RESIDENTIAL HOME LEASE AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION of their mutual promises, ______________________________________ (Lessor, or Owner), whose address is
(SS#______________________________________) (LESSEE/RESIDENT) agree as follows:
1. PREMISES, The Owner leases to the Resident, a _______bedroom home at: ______________________________________
2. TERM AND RENEWAL. The term of the lease will commence on ______________________________________and subject to the
renewal provisions, will terminate on ______________________________________.
If the Resident remains in possession of the lease property after expiration of the original terms of this agreement, such possession
shall be as a month to month tenant under the same terms and conditions of this agreement, except that Owner may increase the amount of
the monthly rent to be paid or change terms upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to Resident. The month to month tenancy may be
terminated by either party on the last day of any month, upon thirty (30) days prior written notice.
3. RENT AND PAYMENT. The Resident will pay as rent the sum of ______________________________________Dollars and
______________________________________ Cents ($______________________________________) payable in 12 consecutive equal
monthly installments of ______________________________________Dollars and ______________________________________Cents
($______________________________________), due on or before the 1st day of each month (Postmark of 1st day of month or earlier will be
used for this purpose).
RENT SHOULD BE PAID WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER AND DELIVERED TO:
Any rent received postmarked after the 1st calendar day of the month must be accompanied with a $50.00 late fee. In
addition, if the Resident has a check returned by their bank, the Resident must redeem the check within 24 hours after notice of its return and
pay $50.00 plus applicable late fees from the late charge date until acceptable payment is received by the management office. Checks will not
be resubmitted. Payment received will be applied in the following order: property damages, bad check charges, late charges, delinquent rent,
pet fees, and the balance to current rent, no matter what may be specified on the memo portion of the check. If rent is not received by the 5 th
calendar day of the month a “3 day notice to vacate premises” will be issued. If resident does not comply with the “Notice to Vacate
Premises” an eviction will be filed. Tenant will be responsible for fees associated with the eviction including but not limited to Rent, Eviction
Cost and Court Costs
Any additional residents not listed by name in this lease are subject to an increase in rent of $75.00 per month. The owner may
increase the rent during the term of the lease to reflect any increase in the common utilities, taxes and assessments paid for by the Owner.
4. SPECIAL PROVISIONS: As follows:
a. Resident and family to solely possess and occupy ______-bedroom house, ______-car garage.
b. Owner to be responsible for mowing grass.
c. Tenant to be responsible for and annual trimmings of beds, and for weeding of beds on ongoing basis.
d. Tenant responsible for utilities attached to house, garbage collection, and water and sewage charges.
e. Tenant accepts house interior “as is” as of ____________________.
f. Resident allowed to have ____ pets on premises. Any change in pet status to be discussed with Owner on an as needed
basis for approval.
g. Owner requires use of felt pads on furniture on hardwood floors.
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5. DEPOSITS. $____________ received as deposit at lease signing. Balance of $___________ received at move in date. Resident
shall pay ______________________________________Dollars ($______________________________________) as a security deposit to
secure the performance of all terms of this agreement. If the Resident fails to perform the terms of this agreement, Owner may deduct any
amounts owed from the security deposit. Resident shall be liable for any monies owed to Owner which exceed the security deposit. Within 14
days after the termination of this agreement, subsequent agreements, month to month tenancies and vacating, and if Resident provides Owner
in writing a forwarding address, the Owner will prepare a written statement of security deposit disposition in which there will be written
itemization of any deductions from the security deposit (if any) and a refund to the Resident of the Balance, if any, of the security deposit.
SECURITY DEPOSIT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE LAST MONTHS RENT. LAST MONTHS RENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL. Rent
will not be pro-rated at move out.
6. APARTMENT CONDITIONS/INSPECTIONS/SECURITY. Resident has inspected the apartment and the apartment building complex and
accepts them as of move in date. Resident acknowledges that the premises are in good condition at the commencement of the lease. If the
Owner provides any storage area to the Resident, Resident will store non-hazardous and non-flammable materials and Resident will store
items at Resident's own risk. This agreement shall in no way be construed to be or infer to be a guarantee of the Resident's security and
Resident agrees to rely solely on Resident's own insurance to protect resident in this area. Basements and garages are to be considered such
7. UTILITIES. It shall be the Resident's obligation to have non-furnished utilities (Gas, Electric, Sewer, Garbage) placed in his/her name prior
to occupancy, and to have final readings taken upon vacating. Resident shall pay for all utilities. There shall be no diminution or abatement of
rent or any other compensation for interruption or curtailment of any "service" or utilities which Owner agrees to provide, when such interruption
or curtailment shall be due to accidents, alterations, or repairs desirable or necessary to be made, or to inability or difficulty in securing
supplies or labor for maintenance of such service, or to some other cause beyond Owner's control.
8. REPAIRS. Owner will perform necessary repairs or replacements to be made at it's own expense whenever such repairs are deemed
necessary by Owner due to normal wear, obsolescence, or mechanical equipment of the premises to Owner. Resident must pay for all
maintenance exceeding normal wear and tear to all fixtures including toilets, disposals, sinks, tubs and drain lines when such maintenance is
required due to residents or there invitees neglect including , example, resident's or invitee's flushing of foreign items (disposable diapers,
sanitary napkins, grease, etc.). Resident must also pay for all damage to the property exceeding normal wear and tear. No diminution or
abatement of rent or other compensation shall be claimed or allowed for inconvenience or discomfort arising from repairs or improvements
made to buildings or its appliances, nor for any space taken to comply with any law, or ordinance, or order or government authority, no matter
9. USE. Resident agrees to use the premises solely as a private residence for the occupant's use and that no other person other than those
on the application will occupy premises, unless there is prior written approval by the Owner.
10. PETS. See Item #4 above.
11. AUTO PARKING. Parking is provided _______________________________________________________________________.
12. ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. The Resident shall make no alterations or improvements (for example, but without limitation
painting, wallpapering, permanent shelving, floor covering, the change of locks, or addition of fastening devices to the door) to the premises
without obtaining Owner's written consent. All alterations, additions, or improvements made in and to said premises shall become the property
of the Owner. At the option of the Owner, all improvements shall remain.
13. OBLIGATIONS OF RESIDENT. Resident will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations promulgated by any governmental
authority having jurisdiction. Prosecution or conviction of drug trafficking, prostitution or other serious crimes by Residents or invitees shall be
considered reasonable grounds for lessor to terminate this lease with thirty (30) days prior written notice. The Resident will observe all rules
and regulations made by the Owner in effect at the execution and delivered with this lease, and any made or modified during the term of this
lease and delivered to the Resident or Owner's residence. Resident agrees to:
(A) Keep that part of the premises that he/she occupies and uses safe and sanitary.
(B) Dispose of rubbish, garbage and other waste in a clean, safe and sanitary manner in prescribed containers provided. Resident is
responsible to take their own containers to curb on the correct evening.
(C) Keep all plumbing fixtures in the apartment unit or used by Resident as clean as their conditions permit.
(D) Use and operate all electrical and plumbing fixtures safely and properly.
(E) Comply with requirements imposed by all applicable state and local housing, health and safety codes.
(F) Personally refrain, and forbid any other person who is on the premises with tenant's permission, from intentionally or negligently
destroying, defacing, damaging or removing any fixtures, appliance, or other part of the premises.
(G) Maintain in good working order and condition any range, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, or other appliance or other part of
premises as provided.
(H) Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his
neighbor's peaceful enjoyment of the premises.
(I) Use good judgment and thoughtfulness for others in use of his/her apartment.
(J) Not to commit any waste or nuisance in or about said premises.
(K) Not to in any way annoy, molest or interfere with any other Residents or occupants.
(L) Not to use on a wasteful, unreasonable or hazardous manner any utilities furnished by the Owner.
(M) Confine play activities of children to designated play areas. Children may not play or loiter in basements, laundry areas, stairways,
hallways, doorways, parking areas or other designated areas.
(N) Not to in any way be detrimental to the reputation of the apartment community.
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(P) Return all recreational facility passes, entry keys, mailbox keys to Owner at time of move-out as applicable. All keys not returned will be
accesses and replacement cost of $30.00 per key.
(Q) A minimum charge of $60.00 for lockouts during business hours and $70.00 between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM and on Holidays.
(R) Not to have waterbeds.
(S) Smoke Alarms - Resident shall maintain any smoke detectors and fire extinguishers which have been provided in the unit and shall keep
the unity fully operational and replace any old battery with a manufacturer's recommended battery as applicable.
(T) To be responsible for the conduct and actions of their children, invitees or children of their invitees.
(U) All light fixtures have bulbs at time of move in, it is the tenants responsibility to maintain these fixtures. Any bulbs missing at move out
will be paid for out of the security deposit.
(V) Do not apply any stickers or decals to appliances, walls, doors, etc.
(W) Just be a generally good person, please.
14. INJURIES OR DAMAGES. Resident to provide renter’s insurance for their personal property to safeguard against personal loss. Neither
the management nor the Owner of the apartment community shall be liable to the Resident for any loss or damage of Resident's effects for
any reason outside of owners control. Resident, his/her family, or guests agrees to hold management and owner harmless for any damages or
claims arising by reason of events outside of owners control.
15. BREACH. In the event the Resident breaches any of the terms of this lease, Owner may reclaim the apartment by any method permitted
by law, including litigation. Resident remains liable for any and all damages stemming from said breach including all rents due on the balance
of this agreement and repairs necessary to restore the apartment to rentable condition.
16. POSSESSION. If there is a failure to deliver possession of premises at the time agreed herein, Owner shall return the deposit to Resident
and Owner will not be liable for any further damages.
17. ABANDONMENT. If Resident's occupancy appears to indicate abandonment from and of the premises for five (5) consecutive days,
while all or any portion of the rent is unpaid, it shall be deemed abandonment of said premises, and his residence at management's option may
immediately terminate without further notice. All contents of the apartment become property of the landlord Apartment may be re-rented
without any liability of Owner to Resident whatsoever.
18. TRANSFERABILITY AND COST OF COLLECTION. Resident may not sublet or assign this lease without prior written consent of Owner.
In the event suit is necessary to enforce any of the provisions herein contained, or to recover possession, Resident agrees to pay all court
fees, delinquent amounts, and damages.
19. OTHER COVENANTS. Resident's Application to Rent, and Community Policies, and Rules and Regulations, current and future are
agreed to be part of this lease; and, the terms, conditions, and representations shall be binding upon their heirs. Any false, statement or other
misrepresentations on said application may be grounds for termination of this lease at the option of the Owner.
20. RIGHT OF ENTRY. Management reserves the right to inspect all apartments with 24 hours notice and Resident agrees that management
may show apartment to prospective applicants during the thirty (30) or sixty (60) day notice to vacate period at reasonable times without prior
notice. Owner agrees that no employee shall enter the premises for the purpose of making repairs, alterations or inspections unless the
Resident or an adult member of the Resident's household is present, or unless prior permission to enter has been granted or twenty-four hour
notice has been given to Resident. In the case of emergency, Resident agrees that such prior permission shall not be required.
21. NOTICES. Any notice to be given by either party to the other shall be in writing, either delivered personally, or sent by U.S. mail, prepaid,
to the Resident at the leased addresser management as applicable.
22. OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE. Owner appoints the site manager or property manager, if applicable, as it's duly authorized agent to
manage the premises and to act for the purpose of service of process and for the receiving and receiving all notices and demands. However,
Resident agrees not to look to manager or property manager of any liability. Any liabilities will solely rest with the Owner.
23. SEVERABILITY. If any provision in this lease shall be deemed invalid by judgment or court order, all other provisions shall remain in full
force and effect.
24. JOINT LIABILITY. "Resident" when used in this lease shall be construed to be plural of more than one person to this lease, and
"Resident" shall be jointly and severally liable and obligated to perform all terms, conditions, and covenants contained in this lease.
25. WAIVER. One or more waivers of any covenants, condition, rule or regulation by Owner shall not be construed as a waiver or a further
breach of the same.
26. CAPTIONS. The captions are inserted only as a matter of convenience and for reference and in no way define, limit or describe the scope
of this lease nor the intent of the provisions thereof.
27. CABLE TV. The premises is completely wired for cable at this time. Any additional Cable installation or changes requires owner’s written
permission and presense onsite for such installation.
28. WATERBEDS No waterbeds are allowed on premises.
29. SMOKING. Smoking IS NOT allowed on premises.
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30. BED BUGS. This building is bed bug free as of move-in date. Resident is being supplied with literature detailing bed bugs. If resident
carries bed bugs into premises, requiring treatment, owner will conduct treatment. Resident is obligated to aid in bed bug treatment, including
but not limited to, furniture removal, clothes cleaning/storage, and any means deemed necessary by extermination company of owner’s choice.
Any treatment costs incurred relating bed bugs will be deducted from security deposit, as necessary.
31. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This lease, together with any addendum attached and with the Owner's rules and regulations and any other
covenants, conditions, addendum and agreements, which by reference herein are made a part of this lease, constitute the entire Agreement
and there are not other agreements, oral or written, pertaining to this lease.
I have read and agree to the terms set forth herein.
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MOVE OUT SCHEDULE
If prior to moving out you do not clean the items listed below and leave them in satisfactory working order, the following charges will be
deducted from your security deposit or you will be charged if your security deposit is insufficient to cover the charges, You will be charged the
listed amount for each instance in which a listed item must be cleaned or repaired. The prices given for the items listed below are average
prices. The actual cost may be lower or higher. This is not an all-inclusive list.
The charges below are for neglect, and wear above and beyond normal wear and tear.
CLEANING DOORS CON”T LOCKS
Clean Refrigerator $40.00 Replace sliding glass door (single) Replace key (door or mailbox) $35.00
Clean Stove Top $10.00 $200.00 Replace cylindrical doorlock $35.00
Clean Sink $35.00 Replace sliding glass door (double) Replace passage doorlock $25.00
Clean Counters $35.00
$300.00 Replace deadbolt lock $35.00
Clean Dishwasher $10.00
Rescreen sliding door screen $40.00
Clean Drip Pans $4.00 ea
Replace sliding door screen $60.00 MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Oven $30.00
Replace refrigerator shelf $75.00
Clean Stove Hood $20.00
Paint refrigerator $200.00
Clean Cabinets $35.00 ELECTRICAL
Replace stove/oven knob $20.00
Clean Floor $35.00 Replace light bulb $1.50
Repair ceramic tile $100.00
Clean Tub/shower $35.00 Replace light fixture
Replace ceramic tile counter $500.00
Clean Toilet $15.00 $100.00
Repair plastic counter $75.00
Vacuum dwelling $40.00 Replace light fixture globe $20.00 Replace plastic counter $450.00
Clean greasy parking space $20.00 Replace electrical outlet/switch $5.00 Replace cutting board $25.00
Replace electrical cover plate $1.50 Replace mirror $75.00
Replace medicine cabinet $100.00
Carpet stain removal $100.00
PLUMBING Replace towel bar $25.00
Deodorize carpet $85.00
Replace faucet $75.00 Replace shower curtain rod $20.00
Repair carpet $85.00
Replace shower/tub enclosure$500.00
Repair Hardwood Floor $100.00 Replace faucet handle $20.00
Repair porcelain $200.00
Refinish Hardwood Floor $150.00 Replace faucel aerator $10.00
Replace thermostat $75.00
Repair Linoleum $75.00 Replace shower head $20.00
Recharge fire extinguisher $40.00
Replace Linoleum $400.00 Replace toilet tank lid $50.00
Replace fire extinguisher $50.00
Repair Floor Tile $100.00 Replace toilet Fumigate for fleas $200.00
Replace Floor Tile $400.00 $250.00 Remove junk/debris $75.00
Replace garbage disposer Replace ice trays $35.00
Remove mildew and treat $15.00
Cover crayon marks $40.00
Repair hole in wall $150.00
Replace window pane (Single)
Repaint damaged wall $250.00/rm
DOORS Replace window pane (double)
Repair hollow core door $50.00 $200.00
Repair forced door damage $75.00 Replace blind $75.00
Replace door (inside) $200.00 Replace shade $50.00
Replace door (outside) $350.00 Replace window screen $50.00
Replace patio window screen
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WEAR AND TEAR VS. DAMAGES
Normal wear and tear is as follows: Damage caused by abuse/carelessness:
Well worn keys Missing keys
Sticky key Key broken off inside lock
Balky door lock Door lock replace by tenant without owner’s permission
Depressurized fire extinguisher with unbroken seal Depressurized fire extinguisher with broken seal (not used on fire)
Worn pattern in countertop Burn in countertop
Rust stain under faucet Sink discolored by clothes dye
Loose faucet handle Missing faucet handle
Rusty refrigerator shelf Missing/broken refrigerator shelf
Discolored ceramic tile grout Painted ceramic tile
Loose grout around ceramic tile Chipped or cracked ceramic tile
Carpet seam unraveling Carpet burn/wax on carpet
Carpet wear in high-traffic areas Rust marks on carpet from indoor plants
Scuffing on wood floor in high-traffic areas Gouge in wood floor
Worn linoleum in high-traffic areas Tear in linoleum
Wobbly toilet/seat Broken toilet tank/lid/bowl
Rusty shower curtain rod Kinked shower curtain rod
Calcium buildup in bathtub Chip/gouge/scratch in bathtub surface
Tracks on door jamb where door rubs Hole in door
Stain on ceiling caused by roof leak Stain on ceiling caused by popping champagne bottles
Cracked paint Crayon marks on wall
Chipped paint (minor) Large gouges cut into walls by moving furniture carelessly
Discolored light fixture globe Missing light fixture globe
Window cracked by settling or high wind Window cracked by throwing pan across room
Light-faded shade Torn shade
Sun-damaged drapes Drapes splattered with food
Dirty window screens Missing, bent, or torn window screen
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