This Residential Rent Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of [DATE] by and between:

[Your Name/Landlord Name], residing at [Your Address] ("Landlord"), and

[Tenant Name(s)], residing at [Current Address] ("Tenant").

WHEREAS, Landlord is the owner of the real property located at [Property Address] (the "Property"); and

WHEREAS, Tenant desires to lease the Property from Landlord, and Landlord desires to lease the Property to Tenant.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

  1. Premises: Landlord agrees to lease to Tenant, and Tenant agrees to lease from Landlord, the following premises:
  • The dwelling unit located at [Property Address]
  • [List any additional leased areas, e.g., garage, storage unit]
  1. Term: The term of this Agreement shall be for a period of [Number] months, commencing on [Start Date] and ending on [End Date] (the "Term"). This Agreement may be renewed upon mutual written agreement of both parties.

  2. Rent:

  • The monthly rent for the Property shall be [Dollar Amount] ("Monthly Rent").
  • Rent is due on the first day of each month and is considered late if not received by [Number] days after the due date. A late fee of [Dollar Amount] will be charged for late payments.
  1. Security Deposit: Upon execution of this Agreement, Tenant shall pay Landlord a security deposit of [Dollar Amount] (the "Security Deposit"). The Security Deposit will be returned to Tenant within [Number] days following termination of this Agreement, less any deductions for unpaid rent, damages beyond normal wear and tear, or cleaning fees.

  2. Use of Premises: The Property shall be used for residential purposes only by Tenant and the following additional occupants (list any authorized occupants).

  3. Utilities: Tenant shall be responsible for the payment of the following utilities: [List utilities (e.g., electricity, water, gas, garbage)].

  4. Maintenance and Repairs: Tenant is responsible for maintaining the Property in a clean and sanitary condition and for reporting any necessary repairs to Landlord promptly. Landlord is responsible for repairs due to normal wear and tear or structural issues.

  5. Access: Landlord shall have the right to enter the Property for inspections, repairs, or to show the Property to prospective tenants or purchasers with reasonable notice to Tenant.

  6. Pets: [Select one:]

    • Pets are not permitted.
    • Pets are permitted with prior written approval from Landlord and a separate pet deposit of [Dollar Amount].
  7. Subletting and Assignment: Tenant shall not sublet the Property or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Landlord.

  8. Termination: This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon [Number] days' written notice to the other party. The Agreement may also be terminated by Landlord for cause, such as material breach of this Agreement by Tenant.

  9. Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: [Note: Applicable in USA only]

    If the Property was built before 1978, Landlord shall provide Tenant with a lead-based paint disclosure form.

  10. Governing Law: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of [Your State] (USA) or the Province of [Your Province] (Canada), without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

  11. Entire Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written.

  12. Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

  13. Notices: All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered personally, sent by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, or sent by overnight courier, addressed as follows:

    If to Landlord: [Your Address]

    If to Tenant: [Tenant Address]

  14. Hold Harmless: Tenant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Landlord from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, or expenses arising out of or in connection with Tenant's use or occupancy of the Property, except for those caused by Landlord's negligence or intentional misconduct.

  15. Binding Effect: This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.


[Your Signature]

[Your Name/Landlord Name]


[Signature of Tenant 1]

Print Name: [Print Name of Tenant 1]

[Signature of Tenant 2 (if applicable)]

Print Name: [Print Name of Tenant 2 (if applicable)]