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Residential Lease Agreement

Last Modified 2/9/2016

A legally-protective residential lease agreement is the single most important form in the field of property management. Our state-of-the-art lease builder wizard makes this crucial step in the rental process easier than ever before. This simple program walks you through every step of building your lease. With a few clicks of the mouse, all of the line items, clauses, and addenda are combined into one complete and comprehensive lease package.

Beyond the rental contract itself, we also list dozens of optional additional documents to reinforce and strengthen the lease package, from a Tenant Pet Agreement to a Lease Co-signer Addendum to a Property Condition Walk-Through Checklist. This user-friendly program has been refined by a team of legal experts to provide you the highest-quality lease available online.

Once all of the jurisdictional requirements have been met, the lease builder wizard allows you to further customize your lease package with up to 47 optional features covering virtually every imaginable rental situation. Now the protection of a complete and comprehensive lease agreement is at your fingertips with this powerful online tool.

Document Features

  • Create your lease with our state-of-the-art lease builder wizard
  • Add custom text throughout!
  • Written in simple, plain language, so it's ez to read and understand
  • Customizable
  • Dozens of Selectable Rules and Regulations (see below)
  • Lease Package - Combines all of your lease documents together (see below)
  • Complete and Comprehensive

Lease Package Documents

These are just some of the 26 documents you can select to include with your lease...

Rules and Regulations

This is an example of some of the selectable rules and regulations in the lease...
  • Late fees are strictly enforced and any unpaid fees will not be waived
  • The Tenant must notify Landlord of any changes in employment
  • The Tenant will be responsible for any fine and/or violation that is imposed on the Landlord due to the Tenant’s negligence
  • The Tenant agrees to test smoke detectors periodically as well as maintain operational batteries at all times.
  • Document Definition

    A lease agreement (or rental agreement) is a contract, traditionally written between the owner of a property (the landlord) and the tenant who wishes to have temporary possession of the property. At a minimum, the lease agreement outlines the parties involved, the property being leased, the rental term and the financial obligations of the tenant.

    Who: The parties involved in the contract include the landlord (or their agent, such as a property manager) and the tenant (variously referred to as the renter or lessee) and are identified within the contract. A residential lease agreement specifies whether a tenant is living alone, or with additional occupants. A legally-strong lease agreement should specify the rights and obligations for each party involved. For instance, the landlord has the right to not permit pets or subletting. Likewise, the tenant also has legal rights, such as a reasonable right to privacy and advance notice before the landlord enters the rental unit.

    What: Rented residential real estate may be a portion of or all of almost any real property, such as a house, apartment building, condominium or any other physical space. The leased property can include or exclude specific rooms, common areas, off-street parking, or communal facilities (such as laundry rooms or a communal pool), and the like. The lease agreement should specify both the location and the conditions of use.

    When: The length of the lease term may be for either a fixed term (e.g. one year) or periodic (e.g. month-to-month). Whatever the term, it should be specified within the lease agreement.

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