When you rent an apartment, you are likely required to sign a Rental Agreement. For the landlord, legal forms are an important way to ensure that tenants are bound to uphold the terms of the Rental Agreement. Most apartment communities have a standard lease agreement form that all tenants must sign prior to occupancy.

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Many apartment complexes require tenants to sign leases for specific periods of time, usually six months or one year. Others allow tenants to enter into month to month Rental Agreements. Some communities have both options, but charge a higher monthly rate to tenants who do not sign an extended lease agreement form.

In addition to specifying the duration of the Rental Agreement, apartment lease agreement forms include a variety of additional information regarding the terms and conditions of tenancy.

Standard lease agreements for apartments generally include the following types of information:

  • Guidelines for use of property amenities
  • Occupancy restrictions
  • Penalty for late rent payment
  • Pet Policy and fees (if applicable)
  • Rent amount
  • Rent due date
  • Utility policies
  • Parking restrictions
  • Additional terms based on the property policies and local laws

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