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Apartment Lease


This  (__) Partially Furnished  (__) Furnished  (__) Unfurnished Apartment Lease is entered into by and between ___________________________, hereinafter “Lessor”, and ____________________________________, hereinafter “Lessee”.

For the consideration herein stated, Lessor and Lessee do hereby covenant, contract and agree as follows:

  1. GRANT OF LEASE:  Lessor does hereby lease unto Lessee, and Lessee does hereby rent from Lessor, ______________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________.
  2. TERM OF LEASE: This lease shall commence on the _____ day of ___________________, 20___ , and thereafter from month-to-month until terminated pursuant to the terms hereof. This lease may not be terminated by Lessee during the initial fixed term and Lessee shall remain liable for all monthly rental charges during the fixed term of this lease. After the initial fixed term of this lease has expired, Lessee shall, before vacating the premises, give Lessor at least forty-five (45) days written notice of Lessee’s intention to vacate the premises and Lessee shall be liable for the rents and obligations hereunder for said period. Any Lessee holding over after the termination of this lease shall be liable to Lessor for two (2) times the present monthly rental.  Lessor may, in addition to Lessor’s other rights to terminate this lease, terminate this lease after the fixed term thereof by written notice to Lessee to vacate the premises within seven (7) days of delivery of said notice to Lessee.
  3. RENTAL PAYMENTS: Lessee agrees to pay unto Lessor as rent, the sum of $___________  per month for each month during the term of this lease, said sum being due on or before the day of each month, which sum shall be payable at ______________________________. Each monthly rental payment shall be prepaid at the beginning of each month.
  4. DEPOSIT: Lessee shall also pay unto Lessor as a deposit, the sum of $_______________  upon the execution of this lease to be held by Lessor for any damages to be leased premises, or to the contents therein, during the term of this lease, or upon the expiration of this lease, ordinary wear and tear excepted.  Said deposit shall not relieve Lessee from making any monthly rental payment, nor shall said deposit release Lessee for damages to the premises or the contents therein in excess of said deposit.

5.         LIABILITY FOR CONTENT DAMAGE: Lessee does hereby confess liability to Lessor for any damage or destruction to the contents listed on the schedule of furniture and appliances attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, ordinary wear and tear excepted. The amount of liability shall be the predetermined valuation of said furniture and appliances, if any, as indicated on the attached Exhibit “A”, or in an amount necessary to repair any partial damage to said contents. Lessee shall also be responsible and liable for repayment within ten (10) days to Lessor, for Lessor making repairs and/or replacements that my be required by injury or damage to the leased premises or its contents, whether said damage was caused by Lessee, Lessee’s family, or any other person or persons whom Lessee invites or permits to be in or about the leased premises.

6.         USE OF PREMISES: It is agreed and understood by Lessee that the leased premises shall be used only as a private dwelling, and for no other purposes whatsoever.  It is further agreed and understood by Lessee that no pets of any kind shall be allowed upon the leased premises. Failure to abide by this paragraph will result in immediate eviction, without prior notice, and forfeiture of all prepaid rents and deposits. ____________________ agrees to pay the usual electric fees, ____________________ agrees to pay the gas fees, and __________________ agrees to pay water fees.  Lessee shall maintain the premises in good condition during the continuance of this agreement, and shall neither cause, nor allow, any abuse of the facilities therein, and upon the termination or expiration thereof, shall redeliver the property in as good condition as at the commencement of the term, or as may be put in during the term, reasonable wear and tear from use and obsolescence excepted.  Lessee shall pay the expenses for replacing all keys which are lost or damaged.  Lessee shall not make, or cause to be made, any changes, alterations, additions, or attach any objects of permanence to portions of the building, or do anything that might cause injury or damage to the leased premises without the written consent of Lessor. All personal property placed in or upon the leased premises by Lessee shall be at the risk of the Lessee, or the parties owning same, and Lessor shall in no event be liable for the loss or damage of any such property.  Lessee represents and agrees to have only infrequent or non-continuous overnight visitors, to conduct himself, herself, family and visitors in a quiet orderly manner at all times with a minimum of noise, and that the only persons authorized to permanently reside in the leased premises shall be: ___________________ __________________________________________________________.

It is further agreed that only one (1) designated garage space is furnished with each apartment and that Lessee shall only use Lessee’s designated garage and shall never park in, or allow visitors to park in the driveway or block traffic areas at any time.  Lessee agrees not to place paper, cans or any other trash on the outside of the premises and not to use any barbecue grill or cooking devices on, or place Lessee’s private property on, the porches or stairs of the premises.  Lessee agrees that the apartment and premises has been inspected prior to execution of this lease and Lessee has executed herewith the “Cleanliness Check” document attached hereto as Exhibit “B”.  Lessee further agrees that the premises shall be left in the same, or equally clean condition, upon vacating the premises and that the premises shall be inspected by Lessor prior to Lessee’s vacating the premises for approval or disapproval of the condition of the premises.  Lessee’s failure to abide by this provision will result in forfeiture of Lessee’s deposit and Lessee shall be liable to Lessor for the costs incurred by Lessor over the amount of deposit for the cost of cleaning same.

7.         RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF LESSOR: Lessor shall have the right to enter the leased premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting the same, and/or showing the same to prospective tenants or purchasers, and to make such reasonable repairs and alterations as my be deemed necessary by Lessor for the preservation of the leased premises or the building, and to remove any alterations, additions, fixtures, and any other objects which may be affixed or erected in violation of the terms of this agreement.  Lessor will keep the premises in a habitable condition and will be responsible for repairs to the premises, other than minor repairs which shall be the responsibility of Lessee.  It is agreed and understood that Lessor, it’s agents and employees shall not be liable to any person for any damages of any nature which may occur at any time on account of any defect in the leased premises, the building in which the leased premises are situated or the improvements therein, whether said defect exists at the time of execution of this lease, or arises subsequent hereto and whether such defect was known or unknown at the time of such injury or damage, or for damages from fire, wind, rain or any other cause whatsoever, all claims for such injuries and damages being specifically waived by Lessee.  Lessor shall not be responsible or liable for any accident or damage to automobiles, persons, or any other equipment or persons utilizing parking facilities upon the leased premises.  The failure of Lessor to insist upon the strict performance of the terms, covenants, and agreements hereto shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of LEssor’s right thereafter to enforce any such term, covenant, or condition, but the same shall continue in full force and effect.  Real Estate taxes on the leased premises shall be paid by Lessor.

8.         INSURANCE AND DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES: Hazard, fire and content insurance shall be acquired and maintained by Lessor, the proceeds of which shall be payable to Lessor.  In the event the leased premises shall be destroyed or rendered totally untenantable by fire, windstorm, or other cause beyond the control of Lessor, this agreement shall cease and terminate as of the date of such destruction, and the rental shall then be accounted for between Lessor and Lessee up to the time of such damage or destruction of said premises, the same being prorated as of that date.  In the event the leased premises are damaged by fire, windstorm or other cause beyond the control of Lessor so as to render the same partially untenantable, but repairable within a reasonable time, then this lease may remain in force and effect and the Lessor may, in Lessor’s sole discretion, within a reasonable time, restore said premises to substantially the condition the same were in prior to said damage, and there shall be an abatement in rent in proportion to the relationship the damaged portion of the leased premises bears to the whole of said premises.

9.         TERMINATION OF LEASE: If Lessee fails to comply with any of the terms, conditions, or covenants contained in this agreement, including the payment of rent and amounts due by Lessee for damages or injuries to the leased premises, or contents, then upon giving twenty-four (24) hours written notice to Lessee, Lessor may terminate this lease and reenter and retake possession of the leased premises, but no such termination of this lease or recovering possession shall deprive Lessor of any other action or remedy for possession, for rent, or for damages.  Notice of termination may be delivered to Lessee at the address of the leased premises, by United States Mail, postage prepaid.  In the event that LEssor employs an attorney to collect any rents, or other charges due hereunder by Lessee, or to enforce any of Lessee’s covenants herein, or to protect the interest of the Lessor hereunder, Lessee agrees to pay a reasonable attorney’s fee and all expenses and costs incurred thereby.

10.       LESSEE DEFINED: The term Lessee as used herein shall include Lessee or Lessees who execute this lease and all such Lessees shall be jointly and severally bound by, and liable for, the performance of all provisions of this lease, and for all sums of rent, or damages, due hereunder to Lessor.

11.       ASSIGNMENT OR TRANSFER: Lessee shall not have the right or power of transfer, assign or sublease this lease or any provision thereof without the express written consent of Lessor.

12.       HEIRS AND ASSIGNS: It is agreed and understood that all covenants of this lease shall succeed to and be binding upon the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of the parties hereto. but nothing contained herein shall be construed so as to allow the Lessee to transfer or assign this lease in violation of any term hereof.

13.       ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto and neither party is bound by any representations or agreements of any kind except as contained herein.

WITNESS OUR SIGNATURES this the ___ day of ______________, 20___ .








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