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District of Columbia Residential Lease Agreement Form

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District of Columbia Residential Lease Agreement Form
District of Columbia Residential Lease Agreement Form
This Residential Lease Agreement (hereinafter “Lease”) is entered into this the _____ day of ______
20__, by and between the Lessor: _________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as
“Landlord”), and the Lessee(s): ______________________________________. All Lessees (hereinafter
referred to collectively as “Tenant”), are jointly, severally and individually bound by, and liable under,
the terms and conditions of this Lease.
For the valuable consideration described below, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged,
Landlord and Tenant do hereby covenant, contract and agree as follows:
1. GRANT OF LEASE: Landlord does hereby lease unto Tenant, and Tenant does hereby rent from
Landlord, solely for use as a personal residence, excluding all other uses, the personal residence located in
the District of Columbia with the address of:
2. NATURE OF OCCUPANCY: As a special consideration and inducement for the granting of this
Lease by the Landlord to the Tenant, the personal residence described above shall be used and occupied
only by the members of the Tenant’s family or others whose names and ages are set forth below:
3. TERM OF LEASE: This Lease shall commence on the ____ day of _________, 20__, and extend
until its expiration on the ______ day of _________, 20__, unless renewed or extended pursuant to terms
4. SECURITY DEPOSIT: Upon execution of this Lease, Tenant shall deposit the sum of
____________________ (__________________) to be held by Landlord as a security deposit for
reasonable cleaning of, and repair of damages to, the premises upon the expiration or termination of this
Lease, or other reasonable damages resulting from a default by Tenant. Tenant shall be liable to Landlord
for all damages to the leased premises upon the termination of this Lease, ordinary wear and tear
excepted. Tenant is entitled to interest on the security deposit in accordance with the provisions of the
laws of the District of Columbia. Tenant may not apply the security deposit to any rent due under this
Lease. If Landlord sells or assigns the leased premises, Landlord shall have the right to transfer Tenant’s
security deposit to the new owner or assignee to hold under this Lease, and upon so doing Landlord shall
be released from all liability to Tenant for return of said security deposit.
Landlord shall refund a security deposit to the tenant on or before the _____ day after the date the tenant
surrenders the premises. Before returning a security deposit, the landlord may deduct from the deposit
damages and charges for which the tenant is legally liable under the lease or as a result of breaching the
lease. The landlord may not retain any portion of a security deposit to cover normal wear and tear. If the
landlord retains all or part of a security deposit under this section, the landlord shall give to the tenant the
balance of the security deposit, if any, together with an itemized list of all deductions. The landlord is not
required to give the tenant a description and itemized list of deductions if (1) the tenant owes rent when
he surrenders possession of the premises and (2) there is no controversy concerning the amount of rent
The landlord is not obligated to return a tenant's security deposit or give the tenant a written description of
damages and charges until the tenant gives the landlord a forwarding address for the purpose of refunding
the security deposit. The ____ day period following Lease Expiration does not commence until ALL
keys have been returned.
District of Columbia Residential Lease Agreement Form