Idaho Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Idaho Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template is a set lease form that contains several negotiable items that may be filled out to specify the terms and conditions between a landlord and tenant. Typically, such agreements are for a period of one year, however, this is not set in stone and each situation is different. Other such negotiable subjects include how many people may live in the rental with the leaseholder, how much the rent and security deposit are, and how having a pet will affect the agreement.

These are all very important factors that will impact the quality of the agreement for both parties. It is important that all such issues are comprehended and agreed to before the time of signing. This is because once this particular document is signed it will have a binding contractual power over all signing parties. It cannot be changed or terminated prematurely in most cases and must run the course of its lifespan with the exact same conditions that existed at the time of signing.

LawsTitle 55 (Property in General)

Handbook – Office of the Attorney General – Landlord and Tenant Manual (PDF)

How to Write

Step 1 – In the first paragraph, enter the day, month and year of the agreement. Then enter the full name of the landlord as well as the landlord’s current street address. The next blank line will require the full name of the tenant and that tenant’s current street address. Finally, enter the address of the property that will be rented to that tenant. This paragraph will serve to define both parties, the rented property, and the date of this lease.

Step 2 – The next definitions to be handled will be the time period for which the lease shall be in effect for. In the item labeled “Fixed-Term Agreement,” enter the total amount of time the lease shall be in effect for. Then enter the date span for this time period.

Step 3 – Items 2 through 8 shall deal specifically with monies the tenant is obligated to deliver. In the “Rent” section, enter the monthly rent amount the tenant must pay then the calendar day of the month it shall be due. In the “Rent Payment Procedure” section enter the mailing address where the rent payment must be submitted. In “Rent Due Date,” enter the number of days a tenant has passed the due date to pay the rent, the late fee amount if the rent is not paid within this number of days, and the penalty amount that will accrue for every day the rent has not been paid. In the “Bad-Check Servicing Charge,” enter the dollar amount the landlord will charge the tenant for every bounced check issued as a rent payment. In the “Security Deposit” section, enter the dollar amount the landlord requires the tenant to submit a security deposit. Finally, in the “Cleaning Fee” section enter the minimum dollar amount a tenant may have to pay if the landlord must pay to have the premises cleaned should the tenant leave any sort of mess or damage behind.

Step 4 – Item 24, “Services,” will be the next section requiring information to be input. The first set of blank spaces shall require a list of utilities and services the landlord shall pay for to provide to the tenant. The second set of blank lines will need a list of all the utilities and services that a tenant must obtain and pay for while the lease is in effect.

Step 5 –  The “Disclosure of Landlord/Agent” section, item 30, will need the address of the landlord or authorized agent who the tenant may contact via all notices regarding the property or the lease itself.

Step 6 –  The “Pets” section or item 33, should have the amount of additional rent to be paid for any pets being kept on the premises. This section should be filled out even if the tenant has no pets at the time of the lease signing. This is because if the tenant does get pets in the future, this lease may not be altered to accommodate such a change. All terms need to be set before signing.

Step 7 – Item 38, or “Full Disclosure,” will solidify the agreement in legal and binding manner. First, enter the date of the agreement. Then the tenant(s) and landlord/property manager/agent must sign this agreement.