Maryland Single Family Dwelling Lease

Single Family Dwelling Lease
Montgomery County, Maryland
Approved by the Montgomery County Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs
Copies of the Montgomery County Landlord-Tenant Handbook are available upon request (240-777-0311)
(Not For Use in the Incorporated: City of Gaithersburg, City of Rockville or City of Takoma Park)
THIS LEASE, is made_____________________, ____between _________________________________
(as Agent for) Landlord (hereinafter referred to as “Landlord” or “Landlord/Agent”) and
________________________________________________________________________________
(hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”). WITNESSETH, that the Landlord hereby leases to the Tenant and the
Tenant hereby leases from the Landlord, premises known as
______________________________________________________________________________________
Montgomery County, Maryland, for the term of ___________________ beginning on the first day of
__________, _____ and ending on the last day of ____________, ______ at a total rent of
________________________________________________Dollars ($_______________), payable in equal
monthly installments of ______________________________________________ Dollars
($_____________) in advance on the first day of each and every month (“Rent Due Date”) of said term. If
this Lease commences on a day other than the first of the month, the amount of rent to be paid for the
balance of said first month will be apportioned pro rata; thereafter rent will be paid on the first day of the
month as aforesaid. Tenant covenants and agrees to pay said rent as set forth herein. Tenant agrees to pay
rent to ___________________________________________________ at _____________________
________________________________ (or at such other place as Landlord/Agent may from time to time
designate) without diminution, deductions or demand and said obligation to pay rent is independent of any
other clause herein. Failure to pay said rent at the time specified will constitute default and the Landlord
may use any remedy afforded under the terms of this Lease and/or applicable law. All sums of money or
other charges, including payments required to be paid by Tenant to Landlord/Agent or to any other person
under the terms of this Lease, whether or not the same be designated “rent” or “additional rent”, will be
deemed rent and will be collectible as such. Landlord/Agent shall furnish to Tenant a receipt for all cash or
money orders paid by Tenant to Landlord/Agent for rent, security deposit or otherwise.
Each Tenant is jointly and severally liable to Landlord/Agent for full performance under each and every
covenant and condition of this Lease Agreement and for compliance with applicable law.
1. Pro Rata Rental Payments. It is additionally understood and agreed that Tenant is to commence
occupancy of the premises on ______, ___. Tenant is to pay the sum of _______________________
Dollars ($____________) on ___________, ___ as “pro rata” rent for the period ___________, ____
through _____________, ____.
2. Additional Charges. Landlord/Agent may require that all rental payments be made by money order,
cashier's check and/or certified check. Tenant also agrees that in the event Tenant fails to pay any
installment of rent within ten (10) days of the date on which it is due and payable, Tenant must pay
Landlord, in addition to the rent, a late charge in the amount of five percent (5%) of the monthly rent.
However, the ten (10) day late period is NOT a grace period, and the rent is due and payable on the first of
each month. The late charge must be paid as additional rent together with the rent then overdue and in
arrears, and acceptance of such payment is not a waiver of the requirement that rent is due on the first day of
the month. Nothing in this lease constitutes a waiver or limitation of Landlord’s right to institute legal
proceedings for rent, damages and/or repossession of the leased premises for non payment of any
installment of rent when and as the same becomes due and payable. A service charge (which sum shall
not exceed the maximum permitted by state law) of Thirty-five Dollars ($35.00) will be automatically made
for each instance in which a check is returned unpaid for any reason by the Tenant’s bank.
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