Tennessee Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Tennessee Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal document used for the purpose of the documentation of a standard residential agreement between a landlord and tenant(s). The document will provide information with regard to terms and conditions, as well, information regarding rent, late fees, and other needed information. Both parties should read through the document carefully to be certain that all parties understand the agreement.

Laws – Title 66, Chapter 28 (Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act)

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How To Write

Step 1 – Landlord and Tenant Information –

  • Enter the date of the commencement of the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of the landlord
  • Enter the name of the tenant(s)
  • Provide the name of the county in which the property is located
  • Enter the street address of the premises
  • Both parties read the remainder of the section

Step 2 – Term – Enter the following:

  • Enter the specific number of months or years of the term of the agreement
  • Enter the ending date of the agreement

Step 3 – Rent – Provide the following:

  • The annual amount to be paid in rent
  • The monthly installments or rent payments
  • Date the rental payments are payable and due

Step 4 – Damage Deposit –

  • Enter the amount of the damage deposit that is expected to be paid upon execution of the agreement

Step 5 – Use of Premises –

  • Enter the names of the tenant’s family occupants
  • Read the remainder of this section regarding occupancy

Step 6 – Titled Sections – All parties must read and agree to all of the titled sections as follows:

  • Condition of Premises
  • Assignment and Subletting
  • Alterations and Improvements
  • Non-Delivery of Possession
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance and Repairs; Rules (A through L)
  • Damage to Premises
  • Inspection of Premises
  • Subordination of Lease
  • Tenant’s Holdover (Enter any holdover fees)
  • Surrender of Premises
  • Animals (Landlord must enter the amount of pets allowed and the pet deposit per pet, to be paid in security)
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Indemnification
  • Default (A through H)
  • Late Charge (Landlord must enter the amount to be added to rent for late charges)
  • Abandonment
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Recording of Agreement
  • Governing Law
  • Severability
  • Binding Effect
  • Description Headings
  • Construction
  • Non Waiver
  • Modification
  • Notice (Both landlord and tenant must provide name and address to where notices may be received, one from the other)
  • Additional Provisions/Disclosures

Step 7 – Signatures – Provide the following:

  • Date of commencement of the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Landlord Signature
  • Printed Name
  • Date of Signature
  • AND
  • All Tenant’s Signatures
  • Printed Names
  • Date of Each Signature Respectively