|FITE RENTAL MANAGEMENT
993 S. Main, Suite D
PO Box 265
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Office (419) 353-8206
1. PARTIES. This Standard Lease (hereinafter “Lease”) is made at __________________,
_______________County, Ohio on________, ____ by and between the
(hereinafter “Landlord”) and the tenants
and _____________________________________________________________ (hereinafter
“Tenants”) for lease of
the premises located at , _______________________________,
“Premises”). The occupancy level of the Premises shall be in accordance with housing, health
and zoning regulations and limited to the parties of this Lease or persons acquiring legal rights
of occupancy hereunder.
2. TERM. The term of this Lease shall be _________________ starting at 12:00 noon on
and ending at 12:00 noon on ________________, 200__.
3. RENT. Tenants shall be jointly and severally liable to pay Landlord the total sum of
$__________ in ___________
_________________________ installments of $___________________ each in advance on
________________________________________. If the due date falls on a weekend or
holiday, the rent payment shall
be due on the next regular business day. If Tenants attempt to make a rent payment after the
due date and if Landlord decides in Landlord’s sole and absolute discretion to accept a late
payment, then Tenants agree to pay Landlord a total late charge of $30.00 for each late
installment, which amount shall be due and payable immediately. Furthermore, Tenants shall not
use their security deposit as a rent payment.
4. JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY. Each Tenant under this Lease is jointly and severally
(individually) liable to Landlord for the total rent due for the Premises, together with any and all
damages and any other miscellaneous charges. If one of the Tenants fails to pay rent, damages
or other miscellaneous charges, then any one of the other Tenants or any number of other
Tenants may be held liable by Landlord for such unpaid rent, damages or charges. However,
Tenants making payments on behalf of a defaulting Tenant have the right to demand
reimbursement from this defaulting Tenant.
5. UTILITIES. Tenants shall be responsible for the following utilities: cable, telephone,
________________________________________. Tenants agree to install these particular
utilities in their name by
contacting the appropriate utility office. Tenants shall pay promptly all utility invoices. Landlord
shall furnish all other utilities not listed above, Tenants shall conserve all utilities furnished by
6. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Tenants shall deposit with Landlord the total sum of $ _________ ,
which is security for the
faithful performance of the Lease. This security deposit shall serve as a fund from which
Landlord may receive reimbursement for unreasonable wear and tear of the apartment, or for
any other amounts legally due and owing, including amounts due to Landlord for damages
Landlord suffered by Tenants’ failure to comply with their responsibilities as set forth in
Tenants shall be entitled to a full refund of this security deposit if they pay the amounts due
under this Lease and if they return the Premises in the same condition as it was in when they
received possession, except for ordinary wear and tear. In order to avoid disagreements
regarding the condition of the Premises, Tenants should prepare inventory checklists of the
items furnished, the condition of these furnishings and the condition of the entire Premises.
Tenants should prepare these checklists immediately upon obtaining possession and
immediately prior to returning possession of the Premises. Tenant should furnish Landlord with a
copy of such checklists.
Landlord shall return Tenants’ security deposit, together with a statement itemizing deductions if
any, within thirty (30) days of : a) The termination of this Lease; b) Tenants’ return of possession
(including the keys); and c) Landlord’s receipt of Tenants’ forwarding address. If the security
deposit is insufficient to compensate Landlord for the damages, Landlord shall give written
notice to Tenants of the nature and amount of the deficiency. Tenants shall pay the amount of
the deficiency to Landlord within thirty (30) days of receipt of such notice.
7. RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORD. Landlord shall comply with all duties imposed upon
Landlord by the applicable provisions of all state laws, municipal codes, regulations or
ordinances governing the maintenance, construction, use or appearance of the Premises and
the property of which it is a part, and in particular: a) Landlord shall keep all common areas of
the Premises in a safe and sanitary condition; b) Landlord shall make timely all repairs
necessary to put and keep the Premises in a fit and habitable condition and in compliance with
the Wood County Health, Safety and Sanitation Regulations of Structures and Vacant Lots and
the Bowling Green Ohio Fire Prevention Code; c) Landlord shall maintain in good and safe
working order all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems,
fixtures and appliances; d) Landlord shall sanitarily dispose of all rubbish; e) Landlord shall
insects, rodents or other pests on the Premises; f) Landlord shall supply running water,
reasonable amounts of hot water and reasonable heat at all times; and g) Landlord shall respect
Tenants’ right to privacy. Except in the case of an emergency, Landlord shall give Tenants
twenty-four (24) hours notice of the intent to enter the Premises, and Landlord shall enter only
during reasonable hours. Landlord agrees to enter only after knocking, to leave the Premises in
as good condition as when entered, to clean and remove dirt or debris that result from the
performance of maintenance and repairs, and to lock the rental unit when leaving, unless
otherwise requested by Tenants.
8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF TENANTS. Tenants shall comply with all duties imposed upon them
by the applicable provisions of all state laws, municipal codes, regulations and ordinances, and
in particular: a) Tenants shall keep safe and sanitary that part of the Premises which Tenants
occupy and use; b) Tenants shall dispose of all rubbish, garbage and other waste in a clean,
safe and sanitary manner; c) Tenants shall keep in a clean condition all plumbing fixtures in the
Premises; d) Tenants shall use and operate all electrical and plumbing fixtures properly; e)
Tenants shall not place any foreign objects in toilets or drains; f) Tenants shall personally
refrain, and forbid any other (over) person who is on the Premises with Tenants’ permission,
from intentionally or negligently destroying, defacing, damaging or removing any
fixture, appliance or other part of the Premises; g) Tenants shall use and operate properly any
range, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher or other appliances supplied by Landlord; h)
Tenants shall conduct themselves, and require other persons on the Premises with Tenants’
consent to conduct themselves, in a manner that will not disturb the neighbors’ peaceful
enjoyment of the community; i) Tenants shall inform Landlord of any conditions, whether caused
by Tenants or due to normal use of the Premises, which should be corrected in order to
preserve the condition of the Premises; and j) Tenants shall give consent for Landlord to enter
the Premises at reasonable times and upon
reasonable notice in order to inspect, make ordinary, necessary or agreed repairs, decorations,
alterations, improvements, supply necessary or agreed services or exhibit the Premises to
prospective or actual purchasers, mortgages, tenants, workers or contractors. In the event of an
emergency, Tenants shall permit Landlord to enter the premises immediately without the usual
9. LIABILITY. Landlord shall not be liable to Tenants, nor to their guests, for damage or loss to
person or property caused by other persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism or
other acts or crimes. Unless Landlord or the agents of Landlord are negligent, Landlord shall not
be liable to Tenants, nor their guests, for personal injury or property damage (furniture, jewelry,
clothing, etc.) caused by sewer backup, interruption of utilities or other occurrences. Tenants
are strongly urged to acquire renter’ s insurance to protect against loss from
property damage or personal liability.
10. SUBLEASING. Tenants shall not sublease the Premises without Landlord’ s written consent;
but this consent shall not be withheld unreasonably. Upon receipt of this written consent,
Tenants shall pay Landlord a total sum of $50.00 as a subleasing fee.
11. LAWFUL USE. Tenants shall use the Premises in a lawful manner; thus, Tenants shall not
permit violations of any laws, including those pertaining to alcohol or drugs. Tenants shall not
permit anyone younger than 21 years of age to possess or consume alcohol on the Premises.
Tenants shall not serve alcohol on the Premises to anyone younger than 21 years of age.
Tenants shall use the Premises as a residential dwelling; thus, Tenants shall not disturb nor
annoy other residents of the neighborhood. Tenants shall not cause nor maintain any
dangerous, noxious or offensive activity which might constitute a nuisance to others.
12. PETS. Tenants shall not have a pet upon the Premises, unless permission is granted
through an attached pet addendum.
13. LEAD PAINT DISCLOSURE. The parties acknowledge that a Lead-Based Paint/Lead-Based
Paint Hazards Disclosure Form is attached hereto or has been duly given by Landlord and
accepted by Tenant or is unnecessary, as set forth by federal law.
14. ADDENDUMS. The following addendums are attached hereto and incorporated herein by
_____Parental Guarantee _____Pet
_____Rules and Regulations _____Other:
The parties, by signing below, hereby represent that they have fully read and fully understood
the foregoing Standard Lease and its addendums, and they acknowledge receipt of a signed
copy of this Standard Lease and its addendums.
______________________ ______________________ _______________________
Landlord Tenant Tenant Tenant
Please print name and forwarding address:
__________________ __________________ __________________ _________________
__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________