Easily available in PDF form on our Housing drop-down menu, if you’re considering renting with Kleinpenny Rentals, you should take a look at our apartment lease template. This is the standard starting point for every KPR student rental property lease, and will tell you what you can expect if you lease Athens OU housing from our rental company.
We’ve made our lease easy-to-follow; they don’t need to be 30 pages long and filled with legalese. Our apartment contracts are designed to be transparent and direct, so you feel comfortable knowing exactly what you’re signing. Moving into a new place should be fun and exciting, not scary and uncertain.
Here’s what you can expect to find information on in our sample apartment lease, though details will vary by rental property:
The official mailing address of the unit you’re renting
Start and end dates for the lease, which run either May-May or August-August, including move out policies
Rent amounts and an explanation of payment schedules
Information on security deposit processes including amount, due dates, deductions and return forwarding
Explanation of acceptable methods of payment
Utilities, though this section of the sample lease will vary between properties, because some KPR Athens rentals have some utilities included in the lease
Policies for parking rentals at your apartment
Rent-related responsibilities and late charges
Occupancy policies, including how many people can live there, guest policies, and late move out penalties
Early move in policy
Explanation of move in procedures
Landlord’s right to inspect the rental unit and tenant notification requirements
In-case-of-eviction clause regarding which party is responsible for any court costs incurred
Standard post-move out carpet cleaning policy, though, if you rent one of our uptown apartments with full hardwood and tile floors, you won’t have to worry about this item of the sample lease
Explanation of policies about the use of walls for décor and penalties for smoke damage
Post-lease painting policy
Responsibilities for washer and dryer care
Smoke alarms clause
Pet policy, which does vary by rental unit, but this section of the sample apartment lease is important to read for the visiting pet policy as well, which is the same for every property
KPR and tenant responsibilities for pest control
Things not to do, including candle-burning, surge protector requirements for power cords, and furniture restrictions for apartments with outdoor space like a deck or yard
What happens if you lock yourself out of your uptown student rental
Explanation of procedures for returning the keys when your lease is up
Owner and tenant protections in case of property damage, emergencies, or household breakdown
Maintenance and repairs policy
How KPR deals with recycling
When to schedule your check-in time at the start of your apartment lease
If you decide to lease for more than one year
What to do if you want to renew your lease
Explanation of penalties for terminating your lease early
Quiet enjoyment clause, which basically says we won’t bother you as long as you’re respecting the unit you’ve rented
What happens if you get noise complaints
After space for each roommate to put their contact information and sign, you will see on the lease template that a mailing address and payment schedule will be listed with specific dates, and you’ll find contact information for utility companies just after. And that’s it! You’ve navigated the whole Kleinpenny Sample Rental Agreement.
Dedicated Landlord, Luxury Apartments: Live Your Best OU Life
When you boil it down like that, a sample apartment lease is pretty easy to understand. Well, ours is, at least. We pride ourselves on being atypical of university-town landlords, and our student rental housing definitely isn’t your typical off-campus college apartments.
Our rental properties feature fully-renovated spaces, air conditioning, and amenities like dishwashers and on-site laundry; our leases feature clear language, designated rental parking, and incentives like city utilities, which are included in many of our Athens apartment leases. Take a look at our rental properties, and get help with any questions you may have on our FAQ page or by contacting us. Happy lease signing!