New York Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The New York Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template is a legal document that is designed to outline rules, regulations and New York state laws that will protect both the landlord and the tenant. If the rental is located in New York City there are some special addendums that are required by the state, beyond the basic rental amount and other responsibilities. The tenant should read this document carefully before providing signature. If the tenant(s) are unclear with any portion of the document, you may consider a consult with an attorney or the housing authority for clarification.

Laws – Article 7: (Landlord and Tenant)

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the document – Provide the following information:

  • Enter the date that the document is being completed in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Provide the full legal name of the landlord
  • Provide the full legal name(s) of the tenant(s)
  • Enter the county where the rental property is located
  • Enter the street address of the premises, in the field provided
  • Tenant(s) must read and understand the next three statements

Step 2 – Term – Enter:

  • Enter the number of months or years of the lease
  • Provide the date of commencement of the lease in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Provide the expiration date of the lease and 12:00 AM on mm/dd/yyyy format

Step 3 – Rent – Provide the following in the fields provided

  • Enter the total sum of the rent annually
  • Enter the day of the month when the rental payment is due
  • Enter the monthly rental amount
  • The first and last installments must be paid upon commencement of this document- enter the date this payment will be made in mm/dd/yyyy format

Step 4 – Damage Deposit – Enter the sum of the required deposit at which time a receipt will be provided by the landlord – Read the remainder of the paragraph so to understand how a deposit is returned to the tenant, in full or partial

Step 5 – Use of Premises – Read this section carefully and enter, into the fields provided the names of the occupants which will be available to the tenant’s immediate family only

  • Enter the names of all occupants

Step 6 – Titled Sections -Tenants must carefully review all of the titled sections through the remainder of the document prior to providing signatures, as follows:

  • Condition of Premises
  • Assignment and Subletting
  • Alterations and Improvements
  • Non-Delivery of Possessions
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance and Repair Rules
  • Damage to Premises
  • Inspection of Premises
  • Subordination of Lease
  • Tenant’s Holdover (In this paragraph, acknowledge that if no new lease is agreed upon by tenants and landlord you agree to pay the specified amount and understand you may be asked to vacate the premises with 15 days notice)
  • Surrender of Premises
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Indemnification
  • Default
  • Late Charge (Landlord must enter the amount of late charges beyond 7 days)
  • Abandonment
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Recording of Agreement
  • Governing Law
  • Severability
  • Binding Effect
  • Descriptive Headings
  • Construction
  • Non-Waiver
  • Modification
  • Notice (If notices must be sent one to the other between landlord and/or tenant enter the following:

Landlord Information –

  • Landlord’s Name
  • Landlord’s address

Tenant(s) Information –

  • Tenant’s Name
  • Tenant’s Address

Step 7 – Signatures –

  • Date the commencement of the lease in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter Landlord’s Signature
  • Print Landlord’s Name
  • Date Landlord’s Signature
  • AND
  • Enter Tenant’s Signature
  • Print Tenant’s Signature
  • Date Tenant’s Signature

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