California Residential Lease Agreement Form

California Residential Lease Agreement Form.doc California Residential Lease Agreement Form.pdf Standard residential lease agreement for the State of California. Typically 12 months, allows a landlord




California Residential Lease Agreement
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT made and entered into this ____________ day of
____________________________, 20____, by and between
_____________________________________________________________________ (hereinafter
referred to as “Landlord”) and
_____________________________________________________________________ (hereinafter
referred to as “Tenant”).
TERM. This Agreement shall commence on ________________________
____ A. Month-to-Month: This Agreement shall continue as a month-to-month tenancy. If at any time
Tenant desires to terminate the tenancy, Tenant may do so by providing to Landlord written notice of
intention to terminate. Such notice to terminate must be provided to Landlord at least 30 days prior to the
desired date of termination of the tenancy. If at any time Landlord desires to terminate the tenancy,
Landlord may do so by providing to Tenant such written notice of intention to terminate at least 30 days
prior to the desired date of termination of the tenancy. Notices to terminate may be given on any calendar
day, irrespective of Commencement Date.
____ B. Lease: This Agreement shall continue as a lease for term. The termination date shall be on (date)
___________________ at 11:59 PM. Upon termination date, Tenant shall be required to vacate the
Premises unless one of the following circumstances occur: (i) Landlord and Tenant formally extend this
Agreement in writing or create and execute a new, written, and signed agreement;
RENT. Under the terms of this Agreement, “Rent” shall consist of all monetary obligations owed to
Landlord by Tenant in accordance with this Agreement. However, the Damage Deposit shall not be
considered Rent. Tenant shall pay to Landlord
_________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($______________)
per month as Rent for the Term of the Agreement. Due date for Rent payment shall be the 1st day of each
calendar month and shall be considered advance payment for that month. If not remitted on the 1st, Rent
shall be considered overdue and delinquent on the 5th day of each calendar month.
Payment shall be made to Landlord under the following name and address:
Stan and Julie Elcock
P.O. Box 308, Arcata, CA 95518
In the event that any payment by Tenant is returned for insufficient funds (“NSF”) or if Tenant stops
payment, Landlord may require in writing that Tenant pay Rent in cash for three months, and that all future
Rent payments shall be remitted by Tenant to Landlord by money order or cashier’s check. A late charge
of $25.00 will be charged on all late payments.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT. Upon the execution of this Agreement, Tenant shall deposit with Landlord the sum
of ______________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($________)
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.
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.
CONDITION OF PREMISES. 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 condition.
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.
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.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Tenant shall not keep on the Premises any item of a dangerous, flammable
or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or explosion on the Premises or
that might be considered hazardous or extra hazardous by any responsible insurance company.
UTILITIES. Tenant shall be responsible for arranging for and paying for all utility services required on the
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR; RULES. Tenant will, at its sole expense, keep and maintain the
Premises and appurtenances in good and sanitary condition and repair during the term of this Agreement
and any renewal thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Tenant shall:
(a) Not obstruct the driveways, sidewalks, courts, entry ways, stairs and/or halls,
(b) Keep all windows, glass, window coverings, doors, locks and hardware in good, clean order and
(c) Not hang any laundry, clothing, sheets, etc. from any window, rail, porch or balcony nor air or dry any
of same within any yard area or space;
(d) Keep all lavatories, sinks, toilets, and all other water and plumbing apparatus in good order and repair
and shall use same only for the purposes for which they were constructed. Any damage to any such
apparatus and the cost of clearing stopped plumbing resulting from misuse shall be borne by Tenant;
(e) Tenant’s family and guests shall at all times maintain order in the Premises and at all places on the
Premises, and shall not make or permit any loud or improper noises, or otherwise disturb other
(f) Keep all radios, television sets, stereos, phonographs, etc., turned down to a level of sound that does
not annoy or interfere with other residents;
(h) Deposit all trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse in the locations provided and shall not allow any trash,
garbage, rubbish or refuse to be deposited or permitted to stand on the exterior of any building or within
the common elements;
INSPECTION OF PREMISES. Landlord and Landlord’s agents shall have the right at all reasonable times
during the term of this Agreement and any renewal thereof to enter the Premises for the purpose of
inspecting the Premises and all buildings and improvements thereon. And for the purposes of making any
repairs, additions or alterations as may be deemed appropriate by Landlord for the preservation of the
Premises or the building. Landlord and its agents shall further have the right to exhibit the Premises and
to display the usual “for sale”, “for rent” or “vacancy” signs on the Premises at any time within forty-five
(45) days before the expiration of this Lease.
SURRENDER OF PREMISES. Upon the expiration of the term hereof, Tenant shall surrender the
Premises in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this Agreement,
reasonable use and wear and tear thereof and damages by the elements excepted.
PETS. Unless otherwise provided in California Civil Code § 54.2, Tenant shall keep no animal or pet on or
about the Premises without Landlord’s prior written consent, with the exception of:
______________________________________________________________. INDEMNIFICATION. Landlord shall not be liable for any damage or injury of or to the Tenant, Tenant’s
family, guests, invitees, agents or employees or to any person entering the Premises or the building of
which the Premises are a part or to goods or equipment, or in the structure or equipment of the structure
of which the Premises are a part, and Tenant hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Landlord
harmless from any and all claims or assertions of every kind and nature.
DEFAULT. If Tenant fails to comply with any of the material provisions of this Agreement, other than the
covenant to pay rent, or of any present rules and regulations or any that may be hereafter prescribed by
Landlord, or materially fails to comply with any duties imposed on Tenant by statute, within three (3) days
after delivery of written notice by Landlord specifying the non-compliance and indicating the intention of
Landlord to terminate the Lease by reason thereof, Landlord may terminate this Agreement. If Tenant fails
to pay rent when due and the default continues for three (3) days thereafter, Landlord may, at Landlord’s
option, declare the entire balance of rent payable hereunder to be immediately due and payable and may
exercise any and all rights and remedies available to Landlord at law or in equity or may immediately
terminate this Agreement.
LATE CHARGE. In the event that any payment required to be paid by Tenant hereunder is not made
within five (5) days of when due, Tenant shall pay to Landlord, in addition to such payment or other
charges due hereunder, a “late fee” in the amount of
______________________________________________________________ DOLLARS ($__________).
ATTORNEYS’ FEES. Should it become necessary for Landlord to employ an attorney to enforce any of
the conditions or covenants hereof, including the collection of rentals or gaining possession of the
Premises, Tenant agrees to pay all expenses so incurred, including a reasonable attorneys’ fee.
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