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Landlord and Tenant agree to lease the Premises at the rent and for the term stated:
Date of Lease:
Annual Rent: $
Lease Term:
Monthly Rent: $
Commencement Date:
Security Deposit: $
Termination Date:
1. Use and Occupancy
The Unit may only be used strictly for residential
purposes and may only be occupied by Tenant and
Tenant’s spouse and children.
2. Inability to Give Possession
The failure of Landlord to give Tenant possession of
the Unit on the Commencement Date shall not create
liability for Landlord. In the event that possession of the
Unit is not delivered on the Commencement Date,
Monthly Rent hereunder shall begin on the date that
possession of the Unit is delivered to Tenant and shall be
prorated for that portion of the month in which possession
is delivered.
3. Rent
Tenant shall pay Monthly Rent in full on the first day
of each month of the Lease. Monthly Rent shall be paid
in advance with no notice being required from Landlord.
Tenant shall not deduct any sums from the Monthly Rent
unless Landlord consents thereto in writing.
Upon signing this Lease, Tenant shall pay Landlord
the first Monthly Rent due and the Security Deposit. The
entire amount of rent due for the Lease Term is due upon
signing this Lease; however, Landlord consents to the
Tenant paying same in monthly installments provided
there exists no defaults by Tenant under the terms of this
Additional Rent may include, but is not limited to any
additional insurance premiums and/or expenses paid by
Landlord which are chargeable to Tenant as stated
hereinafter. Additional Rent is due and payable with the
Monthly Rent for the next month after Tenant receives
notice form Landlord that Additional Rent is due and
4. Condition of Unit
Tenant acknowledges that Tenant is accepting the
Unit in its “as is” condition. Tenant further
acknowledges that Tenant has thoroughly inspected the
Unit and has found the Unit to be in good order and
repair and that the appliances, if any, are in good
operating condition. Tenant further states that Tenant
knows how to operate the appliances and shall do so in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Security
The Security Deposit is due upon the Tenant signing
this Lease. The Security Deposit shall not be used for
the payment of Monthly Rent unless agreed to, in writing,
by Landlord and Tenant. Landlord shall deposit the
Security Deposit in a bank insured by the FDIC and same
will accrue interest if mandated by law. Within ten (10)
days after Tenant surrenders possession of the Unit at
the expiration of the Lease Term, Landlord shall return
the Security Deposit, less any cost of repairs as
authorized by this Lease, to Tenant at an address Tenant
6. Services and Utilities
Tenant is responsible for paying all electric, gas,
water, telephone and any other utilities allocated to the
Unit. Use of a dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer
machines, freezer, air purifier, portable heater, air
conditioner or similar appliances is prohibited without
Landlord’s written consent.
Landlord will supply (a) heat, in such quantity and for
such time as mandated by law, (b) hot and cold water, (c)
air conditioning, if already existing in the Unit, (d) garbage
removal from the Premises (the “Services”). If the
Services are temporarily interrupted due to an accident,
emergency and/or repairs, Tenant’s obligation to pay rent,
in full, shall not be affected thereby.
Landlord will also supply a refrigerator, stove/oven,
dishwasher, window air conditioning unit, clothes washer
and clothes dryer (the “Appliances”). Any damage to the
Appliances which is caused by the willful and/or negligent
acts of Tenant may be repaired by Landlord, the cost of
which shall be Additional Rent.
7. Furnishings
The Unit is being delivered (furnished) (unfurnished).
If furnished, Landlord has given an inventory of the
furnishings which inventory has been signed by Tenant
and Landlord. Tenant acknowledges that said
furnishings are in good condition and Tenant accepts
same in “as is” condition.
8. Repairs and Alterations
Tenant shall maintain all appliances, equipment,
furniture, furnishings and other personal property
included under this Lease and, upon the surrender of the
Unit on the Termination Date, Tenant shall surrender
same to Landlord in the same condition as received,
reasonable wear and tear excepted. Tenant shall make
all repairs which become necessary due to Tenant’s acts
and/or negligence. If Tenant does not make such repairs,
Landlord may do so, the cost of which shall be Additional
Rent. In the event that Tenant defaults under the terms
of this Paragraph 9, Landlord may make necessary
repairs or replacement, the cost of which shall be
deducted from the Security Deposit.
Tenant shall not make any alterations, additions,
modifications and/or changes to the Unit during the
Lease Term.
9. Maintenance of Unit
Tenant shall maintain the Unit in a neat, clean and
presentable condition.
10. Pets
Pets of any kind or nature (shall) (shall not) be
allowed in the Unit.
11. Damage, Fire or Other Catastrophe
In the case of fire damage or other damage to the
Unit not caused by Tenant, Tenant shall give Landlord
immediate notice of same. Upon receipt of such notice,
Landlord may either (a) repair the Unit or (b) terminate
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