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Month to Month Residential Lease Agreements

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Month to month rental agreements are residential contracts between a landlord and tenant that is able to be cancelled at any time according to their State’s minimum requirement (unless otherwise agreed). The payment of rent should be made in the same way as a standard contract as such the terms and conditions. When cancelling the tenancy, the termination letter should be used and it is important to have the other party either sign or have acknowledgment of the letter being received such as sending through a courier or as a certified letter.

by State

Minimum Termination Periods

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the generic form form in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx), or Open Document (.odt).

Step 2 – On the first (1st) page enter the following in the blank fields:

  • Landlord’s name
  • Tenant’s name
  • Date of agreement
  • Property address including City and State.
  • Commencement date
  • Days in which the tenant or landlord must provide for termination
  • Lease amount and where the payment is to be sent/given to the landlord/manager
  • Late charges (if any)
  • Fee for insufficient funds
  • Security deposit amount
  • Days the rent needs to be late in order to default

Step 3 – On page 2 continue entering;

  • The maximum amount of occupants
  • Assignment or sublease (shall or shall not)
  • Enter the boxes whether the landlord/tenant will provide for the following utilities and services;
    • electricity, telephone, cable, heat, hot water, water, garbage pick-up, snow removal, lawn service, and any others.

Step 4 – On pages 3 to 6:

  • Pet fee
  • Abandonment – If the tenant leaves the premises for a certain amount of time the landlord may claim the tenant is in default o the contract
  • State of governing law
  • Display of signs
  • Noise containment
  • Parking arrangements
  • Balcony use (if applicable)
  • Additional terms and conditions

Step 5 – On the last part of the document the landlord and tenant should sign the agreement together and after copies have been issued the form becomes legally binding.