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A written agreement should be used by any Landlord (who may own the house or residence) wishing to rent residential property to a tenant. Many states consider oral agreements regarding the rental of real property to be invalid and require a written agreement. This type of document which is sometimes called a Residential Lease Agreement or Rental Agreement should be in writing and should be signed by both landlord and tenant. The Lease should set forth all the terms and conditions of the rental to which the parties have agreed. The Lease will also state everyone's responsibilities and rights.

Some states also will require that the landlord and tenant conduct an inspection of the premises to be rented either before the property is occupied by the tenant or before the lease is signed by either party. A joint inspection form is useful to document the inspection and can help avoid problems or misunderstandings at the end of the lease term. Even if a state does not require a joint inspection, it is a good idea to complete one for the protection of both parties.

This Residential Lease Agreement packet includes everything necessary for a Landlord to enter into a lease with a Tenant, including the Lease, the Inspection Checklist and more.

These are just some of the important provisions included in this Residential Lease Agreement:

  • Leased Premises and Term of Lease: Describes the property, the location, how it may be used and inspection of Premises;
  • Rent Payments and Fees: States the amount of the rent, the manner and timing of rental payments, and penalties for late payments or insufficient funds;
  • Security Deposit: Sets forth the amount of the security deposit, and conditions for the return of the deposit;
  • Default: Explains the events of default and both physical and financial remedies;
  • Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment: Explains that the tenant may peaceably and quietly enjoy the premises by fulfilling his or her obligations;
  • Assignment and Subletting: Sets forth the conditions under which, if any, the tenant may assign or sublet the property;
  • Possession of Property, Utilities, Pets and Treatment: Describes when Tenant may take possession of the property, who is responsible for utilities and whether pets are allowed. It also covers maintenance of, damage and alterations to the property;
  • Abandonment and Absences: Sets forth when the property may be considered abandoned or what happens in the even of extended absences by the tenant;
  • Insurance: Sets forth the insurance requirements;
This form packet prepared by lawyers includes:
  1. Instructions and Checklist for Residential Lease Agreement
  2. Information regarding Residential Lease Agreements
  3. Residential Lease Agreement
  4. Move-In / Move-Out Inspection Checklist
  5. Lead Paint Disclosure.
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Residential Lease Agreement



House Lease Agreement






This package includes:
1.  Instructions and Checklist
2.  General Information
3.  Residential Lease Agreement;
4.  Move-In / Move-Out Inspection Checklist
5.  Lead Paint Disclosure






Instructions & Checklist
Residential Lease Agreement


   The Landlord must sign the Lease Agreement.

   The Tenant(s) must sign the Lease Agreement.  If there is more than one adult Tenant, each Tenant should sign the Lease Agreement.

   Generally, the Landlord and the Tenant(s) will each retain an original signed Lease Agreement. Therefore, if there is one Landlord and two Tenants, three original leases must be executed (i.e., signed and dated).

   If a Lease Agreement contemplates a long rental term, some states require that that Lease Agreement be recorded. Recording a Lease Agreement often also requires notarization. The parties should investigate the circumstances under which a Lease Agreement will need to be recorded, and the requirements of that recording.

   Certain states require the Landlord and Tenant(s) to conduct an inspection of the premises to be rented, either before physical occupancy of the property by the Tenant(s) or before the Lease Agreement is signed by either party. Even if a state does not specifically require a joint inspection, it is nonetheless a good idea to conduct one for the protection of both parties.  Additional information about the security deposit requirements for each state, and whether an inspection is required prior to funding or returning a security deposit, may be found at the following link: http://www.findlegalforms.com/public/RENT/DEPCHRT.doc

   For additional information about specific state laws governing Landlord and Tenant relationships in your state, please click on the following link:

   If the property was built before 1978 (i.e., pre-1978 property), federal law requires that the Landlord and Tenant(s) (and their agents) sign the Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint.”  Federal law requires the Landlord to keep the signed copy of the Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint for a minimum of three years as proof of compliance with the rules. A copy of the Disclosure of Information On Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards form is included in this packet.





   These forms contain the basic terms and language that should be included in similar lease agreements. The laws in some states require a lessor (i.e., the person who is renting out his property) to make additional written disclosures, including disclosures about the condition of the unit, the building, the neighborhood, the environment and any other known problems. Certain cities and municipalities may have additional disclosure requirements that will need to be included. You should consult with a real estate agent or attorney in your area to determine what additional disclosures, if any, are required in your state or locality.  Even if these disclosures are not required by law, a Tenant may still request that they be made, and may negotiate to make them part of his agreement.



   Laws vary from time to time and from state to state. These forms are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should be considered only a starting point, and should not be used or signed before first consulting with an attorney to ensure that they address your particular situation. An attorney should be consulted before negotiating any document with another party.

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General Information
Residential Lease Agreement

Whenever a landlord (who may be the owner of the house or residence) rents property to a tenant, an agreement should be written and signed by both landlord and tenant and should set forth the terms to which the parties have agreed. Such a document is generally called a lease or rental agreement.  Many states consider oral agreements regarding the rental of real property to be invalid; these states require a written agreement.  

Some states require that the landlord and tenant conduct an inspection of the premises to be rented either before physical occupancy of the property by the tenant or before the lease is signed by either party. A joint inspection form, in which landlord and tenant agree as to the presence and condition of items in the apartment and the apartment itself, is useful to document the inspection and can help avoid problems or misunderstandings at the end of the lease term. Even if a state does not require a joint inspection, it is a good idea to complete one for the protection of both parties: a joint inspection can help the landlord justify any security deposit deductions, if warranted, or can demonstrate that certain property damage predated the tenants occupancy.

Most states have specific laws relating to residential leases, primarily directed at protecting tenants from dishonest landlords.   In addition, states have detailed laws addressing the amount and maintenance of security deposits. For example, some states require that a security deposit be held in an interest bearing account and that any accrued interest be given to the tenant at the termination of the lease. States also vary in regulating how quickly a landlord must return a security deposit to a tenant (e.g., within 30 days after the termination of the lease). Landlords should be familiar with the laws of their state.  The chart at the link below provides detailed information about the rules relating to security deposits for each state, as well as explaining the time lines and other requirements for keeping and or returning a security deposit.  See http://www.findlegalforms.com/public/RENT/DEPCHRT.doc

If more than one tenant signs the lease, each tenant may be held responsible for all of the obligations under the lease if the other tenants dont perform their obligations.  In other words, a tenant may be held responsible for the entire rental amount if his co-tenants do not pay their share.

Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women.  Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The Environmental Protection Agency's (the “EPA”) pamphlet entitled “Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home" can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/pyfcameraeng.pdf and at http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/outreach/leapame.pdf. Additional information can also be found on the EPA site at: http://www.epa.gov.











LEASE AGREEMENT


This Lease Agreement (“Lease”) is entered by and between _____________________________ (“Landlord”) and ________________________________ (“Tenant”) on ___________________, 20___. Landlord and Tenant may collectively be referred to as the “Parties.”  This Lease creates joint and several liability in the case of multiple Tenants.

W I T N E S S E T H:

            That in consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained, Landlord and Tenant hereby agree and covenant to and with each other as follows:


1.   Leased Premises; Term of Lease; etc.

1.1   Leased Premises.   Landlord leases to Tenant, and Tenant rents from Landlord, the premises located at: ___________________________ ___________________________________________  (the “Premises”) [complete address of Premises] to Tenant.

   1.2   Original Term.  This Lease shall commence on _____________ [start date] and, unless sooner terminated pursuant to law or pursuant to any of the terms hereof, shall expire on ___________ [end date] (the “Lease Term”).

1.3   Renewal Term.  Tenant shall have the right, exercisable as hereinafter provided, to extend the term of this Lease for one successive period of one year (the “Renewal Term”) upon the same covenants, terms and conditions as those provided in the Lease for the Lease Term.  If Tenant desires to preserve the right to extend the Lease Term for a Renewal Term, Tenant shall give Landlord a notice no later than 30 days before the end of the Lease Term.

1.4   Use of Premises.  Tenant shall use the Premises as a residence only, and for no other purpose. The Premises shall not be used to carry on any type of business or trade, unless Tenant has received the prior written consent of the Landlord.  Tenant will comply with all laws, rules, ordinances, statutes and orders regarding the use of the Premises.

1.5   Inspection of Premises.  Tenant or Tenants agent has inspected the Premises, the fixtures, the grounds, building and improvements and acknowledges that the Premises are in good and acceptable condition and are habitable.  If, in Tenants opinion, the condition of the Premises has changed at any time during the Lease Term, Tenant shall promptly provide reasonable notice to Landlord.

1.6   Occupants of Premises.  Tenant agrees that no more than ____ persons may reside on the Premises, unless Tenant has received the prior written consent of the Landlord.

2.   Rent Payments; Late Fees.

2.1   Rent.  Tenant shall pay to Landlord during the Lease Term as rent for the Premises the amount of $_________ (“Rent”) each month in advance on the first day of each month.  If the Lease Term does not start on the first day of the month or end on the last day of a month, the Rent for the relevant month will be prorated accordingly.

2.2   Manner of Payment.  The Rent, and all other sums payable by Tenant to Landlord under this Lease, shall be payable in lawful money of the United States of America and shall be paid to Landlord and Landlords address, at _____________ __________________________________________________ [address for rent payment], or at any other address designated by Landlord.

2.3   Late Fees.  If any amounts due under the Lease are more than _____ days late, Tenant agrees to pay a late fee of $________.

2.4   Insufficient Funds. Tenant agrees to pay the charge of $_____ for each check provided by Tenant to Landlord that is returned to Landlord for lack of sufficient funds.

3.     Security Deposit.

3.1   Security Deposit. On execution of this Lease, Tenant shall deposit with Landlord, in trust, a security deposit of $__________ (the “Deposit”), as security for the performance of Tenants obligations under this Lease.  Landlord may (but shall have no obligation to) use the Deposit or any part thereof to cure any breach or default of Tenant under this Lease, or to compensate Landlord for any damage as it incurs as a result of Tenants failure to perform any of Tenants obligations hereunder.  Landlord is not limited to the Deposit to recoup damage costs, and Tenant remains liable for any balance. Tenant shall not apply or deduct any portion of the Deposit from any months rent, including the last month of the rental term. Tenant shall not use or apply the Deposit in lieu of payment of Rent. If Tenant breaches any terms or conditions of this Lease, Tenant shall forfeit the Deposit, as permitted by law.

3.2   Return of Deposit.  In the event that Tenant shall fully and faithfully comply with all of the terms, provisions, covenants and conditions of this Lease, the Deposit shall be returned to Tenant after the date fixed as the end of the Lease and after delivery of entire possession of the Premises to Landlord.

4.   Default.

4.1   Event of Default.  If Tenant defaults in fulfilling any of the covenants of this Lease, Tenant shall be in default of this Lease.  Then, in any one or more of such events, subject to any statute, ordinance or law to the contrary, and upon Landlord serving a written seven (7) days notice upon Tenant specifying the nature of said default and upon the expiration of said seven (7) days, if Tenant does not cure a default of which he has been notified, or if the default cannot be completely cured or remedied in seven days, Landlord may at Landlords option: (i) cure such default and add the cost of such cure to Tenants financial obligations under the Lease; or (ii) declare Tenant in default and terminate the Lease.  

4.2   Physical Remedies.  If the notice provided for in Section 4.1 has been given, and the term shall expire as noted, or if Tenant shall make default in the payment of Rent, then Landlord may without notice, as permitted by law, re-enter the Premises either by force or otherwise, dispossess Tenant by summary proceedings or otherwise, and retake possession of the Premises.  Tenant hereby waives the service of notice of intention to re-enter or institute legal proceedings to that end.  

4.3   Financial Remedies.  In the event of any default, re-entry, expiration and/or dispossession by summary proceedings or otherwise, (i) the Rent shall become due thereupon and be paid up to the time of such re-entry, dispossession or expiration, together with such expenses Landlord may incur for legal expenses, attorneys fees, brokerage, and/or putting the Premises in good order; (ii) Landlord may re-let the Premises or any part or parts thereof; and/or (iii) Tenant shall also pay Landlord liquidated damages for his failure to observe and perform the covenants in this Lease.  Landlord may, at his sole option, hold Tenant liable for any difference between the Rent payable under this Lease during the balance of the Lease Term, and any rent paid by a successive Tenant if the Premises are re-let.  In the event that after default by Tenant Landlord is unable to re-let the Premises during any remaining term of this Lease , Landlord may at his option hold Tenant liable for the balance of the unpaid Rent under the Lease for the remainder of the Lease Term.
 
5.   Quiet Enjoyment.

5.1    Quiet Enjoyment.  Landlord covenants and agrees with Tenant that upon Tenant paying Rent, and observing and performing all of the terms, covenants and conditions on Tenants part to be observed and performed under this Lease, Tenant may peaceably and quietly enjoy the Premises, subject nonetheless to the terms and conditions of this Lease. 

6.   Assignment and Subletting.

6.1   Assignment.  Tenant expressly covenants that it shall not assign or sublease any interest in this Lease without prior written consent of the Landlord, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. Any assignment or sublease without Landlords written prior consent shall, at Landlords option, terminate this Lease.  No assignment, underletting, occupancy or collection shall be deemed a waiver of the provisions of this Lease, the acceptance of the assignee, undertenant or occupant as tenant, or a release of Tenant from the further performance by Tenant of covenants on the part of Tenant in this Lease.

7.   The Premises: Possession; Treatment; etc.

7.1   Possession and Surrender.  Tenant shall be entitled to possession of the Premises on the first day of the Lease Term, and Tenant shall not be obliged to accept possession of the Premises prior to the first day of the Lease Term. At the expiration of the Lease Term, Tenant shall peaceably surrender the Premises to Landlord or Landlords agent in good condition, as it was at the commencement of the Lease, subject to ordinary wear and tear.

7.2   Utilities and Services.  Tenant will be responsible for all utilities and services required on the Premises, except that Landlord will provide the following: ________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [list services paid by Landlord or “none”].

   7.3   Pets.  Tenant is not permitted to keep any Pets on the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord.  

7.4   Dangerous Materials.  Tenant shall not keep or have on or around the Premises any item of a dangerous, flammable or explosive nature that might unreasonably increase the risk of fire or explosion on or around the Premises or that might be considered hazardous by any responsible insurance company.

7.5   Alterations and Improvements.  Tenant agrees not to make any improvements or alterations to the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord. If any alterations, improvements or changes are made to or built on or around the Premises, with the exception of fixtures and personal property that can be removed without damage to the Premises, they shall become the property of Landlord and shall remain at the expiration of the Lease, unless otherwise agreed in writing. 

7.6   Maintenance and Repair. Tenant will, at Tenant's sole expense, keep and maintain the Premises in good, clean and sanitary condition and repair during the term of this Lease and any renewal thereof. Tenant shall be responsible to make all repairs to the Premises and fixtures that may have been damaged by Tenant's misuse, waste or neglect, or that of the Tenant's family, agent or visitor. Tenant agrees that no painting will be done on or about the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord. Tenant shall promptly notify Landlord of any damage, defect or destruction of the Premises, or in the event of the failure of any of the appliances or equipment. Landlord will use his best efforts to repair or replace any such damaged or defective area, appliance or equipment.

7.7   Damage to Premises.  In the event the Premises are destroyed or rendered wholly uninhabitable by fire, storm, earthquake or other casualty not caused by the negligence of Tenant, this Lease shall terminate from such time except for the purpose of enforcing rights that may have then accrued hereunder.  The Rent provided for herein shall then be accounted for by and between Landlord and Tenant up to the time of such injury or destruction of the Premises, Tenant paying Rent up to such date and Landlord refunding Rent collected beyond such date.  Should a portion of the Premises thereby be rendered uninhabitable, the Landlord shall have the option of either repairing such injured or damaged portion or terminating this Lease.  In the event that Landlord exercises its right to repair such uninhabitable portion, the Rent shall abate in the proportion that the injured parts bears to the whole Premises, and such part so injured shall be restored by Landlord as speedily as practicable, after which the full Rent shall recommence and the Lease continue according to its terms.
 
8.   Inspection.

8.1   Inspection of Premises.  Landlord and Landlords agents shall have the right at all reasonable times during the term of this Lease and any renewal thereof to enter the Premises for the purpose of inspecting the Premises and all buildings and improvements thereon, and for the purposes of making any repairs, additions or alterations as may be deemed appropriate by Landlord for the preservation of the Premises or the building.  Tenant agrees to make the Premises available to Landlord or Landlords agents to inspect, to make repairs or improvements, to supply agreed services, to show the Premises to prospective buyers or tenants, or to address an emergency. Except in an emergency situation, Landlord shall give Tenant reasonable notice of intent to enter.  For these purposes, twenty-four (24) hour notice shall be deemed reasonable. Tenant shall not, without Landlords prior written consent, add, alter or re-key any locks to the Premises.  At all times Landlord shall be provided with a key or keys capable of unlocking all such locks and permitting entry. Tenant further agrees to notify Landlord in writing if Tenant installs any burglar alarm system, including instructions on how to disarm such alarm in case of emergency entry.

9.   Abandonment.

9.1   Abandonment.  If at any time during the term of this Lease Tenant abandons the Premises or any part thereof, Landlord may at his option obtain possession of the Premises by any legal means without liability to Tenant and may, at Landlords option, terminate the Lease. Abandonment is defined as absence of the Tenant from the Premises for at least ____ consecutive days without notice to Landlord. If Tenant abandons the Premises while the Rent is outstanding for more than 15 days and there is no reasonable evidence, other than the presence of Tenants personal property, that Tenant is occupying the unit, Landlord may at Landlords option terminate this Lease and regain possession of the Premises in the manner prescribed by law. If Landlord's right of reentry is exercised following abandonment of the Premises by Tenant, then Landlord shall consider any personal property belonging to Tenant and left on the Premises to also have been abandoned, in which case Landlord may dispose of all such personal property in any manner Landlord shall deem proper and Landlord is hereby relieved of all liability for doing so.

10.   Extended Absences.

10.1   Extended Absences.    In the event Tenant will be away from the Premises for more than ____ consecutive days, Tenant agrees to notify Landlord in writing of such absence. During such absence, Landlord may enter the Premises at times reasonably necessary to maintain the property and inspect for damages and needed repairs.

11.   Security System.

11.1   Security System. Tenant understands that Landlord does not provide any security alarm system or other security for Tenant or the Premises. In the event any alarm system is provided, Tenant understands that such alarm system is not warranted to be complete in all respects or to be sufficient to protect Tenant or the Premises. Tenant releases Landlord from any loss, damage, claim or injury resulting from the failure of any alarm system, security or from the lack of any alarm system or security.

12.   Insurance.

12.1   Insurance.  Landlord and Tenant shall each be responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance for their respective interests in the Premises and property located on the Premises. Tenant understands that Landlord will not provide any insurance coverage for Tenants property.  Landlord will not be responsible for any loss of Tenants property, whether by theft, fire, riots, strikes, acts of God or otherwise. Landlord encourages Tenant to obtain renters insurance or other similar coverage to protect against risk of loss.

13.   No Other Representations, Construction; Governing Law; Consents.

13.1   No Other Representations.  Tenant expressly acknowledges and agrees that Landlord has not made and is not making, and Tenant, in executing and delivering this Lease, is not relying upon, any warranties, representations, promises or statements, except to the extent that they are expressly set forth in this Lease.  It is understood and agreed that all understandings and agreements heretofore had between the parties are merged into this Lease, which alone fully and completely expresses their agreements.

   13.2   Construction and Severability.  If any of the provisions of this Lease, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, shall, to any extent, be held invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Lease, or the application of such provision or provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to whom or which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby, and every provision of this lease shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.  If any provision of this Lease is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.

13.3   Governing Law.  This Lease shall be governed in all respects by, and construed in accordance, with the laws of the State of ___________________________.

14.   Parties Bound.

14.1   Binding Effect.  The covenants and conditions contained in the Lease shall apply to and bind the Parties and the heirs, legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns of the Parties.  

14.2   Exception.  The obligations of Landlord under this Lease shall not be binding upon Landlord named herein with respect to any period subsequent to the transfer of his interest in the Premises as owner or lessee thereof, and in event of such transfer said obligations shall thereafter be binding upon each transferee of the interest of Landlord.

15.   Miscellaneous.

15.1   Entire Agreement.  This Lease contains all of the understandings relating to the leasing of the Premises and the Landlords obligations in connection therewith and neither the Landlord nor any agent or representative of the Landlord has made or is making, and the Tenant in executing and delivering this Lease is not relying upon, any warranties, representations, promises or statements whatsoever, except to the extent expressly set forth in this Lease. All understandings and agreements, if any, heretofore had between the parties are merged in this Lease, which alone fully and completely expresses the agreement of the parties.  This Lease may be modified in writing and must be signed by both Landlord and Tenant.

15.2   No Waiver.  The failure of either party to insist in any instance upon the strict keeping, observance or performance of any provision of this Lease or to exercise any election in this Lease shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment for the future of such provision, but the same shall continue and remain in full force and effect. No waiver or modification by either party of any provision of this Lease shall be deemed to have been made unless expressed in writing and signed by the party to be charged. The receipt and retention by the Landlord of Rent with knowledge of the breach of any provision of this Lease shall not be deemed a waiver of such breach.

15.3   Cumulative Rights.  Landlords and Tenants rights under this Lease are cumulative, and shall not be construed as exclusive of each other unless otherwise required by law.

15.4   Notice.  Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Lease shall be in writing and mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, if to Tenant, at the Premises and if to Landlord, at the address for payment of Rent. Either party may change such addresses from time to time by providing notice as set forth above.

15.5   Headings.  The headings of the sections of this Lease are for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing said sections.

15.6   Holdover.  If the Tenant holds-over in the Premises after the expiration or termination of this Lease without the consent of the Landlord, the Tenant shall pay as hold-over rental a monthly rental rate of $______________________, unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing; provided, however, that nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Section 15.6 shall be construed to limit or preclude any other rights or remedies available to the Landlord at law or in equity by reason of such holding-over by the Tenant, including, without limitation, the recovery by the Landlord against the Tenant of any sums or damages to which, in addition to the damages specified above, the Landlord may lawfully be entitled.  A month-to-month tenancy shall be created by the payment of this hold-over rental, subject to the same terms and conditions of this Lease, and shall be terminable on thirty (30) days notice by either party, or on longer notice if required by law.

15.7   Indemnification.  To the extent permitted by law, Tenant will indemnify and hold Landlord and Landlords property, including the Premises, free and harmless from any and all liability for loss, claims, injury to or death of any person, including Tenant, or for damage to property arising from Tenants use and occupation of the Premises, or from the acts or omissions of any person or persons, including Tenant, in or about the Premises with Tenants express or implied consent, except Landlords act or negligence.

15.8   Legal Fees.  In the event of any legal action by the parties arising out of this Lease, the losing party shall pay the prevailing partys reasonable attorneys fees and costs in addition, to all other awarded relief.

15.9   Keys.  Tenant will be given ___ key(s) to the Premises, entrance doors and ____ mailbox key(s). Tenant shall be charged $_________ if all keys are not returned to Landlord following termination of the Lease.

15.10   Display of Signs.  Landlord or Landlords agent may display “For Sale,“For Rent,“Vacancy” or similar signs on or about the Premises, and may enter the Premises for the purpose of to showing the property to prospective tenants during the last sixty (60) days of this Lease. Tenant agrees that no signs shall be placed on the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord.

15.11   Parking.  Tenant shall be entitled to use _____ parking space(s) for the parking of motor vehicle(s).

15.12   Liquid-Filled Furniture.  Tenant shall not use or have any liquid-filled furniture, including but not limited to waterbeds, on the Premises, without the prior written consent of Landlord.

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS. [Specify “none” if there are no additional provisions]











IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Lease to be executed the day and year first above written.


LANDLORD:

___________________________________________________

___________________________________
[Print Name]


TENANT:
____________________________________________________

___________________________________
[Print Name]


TENANT:
____________________________________________________

___________________________________
[Print Name]






PREMISES INSPECTION
MOVE-IN / MOVE-OUT

The Premises should be inspected immediately before the Lease is signed or the Premises are occupied

Address of Premises:
Move In date
Move out date
Inspected by (for Landlord)
Inspected by (for Tenant)



MOVE-IN
Comments
MOVE-OUT
Comments

OK
NO

OK
NO

Bedroom 1
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________________________
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________________________
Bedroom 2
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________________________
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________________________
Bedroom 3
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________________________
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________________________
Bathrooms
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________________________
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________________________
Entry Area
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NOTES: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Landlord and Tenant have inspected the Premises on ________________ (Date). The move-in conditions are those noted on this inspection as shown above. The parties further agree that a copy of this joint inspection was provided to Tenant.

Tenant:
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Acknowledged by Landlord:
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RESIDENTIAL LEASE
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON LEAD-BASED PAINT
OR LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS

Lead Warning Statement

Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint.  Lead from paint, paint chips and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly.  Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women.  Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling.  Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.

Lessor's Disclosure

(a) Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards (Check (i) or (ii) below):
(i) _____ Known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards are present in the housing (explain):  ______________________________________________

(ii) ____ Lessor has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.

(b) Records and reports available to the Lessor (Check (i) or (ii) below):
(i) _____ Lessor has provided the lessee with all available records and reports pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing (list documents): ______________________________________________  

(ii)____ Lessor has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.

Lessee's Acknowledgment (initial)

(c) _____ Lessee has received copies of all information listed above.

(d) _____ Lessee has received the pamphlet Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home.

Agents Acknowledgment (initial)

(e)——— Agent has informed the lessor of the lessors obligations under 42 U.S.C. 4852d and is aware of his/her responsibility to ensure compliance.

Certification of Accuracy

The following parties have reviewed the information above and certify, to the best of their knowledge, that the information they have provided is true and accurate.

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Lessor            Date                          Lessor             Date

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Lessee             Date            Lessee             Date

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Agent             Date             Agent             Date

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