The following form is a residential lease agreement that also includes a copy of our property condition checklist.  This residential lease is something that you can use as a foundation, but you might want to consult with an attorney to be sure that this properly protects you in your state. You also might have additional requirements in your state.

This residential lease agreement does include the following form / page.


The generic form has blanks within the agreement so that you can fill in your particulars such as owner, tenant, price, term, and State.

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Filename: residential-lease-generic.doc
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A residential lease agreement is often referred to as a rental lease agreement or rental agreement. Terms on an agreement can often be for a number of years or can define a month to month agreement. When crafting an agreement as a landlord, you should ensure that you deal with what happens should the lease go beyond the current rental term. There should also be a clearly defined termination process defined in the agreement. This is essential should a tenant fail to comply with their side of the agreement in the most basic way “failure to pay”.

This rental agreement should also be paired with a property condition checklist. This way, the landlord (property owner) and the tenant agree to the condition of the property from day 1.

If you do have a tenant who is failing to pay, you should consult with your attorney. They will often state that the first step should be to send a “demand for rent” letter.