Simple 1-Page Lease Agreement

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Updated January 25, 2023

A one-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 is for residential use only.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Must be attached to the lease if the property was constructed prior to 1978.

Table of Contents

Disclosures


Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Must be attached if the housing structure was built prior to 1978.

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Move-in Checklist – Required in some states and use to protect the tenant’s security deposit by marking down all known defects on the property at the start of the lease.

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Rental Application


Rental Application – Use 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.

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Sample

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SIMPLE LEASE AGREEMENT

I. THE PARTIES. This Lease Agreement (“Agreement”) made this [DATE] is between:

Landlord: [LANDLORD’S NAME] with a mailing address of [LANDLORD’S ADDRESS] (“Landlord”), and

Tenant: [TENANT’S NAME] with a mailing address of [TENANT’S ADDRESS] (“Tenant”).

II. PREMISES. The Landlord agrees to rent the following property to the Tenant in exchange for the Payment Terms in Section IV:

a.) Property Address: [ADDRESS]
b.) Residence Type: Apartment House Condo Other: [OTHER]
c.) Bedroom(s): [#] Bathroom(s): [#]

III. LEASE TYPE. This Agreement shall be considered a: (check one)

Fixed Lease. The Tenant shall be allowed to occupy the Premises starting on [START DATE], and ending on [END DATE] (“Lease Term”). At the end of the Lease Term, the Landlord and Tenant shall be required to negotiate renewal options, or the Tenant will be forced to vacate the premises.

Month-to-Month Lease. The Tenant shall be allowed to occupy the Premises on a month-to-month arrangement starting on [START DATE] and ending upon notice of [#] days from either the Landlord or Tenant (“Lease Term”).

IV. PAYMENT TERMS. During the Lease Term, the Tenant shall be responsible for the following: (check all that apply)

Monthly Rent. $[AMOUNT] due on the [#] of each month.
Security Deposit. $[AMOUNT] due at signing of this Agreement.
Last Month’s Rent. $[AMOUNT] due at signing of this Agreement.
Other. [OTHER]

V. UTILITIES. The Tenant shall be responsible for all utilities and services to the Premises except for: [UTILITIES].

VI. ADDITIONAL TERMS. [ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS]

Landlord’s Signature: ________________________________ Date: _________________
Print Name: ________________________________

Tenant’s Signature: ________________________________ Date: _________________
Print Name: ________________________________

 
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