New York Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

New York Residential Lease Agreement
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") made and entered into this ____________ day of
____________________________, 20____, by and between
_____________________________________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Landlord") and
_____________________________________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Tenant").
WHEREAS, Landlord is the fee owner of certain real property being, lying and situated in _______________ County,
New York, such real property having a street address of ______________________________________________________________
(hereinafter referred to as the "Premises").
WHEREAS, Landlord is desirous of leasing the Premises to Tenant upon the terms and conditions as contained herein; and
WHEREAS, Tenant is desirous of leasing the Premises from Landlord on the terms and conditions as contained herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), the covenants and obligations
contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties
hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. TERM. Landlord leases to Tenant and Tenant leases from Landlord the above described Premises together
with any and all appurtenances thereto, for a term of __________________ [specify number of months or
years], such term beginning on __________________, and ending at 12 o'clock midnight on
2. RENT. The total rent for the term hereof is the sum of
______________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($____________)
payable on the ______ day of each month of the term, in equal installments of
______________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($_____________)
first and last installments to be paid upon the due execution of this Agreement, the second installment to be
paid on _______________________. All such payments shall be made to Landlord at Landlord's address as
set forth in the preamble to this Agreement on or before the due date and without demand.
3. DAMAGE DEPOSIT. Upon the due execution of this Agreement, Tenant shall deposit with Landlord the sum of
______________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($________) receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged by Landlord, as security for any damage caused to the Premises during the
term hereof. Such deposit shall be returned to Tenant, without interest, and less any set off for damages to the
Premises upon the termination of this Agreement.
4. USE OF PREMISES. The Premises shall be used and occupied by Tenant and Tenant's immediate family,
consisting of ______________________ __________________________ ____________, exclusively, as a
private single family dwelling, and no part of the Premises shall be used at any time during the term of this
Agreement by Tenant for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession, or trade of any kind, or for any
purpose other than as a private single family dwelling. Tenant shall not allow any other person, other than
Tenant's immediate family or transient relatives and friends who are guests of Tenant, to use or occupy the
Premises without first obtaining Landlord's written consent to such use. Tenant shall comply with any and all
laws, ordinances, rules and orders of any and all governmental or quasi-governmental authorities affecting the
cleanliness, use, occupancy and preservation of the Premises.
5. CONDITION OF PREMISES. Tenant stipulates, represents and warrants that Tenant has examined the
Premises, and that they are at the time of this Lease in good order, repair, and in a safe, clean and tenantable
6. ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-LETTING. Tenant shall not assign this Agreement, or sub-let or grant any license to
use the Premises or any part thereof without the prior written consent of Landlord. A consent by Landlord to
one such assignment, sub-letting or license shall not be deemed to be a consent to any subsequent
assignment, sub-letting or license. An assignment, sub-letting or license without the prior written consent of
Landlord or an assignment or sub-letting by operation of law shall be absolutely null and void and shall, at
Landlord's option, terminate this Agreement.
7. ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. Tenant shall make no alterations to the buildings or improvements on
the Premises or construct any building or make any other improvements on the Premises without the prior
written consent of Landlord. Any and all alterations, changes, and/or improvements built, constructed or placed
on the Premises by Tenant shall, unless otherwise provided by written agreement between Landlord and
Tenant, be and become the property of Landlord and remain on the Premises at the expiration or earlier
termination of this Agreement.
8. NON-DELIVERY OF POSSESSION. In the event Landlord cannot deliver possession of the Premises to
Tenant upon the commencement of the Lease term, through no fault of Landlord or its agents, then Landlord or
its agents shall have no liability, but the rental herein provided shall abate until possession is given. Landlord or
its agents shall have thirty (30) days in which to give possession, and if possession is tendered within such
time, Tenant agrees to accept the demised Premises and pay the rental herein provided from that date. In the
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