Free Rental Agreement

This free rental agreement is a one-page condensed legal form.
Our aim here is to record the main elements of the lease and to cover the points that form the basis of most rental or lease agreements.

You can use it to formalize a week to week or month to month rental agreement or extend it into a longer lease period.

Note: The word rental is typically used for a short term tenancy and the word lease when the agreement will bind the parties for a longer period (6 months and more).

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You can also use it as a template for a month to month tenancy which you can expand according to your needs.

For example, if you want to specify that pets are not allowed, you can do so in the section containing the terms and conditions of the lease.

About our Free Rental Agreement Form:

A simple rental agreement can work perfectly if both Landlord and Tenant act according to generally accepted law and fulfill their obligations. However, there may be a higher risk of disputes because many provisions are not stipulated and agreed to in writing.

Having said that, a "problem tenant" can cause endless headaches, even with the most extensive agreement in place.

And this is why thorough tenant screening is so important!

To assist you with your property and tenant management, we also supply:

For links to more forms and additional legal guidelines for landlords, refer to our main Real Estate Contracts page.

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"The Landlord"
Legal Name:
Tel: Home Office Mobile Other
"The Tenant"
Legal Name:
Social Security/Identity Numbers:
Tel: Home Office Mobile Other
The following persons other than the Tenant may occupy the premises:
"The Premises" which shall be used as a residential dwelling only.
Rental Starting Date: Rental Ending Date:
After the initial period noted above, this rental shall continue on a month-to-month term until cancelled by either party, giving the other party 30 days notice in writing.
Monthly Rental Amount: $_________
Payable in advance on or before the 1st day of every month. Shall escalate at a rate of ___% per annum
Security Deposit Amount: $________
Shall accrue interest at a rate of ___% per annum
Additional Monthly Charges:
Late Payment Fees: $____ charged from the ___ overdue day PLUS $____ per day thereafter.
Terms and Conditions of the Lease:
1. The Tenant undertakes to look after the Premises and return it in the same good order and condition as received. No material changes shall be made to the Premises or its contents without first getting written permission from the Landlord.
2. Any damages or unauthorized alterations to the Premises shall be repaired or restored at the cost of the Tenant. Pre-existing damages and normal wear and tear excepted.
3. Upon moving out the Tenant shall return all keys to the Premises to the Landlord and supply a forwarding address.
4. The Landlord shall return the Security Deposit less any charges for damages or cleaning to the Tenant within ______ days of the Tenant moving out.
5. All parties undertake to abide by the residential tenancy law in the jurisdiction of the Premises and breach by either party shall entitle the other to applicable legal recourse.
The Landlord and Tenant have inspected the Premises before the Tenant moved in and record the following existing damages to the Premises:


Tenant's Signature:
Landlord's Signature:

It is important for both Tenants AND Landlords to understand their rights. You'll find excellent information by following the links to your specific country's resources on our page on Landlord Tenant Law.

Note: By using this simple free rental agreement provided here you are aware and acknowledge that it is a limited and basic lease agreement template and you use it at your own risk.

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