Indiana Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Indiana Standard Lease Agreement Template is a contractual meant to provide the documentation necessary to solidify the rental arrangement between a landlord(s) and tenant(s). This is a reusable contract which is meant to fully address the standard concerns, terms, and conditions that must often be covered when entering such a situation. This means there will be several negotiable items which must have information entered that may be considered unique to the parties, property, and agreement. Documenting an agreement in such a manner will promote a good landlord-tenant relationship.

 Several factors need to be in play for this agreement to fully succeed. First and foremost this agreement must be signed and dated in order for it to be binding. Of course, each of the points negotiated needs to be discussed, understood, and to by all parties concerned before signing. Once this contract has been signed it will become a legally binding contract for the period of time it names itself as effective.

LawsTitle 32, Article 31 (Landlord-Tenant Relations)

HandbookRenting in Indiana (A Handbook for Tenants and Landlords)

How to Write

Step 1 – The first paragraph has several blank lines requiring information. Enter the date of the agreement, the full name of the landlord, then the full name of the tenant.

Step 2 – The second paragraph or “Offer to Rent” enter the address and the city where the property is located. Then enter the start date of the lease and the termination date of the lease.

Step 3 – Enter the dollar amount that shall be received during the lifetime of the lease then the dollar amount of the monthly rent. On the last line, document how the rent is to be paid (i.e. by check made out to etc. cash paid to etc.).

Step 4 – If the first month’s rent has been prorated, enter the date range of the proration term.

Step 5 – Locate the “Deposit” paragraph then enter the security deposit amount.

Step 6 – In the “Utilities” section enter the utilities and services the landlord shall pay for while the tenant is residing on the premises under this lease.

Step 7 – In “Lawn Care,” check the first box if the landlord is to provide the described maintenance. If the lessee will be responsible for the described maintenance then check the second box instead.

Step 8 – Enter the number of individuals who may live with the tenant without written landlord approval in the “Occupants” section.

Step 9 – The landlord and lessee must each provide an address where they may receive notices and other official correspondence regarding the lease or the property from one another. The landlord must do this on the first line while the tenant must do this on the second line in the section labeled “Notices.”

Step 10 – In the section labeled, “Entire Agreement,” enter the date of the agreement. Then each party entering this lease must sign and print his or her name.