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New York House Lease Agreement Form

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New York House Lease Agreement Form
New York House Lease Agreement Form
House Lease
Consult your lawyer before signing this lease
Landlord and Tenant agree to lease the Premises at the rent and for the term stated:
Date of Lease:
Lease Term:
Commencement Date:
Termination Date:
Annual Rent: $
Monthly Rent: $
Security Deposit: $
1. Use and Occupancy
The Premises may only be used strictly for residential
purposes and may only be occupied by Tenant and Tenant’s
spouse and children.
2. Inability to Give Possession
The failure of Landlord to give Tenant possession of the
Premises on the Commencement Date shall not create liability
for Landlord. In the event that possession of the Premises is not
delivered on the Commencement Date, Monthly Rent hereunder
shall begin on the date that possession of the Premises is
delivered to Tenant and shall be prorated for that portion of the
month in which possession is delivered. In such event, the
Termination Date shall not change.
3. Rent
A. Tenant shall pay Monthly Rent in full on the first day of
each month of the Lease. Monthly Rent shall be paid in advance
with no notice being required from Landlord. Tenant shall not
deduct any sums from the Monthly Rent unless Landlord
consents thereto in writing.
Upon signing this Lease, Tenant shall pay Landlord the first
Monthly Rent due and the Security Deposit. The entire amount
of rent due for the Lease Term is due upon signing this Lease;
however, Landlord consents to the Tenant paying same in
monthly installments provided there exists no defaults by
Tenant under the terms of this Lease.
B. Additional Rent may include, but is not limited to any
additional insurance premiums and/or expenses paid by
Landlord which are chargeable to Tenant as stated hereinafter.
Additional Rent is due and payable with the Monthly Rent for
the next month after Tenant receives notice from Landlord that
Additional Rent is due and payable.
4. Condition of Premises
Tenant acknowledges that Tenant is accepting the Premises in
its “as is” condition. Tenant further acknowledges that Tenant
has thoroughly inspected the Premises and has found the
Premises to be in good order and repair and that the appliances,
if any, are in good operating condition. Tenant further states
that Tenant knows how to operate the appliances and shall do so
in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Security
The Security Deposit is due upon the Tenant signing this
Lease. The Security Deposit shall not be used for the payment
of Monthly Rent unless agreed to, in writing, by Landlord and
Tenant. Within ten (10) days after Tenant surrenders possession
of the Premises at the expiration of the Lease Term, Landlord
shall return the Security Deposit, less any cost of repairs as
authorized by this Lease, to Tenant at an address Tenant
provides. If the Premises is sold, Landlord will transfer the
Security Deposit to the new owner and Tenant may only look to
the new owner for return of the Security Deposit and Tenant
hereby releases Landlord from any liability with respect to the
Security Deposit.
6. Services and Utilities
Tenant shall pay for the following services either directly or
to Landlord when billed:
7. Furnishings
The Premises is being delivered (furnished) (unfurnished). If
furnished, Landlord has given an inventory of the furnishings
which inventory has been signed by Tenant and Landlord.
Tenant acknowledges that said furnishings are in good condition
and Tenant accepts same in “as is” condition.
8. Repairs and Alterations
Tenant shall maintain all appliances, equipment, furniture,
furnishings and other personal property included under this
Lease and, upon the surrender of the Premises on the
Termination Date, Tenant shall surrender same to Landlord in
the same condition as received, reasonable wear and tear
excepted. In the event that Tenant defaults under the terms of
this Paragraph 9, Landlord may make necessary repairs or
replacement, the cost of which shall be deducted from the
Security Deposit.
Tenant shall not make any alterations, additions,
modifications and/or changes to the Premises during the Lease
9. Maintenance of Premises
Tenant shall maintain the grounds of the Premise in a neat,
clean and presentable condition. Tenant shall be responsible for
the upkeep of the grounds, including but not limited to snow
removal and the mowing of the lawn.
10. Pets
Pets of any kind or nature (shall) (shall not) be allowed in the
11. Damage, Fire or Other Catastrophe
In the case of fire damage or other damage to the Premises not
caused by Tenant, Tenant shall give Landlord immediate notice
of same. Upon receipt of such notice, Landlord may either (a)
repair the Premises or (b) terminate the Lease. If Landlord
makes repairs to the Premises, Landlord shall have a reasonable
time in which to do so. If the damage to the Premises renders
the Premises uninhabitable, Landlord shall give notice to
Tenant, after repairs are made, of the date on which the
Furnished /Unfurnished
Shall / Shall not
New York House Lease Agreement Form