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This is a document that creates a rental agreement between a landlord and a tenant for the rental of a room in a boardinghouse. This document includes a room description, the rate charged, the rental term, late charges, and the security deposit. Additionally, this document provides that the landlord has given the tenant the rules of the boardinghouse. This document can be used by individuals or entities that want to rent a room in a boardinghouse to tenants.
This is a document that creates a rental agreement between a landlord and a tenant for the rental of a room in a boardinghouse. This document includes a room description, the rate charged, the rental term, late charges, and the security deposit. Additionally, this document provides that the landlord has given the tenant the rules of the boardinghouse. This document can be used by individuals or entities that want to rent a room in a boardinghouse to tenants. ROOMING HOUSE RENTAL AGREEMENT This Rooming Room Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and effective this __________ day of __________, _____ by and between ________________ of ____________________________ (hereinafter “Landlord”) and ________________ of __________________________ (hereinafter “Tenant”). 1. PREMISES. Landlord hereby rents to Tenant and Tenant accepts in its present condition the room known as _____________ [DESCRIPTION OF ROOM OR ROOM NUMBER] (hereinafter the “Room”), which forms part of the premises located at ________________________________________ [ADDRESS] (hereinafter the “Premises”). Utilities Utilities, including gas, electric, and water are provided and paid for by Landlord on the Premises. However, Tenant agrees to keep personal energy and water consumption within reasonable limits and to take all measures and make all efforts that a prudent tenant would make to reduce wasteful overuse and to conserve energy and resources. 2. TERM. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the __________ day of __________, _____ (hereinafter “Start Date”) and shall continue for a period of __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] (___ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) months, ending on the __________ day of __________, _____ (hereinafter “End Date”). Thereafter, this Agreement shall automatically renew on a month-to-month basis, unless terminated by either party giving thirty (30) days written notice to the other party 3. RENT. For the term of this Agreement, Tenant shall pay to Landlord a sum of __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] dollars ($_________ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) (hereinafter the “Rent”) per month in advance on the first day of each calendar month (hereinafter the “Due Date”), at ____________________________ [LANDLORD’S ADDRESS], or at such other place as Landlord may designate. Rent will be prorated if the term does not start on the first day of the month or for any other partial month of the term. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 2 LATE PAYMENT CHARGES If Tenant fails to pay the Rent in full on the Due Date, Landlord may impose a late payment charge of __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] dollars ($_________ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) per day for each additional day that the Rent continues to be unpaid. 4. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Upon execution of this Agreement, Tenant shall pay Landlord a Security Deposit of __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] dollars ($_________ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]), as security for the performance by Tenant of the terms of this Agreement. Upon the termination of this Agreement, this Security Deposit will be returned to Tenant without interest following the full and faithful performance by Tenant of this Agreement. In the event of any damage to the Room or any unpaid utility charges caused by Tenant or Tenant’s agents or visitors, Landlord may withhold only that portion of Tenant’s Security Deposit necessary: (a) to remedy any default by Tenant in the payment of rent or unpaid phone or utility charges incurred by Tenant (b) to repair damages to the Room or the Premises exclusive of ordinary wear and tear, and/or (c) to clean the Room if necessary. If the Room is left in a clean and acceptable condition by Tenant, the entire deposit will be returned on the day of departure. Dishonored Check Charges In the event any check offered by Tenant to Landlord in payment of Rent or any other amount due under this Agreement is returned for lack of sufficient funds or a closed or nonexistent account, Tenant shall pay to Landlord a dishonored check charge in the amount of __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] dollars ($_________ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]). 5. QUIET ENJOYMENT. Landlord agrees that if Tenant timely pays the Rent and performs all other obligations under this Agreement, Landlord will not interfere with Tenant’s peaceful use and enjoyment of the Room. 6. USE OF PREMISES. The Room shall be used and occupied by Tenant exclusively as a private residence only. Without the prior written consent of Landlord, Tenant shall not use the Room, at any time during © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3 the term of this Agreement, for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession, or trade of any kind, or for any purpose other than as a private residence. 7. OCCUPANTS. Tenant agrees that the Room shall be occupied solely by Tenant and his family. Any guests may stay up to __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] (___ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) days per month for no additional charge. Tenant agrees to pay Landlord __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] dollars ($_________ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) per day for any stay by a guest which is longer than __________ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] (___ [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) days. 8. CONDITION OF PREMISES. A. Tenant agrees that Tenant has examined the Room, including flooring, drapes, and paint, and that they are, at the time of execution of this Agreement, to be in good order, good repair, safe, clean, and habitable condition. B. Tenant agrees to keep the Room in good order and repair, and, upon termination of tenancy, to return the Room to Landlord in the same condition as it existed when Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary wear and tear. Tenant further agrees to immediately notify Landlord of any defects or dangerous conditions in and about the Room of which Tenant becomes aware, and to reimburse Landlord for the cost of any repairs to the Room damaged by Tenant, or Tenant’s agents, guests or invitees. 9. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING. Tenant shall not assign this Agreement, or sublet or grant any license to use the Room to any person or entity without first obtaining Landlord's prior written consent. Any such assignment, subletting, or license without the prior written consent of Landlord shall be void and, at Landlord may at its option terminate this Agreement. 10. ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. Tenant shall make no alterations, changes, additions, or improvements to the Room without the prior written consent of Landlord. Any such alterations, changes, and improvements built, constructed, or placed on the Premises by Tenant, shall, unless otherwise provided by written agreement between Landlord and Tenant, be the property of Landlord and remain at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 4 11. DAMAGE TO PREMISES. If the Room or any part of the Premises is damaged or destroyed by fire or by any other casualty to the extent that enjoyment of the Room is substantially impaired, Tenant may: (i) immediately vacate the Room and terminate this Agreement by providing a notice to the Landlord, or (ii) if continued occupancy is lawful, vacate only that part of the Room which is rendered unusable by the fire or casualty, in which case the Rent shall be reduced in proportion to the decrease in the fair rental value of the Room. If this Agreement is terminated due to damages caused by fire or casualty, Landlord shall return to Tenant all prepaid Rent and security deposit 12. DANGEROUS MATERIALS. Tenant shall not keep on the Premises, any article or thing of a dangerous, inflammable, or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or that might be considered hazardous. 15. PETS Tenant shall not keep any domestic or any other pet animals in or about the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord. 16. ACCESS Landlord reserves the right to enter Tenant's room for the following reasons: (a) in case of emergency; (b) to make necessary or agreed-upon repairs, decorations, or improvements, or to show the Room to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors; (c) when Tenant has abandoned or surrendered the Room; or (d) pursuant to court order. Landlord must give Tenant written twenty-four (24) hours notice of intent to enter and may enter only during normal business hours, except in case of an emergency. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 5 19. SURRENDER OF PREMISES. Upon expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, Tenant shall quit and surrender the Room in as good a condition as it was at the commencement of this Agreement, reasonable wear and tear and damages excepted. 21. ABANDONMENT. If at any time during the term of this Agreement, Tenant abandons the Room for a period of two (2) consecutive weeks, Landlord may enter the Room by any means without liability for damages and may re-let the Room, and may receive and collect all rent payable by virtue of such re-letting. Landlord may also dispose of any of Tenant’s abandoned personal property as Landlord deems appropriate, without liability to Tenant. 7. MAINTENANCE BY LANDLORDS Landlord shall: a. Comply with all applicable laws and building codes materially affecting health and safety of Tenant and his family members. b. Make all repairs and keep the Room in a fit and habitable condition. c. Maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other utilities, facilities, and appliances supplied by Landlord. d. Provide and maintain appropriate receptacles and conveniences for the collection and removal of garbage, rubbish, and other wastes. Tenant must arrange for removal of said garbage, rubbish, and other waste. Landlord shall not be liable for any injury caused by any objects or materials, which belong to, or which have been placed by, Tenant in the common areas of the Premises used by Tenant. 8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF TENANTS Tenant shall: a. comply with all the health and sanitary laws, ordinances, rules, and orders of appropriate governmental authorities with respect to the Room. b. Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon Tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 6 c. Keep the Premises occupied by Tenant as clean and safe as the condition of the Premises permits. d. Dispose all rubbish, snow, garbage, and other waste in a clean and safe manner. Tenants shall also care for lawn, except for mowing. Landlord will mow lawn. e. Keep all plumbing fixtures in the rooming units or those used by Tenants as clean as their condition permits. f. Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, in the premises. g. Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove a part of the premises, or knowingly permit a person to do so. h. Conduct himself in a manner not to disturb any other tenant’s peaceful enjoyment of the Premises. 9. RULES FOR TENANTS All existing rules concerning Tenant’s use and occupancy of the premises have been furnished to Tenant in writing. Additionally, Landlord, from time to time, may adopt rules, however described, concerning Tenant’s use and occupancy of the Premises. Indemnification Tenant agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified Landlord from and against all actions suits, proceedings, costs claims, damages, and demands whatsoever brought or prosecuted against Landlord for or on account of loss of life, injury, or damage to the persons or property suffered or sustained in consequence of the act, negligence, or default of Tenant, his guests, friends, relatives, or invitees on the Room. 18. No Liability for Personal Property Neither Landlord nor Landlord’s representatives shall be responsible for the return of or the value of any items of personal property that are not removed from the rented premises at the end of the rental period by Tenants, their guests, or invitees. In the event that any item of Tenant’s personal property is recovered from the rented premises after the end of the rental period, then Landlord or Landlord’s representative shall be responsible to retain possession of such items for a period of thirty (30) days only after the end of the rental period, after which time the items shall be disposed of. 19. Force Majeure © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 7 Landlord is not liable for factors outside Landlord’s control. Factors outside Landlor’'s control, including but not limited to road work, construction, or farming, and any noise resulting therefrom, that may impact directly or indirectly the subject premises. 23. SEVERABILITY. If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. 24. INSURANCE. Tenant acknowledges that Landlord will not provide insurance coverage for Tenant’s property, nor shall Landlord be responsible for any loss of Tenant’s property, whether by theft, fire, acts of God, or otherwise. 25. BINDING EFFECT. The covenants and conditions contained in the Agreement shall apply to and bind the heirs, legal representatives, and permitted assigns of the parties. 26. GOVERNING LAW. It is agreed that this Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of ________________________. 27. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement shall constitute the entire integrated agreement between the parties. Any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement is hereby superseded. This Agreement may be modified only by a writing signed by both Landlord and Tenant. 28. NOTICES. Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing; hand delivered, mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, if to Tenant, at the Room and if to Landlord, at the address for payment of rent. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 8 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first above written. [Signature] © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 9
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