Are you looking for a sample apartment lease agreement to rent an apartment, condo or flat? Lay down the ground rules of your lease quick and easy with our free apartment lease form.
While a lease agreement does enforce the rules of a lease, your local landlord tenant law is still in charge. If a lease term goes against the landlord tenant law, that particular term will be struck off... even if your apartment lease agreement is already signed and sealed.
Let's say that you have an apartment lease agreement form asking for security deposit equal to 2 month's rent - BUT if your area's laws only allow landlords to collect a maximum of 1 month's rent as deposit, then 1 month's rent is the most you will get... even if the tenant has already signed the lease agreement.
Wading through your landlord tenant law text is no walk in the park but it's a necessary chore.
Even if you are strapped for time, do take a closer look at the local rules on rent increases, security deposit limit, safe housing standards, property maintenance and lease termination.
Our free apartment lease agreement is targeted at people who are renting apartments, condos or flats - If you are renting other types of residential properties, Click here for our free Residential Lease Agreement instead.
* While we work hard to make sure that our free apartment lease agreements are helpful, you must edit them according to your own needs and local real estate law. Always seek legal help when in doubt.
This Apartment Lease Agreement is made between the Landlord _________________________ _____ and the Tenant ______________________________ on this date _______________.
The Tenant hereby agrees to rent the Apartment described as follows:
Street Address: ________________________________________________________________
Apartment Description: __________________________________________________________
The Lease term shall be as follows (choose one):
[ ] Fixed term lease beginning on _______________ and ending on _______________.
[ ] Month to month lease beginning on _______________.
The Tenant agrees to pay the Landlord an amount of $ _______________ per month as rent on or before the _____ day of each month.
If rent due is not paid on of before the _____ day of the month, Tenant agrees to pay a late charge of $ _______________ plus an additional late charge of $ _______________ per day until the rent is paid in full.
3. SECURITY DEPOSIT:
The Tenant shall deposit an amount of $ _______________ to be held by the Landlord as security deposit. This deposit shall be refunded to the Tenant upon termination of this Lease after deducting for any of the following: default of rent payment, loss or damage to the Apartment or its furnishings, any required cleaning of the Apartment and for any other reason allowed by law.
4. USE OF APARTMENT:
The Apartment shall be occupied only by the Tenant and the following occupants:
The Tenant shall use the Apartment for residential purposes only and may not use it for any other purpose with the written consent of the Landlord. The Tenant may not sublet this Apartment or assign this Lease to any other persons without the written consent of the Landlord.
5. CONDITION OF APARTMENT
The Tenant acknowledges that he/she has inspected the Apartment and found it to be in good order and condition.
The Landlord agrees to pay for the following services if it is checked below:
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Water
[ ] Gas
[ ] Waste Disposal
[ ] Internet
[ ] Cable TV
The Tenant agrees to pay for all other utility charges and fees for the Apartment during the term of the Lease.
No pets, dogs, cats or animals of any kind shall be allowed in the Apartment without the written consent of the Landlord.
8. RIGHT TO ENTER APARTMENT:
The Landlord shall have the right to enter the Apartment at reasonable hours to inspect the Apartment, make repairs or to show it to prospective purchasers, tenants or agents. The Landlord shall inform the Tenant of his/her intention to enter the Apartment at least _____ hours in advance. In the case of emergency or abandonment, the Landlord may enter the Apartment at any time without notice.
9. REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE:
The Tenant agrees to take good care of the Apartment and promptly notify the Landlord of any defects or damages to the Apartment in writing. After receiving the written notice, the Landlord shall make any necessary repairs to the Apartment within a reasonable time. Tenant shall be responsible for any repair costs incurred due to abuse or negligent acts by the Tenant, his/her occupants, guests or pets.
The Tenant agrees not to make any alterations, additions, improvements or painting to the Apartment, nor to change or add locks, fixtures or wiring without the written consent of the Landlord. If such consent is given, all such alterations shall be made at the expense of the Tenant and shall become the property of the Landlord.
11. PARKING SPACE
The Tenant shall be assigned parking space designated as space # __________. The Tenant may not assign, sublet or allow any other person to use this space.
12. DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION:
If the Apartment is rendered inhabitable by an act of God or other casualty, the Lease shall terminate and rent payments shall be prorated as of such date.
13. ABANDONMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY:
Any personal property of whatever kind left outside the Apartment or in the Apartment by the Tenant upon his/her abandonment (whether or not at termination of this Lease) shall be deemed abandoned, and the Landlord shall have the right and option to take possession of the personal property and sell, destroy or dispose it.
The Tenant will be in default if he/she
1. fails to pay the full rent when due or
2. fails to fulfill any term or condition of this Lease and such default continues for _____ days after the Landlord has given notice of it to the Tenant or
3. abandons the Apartment or
4. makes any mispresentation in his/her rental application or
5. remains in the Apartment upon termination of this Lease without the Landlord's written consent
If the Tenant is in default, the Landlord shall have the right to terminate this apartment lease agreement by giving the Tenant a 3 day notice in writing.
If any term of this Lease is held to be invalid, it shall not affect the validity of any other term in the Lease.
16. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Landlord Name: ______________________________
Landlord Signature: ______________________________ Date: _______________
Landlord Address: ______________________________________________________________
Tenant Name: ______________________________
Tenant Signature: ______________________________ Date: _______________
Tenant Address: _______________________________________________________________