THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT, made and entered into this ______ day
of __________________ by and between ________________________________
Hereinafter referred to as 'Lessor' and _______________________________
hereinafter referred to as 'Lessee'.
1. PREMISES. Lessor does Hereby lease to Lessee the following described
dwelling or property:
2. LEASE TERM. the initial term of this Rental Agreement shall
be for ______ months, commencing on ______________________________
and terminating at 12:00 noon on ______________________________
3. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL. In the event Lessee shall determine not to renew this Rental Agreement
for a successive term of equal duration as the initial term, Lessee shall notify
Lessor of Lessee's intention not to renew in writing no less than thirty
(30) days before the expiration date of the initial term, or the expiration of any renewal
term. Absent such written notice, this Rental Agreement shall automatically renew for a
successive term of equal duration as the initial term under the same conditions
contained herein, provided however, the rent charge during such successive terms
may be increased as set forth more fully below. Lessor reserves the right to cancel
this Rental Agreement at any time by giving thirty (30) days written notice to Lessee.
4. RENT. The rental for the above described premises shall be (S)____________________
Dollars per month during the initial term of this Rental Agreement and shall
be increased by the sum of __________________________ Dollars per month for each successive
term of this Rental Agreement, payable on or before midnight of the first day of each month during
the term of this Rental Agreement and any renewal thereof. Should this Rental Agreement begin on a
day other than the first day of the month, the rent for the first month shall
be prorated so that all subsequent rental payments shall be due
on tile first day of each month. The first payment shall be made on or before this Rental Agreement begins. The amount of prorated rent
for the first month of this Rental Agreement is ________________________
addition, Lessee shall pay all utilities including a water and sewer
charge of ________ Dollars per month to be paid to lessor each month.
5. LATE CHARGES. Lessor and Lessee agree that in the event
the aforementioned rent is not paid on the first day of each month of this Rental Agreement
Lessor will sustain additional administrative expenses and costs which are difficult
if not impossible, to
be determined in advance. The parties therefore agree that in the event the rent
has not been paid before midnight on the ______ day
of the month in which the same is due, the rent shall be
considered delinquent and there shall be an additional charge of
____________ Dollars per day for each day that said rent shall remain
unpaid as and for a liquidated damage charge
6. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Lessor acknowledges receipt from Lessee the sum
of ($) as security deposit. Lessee agrees that Lessor may, at his
option, retain said security deposit in order to remedy any default by Lessee
in the payment of and to restore the premises to its original condition as the
same was at the commencement of the initial term of this Rental Agreement to
compensate Lessor for damages sustained as a result of Lessee's failure to give
thirty (30) days written notice of Lessee's intention not to renew this Rental
Agreement as provided above, or to compensate Lessor for any other actual damages Lessor may have.
Lessee further agrees that the above mentioned security deposit or any part
thereof may not be applied or deducted by Lessee in lieu of payment of any
rent due hereunder. Lessee shall be responsible for all cleaning charges, costs
or restoration of the premises to its original condition, or any other damages
in excess of security deposit, and for any and all other damages to the
premises. Lessee acknowledges that the said premises have been inspected by
Lessee and been found to be in a clean
and acceptable condition. Lessee further acknowledges that appropriate
smoke alarms have been installed in the premises and are in working condition at the inception
of the Rental Agreement. Lessee agrees to
return all keys on or before the expiration of the Rental Agreement. In the
event Lessee fails to return all keys, Lessee agrees to pay a charge of$ to
Lessor for the cost of changing locks and hereby authorizes Lessor to withhold
such amount from the aforementioned security deposit at the Lessor's
option. In the event Lessor believes it necessary to use any part of the deposit to repair damage to the house during the term
of this Lease or to remedy any default by Lessee during the term of this Lease, Lessee agrees to re-deposit with Lessor the amount used by the Lessor within
three (3) days following notice thereof by Lessor.
7. NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING
CHARGE. Lessee agrees to pay in advance a
carpet cleaning charge of not more than and further agrees that Lessor may, at
Lessor's option withhold said cleaning charge from tire above mentioned
security deposit upon Lessee's vacating the premises.
8. NOTICES. All notices for which a provision is made herein shall
be in writing by Lessor, mailed to or delivered to Lessee at the
address of the premises above, or by Lessee delivering in writing the
Lessor at the following address: Greystone Properties 1012 E. Walnut
Springfield MO 65806
9. OCCUPANCY AND USE. The premises shall be used and occupied solely
as a private dwelling by the above named Lessee and occupants which are as
It is agreed and understood by Lessee that the occupants set forth in this
Rental Agreement shall be limited to those written above, and no additional
persons shall occupy or live in the premises except with written permission of
Lessor and only after such persons have executed this Rental Agreement the
premises shall be used solely for residential purposes and may not be used for
commercial purposes whatsoever. Lessee agrees not to use or permit the use of
the premises for unlawful or immoral purposes. Lessee agrees to keep the
premises cleat4 sanitary, and in good order, and agrees not to hamper, disturb
or interfere with other neighbors or residents of the neighborhood, nor to
create or suffer any nuisances in the premises affecting the rights of others,
and agrees to comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and
directions of governmental authorities. Lessee's failure to comply with any of
the foregoing provisions will entitle Lessor to immediately cancer this Rental
Agreement and shall entitle Lessor to immediate possession of the premises, but
shall not relieve Lessee from his obligation for any rent due hereunder. Upon
termination of this Rental Agreement, Lessee agrees to surrender possession of
the premises in as good a condition of repair as when received, normal wear and
tear accepted. Lessee agrees to park where designated and agrees to a limit of
cars to be parked on the premises. Lessee further agrees that he/she will not
park any motor vehicles on the street in front of the premises. Lessee further
agrees to comply with all restrictive covenants which pertain to the subdivision
in which the premises are located and the terms of such restrictive covenants
are incorporated herein by reference.
NOTE: The below paragraph is voided at the time of leasing for
those properties where pets are allowed.
10. PETS. Lessee shall not keep in or about said premises any live
animals, fish reptiles or birds without the express written consent of Lessor as
set forth below. If any unauthorized pet is discovered, Lessee agrees to pay
additional rent of (_____________$) per month, commencing on the first day of the
this Rental Agreement regardless of the time the pet first came to the premises.
Lessee further agrees to remove said pet immediately upon demand or Lessee
authorizes Lessor to remove said pet. Additionally, Lessee further agrees that
the discovery of any unauthorized pet by Lessor shall result in the immediate
cancellation of this Rental Agreement and shall entitle Lessor to immediate
possession of the premises, but shall not relieve lessee from the obligation to
pay the rent due during the term of this Rental Agreement. Lessee does hereby
signify that he has read and understood this specific paragraph:
NOTE: The above paragraph is voided at the time of leasing for
those properties where pets are allowed.
11. ASSIGNMENT. This rental Agreement is not assignable by Lessee, nor shall
Lessee sublet the premises without the prior written consent of the Lessor.
Lessor may assign Ns Rental Agreement or any deposits it may have under this
Rental Agreement upon the sale of the building by Lessor. Lessee agrees to look
to the purchaser of said premises solely for the return of any such deposits.
12. NON-LIABILITY OF LESSOR. Lessor shall not be liable or responsible to any person or persons for any damage to any property in or about the premises which is caused by fire or by the flooding or any water damage, overflowing or leaking
of roofs, breaking of pipes or walls of said building or of any damage suffered by an act whatsoever beyond the control
of lessor. Lessee shall pay Lessor for any damage to apartment, including glass, furniture or other personal property which shall occur in any manner whatsoever during their Rental Agreement through Lessee or
Lessee's guests' negligence.
13. LESSORS RIGHT OF INSPECTION. Lessor expressly reserves the right to enter the premises at any reasonable time to examine the premises and contents thereof, to make such repairs, additions or alterations as Lessor deems necessary for the safety, improvement and preservation
of the premises. The exercise of any right herein stated by Lessor shall not be deemed an eviction or disturbance to The Lessee's use and possession of die premises and shall not render Lessor liable in any manner to Lessee or to any other person, nor shall the same obligate Lessor to make any repairs, additions or alterations in the future. lessee shall not alter any lock or install a new or additional lock or locking device on any door
of the premises without prior written approval of the Lessor.
14. IMMEDIATE SURRENDER. Upon Lessee's failure to pay any installment of rent when due, or in the event Lessee shall fail to observe and perform any
of the conditions, agreements or rules set forth herein or in any rules and regulations for the premises accompanying this Rental Agreement this Rental Agreement may be
terminated by the election of Lessor and Lessee shall immediately surrender
possession of the premises to Lessor upon receiving notice from lessor. In the event of such default, Lessee expressly waives his right to one month's notice, in writing,
of termination of Lessee's tenancy.
15. PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY FEES. Lessee shall pay all attorney fees and expenses
of the Lessor in incurred in enforcing any of the obligations of this Rental Agreement.
16. LIGHT BULBS. Upon taking of the premises by Lessee, said premises shall be furnished with one light bulb for each socket and replacement bulbs
there after shall be at the expense of Lessee.
17. WATER FILLED
FURNITURE. Lessee shall not permit water beds or water filled
furniture on the premises unless written permission is granted and a certificate of insurance for such
furniture is presented to Lessor or Lessor's representative which shall provide adequate coverage for any damage which may result from the placement of such furniture on the premises.
18. FURNISHINGS. In the event the premises are furnished, Lessee agrees that the list
of furniture is accurately reflected on Exhibit "A" 'which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, with said exhibit being signed by Lessee.
19. ABANDONMENT OF LESSEE'S
If upon the termination of the Rental Agreement or any renewal thereof, or abandonment
of the premises by Lessee, Lessee abandons or leaves any property in the premises, Lessor shall have the right, without notice to Lessee, to store or otherwise dispose of the property at Lessee's cost and expense, without being liable in any respect to
20. ABANDONMENT OF
PREMISES. In the event any
installment of rent shall not have been paid within seven (7) days off its due date and Lessee shall not have been physically present in the premises during such period
of time, Lessee agrees that it shall be conclusively deemed that the premises have been abandoned by Lessee
regardless of whether or not of
Lessee's possessions remain in the premises, and in such event, the Lessor may take possession without process of law, without in any way being responsible or liable to Lessee for damages, trespass, lawful enter or any matter or thing whatsoever by reason thereof, and the Lessor may, at Lessor's option in the event of such abandonment, declare this Rental Agreement terminated and dispose of any personal property remaining in or about the premises. This right on the part of the Lessor shall be in addition to and not exclusive
of any and all other rights and remedies provided by this Rental Agreement or by law.
21. DELAY IN POSSESSION. The parties agree that
if lessor is unable to give possession of the commencement date of this Rental Agreement, the rent provided for herein shall be abated until possession is given, and Lessee shall pay a fractional part from date
of possession up to the first day of the next month following date of possession.
Lessee waives all damages by reason of Lessees failure to give possession of the
premises. Lessor's failure to give possession of the premises on the commencement date
oft his Rental Agreement shall not extend the termination date of this Rental Agreement.
22. NON-EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. In the event of
default by Lessee of any terms or conditions contained herein, Lessor shall not be required to
return any part or portion of the security deposit set forth above, but the Lessor shall retain the security deposit as liquidated damages for such default or may, at
Lessor's option, retain the security deposit and apply the same against actual damages sustained by Lessor by reason
of lessee's default. returning to Lessee any excess of the security deposit over and above
lessor actual damages. The retention of the security deposit or any portion the
rent shall not be the only remedy to which Lessor is entitled for any default by Lessee, but lessor shall have full and complete recourse against Lessee as provided for by this Rental Agreement and by law, and all remedies shall be cumulative and non-exclusive. Should Lessor
determine to use any pail of the deposit to repair damages to the premises during the term
of this Rental Agreement or any renewal thereof, Lessee agrees to re-deposit with Lessor the amount so used within three (3) days following notice by Lessor. lessee agrees to pay to Lessor reasonable attorney fees and expenses incurred in and about enforcing any
of the terms of this Rental Agreement in collecting past due rent and in and about recovering possession from tenant
or for damages for repairs or cleanup expenses of the above described premises or for any other damages sustained by Lessor as a result
of this Rental Agreement and any term or condition contained herein. In the event
of default, of the LANDLORD or his agent employs the services of any debt collector or attorney to collect
any money due under this agreement, the undersigned hereby consents that the debt collector or attorney may contact the undersigned at such times and places as said debt collector deems appropriate, and may contact any persons for the purpose
of acquiring information to aid in the collection of any debt.
23. REPRESENTATIONS AND LEASE
APPLICATION. Lessee covenants and agrees in the event that an application
form is requested to be filled out by Lessee for this Rental Agreement then any and all representations and promises contained therein are incorporated herein by reference and are made a part
of this Rental
Agreement. Further, this Rental Agreement is subject to Lessor receiving a satisfactory credit report and an acceptable reference check on Lessee. Lessee hereby gives Lessor permission to make any inquires to check said credit and references of
Lessee. Furthermore, Lessee hereby warrants that a] I information given to Lessor in said Application is true
and agrees that if said information is false or if any credit report or personal reference is not to Lessor's satisfaction, Lessor may, at his
option terminate this Rental Agreement immediately and said Rental Agreement shall be considered null and void.
24. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. It is understood by and between Lessee and Lessor that
this Rental Agreement, the
furniture schedule attached hereto, if any, the application completed by Lessee,
if any, and the rules for conduct upon the premises, constitute the entire agreements by and between Lessee and Lessor, and the parties hereto
further agree that no warranties, expressions or representations which have been made heretofore shall have any legal effect unless the same are expressly set forth herein.
25. REPORT OF DAMAGE. Lessee agrees to report any damage done to the premises, regardless
of the nature or sources of any such damage, to the lessor or Lessor's agent,
within twenty-four (24) hours of such damage. Failure to report any damage done
to the premises may, at the option of Lessor be considered a breach of this Lease and grounds for termination
of the same.
26. SECURITY NOT PROVIDED. TENANT agrees that the LANDLORD shall not provide security guards or patrols, security lighting, security gates or fences or any other form
of security. LANDLORD is not liable to TENANT for damage or loss to person or property caused by other persons, including but not limited to theft, burglary,
assault vandalism or other crimes.
27. UTILITIES. Lessee agrees to arrange for the transfer of all utilities provided to the premises to Lessee's name and shall he responsible for the payment
of all such charges for utility services during the term of Lease. Possession of
property shall not be granted until said transfer of utilities is completed.
28. SMOKE DETECTORS. Lessee does hereby confirm that adequate smoke
detectors are presently located and installed on the premises, that Lessee has
inspected the smoke detectors, and the same are in operable condition at the
time of the execution of this lease. Lessee further understands and agrees that a
new battery has been installed in the smoke detector as of the date of the
execution of this Lease, and that if said battery becomes weak, the smoke
detector will give short periodic beep.
Lessee understands that it is their responsibility to replace the battery
located in said smoke detectors as such replacement is needed. If Lessee is
uncertain as to the size of the battery needed for such smoke detector, he
shall call the Lessor and obtain such information necessary to replace the
battery and to keep said smoke detector in operating condition. Lessee further
agrees that in order to test the smoke detectors' operating condition there is
a test button located on the smoke detector which is to be pushed in order to
hear the alarm. Lessee understands and agrees that he is responsible for
testing the smoke detector on a weekly basis. Lessee further understands and
agrees that he shall not disconnect or move the smoke detector from its
present location and further agrees that he shall notify the Lessor or his
agent, in writing, of any deficiencies in the smoke detector.
THIS FORM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD APARTMENT
& HOUSING ASSOCIATION USE ONLY
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THIS FORM IS ILLEGAL
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this Rental Agreement on the date
first written above.