New York Residential Lease Agreement

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The New York residential lease agreements allow for an owner of property, the landlord, to legally rent livable space to someone else, the tenant. The tenant will be required to most importantly pay rent along with take responsibility of a portion or all of the utilities to be determined during the negotiations between both parties. Once the agreement is signed by landlord and tenant it becomes final and both parties are legally bound to each other.

How to Write

After the tenant has presented interest in the property the landlord will typically review their personal information with the rental application. If the credit review is approved by the landlord, the parties should begin to negotiate and fill-in the following:

  • The Parties (Landlord & Tenant)
  • Premises
  • Term (Length of Agreement)
  • Rental Amount
  • Security Deposit
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Use of Premises
  • Number of Occupants
  • Condition of Premises
  • Assignment and Subletting
  • Alterations and Improvements
  • Damage to Premises
  • Dangerous Materials
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Animals
  • Right of Inspection
  • Display of Signs
  • Holdover by Tenant
  • Surrender of Premises
  • Forfeiture of Security Deposit – Default
  • Abandonment
  • Security
  • Severability
  • Insurance
  • Binding Effect
  • Governing Law
  • Entire Agreement
  • Notices
  • Signature Area
  • Joint Inspection (Move-in Checklist)

After the agreement has been finalized the landlord should add the required disclosure forms as required by the State.

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