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Agreement to Rent or Lease
Agreement to Rent or Lease
Agreement To Rent Or Lease
This Agreement is made and entered into between __________________________________________________________, hereinafter
Owner” and (names of all Residents and names and ages of children to reside on the premises):
Resident ______________________________(Age)__________ Resident _______________________________(Age)_________
Resident ______________________________(Age)__________ Resident _______________________________(Age)_________
Resident ______________________________(Age)__________ Resident _______________________________(Age)________
Hereinafter “Resident.” The word Resident as used herein shall include the singular as well as the plural. Subject to the terms and
conditions below, Owner rents to Resident, and Resident rents from Owner, for residential purposes only, the premises known as:
_________________________________________________________________________ Unit # __________________(if applicable)
in the City of ___________________________________________________________________, California ____________________
Owner and Resident mutually agree as follows:
1. TERM. The term of the rental shall begin on ___________________________, and shall continue as follows subject to the payment
of rent for one month and the security deposit: (check one)
For a period of ______ months and ______ days thereafter expiring on _____/______/_____ (the expiration date).
Renewal of the term shall be as described in Paragraph 22 of this Agreement (A Fixed Term Lease).
On a periodic tenancy basis, terminable by either party by the giving of a written notice pursuant to Paragraph 22 of this
Agreement (A Periodic Tenancy).
2. RENT. Resident shall pay to Owner the Monthly rent of $________________, in advance on or before the ________ day of each
month without deduction or offset. On signing this Agreement Resident shall pay one full month’s rent in the form of a cashier’s check
or money order only. The rent for the partial month’s prior shall be prorated on the basis of a 30-day month and shall be paid on or
before the next rental due date.
3. SECURITY DEPOSIT. On signing this Agreement, Resident shall pay to Owner the sum of $_________ as a deposit to secure
Resident’s performance of the covenants contained herein. No part of this deposit is to be considered as an advance payment of rent,
including last months’ rent, nor is it to be used for refunded prior to the leased premises being permanently and totally vacated by all
Residents. After Resident has vacated the premises, Owner shall furnish Resident with an itemized written statement of the basis for,
and the amount of, any of the security deposit retained by Owner. Owner may withhold that portion of Resident’s security deposit
necessary (a) to remedy any default by Resident in the payment of rent or any other provision of this Agreement, (b) to repair damages
to the premises, to include repainting, but exclusive of ordinary wear and tear, and (c) to remove trash and clean the premises to meet
Owner’s re-rental standards, as provided by law. The unused portion of this deposit shall be returned to Resident without interest,
according to law.
4. UTILITIES. Resident shall pay for all utilities, services and charges, except __________________________.
5. OCCUPANCY. Resident agrees that the premises are to be used as a private residence for Resident listed herein, for a total of
_________ adults and ________ child/children and by no other persons and for no other reason. Guest may not stay more than 14
consecutive days in any six month period without the prior written consent of Owner.
6. LATE CHARGE / RETURNED CHECKS. Resident acknowledges that Owner will incur certain administrative cost in connection
with late Rental payment, and that the amount of such administrative cost would be difficult or impracticable to ascertain. If Resident
fails to pay the rent in full by the end of the _____ day after it is due, Resident shall pay a late charge of $__________ as additional
rent. Owner does not waive the right to insist on payment of rent in full on the day it is due. In the event Resident’s check is dishonored
by the bank, Resident shall pay a returned check charge of $25 as additional rent. A late charge will be imposed if the returned check
causes the rent to be late. Owner may require future payments to be in a form other than personal check in the event of a returned
7. ACCEPTANCE OF PREMISES. Resident has inspected the premises, furnishing and equipment, and has found them to be
satisfactory. All plumbing, heating and electrical systems are operative and deemed satisfactory.
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