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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 Premises 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 Premises on the Commencement Date shall not
create liability for Landlord. In the event that possession
of the Premises is not delivered on the Commencement
Date, Monthly Rent hereunder shall begin on the date
that possession of the Premises is delivered to Tenant
and shall be prorated for that portion of the month in
which possession is delivered. In such event, the
Termination Date shall not change.
3. Rent
A. 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
B. 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 payable.
4. Condition of Premises
Tenant acknowledges that Tenant is accepting the
Premises in its “as is” condition. Tenant further
acknowledges that Tenant has thoroughly inspected the
Premises and has found the Premises 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. Within ten (10) days after
Tenant surrenders possession of the Premises 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 provides.
If the Premises is sold, Landlord will transfer the Security
Deposit to the new owner and Tenant may only look to
the new owner for return of the Security Deposit and
Tenant hereby releases Landlord from any liability with
respect to the Security Deposit.
6. Services and Utilities
Tenant shall pay for the following services either
directly or to Landlord when billed:
7. Furnishings
The Premises 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
Premises on the Termination Date, Tenant shall
surrender same to Landlord in the same condition as
received, reasonable wear and tear excepted. 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 Premises during the
Lease Term.
9. Maintenance of Premises
Tenant shall maintain the grounds of the Premise in
a neat, clean and presentable condition. Tenant shall be
responsible for the upkeep of the grounds, including but
not limited to snow removal and the mowing of the lawn.
10. Pets
Pets of any kind or nature (shall) (shall not) be
allowed in the Premises.
11. Damage, Fire or Other Catastrophe
In the case of fire damage or other damage to the
Premises not caused by Tenant, Tenant shall give
Landlord immediate notice of same. Upon receipt of
such notice, Landlord may either (a) repair the Premises
or (b) terminate the Lease. If Landlord makes repairs to
the Premises, Landlord shall have a reasonable time in
which to do so. If the damage to the Premises renders
the Premises uninhabitable, Landlord shall give notice to
Tenant, after repairs are made, of the date on which the
Premises may be reoccupied. Monthly Rent for the
period that Tenant can not occupy the Premises because
of the damage shall be forgiven.
In the event that Landlord terminates this Lease
because of the damage, Landlord shall give Tenant thirty
(30) days notice of Landlord’s intent to so terminate, in
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