New York Standard Apartment Lease Agreement Form

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The New York Standard Apartment Lease Agreement is a legal document whereas an owner/landlord or management company will enter into an agreement with a tenant for the rental of an apartment or residence. A lease is usually 6 to 12 months long but can be extended should the parties agree. Inasmuch as the language of the lease is lengthy and may be legally enforced, if the tenant does not understand what they are signing as they read all of the contents of the terms and conditions, they may wish to consult with an attorney prior to providing their signature.

Laws – Article 7: (Landlord and Tenant)

How To Write

Step 1 – At the top of page one, enter the following:

  • Address of the Premises
  • The Unit that the tenant will be leasing
  • Landlord’s name
  • Tenant’s name

Continue by providing the following:

  • Date of the lease in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Annual Rent Amount
  • Lease Term
  • Monthly Rent Amount
  • Commercial Date
  • Security Deposit
  • Termination Date (of lease)

Step 2 – Titled Sections – The tenant and/or their attorney must read and agree to the entirety of these sections:

  • Use and Occupancy
  • Inability to Give Possession
  • Rent
  • Condition of Unit
  • Security
  • Services and Utilities
  • Furnishings
  • Repairs and Alterations
  • Maintenance of Unit
  • Pets
  • Damage, Fire or Other Catastrophe
  • Liability
  • Landlord’s Entry
  • Assigning or Subletting
  • Subordination
  • Landlord’s Consent
  • Keys, Locks
  • Signs
  • Compliance with Authorities
  • Tenant’s Defaults, Landlord’s Remedies
  • Landlord’s Rules
  • Warranty of Habitability
  • Limitation of Recovery
  • Construction and Demolition
  • Demolition of Premises
  • Terraces and Balconies
  • Terraces and Balconies
  • Common Recreational Areas
  • Landlord’s Employees
  • Condemnation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Notices
  • Waiver of Jury Trial, Set-Off or Counterclaim
  • Enter the name of the sole broker who had show the unit
  • Inability of Landlord to Perform
  • Illegality
  • Non-Disturbance
  • Non-Waiver
  • Parties Bound
  • Paragraph Headings
  • Effectiveness
  • Entire Agreement
  • Amendments
  • Riders – Enter
  • Surrender of Premises

Step 3 – Signatures – Both landlord’s and tenant’s must provide signatures


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