked, or withdrawn by Management at any time, at
Management’s sole discretion, upon written notice to Resident.

26.      PACKAGE RELEASE

       Resident hereby authorizes Management and its agents, officers, and employees to take
and accept packages or goods addressed to Resident and delivered to Resident’s Apartment, by
mail, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or otherwise. Resident understands that
Management will not accept delivery of packages or goods shipped C.O.D. or having postage
due. Resident recognizes and agrees that Management will be accepting delivery of packages
or goods solely as a favor to Resident, without reward, compensation, or consideration, and
Resident expressly and unconditionally releases Management from any claim or cause of action
Resident might otherwise have for loss or damage suffered as a result of Management’s
collecting, holding, storing, or otherwise handling or disposing of any such packages or goods
even if such loss or damage is due to the negligence, lack of care, or other acts or omissions of
Management, its agents, clients, or employees. Resident further agrees that Management will
have no responsibility at all for examining the condition of or determining the existence of any
damage to or for taking any precautions in the handling and storage of any such packages or
goods, notwithstanding that as a result, Resident may end up paying for lost, damaged, or
unsatisfactory goods without recovery against seller, the carrier, or Management. Resident
absolutely assumes all risks of damage to and theft, destruction, and loss of such packages and
goods.

27.      APARTMENT SECURITY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

       Resident agrees to inspect Apartment and will determine to Resident’s satisfaction that
the smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and door and window locks in Apartment are adequate
and in good working order. Resident agrees to inspect and test each of these items monthly,
and to give Management prompt written notice if Resident determines that any of these items
need repair or replacement. Resident further acknowledges that Management is under no
obligation or duty to inspect, test, or repair any of these items unless and until Management has
received written notice from Resident specifically requesting repair or replacement. Resident is
prohibited from adding locks to, changing, or in any way altering locks installed on the doors
of Apartment, without the prior written permission of Management.

        Resident is aware that Management does not provide security for the personal safety or
property of the residents on Premises. Resident agrees that Management has no obligation or
liability to Resident for bodily injury or damage to or loss of property as a result of a criminal
act against Resident or Resident’s property. Resident agrees to hold harmless Management and
its employees from any claim or cause of action for bodily or personal injury and/or property
damage arising from any crime occurring on Premises. Resident agrees that Management shall
not be liable to Resident, Resident’s guests, or invitees for any bodily injuries or property
damages arising from a criminal act when such criminal act is caused or carried out in any part
by the act of a person or entity other than Management.


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        Resident recognizes that Management does not guarantee or insure Resident’s personal
security and safety, and Resident is aware that Resident’s personal security and safety will be
Resident’s individual responsibility. Resident recognizes that Management is not obliged to
provide security or to reduce the risk of crime on Premises. Resident understands that
Management does not provide any regular guard patrol of Premises although it may, from time
to time, arrange for such. Resident acknowledges and agrees that Management has no
obligation or liability to Resident for the acts or omission, whether negligent or intentional, of
any security patrol service employee engaged by Management. Management may, from time
to time, place devices in, on, or near Premises, including, but not limited to, fences, alarms,
lights, or controlled access gates. The provision of such devices or patrol does not create any
obligation on the part of Management to provide for Resident’s personal security or safety or
the security of Resident’s property. The provision of any such devices or services does not
impose any obligation on Management to Resident. Resident agrees that the furnishing of
locks or safety devices or any other such measure will not constitute a guarantee of their
effectiveness or impose any obligations on Management to foresee and/or prevent crime.

       Resident understands that, from time to time, there may be police officers or courtesy
officers residing on Premises. Resident understands and agrees that these officers do not have
responsibility for Resident’s personal safety and security, and that the presence of such officers
as residents on Premises does not create any obligation on their part, or the part of
Management, to provide security for Resident’s personal safety and property. Resident
acknowledges and agrees that Management has no obligation or liability to Resident for the
acts or omission, whether negligent or intentional, of any police officer or courtesy officers.
Resident understands and agrees that although such resident officers or courtesy officers may,
from time to time, assist Management or other Residents, such assistance does not constitute
security for Resident’s personal safety and does not impose any obligation on Management to
provide for Resident’s safety or security and/or to reduce the risk of crime against Resident’s
person or property. Resident understands that residency of such officers may end at any time
without any obligation on the part of Management to Resident.

      Resident agrees that no representation or promise has been made concerning crime on
Premises or obligations of Management to prevent crime or to protect Resident’s person or
property on Premises.

28.      MISCELLANY

         a.        Signs

              Resident shall not display any signs, exterior lights, or markings on Apartment.
No awnings or other projections shall be attached to the outside of the building of which
Apartment is a part.

         b.       Entrances, Hallways, Breezeways, Walks, and Lawns


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              Entrances, hallways, breezeways, walks, lawns, and other public areas shall not
be obstructed or used for any purpose other than ingress and egress.

         c.       Antennas

               Radio or television aerials or satellite dishes shall not be placed or erected on the
roof or exterior of buildings.

         d.       Parking

       Resident agrees to abide by all parking regulations established by Management. No
motorcycles, trucks, vans, campers, recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, mobile homes, buses,
commercial vehicles, or mechanized equipment shall be allowed on Premises without
Management’s prior approval. If Management has designated spaces for Resident to park or
areas for boats, trailers, campers, or other vehicles, Resident agrees to park only in those spaces
so designated. Non-operable, abandoned, or unauthorized vehicles are not permitted on
Premises. Any such non-operable, abandoned, or unauthorized vehicle may be removed by
Management at the expense of Resident or other person owning same, for storage or private
sale, at Management’s option, and the Resident or person owning same shall have no right of
recourse against Management therefor. The definition of non-operable, abandoned, or
unauthorized vehicles shall be liberally construed in favor of Management. In addition, but not
limited to, their generally accepted definitions, “unauthorized” and “non-operable” shall also
mean vehicles which:

              i.    Are noxious, offensive, unsightly, unpleasant, or unkempt such as could
reasonably affect the appearance or rental marketability of Premises or such as could
reasonably cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance, or nuisance to Management, owners,
or other Residents;

               ii.    Are causing damage to the Apartment complex or the parking lot,
including but not limited to, oil or gas leaks, seepage or spills, and motorcycles’ kickstands that
sink into the pavement;

                  iii.      Are not previously approved and registered with Management as
required;

              iv.           Are not properly parked between parallel lines or other lines marking
spaces for parking;

               v.       Are blocking access to any prohibited areas, designated “no parking”
areas, fire lanes, fire hydrants, ingress and egress travel lanes, entrances, exits, trash dumpsters
or compaction, carwash bays, or maintenance or service areas;


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                  vi.       Are on blocks or on jack stands;

                  vii.      Appear to be in a state of disrepair;

                  viii.     Appear to be incapable of self-propelled movement; or

               ix.    Do not have a proper license tag, current license decal validation, sticker,
current state emissions inspection sticker, or minimum applicable motor vehicle insurance.

       Unauthorized, non-operable, or abandoned vehicles shall not be kept, placed, stored,
parked, maintained, or operated in any area of Premises. The term “vehicle” includes, but is
not limited to, both motorized and non-motorized vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, vans,
motorcycles, boats, trailers, campers, mobile homes, motor homes, commercial trucks, buses,
and heavy motorized or mechanized equipment and vehicles. An “abandoned motor vehicle”
shall include, but is not limited to, any vehicle, motor vehicle, or trailer that has been left
unattended on Premises for a period of not less than ____ (__) days without anyone having
made a claim thereto.

         e.       Storage

        No goods or materials of any kind or description that are combustible or would increase
fire risk shall be kept or stored in Apartment or in storage areas. Management shall not be
responsible for any loss or damage due to the storage or keeping of such materials.

         f.       Balcony or Patio

       Balcony or patio shall be kept neat and clean at all times. No rugs, towels, laundry,
clothing, appliances, or other items shall be stored, hung, or draped on railings or other portions
of balcony or patio. Use of grills is not permitted on balconies.

         g.       Recreation and Service Areas

       Resident agrees to abide by rules and regulations established for use of recreational and
service facilities provided by Management.

         h.       Resident Liable for Actions of Family, Occupants, Guests, and Invitees

       Resident shall be responsible and liable for the conduct of his/her family, occupants,
guests, and invitees. Acts or failure to act of Resident’s family, occupants, guests, and invitees
in violation of this Agreement, any addenda, or Management’s rules and regulations may be
deemed by Management to be a breach by Resident. Resident acknowledges and agrees to



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communicate and explain all addenda, rules, regulations, and the terms of this rental
Agreement to his/her family, occupants, guests, and invitees.

         i.       Drapes and Shades

       All drapes and shades installed by Resident must be lined in white to present a uniform
exterior appearance.

         j.       Water Beds

      Resident shall not have or keep any water beds in Apartment without prior written
permission of Management.

         k.       Conduct

       Resident acknowledges that all notices required to be given hereunder shall be given in
writing. Resident agrees to handle his/her communications and conduct with Management,
including, but not limited to, leasing agents, on-site staff, maintenance personnel, or
independent contractors and vendors hired by Management, and with all other residents,
occupants, guests, or invitees in a lawful, courteous, and reasonable manner. Resident shall not
engage in any abusive behavior, either verbal or physical, or any form of intimidation or
aggression, directed at Management, its agents, its employees, or vendors or directed at any
other residents, occupants, guests, invitees, or any other person on Premises. If requested by
Management, Resident agrees to conduct all further business in writing. Any acts of abusive
behavior, whether verbal or physical, by Resident or Resident’s family, guests, or invitees shall
be grounds for termination of this rental Agreement.

        Resident agrees not to damage Apartment or any other portion of Premises, including,
but not limited to, the physical facilities, buildings, trees, or landscape. Resident shall be liable
for all acts or failure to act of his family, occupants, guests, or invitees that result in damages to
Apartment or Premises. Resident shall remain liable to Management for any damages
exceeding normal wear and tear, and hereby agrees to pay Management promptly upon notice
of such damages, whether or not the repairs have actually been made. Further, Resident’s acts
or failure to act that result in damages to Apartment or Premises shall constitute grounds for
termination of this rental Agreement. Any amounts due from Resident because of damage
exceeding normal wear and tear shall constitute additional rent due upon invoicing.

29.      RESIDENT DIRECTORY

       Resident acknowledges receipt of a Resident Directory that becomes a part of this rental
Agreement. The policies set forth in the Resident Directory are in addition to the policies
outlined in this rental Agreement and are binding on all Residents, occupants, and guests.




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30. ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

       Resident agrees and understands that additional rules and regulations may be established
by Management during Resident’s possession. Resident agrees to be bound by such additional
rules and regulations. Resident further understands that notification of such additional rules
and regulations shall be given pursuant to Paragraph 20 of this Agreement and shall be
effective ___ (__) days after personally being delivered or mailed by registered or certified
mail.

31.      GENDER

      In all references herein to Resident, the use of the singular number is intended to include
the appropriate number as the text of this Agreement may require, and all gender references to
male or female are intended to be gender neutral.

32.      NO ESTATE IN LAND

       This Agreement creates only the relationship of landlord and tenant between
Management and Resident; Resident has a usufruct only, and not an estate for years; and no
estate shall pass from Management.

33.      ENTIRE AGREEMENT

       This Agreement and any attached addenda, including, without limitation, rules, and
regulations, constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties and no oral statements shall
be binding.

34.      JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

       Each person who signs this Agreement as a Resident understands and agrees that his or
her liability hereunder is both joint and several.

35.      SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

       Subject to Paragraph 23, all provisions contained in this Agreement shall be binding
upon, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable by the successors and assigns of Management.

36.      SPECIAL STIPULATIONS

       The following stipulations shall control in the event of conflict with any of the foregoing
provisions:



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         a.

         b.

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      IN WITNESS THEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed in
person or by a person duly authorized the day and year above written.


Management


By: ________________
Title:_______________


Resident


By: _______________
Title: ______________




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