Some of the important issues covered in a temporary rental agreement include the following:
The names of the landlord and tenant(s). A tenant who signs a temporary lease agreement is responsible according to the terms of the short term lease for payment of rent and security deposit.
Address of the rented property. The identification of the rental property is given by stating the full address of the property.
The rent amount and when payable. The manner of making payment, such as a property management office address, can be provided. If it is a room for rent, a more precise area may also be described.
The term of the lease. The move in date and move out date is entered onto the temporary lease.
Deposits. The terms for a security deposit, pet deposit, key deposit, or other fees should be clearly explained, along with the conditions to have the deposit returned, if any.
Pets. The pet policy of the landlord should be clearly explained, including any pet deposit and cleaning fees if applicable.
Use of the premises. Property uses, such as whether other than residential use is permitted and whether tenant has the right to sublet the rental property, are described. Sublets should only be arranged when the landlord's permission is given.
The condition of the premises. Describes the safety conditions of the property and furnished equipment or items, such as whether it will be fully furnished, and states the tenant's responsibility beyond normal wear and tear.
Terms for repairs and maintenance. Which party is responsible for repairs and maintenance during the temporary lease term should be determined in advance.
Right to landlord inspections. A landlord can reserve the right to reasonable inspections for repairs and urgent problems.
Termination provisions. The manner of lease termination is described, allowing the landlord of sublets & temporary rental property to terminate the lease early if the tenant is behind in rent or otherwise defaults on the lease agreement.
If you have a short term housing property, manage sublets & temporary leases, have a room for rent, fully furnished apartment, or furnished studio, be sure to use the proper temporary lease agreement.