THIS RESIDENTIAL LEASE (the "Lease") dated this ___ day of ____________________,20___.
(individually the "Party" and collectively the "Parties")
IN CONSIDERATION OF the Landlord leasing certain premises to the Tenant and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:
The Landlord agrees to rent to the Tenant the house, municipally described as ______________________, ______________________, Vermont, ______________________ (the "Property"), for use as residential premises only.
No guests of the Tenants may occupy the Property for longer than one week without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
The term of the Lease is a periodic commencing at 12:00 noon on _____________of _____________, 20___ and continuing on a month-to-month basis until the Landlord or the Tenant terminates the tenancy.
Subject to the provisions of this Lease, the rent for the Property is $_____________ per week (the "Rent").
The Tenant will pay the Rent weekly, on or before ______________ of each and every week of the term of this Lease to the Landlord at ______________________, ______________________, State of Vermont, ______________________ or at such other place as the Landlord may later designate by Cash.
The Tenant will obtain written permission from the Landlord before doing any of the following:
applying adhesive materials, or inserting nails or hooks in walls or ceilings other than two small picture hooks per wall;
painting, wallpapering, redecorating or in any way significantly altering the appearance of the Property;
removing or adding walls, or performing any structural alterations;
installing a waterbed(s);
changing the amount of heat or power normally used on the Property as well as installing additional electrical wiring or heating units;
placing or exposing or allowing to be placed or exposed anywhere inside or outside the Property any placard, notice or sign for advertising or any other purpose; or
affixing to or erecting upon or near the Property any radio or TV antenna or tower.
The Tenant is hereby advised and understands that the personal property of the Tenant is not insured by the Landlord for either damage or loss, and the Landlord assumes no liability for any such loss.
In the event that any action is filed in relation to this Lease, the unsuccessful Party in the action will pay to the successful Party, in addition to all the sums that either Party may be called on to pay, a reasonable sum for the successful Party's attorney fees.
This Lease will be construed in accordance with and exclusively governed by the laws of the State of Vermont.
If there is a conflict between any provision of this Lease and the applicable legislation of the State of Vermont (the "Act"), the Act will prevail and such provisions of the Lease will be amended or deleted as necessary in order to comply with the Act. Further, any provisions that are required by the Act are incorporated into this Lease.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Lease will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Lease. Such other provisions remain in full force and effect.
Amendment of Lease
This Lease may only be amended or modified by a written document executed by the Parties.
Damage to Property
If the Property should be damaged other than by the Tenant's negligence or willful act or that of the Tenant's employee, family, agent, or visitor and the Landlord decides not to rebuild or repair the Property, the Landlord may end this Lease by giving appropriate notice.
Care and Use of Property
The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord of any damage, or of any situation that may significantly interfere with the normal use of the Property or to any furnishings supplied by the Landlord.
The Tenant will not engage in any illegal trade or activity on or about the Property.
The Parties will comply with standards of health, sanitation, fire, housing and safety as required by law.
The Parties will use reasonable efforts to maintain the Property in such a condition as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold. The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord in writing of any moisture accumulation that occurs or of any visible evidence of mold discovered by the Tenant. The Landlord will promptly respond to any such written notices from the Tenant.
If the Tenant is absent from the Property and the Property is unoccupied for a period of 4 consecutive days or longer, the Tenant will arrange for regular inspection by a competent person. The Landlord will be notified in advance as to the name, address and phone number of the person doing the inspections.
At the expiration of the term of this Lease, the Tenant will quit and surrender the Property in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this Lease, reasonable use and wear and tear excepted.
Rules and Regulations
The Tenant will obey all rules and regulations of the Landlord regarding the Property.
Address for Notice
For any matter relating to this tenancy, the Tenant may be contacted at the Property or through the phone number below. After this tenancy has been terminated, the contact information of the Tenant is:
For any matter relating to this tenancy, whether during or after this tenancy has been terminated, the Landlord's address for notice is:
Address: ______________________, ______________________, State of Vermont, ______________________
The contact information for the Landlord is:
All monetary amounts stated or referred to in this Lease are based in the United States dollar.
Any waiver by the Landlord of any failure by the Tenant to perform or observe the provisions of this Lease will not operate as a waiver of the Landlord's rights under this Lease in respect of any subsequent defaults, breaches or non-performance and will not defeat or affect in any way the Landlord's rights in respect of any subsequent default or breach.
This Lease will extend to and be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, as the case may be, of each Party. All covenants are to be construed as conditions of this Lease.
All sums payable by the Tenant to the Landlord pursuant to any provision of this Lease will be deemed to be additional rent and will be recovered by the Landlord as rental arrears.
Where there is more than one Tenant executing this Lease, all Tenants are jointly and severally liable for each other's acts, omissions and liabilities pursuant to this Lease.
Locks may not be added or changed without the prior written agreement of both Parties, or unless the changes are made in compliance with the Act.
The Tenant will be charged an additional amount of $25.00 for each N.S.F. check or checks returned by the Tenant's financial institution.
Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Lease. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
This Lease may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
This Lease constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties.
During the last 30 days of this Lease, the Landlord or the Landlord's agents will have the privilege of displaying the usual 'For Sale' or 'For Rent' or 'Vacancy' signs on the Property.
Time is of the essence in this Lease.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF _______________ and _______________ have duly affixed their signatures on this ___ day of ____________________,20___.