The following steps summarize the steps involved in creating a month to month rental agreement template.
1. Get Information of The Parties Involved:
This is actually the first step in the rental agreement month to month format. This part should contain the full disclosure of the full legal names of both the tenant and the landlord. It is important to make adequate effort to confirm the names of the parties involved as some names are not legal under the law. The address of the apartment under rent should be obtained. By this, the full name of the street where the property is located. If there are remarkable features of the property or around it, it should be stated clearly. Features could be the distance of the property to a monument, special structures, churches and others. Note, if the property is managed by a company, the contact information should also be obtained.
2. Basic Term of Rent
This part of the month to month lease agreement should contain the basis of the month to month rentals as well as the agreed rent amount. It should be created to show also detail in which the entire rent agreement can be cancelled. For example, if there is a default in payment, it should explicitly define the punishment. Or in cases the terms of agreement is violated, the terms of rent should state clearly what both parties can do.
3. Deposit/ Fees
This part should talk about the security deposits applicable. It should also list in details other forms of deposit that is tenable if there are any. It should also list any fee that can be charged for late or returned payments.
4. The Right and Responsibilities of the Parties
This is one of the major causes of rift between the landlord and tenants in a rental agreement. Therefore, it must be created without ambiguity. Although, the details of this section varies from rent to rent, it must cover issues like tax, repairs and maintenance , liability, insurance, utilities and the provision of furnishing especially on the part of the landlord. On the part of the tenant, it should cover the peace, quietness, guest and the maintenance responsibilities of the tenant.
There is a misunderstanding among some people on the rent and lease agreement arrangement. Firstly, a lease gives a tenant the right to use a property for a fixed period of time which is usually a time form 3 to 12 months. It is mutual beneficial because the landlord cannot force the tenant to move and the tenant cannot stop paying the rent during that period of agreement. However, the rental agreement is a month to month agreement in which the terms can be changed after a 30 day period.