Sample Lease with Smoke-Free House RulesDocument Transcript
Residential Rental Agreement
A. B. Landlord, Owner DATE: June 1, 2007
1 Main St.
Anytown, Maine 04000
For the period from June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008,
A. B. Landlord, hereinafter called Owner (which term
includes managers and agents for owner), hereby leases to
C. Tenant and D. Tenant, hereinafter called Tenants, premises
located at 1 Main St. Apt. #1.
$250 earnest money cleaning, damages, facility misuse, or unpaid rent.
$900 as rent for the period commencing June 1, 2007 ending June 30, 2007 or first month.
$900 as rent for the period commencing May 1, 2008 ending May 31, 2008 or last month.
Unit three is occupied by tenants.
$2050 TOTAL received
IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants herein Owner and Tenant agree:
1. Tenant shall occupy subject premises for an initial minimum twelve
(12)month rental period. At the end of the aforesaid period if this lease is
not renewed and the Tenant continues to occupy the above rental unit the
Tenant will be considered as a Tenant at Will in accordance with the laws of
the State of Maine as provided; however, at the end of this lease period and
in the event the Owner does not renew this lease tenancy may be terminated
at the option of the Owner and/or Tenant. Any renewal of this lease will be
writing and signed by the parties.
2. The rent shall be $900 per month, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE, during the
term of the lease. The rent shall be due on the first (1st) day of each
month. No cash accepted.
3. Tenant shall use premises as residence only. No More than 3 persons
may reside at premises.
4. A deposit is required. This deposit will be returned in accordance to the
laws of the State of Maine at the end of this lease only if all the
provisions of this agreement are fully complied with, including, but without
limitation of the following requirements:
A. Full term of lease has expired
B. Thirty day notice given on the first day of the month
C. Lease cancellation rent penalty has been paid
D. No damage to property beyond fair wear and tear, no holes in the walls,
scratches on the floors, doors, trim and no damage to carpet (if furnished)
E. Entire apartment is left clean, including top of stove, oven,
refrigerator, closets, mop boards, walls, floors, toilet, tub and cabinets.
Carpeted apartment shall be free of dirt, odor and is to be cleaned.
Refrigerator to be defrosted, cleaned, then turned off and door left open.
F. No unpaid late fees or rent due
G. All keys are returned
H. All debris removed including, rubbish and personal belongings
5. It is provided, however, that in the event the term of this lease ends
and the Tenant continues to occupy the premises as a Tenant at Will that the
Owner shall continue to hold such deposit subject to the terms and
conditions of this paragraph. To terminate tenancy, Tenant must give at
least 30 days written notice, on or before the 1st day of the month, after
the term of the lease. In the event that said Tenant has continued to occupy
the premises as a Tenant at Will, Tenant is subject to terms of lease and
must pay one month's rent for this thirty (30) day period.
6. No alterations of any kind to the premises (including painting) shall be
made without prior written notice consent of the owner.
7. Tenant is responsible to carry renter's insurance to indemnify owner from
damage claims. Tenant is responsible to carry phone service contract to
cover all in house phone problems. Landlord provides no phone service or cable
8. Tenant may cancel this lease by paying the equivalent of one month's rent
as a penalty upon vacating premises and/or forfeiting security deposit as a
9. Tenant agrees that Owner shall have the right to enter and inspect
premises in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine as provided. A
work request is considered permission to enter the unit, provided work is
done during reasonable hours. Owner shall have the right to enter premises
in an emergency situation.
10. Tenant shall not transfer his/her interest in and to this rental
agreement, nor shall Tenant assign or sublet said premises or any part
thereof or, in his/her absence or otherwise, permit others to occupy
premises without first having obtained written consent of Owner. If Tenant
or sub-tenant violates the provisions of this paragraph Owner may
immediately take possession of said premises and in the event of litigation
may sue and evict any person or persons occupying said premises without
Tenant a party to said proceedings.
11. Violation by Tenant of any of the conditions of this agreement shall be
sufficient cause, at Owner's sole option, for termination of the lease
created hereby on 24-hour written notice.
12. A waiver by Owner of any requirement of this agreement on one occasion
shall not operate as a waiver of such requirement on any occasion.
13. The invalidity of any provision herein shall not affect the validity of
any other provision or the validity of the document as a whole.
14. A late penalty of $15.00 will be charged by Owner and paid by Tenant if
rent payment is more than fifteen (15) days late. On any returned checks
tenants will be charged $18.00.
15. Tenant agrees to pay the monthly rent as previously agreed. In the
event that the Tenant shall fail to do so the Owner may terminate this
lease, at his option, if the said rent remains unpaid for a period of five
(5) days from its due date by giving twenty-four (24) hours notice to the
Tenant that this lease is being terminated for violation of this paragraph.
Tenant will surrender said premises at the expiration of said notice or the
Tenant shall be subject to an action of FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER.
16. Tenant agrees to comply with the following House Rules. Violation may result in termination of
A. No items of any type will be permitted to be left in the building's
halls or entries.
B. All trash must be bundled in blue recycling plastic bags with tops
security tied and deposited in trash areas provided. Tenants will be fined
$25.00 for not complying with the City of Anytown's rubbish ordinance
effective July 1999. We will also charge tenants $25.00 to replace a
recycling bin that is missing from an apartment. Fines may be changed
without notice. Any trash not bagged or left in the hallway will be placed
back in your unit and you will be assessed a fee of $5.00 per bag.
C. Tenants are required to use picture hooks for hanging pictures, mirrors,
or other items.
D. Locks may not be changed nor may additional locks be installed on the
doors without permission of the Owner.
E. Loud/objectionable noises are not permitted; tenant is responsible for
any disturbances by Tenant or guests.
F. Tenant is responsible for any damage to apartment or building caused by
Tenant or guest. Tenant shall not remove any part of the premises or
property therein belonging to Lessor, or permit any person to do so. No gas
or charcoal grills allowed on the premises.
G. Packages, cans, bottles, flowerpots, boxes or any other articles will
not be permitted on outside window sills, fire escapes, or porches.
H. Every Tenant will be responsible for all damages to apartments beneath
his/hers, caused by overflow from drains or plumbing due to neglect by
person(s) using premises.
I. No washing machines, outside drains or plumbing or outside aerials are
J. No pets are allowed. Any cat found in common hallways will be taken to
a shelter without notice.
K. Tenant agrees smoke detector is in good working condition will not
disarm smoke detector and will promptly report any malfunction to office.
L. Any car parked on the property will be kept registered and in running order at all
times. Tenant agrees not to repair any vehicle at premises. No visitor parking is permitted.
M. Tenant will report repairs as needed, promptly to the office ONLY, and
NOT to repair persons. After office hour emergencies are to be called in
to the "on-call" maintenance person.
Non-emergency calls will be charged to tenant at a minimum of $25.00 per
N. Tenant agrees that any alarm installed will be of the silent type.
O. Any and all glass damage is the responsibility of Tenant.
P. Any behavior that threatens the health and safety of others will not be
Q. Tenant shall not place or keep any water-filled furniture in the
R. If Tenant is responsible for controlling heat of the premises, Tenant
shall maintain a sufficient amount of heat to assure that pipes will not
freeze. Tenant will be responsible for all damages due to frozen pipes.
S. All lock outs will be charged $15.00 and between 10:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
they will be charged $30.00 per call. Payments are due at the time of
service. Any key or lock replacement will be billed according to actual
T. If the owner provides the heat for the apartment, Tenant is NOT ALLOWED
to have any windows open during the heating season, September 15th -May
15th. If Tenant has problems with excessive heat, then the Tenant is
required to report this promptly to the office. Tenant will be charged a
$25.00 fee each time a window is found open.
U. This is a smoke-free building. Smoking by tenants, guests, maintenance persons, and all other
visitors to the property are prohibited from smoking inside the building and within 25-feet of all
windows, doors, ventilation systems, and patios.
A. B. Landlord