If you are a Landlord and wish to rent an apartment to a Tenant, you should make sure you have an Apartment Lease. This document should be in writing and must be signed by the Landlord and the Tenant(s). The Apartment Lease should clearly state everyone’s responsibilities and rights. It should also set forth all the terms and conditions that have been agreed on by all the parties such as rental amounts, rental periods, deposits, defaults and more.
A joint inspection form is useful to document the inspection and can help avoid problems or misunderstandings at the end of the lease term. It helps protect both the Landlord as well as the Tenant.
This Florida Apartment Lease packet includes everything necessary for a Landlord to rent an apartment to a Tenant, including the Lease, the Inspection Checklist and much more.
These are just some of the important provisions included in this Florida Apartment Lease Agreement:
- Leased Premises and Lease Term: Describes the location of the apartment and the term of the lease;
- Lease Payments and Late Charges: Amount of the rent, the manner and timing of rental payments, and penalties for late payments or insufficient funds;
- Security Deposit: Amount of the security deposit, and conditions for the return of the deposit;
- Default: Explains the events of default and both financial as well as physical remedies available;
- Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment: The tenant may peaceably and quietly enjoy the apartment by fulfilling his or her obligations;
- Possession of Property, Utilities, Pets: Describes when Tenant may take possession of the apartment, who is responsible for utilities and whether pets are allowed;
- Assignment and Subletting: Sets forth the conditions under which the tenant may assign or sublet the apartment;
- Maintenance and Repair:The tenant will keep and maintain the apartment in good condition and repair during the term of the lease;
- Abandonment: Sets forth when the apartment may be considered abandoned;
- Insurance: Sets forth the insurance requirements;
- Additional Terms: Additional optional terms include parking, balconies, bicycles, liquid-filled furniture, building rules and more;