RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTTHIS RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT (the “Lease”) is entered into this [Day, Month, Year], by and between [Landlord’s Full Legal Name], with an address of [Landlord’s Full Address] (the “Landlord”), and [Tenant’s Full Legal Name], with an address of [Tenant’s Full Address] (the “Tenant”).
TERMThe initial term of this Lease will begin on [Start Date], and will end on [End Date].
RENTTenant will pay Landlord [Monthly Rent] per month, due on the 1st day of each calendar month.
SECURITY DEPOSITUpon execution of this Lease, Tenant will deposit with Landlord the sum of [Security Deposit] as security for any damage caused to the premises during the term hereof.
USE OF PROPERTYThe property shall be used for residential purposes only.
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCETenant will keep the premises in clean, sanitary, and good condition.
INSURANCETenant will maintain adequate insurance to cover all personal property located on the property.
DEFAULTIf Tenant fails to comply with any of the material provisions of this Lease, or of any present rules and regulations governing the premises, Landlord may terminate this Lease upon providing proper notice to Tenant.
GOVERNING LAWThis Lease shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California.
ENTIRE AGREEMENTThis Lease contains the complete agreement between Landlord and Tenant and cannot be changed except by written agreement.
SIGNATURESLANDLORD: [Landlord’s Legal Name] ________ Date: ________ TENANT: [Tenant’s Legal Name] ________ Date: ________ This Lease Agreement follows all rules and regulations set forth by the California Civil Code and the California Department of Real Estate. Any dispute arising from this agreement would be handled in the county of [Landlord’s County], California.
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