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RENTAL AND LEASE AGREEMENT FORMS AND TEMPLATES

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  • This free Landlord and Tenant forms template package includes a fill in the blank templates for rental and lease agreement contracts, usually written, between the owner of a property and a renter who desires to have temporary possession of the property. As a minimum, the agreement identifies the parties, the property, the term of the rental, and the amount of rent for the term. The owner of the property may be referred to as the lessor and the renter as the lessee.
  • Free Landlord and Tenant Lease and Rental Agreement Forms - Eviction Letter - Property Condition Forms - Rental and Lease Application Forms
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  • A rental agreement is a contract, usually written, between the owner of a property and a renter who desires to have temporary possession of the property. As a minimum, the agreement identifies the parties, the property, the term of the rental, and the amount of rent for the term. The owner of the property may be referred to as the lessor and the renter as the lessee.

    A rental agreement is often called a lease, especially when real estate is rented. In addition to the basics of a rental (who, what, when, how much), a real estate rental may go into much more detail on these and other issues. The real estate may be rented for housing, parking a vehicle(s), storage, business, agricultural, institutional, or government use, or other reasons.

    Who:

    The parties involved in the contract, the lessor (sometimes called the owner or landlord) and the lessee (sometimes called the renter or tenant) are identified in the contract. A housing lease may specify whether the renter is living alone, with family, children, room-mate, visitors. A rental may delineate the rights and obligations of each of these. For example, a "sub-let" to a stranger mmight not be permitted without permission of the landlord. This also applies to whether or not pets may be kept by the renter. On the other hand, the renter may also have specific rights against intrusions by the landlord (or other tenants), except under emergency circumstances. A renter is in possession of the property, and a landlord would be trespassing upon the renter's rights if entry is made without proper notice and authority (e.g., 24 hours' notice, daytime, knock first, except for emergency repairs, in case of fire, flood, etc).

    What:

    Rented real estate may include all or part of almost any real property, such as an apartment, house, building, business office(s) or suite, land, farm, or merely an inside or outside space to park a vehicle, or store things. The premises rented may include not only specific rooms, but also access to other common areas such as off-street parking, basement or attic storage, laundry facility, pool, roof deck, balconies, etc. The agreement may specify how and when these places may be used, and by whom. There may be detailed description of the current condition of the premises, for comparison with the condition at the time the premises are surrendered.

    When:

    The term of the rental may be for a night (e.g., a hotel room), weeks, months, or years. There may be statutory provisions requiring registration of any rental that could extend for more than a specified number of years (e.g., seven) in order to be enforceable against a new landlord.

    A typical rental is either annual or month-to-month, and the amount of rent may be different for long-term renters (because of lower turnover costs). Leaving a long-term lease before its expiration could result in penalties, or even the cost of the entire agreed period (if the landlord is unable to find a suitable replacement tenant, after diligent pursuit). If a tenant stays beyond the end of a lease for a term of years (one or more), then the parties may agree that the lease will be automatically renewed, or it may simply convert to a tenancy at will (month-to-month) at the pro-rated monthly cost of the previous annual lease. If a tenant at will is given notice to quit the premises, and refuses to do so, the landlord then begins eviction proceedings. In many places it is completely illegal to change locks on doors, or remove personal belongings, let alone forcibly eject a person, without a court order of eviction. There may be strict rules of procedure, and stiff penalties (triple damages, plus attorneys' fees) for violations.

    How much:

    Rent may be payable monthly, annually, or in advance, or as otherwise agreed. A typical arrangement for tenancy at will is "first and last month's rent" plus a security deposit. The "last month's rent" is rent that has yet to be earned by the landlord. The security deposit is often handled as an escrow deposit, owned by the tenant, but held by the landlord until the premises are surrendered in good condition (ordinary wear and tear excepted). In some states, the landlord must provide the tenant with the name and account number of the bank where the security deposit is held, and pay annual interest to the tenant. Other regulations may require the landlord to submit a list of pre-existing damage to the property, or forfeit the security deposit immediately (because there is no way to determine whether a prior tenant was responsible).


    In order to rent or lease in many apartment buildings, a renter (also referred to as a “lessee") is often required to provide proof of renters insurance before signing the rental agreement. There is a special type of the homeowners insurance in the United States specifically for renters — HO-4. This is commonly referred to as renter’s insurance or renter's coverage. Similar to condominium coverage, referred to as a HO-6 policy, a renter's insurance policy covers those aspects of the apartment and its contents not specifically covered in the blanket policy written for the complex. This policy can also cover liabilities arising from accidents and intentional injuries for guests as well as passers-by up to 150' of the domicile. Renter’s policies provide "named peril" coverage, meaning the policy states specifically what you are insured against. Common coverage areas are fire or lightening, windstorm, smoke, vandalism and theft.

    DISCLAIMER:

    This web site is designed to give you general information. The information on this web site is in no way intended to be legal advice. Legal advice can only be obtained by a licensed attorney who has the appropriate legal skills and knowledge related to your specific circumstances.

  • Lease Agreement
  • Landlords and tenants use a Lease Agreement to document their rights and obligations relating to a residence. This legal contract addresses all aspects of the landlord tenant relationship. For example, the Lease Agreement provides how much rent the tenant will pay and how long he or she is renting the property.
  • Lease Amendment
  • A Lease Amendment is an agreement made between a Tenant and Landlord agreeing on the modification of certain terms of the original Lease.
  • Lease Assignment
  • This document can be used to transfer the original tenant's (the assignor's) rights and responsibilities under a Lease to another party (the assignee).
  • Lease for Franchisor Owned Locations
  • This Sublease Agreement allows a Franchise Owner to sublet leased property for use by a Franchisee to operate a franchise in accordance with the Franchise Agreement entered into by between the Franchisor and Franchisee.
  • Lease Renewal Agreement
  • This Lease Renewal Agreement sets the terms between a Lessor (Landlord) and a Lessee (Tenant) for the renewal of a Lease of a property.
  • Lease Subordination Agreement
  • This document is a contract between a Tenant, a Landlord and a Landlord's Lender, wherein the Tenant's interest in the property is clarified as subordinate to the Lenders. In addition, Lender promises to honor the lease, in the event of the Landlord's fails to make mortgage payments, and not disturb Tenant so long as the Tenant is current on rental payments.
  • Late Rent Notice
  • This letter is used by a landlord or manager to remind tenants that a rent payment is past due.
  • Late Rent Payment Agreement
  • The Late Rent Payment Agreement is an agreement between a Landlord and Tenant that provides a Tenant a set amount of time to pay all past due rent in order to avoid eviction.
  • Rental Application
  • As a landlord, you want to rent your property to qualified tenants who will take good care of the property and pay rent on time. A Rental Application, coupled with a Residential Lease, is critical for effective property management. The Rental Application allows a landlord to assess and choose applicants for a rental property. The information provided by a Rental Application is used to perform background and credit checks on applicants in order to make sure they are properly qualified to rent the property.
  • Renter's Inspection Worksheet
  • This worksheet provides a detailed checklist that may be used by either a landlord or a tenant to document the condition of rental property both before and after the tenant's occupancy of the property.
  • Rent Receipt
  • As a landlord, you may be required or asked to provide a Rent Receipt to your tenants. Providing a Rent Receipt will protect each party's interest in the rental property. For tenants, a Rent Receipt will serve as evidence that a rental payment has been made. For landlords, a Rent Receipt is used for recordkeeping purposes as well as notifying tenants of late or partial payment.
  • Landlord's Notice to Enter
  • This letter is used to notify tenants of a landlord or manager's intent to enter the premises for the limited purposes specified in the letter.
  • Eviction Notice
  • An Eviction Notice is a notice used by a landlord to notify a tenant that he or she intends to terminate the tenancy and remove the tenant from the property. A landlord is required to give a tenant proper notice before the eviction process can begin. Serving an Eviction Notice is a required first step in order to evict a tenant from the property. Rocket Lawyer now has Eviction Notices for all fifty (50) states. For your state-specific Eviction Notice, click HERE.
  • Eviction Process Worksheet
  • This worksheet is used by a landlord or manager to collect and organize the information that is needed to initiate eviction proceedings against a tenant.
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