This draft lease agreement provides for a term of one year which is the most frequent, but the duration may be longer or shorter, as agreed by the parties. In the first space, enter the date on which the rental period begins. This is the date on which the tenant can take possession of the premises and start using it, and the date on which the rent begins. Ideally, the duration starts on the first day of a calendar month (this approach makes it easier to book and register), but it is not necessary. In the second space, enter the date on which the rental term expires. For example, for a period of one year, it is the eve of the anniversary of the launch date: from February 1, 2017 and ending on January 31, 2018. Panda tip: Laws change and you don`t want your entire agreement to be compromised by a change in the law that you didn`t know anything about. This mitigates the blow to such a situation. IMPORTANT WARNING: Vertex42.com is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice or representation. The layout of the rental agreement, instructions and related information (« Legal Information ») contained therein may not be appropriate for your specific situation, may not be suitable for use in some jurisdictions and should be reviewed and, if necessary, amended by a licensed attorney before being used as the most appropriate legal agreement.
If Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), HOA agreements or other similar instruments are submitted, copies of these documents must be shared with the tenant prior to the signing of the lease by the parties. If the house was built before 1978, the lead-based paint and brochure (available under www.epa.gov) should be given to the tenant before the parties sign the lease. If the house was built in 1978 or later, the second paragraph of Article 6 may be deleted from the rental agreement. If the owner owns personal property (furniture, appliances, decorations, etc.) that is on the site and is available for the tenant`s use, the lessor must keep a record of this personal property, so that there is no question as to the expiry date of the term. These elements may appear in the space provided in this section or appear in a separate document annexed to the lease in Annex A. When an exhibit is used, add in the space: « see the list of the owner`s personal property, which is appended to Appendix A. » It may also be a good idea to take photos and/or videos of such personal belongings before handing over the owner of the premises to the tenant.