Lease Agreement / Contract – 3 Bedroom

Maxwell Manor, Opposite Maxwell Plains, Maxwell, Christ Church, Barbados

THIS AGREEMENT is made the (date) of (month) (year) between ___(name)__________ of ___(address)_____________ (hereinafter called the Tenant) of ONE PART and Orlando Gibson (hereinafter called “the Landlord”) of the OTHER PART.

  1. IN CONSIDERATION of the rent reserved and the covenants and agreements on the part of the Tenant, the Landlord hereby leases to the Tenant the unfurnished premises comprising kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living and dining room, numbered (hereinafter called “the Apartment”) on the apartment building known as Maxwell Manor situate at Maxwell Manor opposite Maxwell plains, Maxwell in the parish of Christ Church Barbados, together with the express license to use the common areas, laundry facilities, and parking space for the term of the Agreement commencing the (date) of (month), (year) and ending the (date) of (month), (year) at a rent of the Barbados dollar (BBD$ ) per month and payable as follows:
  1. (a) In respect of monthly rental, payment will be made in advance and in full on or before the commencement of each consecutive month agreed to be leased.

(b) Payment will be made monthly by automatic bank payment and cancelled only once the term of the lease is complete.

(c) Rent excludes electricity and water bills for which the tenant is liable for all charges once they take occupancy of the property. The electricity and water bills are based upon ‘reasonable use’ based upon historic usage and trend. Any single water bill exceeding $80 or any electricity bill exceeding $200 will be considered unusual usage, and should be managed with the utility provider.

(d) A security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent is payable on commencement of this Agreement commencing the (date) of (month), (year). The fee shall be refunded less damages to the Tenant as part of the rent payable if the Tenant enters into and concludes a Tenancy Agreement with the Landlord.

(e) This agreement may be terminated by either party giving to the other one month notice in the case of a monthly tenancy or cash in lieu of such respective notice.

(f) A six month break clause can be optioned within the first year, where the tenant will forfeit the deposit and one months rent in order to break from the one year Agreement.

  1. The Tenant covenants with the Landlord as follows:

(i) To pay the damage deposit as and when due.

(ii) To pay the rent fee as and when due by automatic bank payment.

(iii) To be financially responsible for all telephone calls and charges emanating from or chargeable to the Leased Apartment whether or not such calls were made or permitted to be made by the Tenant and in this regard to fully indemnify the Landlord in respect of all such charges.

(iv) To use the Apartment only as a private residence for oneself and such other adult or minor persons not being more than four (4).

(v) Not to sublet or part with possession of the Apartment or any part of it without prior express written permission of the Landlord and it is expressly hereby agreed that the Landlord shall not be bound to give his permission or any reasons for his refusal.

(vi) To keep and deliver up at the termination of the tenancy the keys and effects in as good condition as they are now in (reasonable wear and tear only expected) and not to remove any item of them from the Apartment and if at the termination of the tenancy any of the items or effects are broken, damaged or lost and to pay to the Landlord the cost of replacing them.

(vii) Not to play any loud music or musical instruments or apparatus or make or cause to be made any loud noises of any type which may create or constitute a nuisance to other of the Landlord’s tenants or neighbours.

(viii) Not to use or permit the Apartment to be used for any illegal or immoral purpose or by any person who sells, distributes or uses narcotic or hallucinogenic drugs, including within the term “narcotic” the substances known as marijuana, “LSD” or cocaine in any form.

(ix) No smoking inside the building. Smoking is permitted on areas of the verandah that do not affect other tenants.

(x) No pets

(xi) The grounds are to be kept tidy. Responsibility for grass cutting will alternate between tenants.

(xii) No alterations or additions to the Premises without the previous written consent of the Landlord.

(xiii)To permit the Landlord or agents at all reasonable times with or without workmen at convenient times during the day-time on giving twenty-four hours previous notice to enter, and upon the said premises to view and examine the state and condition thereof for the purpose of repairing and making good any part of the premises which may require repairs.

(ix) Not to do or cause to be done anything whereby the Policy of Insurance on the premises may be void or voidable or whereby the rate of rate of premium thereon may be increased and to repay the landlord all sums paid by way of increased premium and all expenses incurred by the Landlord made necessary by the breach of this covenant.

(x) To be responsible, after the first month’s occupancy, for any minor repairs to plumbing and electrical fittings, fixtures, e.g dripping taps, blocked drains, replacement of light bulbs, etc, up to BDS $150.00.

  1. If the rent or any part thereof shall be unpaid for fourteen days after being payable whether formally demanded or not or if any Agreement on the tenant’s part herein contained shall not be performed or observed then and in any of the said cases it shall be lawful of the Landlord at any time thereafter to re-enter upon these premises or any part thereof and resume possession thereof and thereupon this tenancy shall determine but without prejudice the right of action of the Landlord in respect of any breach of the Tenant’s agreement herein contained.
  1. If the Landlord files an action to enforce an Agreement contained in this Agreement or for breach of any covenant or condition, the Tenant shall pay the Landlord reasonable fees for the service of the Landlord’s attorney-at law in the action, all fees to be fixed or taxed by the Court.
  1. The Landlord covenants with the Tenant:

(i) to pay all rates and taxes, assessments and out goings in respect of the building in which the Apartment is situate, expect the charges for telephone calls used exclusively in the Apartment if more particularly provided for in Tenant’s covenant (3 iii) above;

(v) that the Tenant paying the rent and performing the Tenant’s covenants, shall peaceably hold the Apartment during the term without any interference by the Landlord or any person rightfully claiming under, through or in trust for him, PROVIDED always and it is agreed that if anything is done or permitted on the premises either by the Tenant of any person or by an invitee of any such person, which, in the opinion of the Landlord, may be deemed objectionable considering the character of the premises and the comfort and amenities to be enjoyed by the other tenants of the same building, then in such case upon the Landlord’s giving to the Tenant Twenty‐four (24) hours’ notice to quit, this lease shall cease and determine in accordance with such notice and the Tenant agrees hereby that neither he nor anyone adversely affected thereby shall be entitled to avail themselves of any provision at law or otherwise to the contrary, provided, however, that without restricting the exercise of reasonable discretion on the part of the Landlord, this right shall not be exercised in a capricious manner.

  1. The landlord knows of the following to be in existence:

– Tiles in back gallery discoloured by paint

– Tiles by stairs in front gallery discoloured by paint

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year hereinbefore written

SIGNED by the Landlord in the presence of:

Witness:

Name: Orlando Gibson

Abode:

Signed by the Tenant in the presence of

Witness:

Name:

Abode:

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