lease agreement Essay

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1. RENT shall be $ _2,000 per month, payable in advance, upon the _1st _ day of each calendar month to Owner or his authorized agent, at the following address: ____________________________________________________________or at such other places Owner may designate. In the event that Owner provides self addressed envelopes and/or payment booklet, it shall be for tenant’s convenience only. Prompt payment of rent shall be tenant’s responsibility regardless of whether tenant has a supply of envelopes or payment booklet. Rent must be paid in full and no amount subtracted from it. The first month's rent is to be paid when the Tenant signs this lease. Tenant may be required to pay other charges to Owner under the terms of this lease.. They are to be called "additional rent.” Added rent charges can result when Owner or his agent must pay for any expenses which are the tenant's responsibilities under the terms of the lease. Late charges, attorney’s fees and any expenses related to the enforcement of this lease shall be classified as “additional rent.” This additional rent is payable as rent, together with the next monthly rent due. If tenant fails to pay additional rent on time, Owner shall have the same rights against tenant as if it were a failure to pay rent. Lease violation penalty fees shall be classified as additional rent. The whole amount of rent is due and payable when this lease is effective. Payment of rent in installments is for tenant's convenience only. If tenant defaults, Owner may give notice to tenant that rent may no longer be paid in installments, and the entire rent for the remaining part of the term will be due and payable. The last day of the lease shall be three (3) days prior to the end of the last month. The amount of the yearly rent has been adjusted to reflect said termination date.

2. LATE FEES In the event rent is not received by the 10th day after due date, Tenant agrees to pay a late charge of $ 25.00_. After the tenth day that rent has not been paid, further legal action will be taken at Tenant's expense. Tenant acknowledges that untimely payments may adversely affect credit rating. Unpaid late charges and/or attorney’s fees shall be classified as “additional rent.” Additional rent that remains unpaid after 30 days from the date incurred shall constitute a breach of this lease. Tenant also understands that late fees shall be applicable if a dishonored bank check, bank error and/or out of state/non-local check prevents Owner from receiving rent money on time.

3. USE The premises shall be used as a residence by the undersigned tenants with no more than 5 occupants, and for no other purpose, without written consent of the Owner. Occupancy by guests staying over 7 days will be a violation of this provision. In the event any other people occupy and live in this rental, in any capacity, without Owner's written consent, it will constitute a breach of this lease, and the Owner at his sole option may terminate this lease.

4. UTILITIES Tenant shall be responsible for the payment of all utilities and services for the apartment.

5. MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS OR ALTERATIONS Tenant acknowledges that the premises are in good order and repair, unless otherwise indicated herein. Tenant shall at his own expense, and at all times, maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner including all equipment, appliances, furniture and furnishings therein and shall surrender the same at termination hereof, in as good condition as received, normal wear and tear excepted. Once notice is given to vacate, Tenant agrees to keep the premises in “show condition”. “Show condition” means as clean, orderly and undamaged as when received. Upon vacating, Tenant shall deliver premises vacant and clean. In the event the premises are returned in condition poor enough to prevent Owner from re-renting to a qualified new tenant, Tenant shall be responsible for rent lost as well