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Residential Lease Agreement
Residential Lease Agreement
1. IDENTIFICATION OF PARTIES AND PREMISES This Agreement is made and entered into this _____ day of
___________, 20___, between the following named persons:
_____________________________________________ _____________________________________________
_____________________________________________ _____________________________________________
(herein called “Tenants”) and ___________________________ (herein called “Landlord”). Subject to the terms and
conditions set forth in this Agreement, Landlord rents to Tenants, and Tenants rent from Landlord, the premises located
at _______________________________________________________, California (herein called “the premises”). The
premises shall be occupied only by the above mentioned Tenants. Tenants shall use the premises for residential
purposes only and for no other purpose without Landlord’s prior written consent. Occupancy by guests for more than
ten days in any six-month period is prohibited without Landlord’s written consent and shall be considered a breach of
this Agreement.
2. INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY Each tenant who signs this Agreement, whether or not said person is or remains in
possession, shall be jointly and severally liable for the full performance of each and every obligation of this
Agreement, but not limited to, the payment of all rent due and the payment of costs to remedy damages to the premises
regardless of whether such damages were caused by a Tenant or invitee of a Tenant.
3. TERM OF THE TENANCY The term of this Agreement shall commence on ___________________________, 20____,
and shall continue from that date
q a. on a month-to-month basis. This Agreement will continue for successive terms of one month each until
either Landlord or Tenants terminate the tenancy by giving the other thirty (30) days written notice of an
intention to terminate the premises. In the event such notice is given, Tenants agree to pay all rent up to and
including the notice period.
q b. for a period of _______ months expiring on ___________________________, 20____. Should Tenants
vacate before the expiration of the term, Tenants shall be liable for the balance of the rent for the remainder of
the term, less any rent Landlord collects or could have collected from a replacement tenant by reasonably
attempting to re-rent. Tenants who vacate before expiration of the term are also responsible for Landlord’s
costs of advertising for a replacement tenant. In the event Tenants fail to give written notice of an intention to
vacate the premises at the end of the term, the tenancy shall become one of month-to-month on all terms
specified in section (a) of this clause.
4. PAYMENT OF RENT Tenants shall pay Landlord rent of $ ________ per month, payable in advance on the
__________ day of each month. If that day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the rent is due on the next business
day. Rent shall be paid by personal check, money order or cashier’s check only, to _________________________ at,
______________________________________________________________, or at such other place as Landlord shall
designate from time to time.
5. LATE CHARGES AND RETURNED CHECKS If rent is paid after the ______ day of the month, there will be a late
charge of $ __________ assessed. If any check given by Tenants to Landlord for the payment of rent or for any other
sum due under this Agreement is returned for insufficient funds, a “stop payment” or any other reason, Tenants shall
pay Landlord a returned check charge of $ ______ .
6. FAILURE TO PAY As required by law, Tenants are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on Tenants’
credit history may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if Tenants fail to fulfill the terms of their credit
obligations, such as their financial obligations under the terms of this Agreement.
7. SECURITY DEPOSIT Before the commencement of this Agreement, Tenants shall pay Landlord $_______________
as a security deposit. Landlord may use therefrom such amounts as are reasonably necessary to remedy Tenants’
default in the payment of rent, repair damages to the premises exclusive of ordinary wear and tear, and to clean the
premises if necessary. Landlord shall refund Tenants the balance of the security deposit after such deductions within
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