One (1) Page Lease Agreement Template

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The one (1) page lease agreement is made between a landlord and tenant to create a simple rental arrangement. The lease may be for a fixed term or a month-to-month basis with general terms such as monthly rent, start and end dates, and utility responsibilities mentioned. This agreement may be used for residential use only and does not include any required State disclosures.

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Use the Rental Application to properly screen individuals before accepting for tenancy. Upon completion by the potential tenant, the landlord will be able to conduct a criminal and credit background check. In addition, the landlord will be able to personally verify any employment or other references provided.

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Lease Agreement Statement

(1) Date. The document filing date for this agreement will be used as a point of reference in a variety of functions.

(2) Landlord. The full name of the Property Owner or the Party with the legal right to lease the property should be documented.

(3) Tenant. The name of every Tenant or Lessee who intends to enter this lease by signature will complete the necessary declaration introducing this template.

Article 1. Property

(4) Street Address. The property this agreement concerns must be identified with a physical address. To this end, document building number, street name or number, and, if applicable, unit number needed to find, view, and access the property the Landlord shall lease to the Tenant. Note, as you continue through this statement two more items will be needed regarding the location of the property or premises.

(5) City.

(6) State.

Article 2. Term

(7) Lease Type. A month-to-month agreement can (generally) be terminated on a monthly basis depending upon the needs of the Landlord or Tenant while a fixed lease assures both Parties that each is required to remain compliant for a period of time that is typically over one year.

(8) Start Date. Identify the first date when this lease becomes effective according to its terms.

(9) End Date. The final date when both Parties can enjoy the terms of this lease should be documented.

Article 3. Rent

(10) Rent Term Requirement. The total dollar amount the Tenant must pay by the time this lease successfully completes its term should be supplied.

(11) Monthly Rent. A record of the monthly payment the Tenant must submit to the Landlord to remain compliant with this lease must be produced.

(12) Periodic Payment. The Landlord and Tenant will have agreed that the monthly payment must be submitted as of a certain calendar day every month. Establish this date as a two-digit number of the month

(13) First Deadline. The month and the year when the first month’s payment and the security deposit must be received by the Landlord should be clarified with a report.

(14) Late Payment. Most Landlords will employ a penalty fee to discourage the Tenant from making a late payment. Such a fee must be detailed in this agreement as a dollar amount while the number of days past the monthly due date that defines the grace period should be dispensed. The grace period is the maximum number of days that the Landlord will wait for the Tenant to submit the monthly payment before designating it as late and subject to the penalty fee.

Article 4. Security Deposit

(15) Deposit Amount. The state where the premises being leased will set the guideline for the maximum amount that may be expected as a security deposit from the Tenant. In the majority of states, this will be based on the rent being charged. The security deposit expected by the Landlord should be reported. Be advised that courts will only enforce contracts that are compliant with the current applicable laws.

(16) Accounting Information. Many states require that the Landlord keep the Tenant’s security deposit separate from his or her own money. The exact account may be subject to state laws however, regardless of what type of account the security deposit is kept in, the financial institution where the account is managed and held should be reported.

Article 5. Landlord Agent

(17) Property Manager. The full name of the Party that can handle maintenance and payment concerns of the current agreement should be named. Some Landlords will employ a Property Management Company. If this is the case, it is recommended the Contact Name the Tenant should be used when contacting this Entity and the Property Management Name are both reported.

Article 7. Utilities

(18) Tenant Requirement. List every utility that will be left up to the Tenant to obtain and manage (i.e. electricity).

Article 8. Eviction

(19) Default Date. When the rent remains unpaid as of the due date, continues to be unpaid throughout the grace period, and remains unpaid afterward then the Landlord may decide that the Tenant must vacate the premises and proceed with an eviction. The first day when the Landlord may consider eviction should be determined and reported as the maximum number of days after the due date the Landlord will wait for payment. This number is often determined by the state where the premises is located.

Article 17. Entry By Landlord

(20) Tenant Absence. Naturally, some Tenants may travel or be absent from the premises for periods of time. This leaves the property vulnerable thus, the Landlord can require the Tenant to inform him or her if the premises will be uninhabited for a period of time. This agreement should define how long this period of absence must be to require notification from the Tenant.

Article 32. Signatures

(21) Signature Date. The Landlord and Tenant should settle on the date of signing then gather for a final review.

(22) Landlord Signature. If the Landlord intends to lease the property under the conditions of this lease to the Tenant, then the Landlord must sign his or her name.

(23) Tenant Signature. every Tenant that will enjoy the rights afforded to Tenants in this list and be required to uphold the obligations must enter this agreement by signing his or her name. Two distinct signature areas have been supplied should there be more than one Tenant. Only Signature Tenants will be considered a part of this lease.