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THIS AGREEMENT, Made and entered into this
____ day of ___________, 20__, by and between ______________________________
hereinafter referred to as Lessor, and _________________________________________________________________
hereinafter referred to as Lessee;
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, The Lessor is the owner of certain real property located at _________________, in the City of ___________, State of _________, more particularly described hereinafter; and
WHEREAS, The Lessee desires to rent the property referred to above and more particularly described below; and
WHEREAS, The Lessor desires to rent said property to the Lessee upon the terms and conditions hereinafter enumerated.
IT IS HEREBY SPECIFICALLY COVENANTED AND AGREED
By and between the parties hereto as follows:
PREMISES TO BE RENTED: Lessor hereby
agrees to rent to the Lessee that certain real and personal property situated
in __________ County, State of _______________, more particularly described as follows:
RENT: Lessee agrees to pay to the Lessor
as rent for the premises the sum of $_________ per month in monthly payments
on or before the 1st day of each month. Lessee's first monthly rental payment
in the amount of $_________ is to be paid on execution of this agreement.
Lessor hereby acknowledges receipt of the first monthly rental payment
for the rent payment due the 1st day of _____________, 20___.
LATE CHARGE: In the event the rental
payment is not received on or before the 5th day of the month, a late charge
in the sum of $25.00 shall be assessed. Rental payments made by the Lessee
after the 5th of the month shall include said late charge.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: On execution of this
agreement, Lessee shall deposit with Lessor the sum of $________, receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged, as security for the faithful performance
by the Lessee of the terms hereof, with said sum to be returned to the
Lessee, without interest, upon the full and faithful performance of the
USE OF PREMISES: The premises shall
be used and occupied by the Lessee exclusively as a private single family
residence, and neither the premises nor any part thereof shall be used
at any time for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession or
trade of any kind, or for any purpose other than a private single family
residence. Automobiles and other vehicles will not be parked on the lawn.
NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS: Lessee agrees
that the premises shall be occupied by ___ adult(s), ___ child(ren) and
ASSIGNMENT: The Lessee shall not assign
or sublease the premises without the written consent of the Lessor.
UTILITIES: Lessee shall be responsible
for payment of all utilities and services used by Lessee.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR: The Lessee will, at Lessee's expense, keep and maintain the premises in good and sanitary condition and repair. In particular, the Lessee shall keep the fixtures in the premises in good order and repair and shall: keep the grounds free from debris; maintain the yard including mowing, irrigating, etc.; and make all required repairs to the premises which have resulted from the Lessee's use of the premises. If Lessee defaults in this obligation, then Lessor may elect to maintain and repair the premises and Lessee will then be required to reimburse the lessor for any resulting expense incurred. The Lessee is to make good all broken or damaged glass with the same kind and quality now in said premises which may be broken or damaged. Such glass shall be promptly replaced with glass of the same kind and quality at the expense of the Lessee. Lessee shall, at Lessee's expense, provide regular and routine service for all heating and air conditioning equipment.
Major structural repair of the premises not
due to the Lessee's misuse, waste or neglect, or that of Lessee's employees,
family, agents or visitors, shall be the responsibility of the Lessor.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: Included with the premises, the Lessor shall provide the following personal property: __________________________________________.
Lessee acknowledges having made a full inspection
of the personal property and agrees that the same is in good working order.
Lessee agrees to maintain the said personal property in good repair at
Lessee's expense and shall upon expiration of this agreement surrender
the same in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement
of this agreement, normal wear and tear excepted.
RIGHT OF INSPECTION: Lessor and Lessor's
agents shall have the right at all reasonable times to enter the premises
for the purpose of examining its condition. The Lessor or Lessor's agents
shall be entitled to show the premises for the purpose of re-rental or
sale at reasonable times upon appointment with the Lessee. The Lessor shall
retain the privilege of displaying the usual "For
Sale" or "For Rent" signs on the premises.
IMPROVEMENTS: The Lessee shall not
reconstruct, remodel, change or paint any part or parts of the premises
without the written consent of the Lessor.
DEFAULT: Upon any default in the performance
of, or compliance with any of the terms or conditions hereof, the Lessee's
interest in the premises, at the option of the Lessor, shall terminate
and be forfeited, and the Lessor may re-enter the premises and remove all
persons and property therefrom at the risk of the Lessee. Lessee shall
be given a written notice of any default or breach, and termination and
forfeiture of Lessee's interest shall not result if, within three (3) days
of the receipt of such notice, the Lessee has corrected the default or
breach, or has taken action reasonably likely to effect such correction
within a reasonable time.
TERMINATION: It is agreed that either
party hereto may terminate this agreement and tenancy upon giving to the
other party written notice, personally, or by certified mail, of such party's
intention to terminate this agreement. Such termination shall take effect
thirty (30) days from and after delivery, or receipt of such notice by
the other party.
SURRENDER OF PREMISES: Upon the expiration
of this agreement, the Lessee shall quit and surrender the premises in
as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this
Agreement, reasonable use and wear thereof and damage by the elements excepted.
ENFORCEMENT EXPENSES: The losing party
in any court action brought to enforce any of the provisions of or to collect
any sums due under the terms of this agreement shall pay to the prevailing
party in such action in all trial and appellate courts, a reasonable attorney's
fees to be fixed by such court, in addition to the costs allowed by law.
MODIFICATION: This agreement may not
be amended, modified or changed except by a writing signed by all the parties
FINAL AGREEMENT: This agreement supersedes
all agreements between the parties made prior to the date of the execution
of this agreement. All prior contracts and agreements, whether written
or oral, heretofore made by the parties hereto, or their agents, are merged
into and superseded by this agreement which constitutes the sole and the
entire contract between the parties.
BINDING EFFECT: This agreement shall
inure to and be binding upon the parties hereto, their respective heirs,
executors, administrators and assigns.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The parties hereto have
hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
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