Family Housing Contract Sample


THIS AGREEMENT made this ____________________________, 20_______, by and between ____, herein called “Agent” and ______________________________, herein called “Tenant”.

Agent hereby agrees to rent to Tenant the real property located at ______________________.

The term of this lease shall begin on _______ of _______________, 20______, and will terminate on ________ of ________________, 20______, at which time this agreement may continue month to month.  All parties agree that prior termination of this agreement will constitute breach of the tenancy, and all monies shall be forfeited in favor of the Landlord.  30 days prior or at any time after the termination date stated above, Tenant or landlord must give a 30-day written notice to terminate this lease.

Tenant shall be entitled to possession on the first day of the term of this Lease, and shall yield possession to Agent on the last day of this Lease.  At the expiration of the term, Tenant shall remove its personal property and peaceably yield up the Premises to Agent in as good condition as when delivered to Tenant.  Ordinary wear and tear accepted.

Tenant agrees to pay Agent as base rent the sum of $______________ per month, due and payable monthly in advance on the first day of each month during the term of this agreement.  Agent acknowledges receipt from the Tenant the sum of $_____________, which is prorated rental for __________ days from the date of commencement of this lease to the first day of the following month.  Rent must be paid in the following manner: Mail to the …..  at …. by the 1st of each month.  If the rent is late without proper agent notification at ….. within business hours (9:00-5:00), then a three- (3) day pay or quit notice will be given to the Tenant.  Agent accepts cash, checks and Venmo payments.

Security Deposit. Tenant hereby agrees to pay a security deposit of $_____________ to be refunded within 30 working days after Tenant has vacated the property.  Tenant will return keys to the Agent as part of the vacation of the property. Deposits will be held to cover any possible damage to the property, any unpaid fees and any other items deemed necessary by management.  It will be held intact by either the Landlord or Agent.  This deposit minus any necessary charges will be returned to the Tenant with a written explanation of deductions.  It is hereby agreed that there will be a non-refundable portion of said deposit in the amount of $____________ to be used by the Agent for shampooing carpet at the end of the tenancy.

 Late fees. In the event rent is not received prior to the 5th of the month, regardless of cause, Tenant further agrees to pay a late charge of $10 per day past the 1st day of the month.

Bad-Check Servicing Charge. In the event Tenant’s deposit is dishonored and returned, Tenant agrees to pay as additional rental the sum equal to five percent (5%) of the monthly rent.  Failure to make timely deposits shall result in all future rent payments will be cash or certified funds.

 Use. The Tenants agree to use the premises only as a residence for themselves and their children __________________, __________________, __________________, ___________________.  Resident agrees to pay $250 each month for each additional person who shall occupy the premises in any capacity.  A $500 additional security deposit will also apply.  If Tenants fail to inform Agent of additional people occupying property, the $250 per person per month fee will be assessed retroactive to the date commencing this Rental Agreement.

 Pets. Pets [   ] are [   ] are not allowed by the Agent.  If pets are allowed Tenant agrees to pay an additional security deposit of $200 for each dog and $100 for each cat.  This consent constitutes a representation by the Tenant and a consent by the Agent for maintenance in house at said property, of the following described pet:

The animal is __________.          The breed is _____________________.

The weight is not more than ______ pounds. The height is not more than ________ inches.

The color is _______________.     Its name is _________.

The Tenant is to be fully responsible for any damage to property of Owner or of others. Agent reserves the right to revoke this consent on three days’ notice to Tenant, if in the sole opinion of agent, the pet has been a nuisance to other residents or the property has not been property maintained.  In the event consent is revoked, Tenant agrees to forthwith discontinue maintenance of the pet, and failure to so discontinue shall be a breach of the Lease Agreement.

Phone. The Tenants agree to inform Agent of current working telephone numbers ____________________Cell #1 ___________________ Cell #2.

Vehicle Policy. The Tenants agree never to park or store a motor home, camper, trailer, or any sort of recreational vehicle on the premises and to park ______ automobiles, license numbers ______________________________only on the paved areas provided. Junk cars, cars on blocks, non-functional vehicles, or unlicensed automobiles are not permitted on property.  Removal will be at the expense of the Tenant.  Tenants agree that any vehicle parked on unpaved areas may be towed and stored at Tenant’s expense.

SMOKING. The Tenant and its guests are not allowed to smoke in the building or on the premises.

Non-assignment of Rental Agreement. Tenant agrees not to assign this agreement, nor to Sub-Let any part of the property, nor to allow any other person to live therein other than as named in Paragraph … above without first obtaining permission from the Agent and conforming to Paragraph ….

Attorney’s Cost. If court action is sought by either party to enforce the provisions of the Lease Agreement, attorney’s fees and costs may be awarded to the prevailing party in the court action.

Utah Statutes. To meet all Resident’s obligations as spelled out in Section 57-14, 57-17 and 78-36 Utah Statutes, including: Tenant to Maintain dwelling unit. 1. Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building codes materially affecting health and safety.  2. Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit.  3. Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, rubbish, garbage, and other waste in a clean and safe manner.  4. Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant clean.  5. Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises.  6. Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so.  7. Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises.  Resident warrants that he/she will meet above conditions in every respect, and acknowledges that failure to perform the obligations herein stipulated will be considered grounds for termination of this agreement in accordance with UCA 57-14, 57-17 and 78-36 and loss of all deposits.

Access to Premises. The Agent reserves the right to enter the residence at reasonable times to inspect, make necessary repairs, supply services, or show it to prospective residents, purchasers, mortgages, workmen, or contractors. Whenever practicable, the Agent will communicate these intentions in advance.  The Agent may also display “for rent’ and “for sale” signs on the building of which the rented residence is a part.  After notification by the Tenant of intent to terminate contract Tenant agrees to cooperate with Agent in showing property to prospective Tenants. Agent shall inform Tenant of plans to show property.

Tenant Insurance. No rights of storage are given by this agreement.  Landlord will not be liable for any loss of Tenant’s property. Tenant hereby acknowledges this and agrees to make no such claims for any losses or damages against Landlord, his agents, or employees. Tenants agree to purchase insurance-at their own expense-sufficient to protect themselves and their property from fire, theft, burglary, breakage, and electrical connections, etc.  They acknowledge that it they fail to procure such insurance, it is their responsibility and they alone shall bear the consequences.

Abandonment. If Tenants leave the premises unoccupied for 15 days without paying rent in advance for that month, or while owing any back rent from previous months, the Agent and/or his representatives have the right to take immediate possession of the property and to bar the Resident from returning.  Agent will also have the right to remove any property that the Residents have left behind and store at Tenant’s expense or send to garbage.

Condition of Premises. The Tenants hereby acknowledge that the said property is in good condition. If there is anything about the condition of the property that is not good, they agree to report it to the Agent as regarding in Paragraph ….  Tenant agrees that failure to file any written notice of defects will be legally binding proof that the property was in good condition at the time of occupancy.

Inventory and Inspection Record. The Tenant accepts the premises as being in good order and repair, reasonable cleanliness included, unless otherwise indicated on an Inventory and Inspection Record, a copy of which must be submitted to the Agent within 3 days of commencement of occupancy. If the Agent so requests, the Tenant agrees to arrange a mutually convenient time for both parties to be present at the evaluation of the apartment.  The Tenant shall return possession of the premises to the Agent in the same condition as received, reasonable wear and tear and damage by the elements excepted

Alterations. Tenant shall make no alterations, decorations, additions or improvements in or to the premises including locks without Agent’s prior written consent, and then only by contractors or mechanics approved by Agent.  All alterations, additions, or improvements upon the premises, made by either party, shall become the property of Agent and shall remain upon, and be surrendered with said premises, as a part thereof, at the end of the term hereof.

Maintenance of Lawns. The Tenants acknowledge that they are [ ] responsible or [ X ] not responsible for maintaining the lawns, landscaping and weed control and will be held liable for any damage caused by lack of water, abuse, or neglect.

Utilities. Responsibility for the maintenance shall be as indicated: Tenant responsible for (T), Agent responsible for (A).

Light Globes and Tubes __T___, Glass Breakage __A/T___, Trash Removal __T____, Snow Removal __T___, Janitor __A___,  Others: Tenants to keep property in a clean and orderly condition. Tenants are responsible for replacing/cleaning air filters once a month.

Responsibility of utilities, taxes and insurance shall be as indicate: Tenant responsible for (T), Agent responsible for (A).

Electric/Transportation fee _______, Gas _______, Water _______, Trash/Recycling ______, Sewer _______, Telephone __T____, Cable __T___, Internet _T____, Renters Insurance on Personal Property __T__, Other: Tenants must place utilities listed above in their names.

Pest-Control Policy. Resident is responsible for any ongoing pest control service, if the Resident desires such a service.  Agent is not responsible for any damage done to the Resident’s person, or property by such pests, or to the person or property of Resident’s family or any other persons on their premises.

LEAD BASED PAINT WARNING. Houses built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose possible health hazards. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women.

Agent disclosure– Check appropriate box.

________(A) Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead based paint hazards on the property.

_______(B) Landlord has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead based paint hazards on the property.

_______ (C) Landlord has no reports or record pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead based paint hazards on the property.

Agent has informed Tenant of Lead-Based paints or hazards.

Tenant has read and understands potential hazards from the pamphlet “Protect your Family from Lead in your Home”.

Waiver (Future laws). All rights given to Agent by this agreement shall be cumulative in addition to any laws, which exist or might come into being.  Any exercise of any rights by Agent or failure to exercise any rights shall not act as waiver of those or any other rights.  No statement or promise by the Agent as to tenancy, repairs, amount of rent to be paid, or other terms and conditions shall be binding unless it is put in writing and made a specific part of this agreement.

Validity of Lease Provisions. Any provision set forth in this Lease Agreement which is contrary to the Utah Residential Landlord and Tenant Act shall be treated by Landlord and Tenant as void and as if it were not set forth herein, but all other provision of the Rental Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Legal Binding. Tenant hereby states that they have the legal rights to sign for any and all other residents and to commit them to abide by this contract.

Terms. In this agreement the singular number where used will include the plural, the masculine gender will include the feminine, the term Agent will include Landlord, Lessor; and the term Resident will include Tenant, Lessee.

Hold Harmless. Tenants hereby hold harmless and with no fault the Agent and all personnel and companies associated with the Agent from any disability, injury, side effect, accident, death, or in any form harm to an individual or persons on the premises.

Full Disclosure. The Tenants signing this Lease Agreement hereby state that all questions about this Lease Agreement have been answered, that they fully understand all the provisions of the agreement and the obligations and responsibilities of each party, as spelled out herein.  They further state that they agree to fulfill their obligations in every respect or suffer the full legal and financial consequences of their actions or lack of action in violation of this agreement.  Signature by the Tenant on this Lease Agreement is acknowledgment that he/she has read and received a signed copy of the Lease Agreement.

Accepted this ______ of _______________, 20_____








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