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