Free Residential Lease Agreement

This Residential Lease Agreement is between a landlord and tenant for residential property such as a house, apartment or condominium. This lease sets out the names of the parties, the address of the premises and amount of security deposit and monthly rent. This Residential Lease Agreement must be signed by both landlord and tenant.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.


THIS RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), made this____________ day of ___________________, 20 _____ by and between _______________________________ of ________________________________________________________________ (“Landlord”) and _____________________________________________________________________ of __________________________________________________________________ (“Tenant”) collectively referred to as "the parties".


The Landlord agrees to lease, and the Tenant agrees to rent the real property and improvements, located at: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ more fully described as follows: ___________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (the "Premises").


The term of this Lease shall be for a period of ___________ months commencing on _______________________, 20___________, and ending on ______________________, 20_________. The term will be automatically extended for __________________ periods of ______________ months, unless the Tenant gives notice to the Landlord of its intent to terminate this Lease.


Tenant agrees to lease the Premises for the sum of $ _______________________ per month, payable in advance on the ____________________ day of each calendar month to the Landlord, payable to “____________________________” whose address is ______________________________________________________________. A late fee of $__________________ will be assessed if the payment is not received by the _______________ day of each month.

Security Deposit

Tenant shall pay a security deposit in the amount of $ ___________________________ prior to taking possession of the Premises. The security deposit is refundable if the Tenant leaves the dwelling reasonably clean and undamaged. Landlord will refund all deposits due within _________________ days after Tenant has moved out of the Premises and returned the keys, provided no rent, fees or other costs are due to the Landlord. If it is necessary to retain part or all of the security deposit due to damage, cleaning/trash removal, or unpaid fees, an itemized statement will be provided to the Tenant. Tenant may not use the security deposit as payment of the last month’s rent.


Landlord agrees to furnish the following services and/or utilities: ___ Electricity ___ Gas ___ Garbage Collection ___ Snow Removal ___ Water ___ Oil.

Tenant shall pay directly for all utilities, services and charges provided to the premises, including any and all deposits required.

Parking Space

Tenant is assigned parking as follows: __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.


No animal, bird or other pet will be kept on the premises, even temporarily, except properly trained dogs needed by blind, deaf or disabled persons under the following conditions:


Tenant shall use the premises for residential purposes only and for no other purpose without Landlord’s prior written consent. Landlord agrees not to use the premises is such a manner as to disturb the peace and quiet of other tenants in the building.


The Premises shall be occupied by the following persons: ____________________________ ___________________________________________________________. Any occupancy by guests for more than _______________ days at any time is prohibited without Landlord’s prior written consent and the same shall be considered a breach of this Agreement.

Quiet Enjoyment

Tenant shall be entitled to quiet enjoyment of the Premises. Tenant shall not use the Premises in a way as to violate any law or ordinance, commit waste or nuisance, or annoy, disturb, inconvenience, or interfere with the quiet enjoyment of any other or nearby resident.


Landlord shall be responsible for any and all routine maintenance of the Premises during the term of this Agreement.


Landlord may enter the premises at reasonable times for the purposes of inspection, maintenance, or repair, and to show the premises to buyers or prospective tenants. Landlord shall give Tenant reasonable notice of at least _______________ days prior to such entry.


Tenant agrees to occupy the premises and shall keep the same in good condition, reasonable wear and tear excepted, and shall not make any alterations thereon without the written consent of the Landlord.


Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause by giving thirty (30) days written notice to the other party. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, Tenant shall return the Premises to Landlord in good repair, condition and working order, ordinary wear and tear resulting from proper use thereof alone excepted.


Tenant agrees to provide their own insurance and to name Owner as additional insured under Tenant's insurance policy.


Tenant shall indemnify Landlord against, and hold Landlord harmless from, any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of, connected with, or resulting from Tenant's use of the Premises, including without limitation the manufacture, selection, delivery, possession, use, operation, or return of the Premises.

Assignment and Subletting

Tenant shall not sublet the premises or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Landlord, but this consent shall not be withheld unreasonably by Landlord. Any such attempt to sublet or assignment by Tenant shall be a breach of this Agreement and cause for immediate termination.


Any notice or other communication to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the parties at the following addresses:





Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes any earlier statement or understanding. No changes or additions to the terms of the Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and signed by both parties.

Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of ______________________.

AGREED TO this _____ day of _________, in _______________, by:


_________________________ __________________________
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