Lease of Unfurnished Home

(This form can be used for a lease of an unfurnished home. It provides for the major contingencies involved in the lease.)


[NAME] LANDLORD, referred to as LANDLORD, and [NAME] TENANT, referred to as TENANT, agree:

LANDLORD rents the following premises to TENANT under the terms and conditions stated herein:


beginning on [DATE] and terminating on [DATE].

TENANT shall pay rental in the amount of $------ (dollars) on the 1st day of each month, in advance and without demand or set off. TENANT shall deposit $------ (dollars) as a security deposit which shall be held and returned under the conditions provided in the law applicable to the same in ______________. The same shall not be applied to rental.

The premises shall be solely used by TENANT as a residence and TENANT shall not engage in any business, or in any hazardous activity which may increase the fire hazard on the premises.

The TENANT has examined the premises, and that they are in good order and condition.

TENANT shall not assign or sublease the premises unless prior written approval is granted by the LANDLORD. TENANT further agrees not make any alterations to the building or premises without the prior written consent of the LANDLORD. TENANT shall not abandon the premises. In the event that the TENANT is absent from the premises for more than 30 days, or in the event that TENANT explicitly abandons the premises the LANDLORD shall have the option to re-rent the premises or deem the action to be an anticipatory repudiation of the contract and bring an action for any rental unpaid, or for the entire term.

All necessary utility services shall be the responsibility of the TENANT. The TENANT shall occupy the premises in accordance with all laws and regulations pertaining thereto. TENANT shall return the premises to the LANDLORD at the termination of tenancy in the same condition as received, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

Unless with the prior consent of the LANDLORD TENANT shall not keep any pets or animals.

This lease shall terminate in the event that the premises are destroyed, other than negligence of the TENANT, or upon taking of the property under legal authority of eminent domain.

In all other regards, this lease shall be subject to the terms of the landlord and tenant law related to unfurnished dwellings of the state of _________.

Dated: ________________.