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  • 1. This is a template that provides information, instructions, and includes a sample contract for a room rental between an owner and a tenant of a dwelling. The sample agreement includes a description of the premises and the room to be rented. In addition, the agreement specifies the term of the relationship, the rate charged, late charges, and security deposits. This template is useful for individuals that want to learn about room rentals and want a sample agreement they can provide tenants.
  • 2. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 2 ROOM RENTAL AGREEMENT This Room Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into on the _____ day of ______________, 20____ by and between _______________ (“Owner”) and ________________ (“Tenant”). 1. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Owner hereby does rent to Tenant and Tenant hereby rents rent from Owner, for residential purposes only, the premises known municipally as ____________________________ (the “Premises”) [Include description of room(s) being rented in relationship to the rest of the house; e.g., second floor bedroom on Northwest side] and located at: ____________________________________[Address]. 2. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the ____ day of _________, 20____, shall continue for a period of _______________ (_____) days/months thereafter, and shall terminate on the _____ day of ______________, 20_____. 3. Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that Tenant shall pay to Owner, the sum of _______________ dollars ($________), payable in advance, as rent, on the _____ day of each and every month, commencing on the _____ day of _____________, 20____. 4. Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that, should Tenant fail to make payment of the rent in full on the day that such rent is due and payable to Owner, Tenant hereby agrees to pay to Owner the rent in full within _____ (___) days after it is due. [Commonly known as “grace period”] 5. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to pay to Owner a late charge of ___________ dollars ($____) plus ___________ dollars ($_____) for each additional day the rent continues to be overdue. 6. Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that the total late charges that may be paid by Tenant to Owner for any one (1) month period shall not exceed the sum of ___________ dollars ($______). This provision does not waive the right of Owner to demand payment of the rent in full on the day it is due and payable. 7. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to pay to Owner the sum of ______________ dollars ($_______) for any check returned for insufficient funds or is otherwise not negotiable. Landlord may also charge late fees when applicable. 8. Owner and Tenant hereby agree that the Tenant shall pay ______ dollars ($___) as a security deposit for the Premises, and said amount shall be returned at the end of the tenancy to Tenant unless Tenant has failed to pay for damages, (normal wear and tear excepted). In said event, the amount of damages shall be subtracted from the security deposit, with the balance paid to Tenant.
  • 3. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3 9. Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agreement that Tenant shall be solely responsible for payment of all utility charges and shall pay in full, such utility charges, on the day that they are due. 10. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Premises are to be used only by Tenant as a private residence for the Tenant(s) named in paragraph one (1) above. Tenant further hereby agrees that he/she will not use the Premises for any other purpose without Owner’s prior written consent. 11. Owner and Tenant hereby acknowledge and agree that Tenant may have a guest stay on the Premises with Tenant for a period up to _______ (___) months during any one year period. Occupancy by a guest staying more than ______ (___) months is prohibited without Owner’s written consent and shall be considered a breach of this Agreement. 12. Tenant hereby acknowledges that he/she has examined the Premises, including carpets, drapes, and paint, and have found them to be in good, safe and clean condition and repair. 13. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to keep the Premises in good order and repair, and, upon termination of tenancy, to return the Premises to Owner in a condition identical to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary wear and tear. 14. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to immediately notify Owner of any defects or dangerous conditions in or about the Premises of which he/she becomes aware. 15. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to reimburse to Owner, on demand by Owner or his or her agent, for the cost of any repairs to the Premises damaged by Tenant, or their guests or invitees. 16. Failure of Tenant to take possession of the Premises shall not relieve him/her of his/her obligation to pay rent pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. 17. In the event Owner is unable to deliver possession of the Premises to Tenant for any reason not within Owner’s control, including but not limited to, failure of prior occupants to vacate as agreed or required by law, or partial or complete destruction of the Premises, Owner shall not be liable to Tenant, except for the return of any sums previously paid hereunder by Tenant to Owner in the event Tenant chooses to terminate this Agreement as a result of Owner’s inability to deliver possession. 18. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she shall not sublet any part of the Premises or assign this Agreement without the prior consent of Owner. 19. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that Owner or Owner’s agents may enter the Premises in the event of an emergency, to make repairs or improvements to the Premises, or to show the Premises to prospective purchasers or tenants. Except in case of emergency, the Owner shall give Tenant reasonable notice of its/his/her intent to enter the Premises. In order to facilitate the Owner’s right of access, Tenant shall not, without
  • 4. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 4 Owner’s prior written consent, alter or re-key any locks to the Premises. At all times, Owner or Owner’s agent shall be provided with a key or keys capable of unlocking all such locks and gaining entry to the Premises. Tenant further hereby acknowledges and agrees to notify Owner if he/she installs any burglar alarm system as well as to provide to Owner instructions on how to disarm it. 20. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees that Tenant shall be entitled to the quiet enjoyment of the Premises. Tenant shall not use the Premises in such 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 tenant or nearby resident. 21. Except as provided by law or as authorized by the prior consent of Owner, Tenant shall not make any repairs or alterations to the Premises. 22. In the event the Premises are damaged by fire or other casualty covered by insurance, Owner shall have the option either to repair such damage and restore the Premises or give notice to Tenant at any time within ______ (____) days after such damage occurs terminating this Agreement as of a date to be specified in such notice. In the event such notice is given, this Agreement shall expire and all rights of Tenant, pursuant to this Agreement, shall terminate. Owner shall not be required to make any repairs or replacements of any property brought onto the Premises by Tenant. Tenant hereby agrees to accept financial responsibility for any damage to the Premises from fire or casualty caused by Tenant’s negligence. Tenant hereby acknowledges and agrees to carry a standard renter’s insurance policy from a recognized insurance firm or, as an alternative, warrants that he/she will be financially responsible for losses not covered by the Owner’s fire and extended coverage insurance policy. Damages or plumbing stoppages caused by Tenant’s negligence or misuse will be paid by Tenant. 23. In any action or legal proceeding to enforce any part of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 24. Owner is hereby authorized to manage the said Premises for the purposes of service of process and for the purpose of receiving all notices and demands, at the address indicated below. THIS AGREEMENT has been executed by each of the parties hereto, on the day and year first written above. Witness: Owner Witness: Tenant
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