LEGALDOCS - Residential Lease
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This lease may be used for any residential unit or structure,
such as an apartment, a condominium, a house, or a duplex. It allows
you to prepare a residential lease agreement for up to three tenants.
This form enables you to create either a tenancy for years or a
month-to-month tenancy. A "tenancy for years" covers a fixed
period of time, which may or may not exceed one year. A month-to-month
tenancy renews itself each month until it is terminated by
Landlord's are advised to check a local landlord's association or
real estate office for any local laws that might apply to their
rental property. For example, some states allow a first and
last month's rent plus a security deposit, whereas other states
allow only a first month's rent plus a security deposit.
Another example is the time in which the landlord must repay
the security deposit. Some states allow 30 days, whereas other
states allow only 14 days.
To create a Residential Lease, complete this form.
PROPERTY & PARTIES
Provide the following information about the parties:
Provide the following information about the Premises being Leased:
Provide the address of the leased Premises:
Are there any buildings (other than the main residence),
structures, of facilities, that are included in this lease?
(For example, "a one car detached garage", or "a guest house
in the back yard", or "a storage shed on the alley", etc.)
TERM OF THE LEASE
The tenancy under this Lease will begin on
Type of Tenancy: You may create a fixed term tenancy or
a month-to-month tenancy. A fixed term tenancy specifies a
fixed number of months for the lease. A month-to-month tenancy
renews itself each month until it is terminated by
landlord or tenant, with one month's notice to the other to
Rents and Security Deposits:
*NOTE If a Guarantor is required to insure tenant's
faithful performance of the lease obligation, refer to the
form "Guaranty Agreement" found in the Legaldocs
List of all Documents Index.
Some state laws may require the landlord to pay certain utilities, such as
water service and garbage disposal.
Usually, the landlord pays water, sewer and trash, and the tenant pays
electricity, gas, telephone and cable.
Enter any utilities that the landlord will pay:
Enter any utilities that the tenant must pay:
Good practice is for all adult and mentally competent tenants to sign the lease,
and only those persons who sign the lease being authorized to live in the unit.
Will people who are not signing the lease be occupying the Premises?
Are pets allowed?
Yes, the following pets are allowed:
If pets are allowed, is an additional security deposit required?
Yes, the amount of additional security deposit is:
Are any appliances included with the premises? (i.e., refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, etc.).
in the premises are a kitchen stove and refrigerator.
appliances are included.
The following appliances are included:
Is the unit furnished?
unit is unfurnished.
unit is furnished.
The payment of rent, and all questions, complaints,
notices, and any other contact regarding the Premises will be
Name of Manager or Contact Person:
Address of Manager or Contact Person:
Telephone number of Manager or Contact Person:
Enter the following information about the place where this
lease is being signed:
This completes the information input for your Residential Lease. When you Send this Form, this program will prepare a Summary of the Residential Lease for your review. Make sure that all facts stated in the Summary are correct in all respects.
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