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What is a New York Lease Agreement?

A New York Lease Agreement enables landlords or property managers to lay out the terms of an arrangement with a renter. Making this document can make it easier for both parties to avoid possible conflicts ahead. You can tap or click on the button labeled "Make document" to check out our New York Rental Contract sample and preview the questions that you'll need to answer to create your document. Suitable for renting out all types of residential property, this rental agreement for New York can be used by property owners in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, or any additional municipality in the Empire State.

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  • You're leasing residential property to a tenant in New York.
  • You want to a rent a room to a tenant.
  • You want to lease residential property from a landlord who doesn't have a lease form.

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New York

Residential Lease Agreement

 

This Lease Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered on (the "Effective Date") by and between (the "Landlord") and the following tenants:

 

 

(the "Tenant")

 

Subject to the terms and conditions stated below the parties agree as follows:

 

. Property. Landlord, in consideration of the lease payments provided in this Agreement, leases to Tenant an house studio apartment condo with bedrooms and bathrooms, located at , , New York (the "Property"). No other portion of the building wherein the Property is located is included unless expressly provided for in this Agreement. Landlord, in consideration of the lease payments provided in this Agreement, leases to Tenant a single room, described below, located at , , New York (the "Property"). No other portion of the building wherein the Property is located is included unless expressly provided for in this Agreement.

 

. Term. This Agreement will begin on (the "Start Date"), and will continue from that date 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. Landlord may terminate the tenancy by giving written notice as provided by law. This Agreement will begin on (the "Start Date") and will terminate on (the "Termination Date").This Agreement will begin on (the "Start Date") and will terminate on (the "Termination Date"), and thereafter will be month-to-month on the same terms and conditions as stated herein, save any changes made pursuant to law, until terminated.

 

Tenant will vacate the Property upon termination of the Agreement, unless: (i) Landlord and Tenant have extended this Agreement in writing or signed a new agreement; (ii) mandated by local rent control law; or (iii) Landlord accepts Rent from Tenant (other than past due Rent), in which case a month-to-month tenancy will be created which either party may terminate as specified above. by Tenant giving Landlord written notice of at least 30 days prior to the desired termination date, or by Landlord giving Tenant written notice as provided by law. Rent will be at a rate agreed to by Landlord and Tenant, or as allowed by law. All other terms and conditions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

 

. Management. The Tenant is hereby notified that is the property manager of the Property. Should the Tenant have any issues or concerns, the Tenant may contact by one of the methods below: The Tenant is hereby notified that is the property manager of the Property. Should the Tenant have any issues or concerns, the Tenant may contact by one of the methods below:

 

 

. Rent. Tenant will pay to Landlord rent in the amount of (the "Rent"), payable in advance on the day of each month, and is delinquent on the next day. If that day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the rent is due on the next business day. Tenant will pay to Landlord rent in the amount of , payable in advance on of each week, and is delinquent on the next day. If that day falls on a legal holiday, the rent is due on the next business day. There will be no rent increases through the initial term of the lease. Landlord may increase the rent that will be paid during any month-to-month renewal period by providing at least 30 days written notice to Tenant.

 

Payments should be sent to:

 

Payment address: , ,  , ,  , or at such other place as Landlord may designate from time to time.

 

Payments can be made by using one of the following methods of payment:

 

Acceptable forms of payment:

 

- Personal check
- Money order
- Cashier's check
- Cash
- Direct deposit
- Paypal

 

Tenant agrees to submit rent payments by one of the methods above. In the event of roommates, or another form of joint or multiple occupancy, Tenant will be responsible for collecting payment from all parties and submitting a single payment to Landlord. Tenant is responsible for any payment made by mail and not received by the due date stated herein. Mailed payments must be received on or before the due date. Rent payments for any partial month will be pro-rated at the rate of 1/30th of the monthly rent payment per day.

 

. Rent Adjustments. If this Agreement is for a rent stabilized property, the Rent herein will be adjusted up or down during the lease term, including retroactively, to conform to the Rent Guidelines. Where Landlord, upon application to the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal ("authorized agency") is found to be entitled to an increase in rent or other relief, Tenant and Landlord agree: (a) to be bound by such determination; (b) where the authorized agency has granted an increase in rent, Tenant will pay such increase in the manner set forth by the authorized agency; (c) except that in the event that an order is issued increasing the stabilization rent because of Landlord hardship, Tenant may, within thirty (30) days of your receipt of a copy of the order, cancel your lease on sixty (60) days written notice to Landlord. During said period Tenant may continue in occupancy at no increase in rent.

 

. Security Deposit. At the time of signing this Agreement, Tenant must pay to Landlord a security deposit in the amount of (the "Security Deposit"), the Security Deposit will be held in an account at:

 

Bank Name: 

Bank Address: , , New York  

 

If the Property is a house, duplex, or an apartment in a building with five or fewer units, then such Security Deposit will be returned to Tenant, without interest, and less any set off for damages to the Property upon termination of this Agreement. In the event that Landlord, at any time, applies such Security Deposit to cover unpaid rent, late, or to repair damage caused to the Property, then, upon request Landlord to Tenant, Tenant will immediately deposit with Landlord, as an additional security deposit, the amount so applied, so that the Security Deposit held by Landlord will at all times during the term be equal to the aforementioned amount specified in this section.

 

If the Property is an apartment in a building with six or more units, then as required under Section 7-103 of the General Obligations Law, Landlord will hold such Security Deposit in an interest bearing bank account located in New York state as security for any damage caused to the Property or for any unpaid rent or late fees during the term hereof. In the event that Landlord, at any time, applies such Security Deposit to cover unpaid rent, late, or to repair damage caused to the Property, then, upon request Landlord to Tenant, Tenant will immediately deposit with Landlord, as an additional security deposit, the amount so applied, so that the Security Deposit held by Landlord will at all times during the term be equal to the aforementioned amount specified in this section. At the end of the term of the Agreement, Landlord will pay Tenant the interest earned on such amount, less one percent (1%) administrative fee referred to in Section 7-1-3 of the General Obligations Law. Landlord will pay the interest to Tenant within thirty (30) days after termination of the Agreement.

 

. Non-Sufficient Funds. Tenant will be charged a monetary fee of $25.00 as reimbursement of the expenses incurred by Landlord for each check that is returned to Landlord for lack of sufficient funds. In addition, a check returned due to insufficient funds will be subject to any and all late payments provisions included in this Agreement (if any). All charges will be immediately due from Tenant and failure to make immediate payment will constitute a default under the terms of this Agreement.

 

Landlord reserves the right to demand future payments by cashier's check, money order or certified funds on all future payments in the event of a check returned for insufficient funds. Nothing in this paragraph limits other remedies available to the Landlord as a payee of a dishonored check. Landlord and Tenant agree that three (3) returned checks in any twelve month period constitutes frequent return of checks due to insufficient funds and may be considered a just cause for eviction.

 

. Late Payments. In the event that any payment required to be paid hereunder by Tenant is not made within days of when due, Tenant will pay to Landlord, in addition to such payment or other charges due hereunder, a "late fee" in the amount of .

 

Payment of the late charge does not cure the late payment for purposes of establishing habitual late payment of rent. Landlord and Tenant agree that five (5) late payments in any 12 month period will constitute "habitual" late payment of rent and may be considered a just cause for eviction.

 

. Failure to Pay. Tenant is hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on Tenant's credit history may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if Tenant fails to fulfill the terms of their credit obligations, such as their financial obligations under the terms of this Agreement.

 

. Occupants. The Property may be occupied by the Tenant(s) named herein and by the immediate family of the Tenant(s) and by occupants as defined in and only in accordance with Real Property Law § 235-f.

 

. Possession. Tenant will be entitled to possession of the Property on the first day of the term of this Agreement, and will yield possession to Landlord on the last day of the term of this Agreement, unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing. At the expiration of the term, Tenant will remove its goods and effects and peaceably yield up the Property to Landlord in as good a condition as when delivered to Tenant, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

 

. Use of Property/Absences. Tenant will occupy and use the Property as a full-time residential dwelling unit. Tenant will notify Landlord of any anticipated extended absence from the Property not later than the first day of the extended absence.

 

No retail, commercial or professional use of the Property is allowed unless the Tenant receives prior written consent of the Landlord and such use conforms to applicable zoning laws. In such case, Landlord may require Tenant to obtain liability insurance for the benefit of Landlord. Landlord reserves the right to refuse to consent to such use in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

The failure to abide by the provisions of this section will constitute a material breach of this Agreement and is a just cause for eviction.

 

. Furnishings. The following furnishings will be provided by Landlord:

 

- Sofa
- Bed
- Kitchen table
- Dining table
- Television
-

 

Tenant will return all such items at the end of the term in a condition as good as existed at the beginning of the lease term, normal wear and tear excepted.

 

. Damages. Any damages to the following items of property located in or on the Property will result in a charge to the Tenant as indicated herein:

 

Item Charge

 

 

. Appliances. The following appliances will be provided by Landlord:

 

- Stove
- Refrigerator
- Dishwasher
- Microwave oven
- Washer
- Dryer
-

 

Tenant will return all such items at the end of the term in a condition as good as existed at the beginning of the lease term, normal wear and tear excepted.

 

. Storage. No additional storage space on the Property is authorized, permitted or provided. Any personal property stored in the common areas of the Property will be removed without notice. Tenant will be allowed use of the following additional storage:

 

. Parking. This Agreement does not include or provide for parking spaces for motor vehicles or motorcycles anywhere in or about the Property. Tenant is permitted parking as follows:

 

. Roof/Fire Escapes. Use of the roof and/or the fire escapes by Tenants and/or guests is limited to emergency use only. No other use is permitted, including but not limited to, the placement of personal property.

 

. Pets. No pets, dogs, cats, birds or other animals are allowed on or about the Property, without Landlord's prior written consent, excepting guide, service, or signal dogs. Strays must not be kept or fed in or around the Property. If a pet has been on or allowed on the Property, even temporarily (with or without the Landlord's permission) Tenant may be charged for cleaning, de-fleaing, deodorizing, shampooing, or replacing any portion of the Property.Tenant is not allowed to keep any animals or pets on or about the Property without Landlord's prior written consent, except for the following:

 

- Dog
- Cat
- Fish
- Bird
- Reptile
-  

 

Weight limit for each pet: No pets larger than 20 lbs. No pets larger than 50 lbs. No weight limit.

 

. Keys and Locks. Tenant will be given a set number of keys for the Property. If all keys are not returned to Landlord following termination of the Agreement, Tenant will be charged a monetary fee to replace the keys. If a security deposit was collected by the Landlord at the time of signing this Agreement, then such amount will be subtracted from the Security Deposit. Tenant is not permitted to change any lock or place additional locking devices on any door or window of the Property without Landlord's approval prior to installation. If allowed, Tenant must provide Landlord with keys to any changed lock immediately upon installation.

 

. Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in any area in or on the Property, both private and common, whether enclosed or outdoors. This policy applies to all owners, tenants, guests, employees, and servicepersons. The Tenant will be liable for any damages caused to the Property due to Tenant or Tenant's visitors or guests smoking in or on the Property. Any violation of this policy will be seen as a breach of this Agreement and Landlord will be entitled to all remedies allowable by law including eviction.

 

. Window Guards. It is a violation of law to refuse, interfere with installation, or remove window guards where required.

 

. Maintenance and Repairs.  Landlord will have the responsibility to maintain the Property in good repair at all times and perform all repairs necessary to satisfy any implied warranty of habitability. Except in an emergency, all maintenance and repair requests must be made in writing and delivered to Landlord or property manager. A repair request will be deemed permission for the Landlord or property manager to enter the Property to perform such maintenance or repairs in accordance with this Agreement unless otherwise specifically requested, in writing, by Tenant. Tenant may not place any unreasonable restrictions upon Landlord or property manager's access or entry. Landlord will have expectation that the Property is in a safe and habitable condition upon entry.Landlord will have the responsibility to maintain the Property in good repair at all times and perform all repairs necessary to satisfy any implied warranty of habitability, except that Tenant will be responsible for the following:

 

- Fixtures
- Heating, other than from October 1 through May 31 (Heating Season) when the Landlord is legally required to heat the Property
- Sidewalk and/or driveway
- Yard areas
-  

. Utilities and Services. Landlord will pay directly for all utilities, services, and charges provided to the Property, including any and all deposits required. Tenant will pay directly for all utilities, services, and charges provided to the Property, including any and all deposits required. Tenant will pay directly for all other utilities, services, and charges provided to the Property, including any and all deposits required, except for the following, which will be paid by Landlord:

 

- Water
- Garbage
- Gas
- Electric
- Telephone
- Internet
- Cable
- Heat
-

. New York Heat Season and Hot Water. Landlord will provide cold and hot water as required by law. New York also requires that heat be provided by the Landlord from October 1 through May 31 (Heating Season) of each year. The heating must be sufficient to raise the temperature to at least 55ºF between ten p.m. and six a.m. and at least 68ºF between six a.m. and ten p.m.

 

. Default. Tenant will be in default of this Agreement if Tenant fails to comply with any material provisions of this Agreement by which Tenant is bound. Subject to any governing provisions of law to the contrary, if Tenant fails to cure any financial obligation (or any other obligation) after written notice of such default is provided by Landlord to Tenant, Landlord may elect to cure such default and the cost of such action will be added to Tenant's financial obligations under this Agreement. All sums of money or charges required to be paid by Tenant under this Agreement will be additional rent, whether or not such sums or charges are designated as additional rent. The rights provided by this paragraph are cumulative in nature and are in addition to any other rights afforded by law.

 

. Termination upon Sale of Property. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, Landlord may terminate this Agreement upon days' written notice to Tenant that the Property has been sold.

 

. Early Termination. Tenant may, upon days' written notice to Landlord, terminate this Agreement provided that the Tenant pays a termination fee equal to or the maximum allowable by law, whichever is less. Termination will be effective as of the last day of the calendar month following the end of the day notice period. The termination fee is in addition to all rent due up until the termination day.

 

. Holding Over. Should the Tenant hold over the term hereby created with consent of the Landlord, the term of this lease will become a month-to-month tenancy and be deemed to be and be extended at the rental rate herein provided, and otherwise upon the terms and conditions in this Agreement, until either party hereto serves upon the other thirty (30) days written notice of termination, reflecting the effective date of cancellation.

 

. Military Termination. In the event, the Tenant is, or hereafter becomes, a member of the United States Armed Forces on extended active duty and hereafter the Tenant receives permanent change of station orders to depart from the area where the Property is located, or is relieved from active duty, retires or separates from the military, or is ordered into military housing, then in any of these events, the Tenant may terminate this lease upon giving thirty (30) days written notice to the Landlord. The Tenant will also provide to the Landlord a copy of the official orders or a letter signed by the Tenant's commanding officer, reflecting the change, which warrants termination under this provision. The Tenant will pay prorated rent for any days (he/she) occupy the dwelling past the first day of the month. Any security deposit will be promptly returned to the Tenant, provided there are no damages to the Property.

 

. Condition of Property. Tenant stipulates, represents and warrants that Tenant has examined the Property, and that they are at the time of this Agreement in good order, repair, and in a safe, clean and tenantable condition.

 

. Alterations and Improvements. Tenant will make no alterations to the buildings or improvements to the Property or construct any building or make any other improvements on the Property without the prior written consent of Landlord. Any and all alterations, changes, and/or improvements built, constructed or placed on the Property by Tenant will, unless otherwise provided by written agreement between Landlord and Tenant, be and become the property of Landlord and remain on the Property at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.

 

. Hazardous Materials. Tenant will not keep on the Property any item of a dangerous, flammable or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or explosion on the Property or that might be considered hazardous or extra hazardous by any responsible insurance company.

 

. Lead Disclosure. Many homes and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint chips and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that tenants and lessees receive certain information before renting pre-1978 housing. By signing this Agreement, Tenant represents and agrees that Landlord has provided Tenant with such information, including, but not limited to, the EPA booklet entitled Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.

 

. Damage to Property. If the Property is damaged or destroyed as to render it uninhabitable, then either Landlord or Tenant will have the right to terminate this Agreement as of the date on which such damage occurs, through written notice to the other party to be given within 20 days of occurrence of such damage. However, if such damage should occur as the result of the conduct or negligence of Tenants or Tenants' guests or invitees, Landlord will have the right to termination and Tenants will be responsible for all losses, including, but not limited to, damage and repair costs as well as loss of rental income.

 

. Landlord Access to Property. Landlord and Landlord's agents will have the right at all reasonable times during the term of this Agreement and any renewal thereof to enter the Property for the purpose of inspecting the Property and all buildings and improvements thereon. Tenant will make the Property available to Landlord or Landlord's agents for the purposes of making repairs or improvements, or to supply agreed services or show the Property to prospective buyers or tenants, or in case of emergency. Except in case of emergency, Landlord will give Tenant reasonable notice of intent to enter. For these purposes, twenty four (24) hour written notice will be deemed reasonable.

 

. Indemnity Regarding Use of Property. To the extent permitted by law, Tenant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Landlord from and against any and all losses, claims, liabilities, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, if any, which Landlord may suffer or incur in connection with Tenant's possession, use or misuse of the Property, except Landlord's act or negligence. Tenant hereby expressly releases Landlord and/or agent from any and all liability for loss or damage to Tenant's property or effects whether on the Property, garage, storerooms or any other location in or about the Property, arising out of any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to rain, plumbing leakage, fire or theft, except in the case that such damage has been adjudged to be the result of the gross negligence of Landlord, Landlord's employees, heirs, successors, assignees and/or agents.

 

. Accommodation. Landlord agrees to and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal housing opportunities. To ensure compliance, Landlord will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or a tenant, unless undue hardship would result. It is the applicant or tenant's responsibility to make Landlord aware of any required accommodation. In writing, the individual with the disability should specify the nature and effect of the disability and any accommodation he or she needs. If after thoughtful consideration and evaluation, the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, Landlord will make the accommodation. Landlord reserves the right to require appropriate medical verification of the disability.

 

. Compliance with Regulations. Tenant will comply: (a) with all present and future city, state and federal laws and regulations, including the Rent Stabilization Code and Law, which may affect the Property, and (b) with all orders and regulations of Insurance Rating Organizations which affect the Property.

 

. Liens. Neither Tenant nor anyone claiming through the Tenant will have the right to file mechanics liens or any other kind of lien on the Property and the filing of this Agreement constitutes notice that such liens are invalid. Further, Tenant agrees to (1) give actual advance notice to any contractors, subcontractors or suppliers of goods, labor, or services that such liens will not be valid, and (2) take whatever additional steps that are necessary in order to keep the Property free of all liens resulting from construction done by or for the Tenant.

 

. Subordination of Lease. This Agreement is subordinate to any mortgage that now exists, or may be given later by Landlord, with respect to the Property.

 

. Assignment and Subletting. Tenant will not assign this Agreement or sublet the Property without the Landlord's advance written consent in each instance to a request made by Tenant in the manner required by Real Property Law § 226-b. Landlord may refuse to consent to an assignment for any reason or no reason, but if Landlord unreasonably refuses to consent to a request for an assignment properly made, at Tenant's request in writing, Landlord will end this Agreement effective as of thirty (30) days after Tenant's request. The first and every other time the Tenant wishes to sublet the Property, Tenant must get written consent of the Landlord unless Landlord unreasonably withholds consent following your request to sublet in the manner provided by Real Property Law § 226-b. Landlord may impose a reasonable credit check fee on Tenant in connection with an application to assign or sublet. If Tenant fails to pay rent, Landlord may collect rent from subtenant or occupant without releasing Tenant from the Agreement. Landlord will credit the amount collected against the rent due from the Tenant. However, Landlord's acceptance of such rent does not change the status of subtenant or occupant to that of a direct tenant of Landlord and does not release Tenant from this Agreement.  

 

. Additional Provisions; Disclosures.

 

 

. Notice. Notice under this Agreement will not be deemed valid unless given or served in writing and forwarded by mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the party at the appropriate address set forth below. Such addresses may be changed from time to time by either party by providing notice as set forth below. Notices mailed in accordance with these provisions will be deemed received on the third day after posting.

 

Landlord:

 

, ,  

 

 

Tenant:

 

, , New York

 

Such addresses may be changed from time to time by any party by providing notice as set forth above.

 

. Attorney's Fees. The prevailing party shall have the right to collect from the other party its reasonable costs and necessary disbursements and attorneys' fees incurred in enforcing this Agreement.

 

. Dispute Resolution. The parties will attempt to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement through friendly negotiations amongst the parties. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation, the parties will resolve the dispute using the below Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure:

 

 

. Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed, construed and interpreted by, through and under the Laws of the State of New York.

 

. Waiver and Severability. The failure of either party to enforce any provisions of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof will, for any reason and to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, neither the remainder of this Agreement nor the application of the provision to other persons, entities or circumstances will be affected thereby, but instead will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.

 

. Time of Essence. Time is of the essence with respect to the execution of this Lease Agreement.

 

. Estoppel Certificate. Tenant will execute and return a tenant estoppel certificate delivered to Tenant by Landlord or Landlord's agent within three (3) days after its receipt. Failure to comply with this requirement will be deemed Tenant's acknowledgment that the estoppel certificate is true and correct, and may be relied upon by a lender or purchaser.

 

. Entire Agreement. This document constitutes the entire Agreement between the Tenant and Landlord. This Agreement cannot be modified except in writing and must be signed by all parties. Neither Landlord nor Tenant have made any promises or representations, other than those set forth in this Agreement and those implied by law. The failure of Tenant or its guests or invitees to comply with any term of this Agreement is grounds for termination of the tenancy, with appropriate notice to Tenants and procedures as required by law.

 

. Application. Tenant represents and warrants that all statements in Tenant's rental application are accurate. Any misrepresentations will be considered a material breach of this Agreement and may subject Tenant to eviction. Tenant authorizes Landlord and any broker to obtain Tenant's credit report periodically during the tenancy in connection with the modification or enforcement of this Lease. Landlord reserves the right to terminate this Agreement (i) before occupancy begins, (ii) upon disapproval of the credit report(s), or (iii) at any time, upon discovering that information in Tenant's application is false.

 

. Binding Effect. The provisions of this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of parties and their respective legal representatives, successors and assigns.

 

 

Receipt

 

Initials

 

Tenant Landlord

 

Security Deposit: _______ ________
Security Deposit: $ _______ ________
Pet Deposit: _______ ________
Pet Deposit: $ _______ ________
Prorated rent for the Period: _______ ________
Prorated rent for the Period: $ _______ ________
Prepaid rent for the Period: _______ ________
Prepaid rent for the Period: $ _______ ________
Other Charges or Deposits: _______ ________
Other Charges or Deposits: $ _______ ________

 

Total Charges Received: _______ ________
Total Charges Received: $ _______ ________

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Landlord and Tenant have executed this Agreement in the manner prescribed by law as of the Effective Date.

 

Landlord:

 

 

By:   Date:  

 

Tenant:

 

 

By:   Date:  

 

 

 New York Lease Agreement

Bedbug Addendum

 

Pursuant to the NYC Housing Maintenance Code, an owner/managing agent of a residential rental property shall furnish to each tenant signing a vacancy lease a notice that sets forth the property's bedbug infestation history.

 

Tenant:  

Subject Premises: , , New York  

 

Date of vacancy lease:

 

Bedbug Infestation History

(Only boxes checked apply)

 

[ ] There is no history of any bedbug infestation within the past year in the building or in any apartment.
[X] There is no history of any bedbug infestation within the past year in the building or in any apartment.

 

[ ] During the past year the building had a bedbug infestation history that has been the subject of eradication measures. The location of the infestation was on the floor(s).
[X] During the past year the building had a bedbug infestation history that has been the subject of eradication measures. The location of the infestation was on the floor(s).

 

[ ] During the past year the building had a bedbug infestation history on the floor(s) and it has not been the subject of eradication measures.
[X] During the past year the building had a bedbug infestation history on the floor(s) and it has not been the subject of eradication measures.

 

[ ] During the past year the apartment had a bedbug infestation history and eradication measures were employed.
[X] During the past year the apartment had a bedbug infestation history and eradication measures were employed.

 

[ ] During the past year the apartment had a bedbug infestation history and eradication measures were not employed.
[X] During the past year the apartment had a bedbug infestation history and eradication measures were not employed.

 

[ ] Other: ___________________________________________________________________

 

 

Landlord:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

New York Lease Agreement

Window Guard Notice

 

Lease Notice to the Tenant

 

You are required by law to have window guards installed in all windows if a child 10 years of age or younger lives in your apartment.

 

Your landlord is required by law to install window guards in your apartment:

 

If you ask him to install window guards in your apartment (you do not need a reason).
If a child 10 years of age or younger lives in your apartment.

 

It is a violation of law to refuse, interfere with the installation of, or remove window guards where required.

 

CHECK ONE

 

[ ] Children 10 years of age or younger live in my apartment
[X] Children 10 years of age or younger live in my apartment

 

[ ] No children 10 years of age or younger live in my apartment
[X] No children 10 years of age or younger live in my apartment

 

[ ] I want window guards even though I have no children 10 years of age or younger living in my apartment
[X] I want window guards even though I have no children 10 years of age or younger living in my apartment

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

 

 

For Further Information Call:

 

Window Falls Prevention Program

New York City Department of Health

125 Worth Street, Room 222A

New York, New York 10013

(212) 788-4270

 

 

New York Lease Agreement

New York City Lead Paint Notice 

 

Lease/Commencement of Occupancy Notice for Preventing of

Lead-Based Paint Hazards Inquiry Regarding Child

 

You are required by law to inform the owner if a child under six years of age resides or will reside in the dwelling unit (apartment) for which you are signing this ease/commencing occupancy. If such a child resides or will reside in the unit, the owner of the building is required to perform annual visual inspection of the unit to determine the presence of lead-based paint hazards. It is important that you return this form to the owner or managing agent of your building to protect the health of your child.

 

If you do not respond to this notice, the owner is required to attempt to inspect your apartment to determine if a child under six years of age resides there. If a child under six years of age does not reside in the unit now, but does come to live in it at any time during the year, you must inform the owner in writing immediately at the address below if you notice any peeling paint or deteriorated subsurfaces in the unit during the year.

 

Please complete this form and return one copy to the owner or his or her agent or representative when you sign the lease/commence occupancy of the unit. Keep one copy of this form for your records. You should also receive a copy of a pamphlet developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene explaining about lead-based paint hazards when you sign your lease/commence occupancy.

 

CHECK ONE  

 

[ ] A child under six years of age resides in the unit
[X] A child under six years of age resides in the unit

 

[ ] A child under six years of age does not reside in the unit
[X] A child under six years of age does not reside in the unit

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

(NOT APPLICABLE TO RENEWAL LEASE) Certification by owner: I certify that I have complied with the provisions of § 27-2056.8 of Article 14 of the Housing Maintenance Code and the rules promulgated thereunder relating to duties to be performed in vacant units, and that I have provided a copy of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene pamphlet concerning lead-based paint hazards to the occupant.

 

Landlord:

 

 

Occupant: keep one copy for your records. Landlord copy/occupant copy

 

 

New York Lease Agreement

Sprinkler Disclosure Statement

 

Address:  , , New York (the "Leased Premises").

 

Pursuant to the New York State Real Property Law, Article 7, Section 231a, effective December 3, 2014 all residential leases must contain a conspicuous notice as to the existence or non-existence of a Sprinkler System in the Leased Premises.

 

The Leased Premises is is NOT serviced by a maintained and operative sprinkler system that was last maintained and inspected on .

 

A "Sprinkler System" is a system of piping and appurtenances designed and installed in accordance with generally accepted standards so that heat from a fire will automatically cause water to be discharged over the fire area to extinguish it or prevent its further spread (Executive Law of New York, Article 6-C, Section 155-a(5)).

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGED BY:  

 

Landlord:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

 

New York Lease Agreement

Inspection Checklist

 

Address: , , New York

 

Tenant has inspected the Property and states that the Property is in satisfactory condition, free of defects, except as noted below:

 

 

 

Satisfactory Comments

 

Kitchen

 

Cupboards _______ ____________________________________
Floor ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Counter surfaces _______ ____________________________________
Stove and oven _______ ____________________________________
Refrigerator _______ ____________________________________
Garbage disposal _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Living Room

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Bathroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Shower and tub _______ ____________________________________
Toilet _______ ____________________________________
Plumbing fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Sink _______ ____________________________________
Vanity _______ ____________________________________
Medicine cabinet _______ ____________________________________

 

Hallways or Other Areas

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closets _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________
Furnace _______ ____________________________________
Air conditioner _______ ____________________________________
Patio or deck _______ ____________________________________
Yard _______ ____________________________________
Other (specify) _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Bedroom

 

Floor covering _______ ____________________________________
Walls and ceiling _______ ____________________________________
Closet _______ ____________________________________
Windows _______ ____________________________________
Doors _______ ____________________________________
Light fixtures _______ ____________________________________

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

Acknowledged by Landlord:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

 

New York Lease Agreement

Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint

or Lead-Based Paint Hazards

 

Lead Warning Statement

 

Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on poisoning prevention.

 

Landlord's Disclosure

 

(a) Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards (Check (i) or (ii) below):

 

(b) Records and reports available to the landlord (Check (i) or (ii) below):

 

Tenant's Acknowledgment (initial)

 

(c) _____ Tenant has received copies of all information listed above.

 

(d) _____ Tenant has received the pamphlet Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home.

 

Agent's Acknowledgment (initial)

 

* The term Agent is defined as any party who enters into a contract with the Landlord, including anyone who enters into a contract with a representative of the Landlord for the purpose of leasing housing.

 

(e) _____ Agent has informed the landlord of the landlord's obligations under 42 U.S.C. 4852(d) and is aware of his/her responsibility to ensure compliance.

 

Certification of Accuracy

 

The following parties have reviewed the information above and certify, to the best of their knowledge, that the information they have provided is true and accurate.

 

Tenant:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

Acknowledged by Landlord/Agent:

 

 

By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________

 

 

 

New York Lease Agreement Checklist

 

 

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___Sign this document. This document needs to be signed by all Landlords and all Tenants. The Agreement can be signed online. It becomes effective as of the date specified in the Agreement.

 

All Tenants

 

___Everyone gets a copy. Anyone named in the document should receive a copy of the signed document. If you sign this agreement online a copy will be securely stored in your account. You can share your document from your account.

 

 

Important Details

 

In addition to a local attorney, there are several sources of information that may be available to provide you with additional information about the landlord/tenant laws of your state and city. Many cities have housing authorities or other governmental divisions that provide useful information. Also, some civil rights groups have information available related to housing needs and laws. Also, consider low-income housing groups and legal services organizations. Often, these groups have a broad range of experience with landlord/tenant issues and can provide both advice and information at minimal or no cost.

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    Ultimately, if you and/or the renter fail to sign a New York Residential Lease Agreement, you might not get to experience the benefits connected to having one in place.

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    As expected, your document will also contain policies related to invited visitors, overdue rent, smoking and/or narcotics, pets, and early termination. As you make your rental contract, you also will have the ability to include information about maintenance procedures, insurance requirements, and furnishings. More custom editing is possible, if necessary.

    In New York, there are several other requirements to note, especially if your property is located in New York City. For example, you may need additional provisions and addendums regarding window guards, bedbugs, lead paint, and other rent control and stabilization laws and restrictions that apply to the property. As a landlord, you should always refer to your local New York housing authority for any specific information that may apply to your property.

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  • How will New York rental laws impact my NY residential lease?

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