Rental Application for Residents and Occupants

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Rental Application for Residents and Occupants
Rental Application for Residents and Occupants
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Each co-resident and each occupant over 18 must submit a separate application.
Spouses may submit a joint application.
Date when filled out: __________________________
YOUR SPOUSE
Previous home address (most recent):
__________________________________________________ Apt. # ________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Apartment name: _________________________________________________
Name of owner or manager: _________________________________________
Their phone: ___________________ Previous monthly rent: $ _____________
Date you moved in: _____________ Date you moved out: ________________
YOUR WORK
OTHER OCCUPANTS
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Current home address (where you now live):
__________________________________________________ Apt. # ________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Home/cell phone: ( _______ ) _________________ Current rent: $ ___________
E-mail address: ____________________________________________________
Apartment name: _________________________________________________
Name of owner or manager: _________________________________________
Their phone: ______________________ Date moved in: _________________
Why are you leaving your current residence? ___________________________
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Full name: ________________________________________________________
Former last names (maiden and married): ______________________________
Social Security #: __________________________________________________
Driver’s license # and state: __________________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _________________________________________
Birthdate: ________________________________________________________
Ht.: _____ Wt.: _____ Sex: _____ Eye color: __________ Hair: __________
Are you a U.S. citizen? Yes No
Current employer: _________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Work phone: ( _____ )_______________ Cell phone: ( _____ ) _______________
Position: _________________________________________________________
E-mail address: ____________________________________________________
Date began job: _____________ Gross monthly income is over: $ __________
Supervisor’s name and phone: _______________________________________
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Full name (exactly as on driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
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Your street address (as shown on your driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
_________________________________________________________________
Driver’s license # and state: __________________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _________________________________________
Former last names (maiden and married): ______________________________
Social Security #: _____________________ Birthdate: ___________________
Ht.: _____ Wt.: _____ Sex: _____ Eye color: __________ Hair: __________
Marital Status: single married divorced widowed separated
U.S. citizen?
Yes
No Do you or any occupant smoke?
Yes
No
Will you or any occupant have an animal?
Yes
No
Kind, weight, breed, age: ___________________________________________
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ABOUT YOU
Current employer: _________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Work phone: ( _______ ) _____________________________________________
Position: _________________________________________________________
Your gross monthly income is over: $ _________________________________
Date you began this job: ____________________________________________
Supervisor’s name and phone: _______________________________________
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Previous employer (most recent): _____________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Work phone: ( _______ ) _____________________________________________
Position: _________________________________________________________
Gross monthly income was over: $ ____________________________________
Dates you began and ended this job: _________________________________
Previous supervisor’s name and phone: _______________________________
YOUR CREDIT HISTORY
Your bank’s name: _________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
List major credit cards: _____________________________________________
Other non-work income you want considered. Please explain: _____________
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Past credit problems you want to explain. (Use separate page)
YOUR RENTAL/CRIMINAL HISTORY
You must check if applicable.
Have you, your spouse, or any occupant listed in this application ever:
been evicted or asked to move out?
moved out of a dwelling before the end of the lease term
without the owner’s consent?
declared bankruptcy?
been sued for rent?
been sued for property damage?
been convicted or received probation for a felony or sex crime?
Please indicate below the year, location, and type of each felony or sex crime
for which you were convicted or received probation. We may need to discuss
more facts before making a decision. _________________________________
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Names of all people who will occupy the unit without signing the lease. Continue
on separate page if more than three.
Name: ______________________________ Relationship: ________________
Sex: _____ DL or gov’t ID card# and state: __________________________
Birthdate: ______________ Social Security #: _______________________
Name: ______________________________ Relationship: ________________
Sex: _____ DL or gov’t ID card# and state: __________________________
Birthdate: ______________ Social Security #: _______________________
Name: ______________________________ Relationship: ________________
Sex: _____ DL or gov’t ID card# and state: __________________________
Birthdate: ______________ Social Security #: _______________________
YOUR VEHICLES
List all vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, etc.) owned or operated by you,
your spouse, or any occupant. Continue on separate page if more than three.
1. Make, model, and color: __________________________________________
Year: ___________ License #: ________________ State: _______________
2. Make, model, and color: __________________________________________
Year: ___________ License #: ________________ State: _______________
3. Make, model, and color: __________________________________________
Year: ___________ License #: ________________ State: _______________
WHY YOU WANT TO RENT HERE
Were you referred?
Yes
No If yes, by whom?
Name of locator or rental agency: ____________________________________
Name of individual locator or agent: __________________________________
Name of friend or other person: ______________________________________
Did you find us on your own?
Yes
No If yes, fill in information below:
Internet site: ___________________________________________________
Rental publication: _________________________________
Stopped by
Newspaper: __________________________
Other: _________________
EMERGENCY
Emergency contact person over 18 who will not be living with you:
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________
Work phone: ( _____ ) ___________ Home phone: ( ______ ) ______________
Cell phone: ( _____ ) _______________ Relationship: ____________________
If you die or are seriously ill, missing, or incarcerated according to an affidavit
of (check one or more) the above person, your spouse, or your parent
or child, we may allow such person(s) to enter your dwelling to remove all contents, as well as your property in the mailbox, storerooms, and common areas.
If no box is checked, any of the above are authorized at our option. If you are
seriously ill or injured, you authorize us to call EMS or send for an ambulance at
your expense. We’re not legally obligated to do so.
AUTHORIZATION
I or we authorize (owner’s name) _____________________________________
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to: (1) share the information above with the owner’s electric provider; and
(2) verify the information above by all available means, including reports from
consumer-reporting agencies before, during, and after tenancy on matters relating to my lease, as well as income history and other information reported
by employers to any state employment-security agency (e.g., Texas Workforce
Commission). Work-history information may be used only for this Rental Application. Authority to obtain work-history information expires 365 days from the
date of this application.
Applicant’s signature ______________________________________________
Spouse’s signature ________________________________________________
You must also sign on the back side of this application.
CONTINUED ON BACK
Contemplated Lease Contract Information
To be filled in only if the Lease Contract is not signed by the resident or residents at the time of application for rental.
The TAA Lease Contract to be used must be the latest version of (check one): the Apartment Lease, the Residential Lease, or the Condominium/Townhome
Lease, unless an earlier version is initialed by resident(s) and attached to this application. The blanks in the contract will contain the following information:
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Late charges due if rent is not paid on or before ___________________________
Initial late charge $ _________________ Daily late charge $ _______________
Returned-check charge $ ______________________________________________
Animal-rules-violation charges: Initial $ _____________ Daily $ _________________
The dwelling is to be furnished OR unfurnished.
Utilities paid by owner (check all that apply): electricity, gas, water,
wastewater, trash/recycling, cable/satellite, master antenna,
Internet, stormwater/drainage, other _____________________________
Utility-connection charge $ ____________________________________________
You are (check one): required to buy insurance, not required to buy insurance.
Agreed reletting charge $ _____________________________________________
Security-deposit refund check will be by (check one):
one check jointly payable to all residents (default), OR
one check payable and mailed to ____________________________________ .
Your move-out notice will terminate Lease Contract on (check one):
last day of the month, OR exact day designated in your move-out notice.
If the dwelling unit is a house or duplex, owner will be responsible under paragraph 12.2 of the Lease Contract for lawn/plant maintenance,
lawn/plant watering, lawn/plant fertilization,
picking up trash from grounds, trash receptacles.
You will be responsible for anything not checked here.
You will be responsible for the first $ _________________________ of each repair.
Special provisions regarding parking, storage, etc. (see attached page, if necessary): ______________________________________________________________
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Name of owner or lessor ______________________________________________
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Property name and type of dwelling (bedrooms and baths) __________________
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Complete street address ______________________________________________
City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________
Names of all other occupants not signing Lease Contract (persons under age 18,
relatives, friends, etc.) _________________________________________________
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Total number of residents and occupants ________________________________
Our consent is necessary for guests staying longer than ________________ days
Beginning date and ending dates of Lease Contract ________________________
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Number of days’ notice for termination __________________________________
Total security deposit $ _______________ Animal deposit $ _______________
# of keys/access devices for ___ unit, ____ mailbox, ___ other ______________
Total monthly rent for dwelling unit $ ____________________________________
Rent to be paid: at the onsite manager’s office, through our online payment
site, OR at ________________________________________________________
Prorated rent for: first month OR second month ______________________
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• Names of all residents who will sign the Lease Contract _____________________
Application Agreement
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1. Lease Contract Information. The Lease Contract contemplated by the parties
is attached—or, if no Lease Contract is attached, the Lease Contract will be the
current TAA Lease Contract noted above. Special information and conditions
must be explicitly noted on an attached Lease Contract or in the Contemplated
Lease Information above.
2. Application Fee (may or may not be refundable). You have delivered to
our representative an application fee in the amount indicated in paragraph 14
below, and this payment partially defrays the cost of administrative paperwork.
3. Application Deposit (may or may not be refundable). In addition to any application fee, you have delivered to our representative an application deposit
in the amount indicated in paragraph 14. The application deposit is not a security deposit, but it will be credited toward the required security deposit when
the Lease Contract has been signed by all parties; OR it will be refunded under
paragraph 10 if you are not approved; OR it will be retained by us as liquidated
damages if you fail to sign or attempt to withdraw under paragraph 6 or 7, if you
fail to answer any question, or if you give false information.
4. Approval When Lease Contract Is Signed in Advance. If you and all
co-applicants have already signed the Lease Contract when we approve
your application, our representative will notify you (or one of you if there are
co-applicants) of our approval, sign the Lease Contract, and then credit the application deposit of all applicants toward the required security deposit.
5. Approval When Lease Contract Isn’t Yet Signed. If you and all co-applicants
have not signed the Lease Contract when we approve your application, our
representative will notify you (or one of you if there are co-applicants) of the
approval, sign the Lease Contract when you and all co-applicants have signed,
and then credit the application deposit of all applicants toward the required
security deposit.
6. If You Fail to Sign Lease After Approval. Unless we authorize otherwise in
writing, you and all co-applicants must sign the Lease Contract within three
days after we give you our approval in person, by telephone, or by email, or
within five days after we mail you our approval. If you or any co-applicant fails
to sign as required, we may keep the application deposit as liquidated damages
and terminate all further obligations under this agreement.
7. If You Withdraw Before Approval. You and any co-applicants may not withdraw your application or the application deposit. If, before signing the Lease
Contract, you or any co-applicant withdraws an application or notifies us that
you’ve changed your mind about renting the dwelling unit, we’ll be entitled to
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retain all application deposits as liquidated damages, and the parties will then
have no further obligation to each other.
Completed Application. An application will not be considered completed and
will not be processed until all of the following have been provided to us (unless
not checked): a separate application has been fully filled out and signed by
you and each co-applicant; an application fee has been paid to us; an application deposit has been paid to us. If no item is checked, all are necessary for
the application to be considered completed.
Nonapproval in Seven Days. We will notify you whether you’ve been approved within seven days after the date we receive a completed application.
Your application will be considered disapproved if we fail to notify you of your
approval within seven days after we have received a completed application.
Notification may be in person, by mail, or by telephone unless you have specified that notification be by mail. You must not assume approval until you receive actual notice of approval.
Refund After Nonapproval. If you or any co-applicant is disapproved or
deemed disapproved under paragraph 9, we’ll refund all application deposits
required by law to be refunded within __________ days (not to exceed 30 days; 30
days if left blank) of such disapproval. Refund checks may be made payable to
all co-applicants and mailed to one applicant.
Extension of Deadlines. If the deadline for signing, approving, or refunding
under paragraphs 6, 9, or 10 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a state or federal holiday, the deadline will be extended to the end of the next business day.
Notice to or from Co-applicants. Any notice we give you or your co-applicant is considered notice to all co-applicants; and any notice from you or your
co-applicant is considered notice from all co-applicants.
Keys or Access Devices. We’ll furnish keys and access devices only after: (1) all
parties have signed the contemplated Lease Contract and other rental documents; and (2) all applicable rents and security deposits have been paid in full.
Receipt. Application fee (may or may not be refundable):. .$ _______________
Application deposit (may or may not be refundable): . . . . . .$ _______________
Administrative fee (refundable only if not approved): . . . . . .$ _______________
Total of above fees and application deposit: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ _______________
Total amount of money we’ve received to this date: . . . . . .$ _______________
Signature. Our representative’s signature indicates our acceptance only of the
above application agreement. It does not bind us to approve your application
or to sign the proposed Lease Contract.
If you are seriously ill or injured, what doctor may we notify? (We are not responsible for providing medical information to doctors or emergency personnel.)
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ( _______ ) ____________________________
Important medical information in emergency: _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Acknowledgment. You declare that all your statements on the first page of this application are true and complete. You authorize us to verify your information
through any means, including consumer-reporting agencies and other rental-housing owners. You acknowledge that you had an opportunity to review our
rental-selection criteria, which include reasons your application may be denied, such as criminal history, credit history, current income, and rental history.
You understand that if you do not meet our rental-selection criteria or if you fail to answer any question or give false information, we may reject the application, retain all application fees, administrative fees, and deposits as liquidated damages for our time and expense, and terminate your right of occupancy.
Giving false information is a serious criminal offense. In lawsuits relating to the application or Lease Contract, the prevailing party may recover from the nonprevailing party all attorney’s fees and litigation costs. We may at any time furnish information to consumer-reporting agencies and other rental-housing owners
regarding your performance of your legal obligations, including both favorable and unfavorable information about your compliance with the Lease Contract, the
rules, and financial obligations. Fax or electronic signatures are legally binding. You acknowledge that our privacy policy is available to you.
Right to Review the Lease. Before you submit an application or pay any fees or deposits, you have the right to review the Rental Application and Lease Contract, as well as any community rules or policies we have. You may also consult an attorney. These documents are binding legal documents when signed. We
will not take a particular dwelling off the market until we receive a completed application and any other required information or monies to rent that dwelling.
Additional provisions or changes may be made in the Lease Contract if agreed to in writing by all parties. You are entitled to a copy of the Lease Contract after
it is fully signed.
Applicant’s Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________
Signature of Spouse: ____________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________
Signature of Owner’s Representative: _____________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Unit # or type: ____________________
1. Apt. name or dwelling address (street, city): _____________________________________________________________
2. Person accepting application: _______________________________________________________________________
Phone: ( _______ )__________________
3. Person processing application: ______________________________________________________________________
Phone: ( _______ )__________________
4. Date that the applicant or co-applicant was notified by telephone, by letter, or in person of acceptance or nonacceptance: ____________________________
(Deadline for applicant and all co-applicants to sign lease is three days after notification of acceptance in person or by telephone, five days if by mail.)
5. Name of person or persons notified (if there are more than one applicant, at least one of them must be notified): ________________________________________________
6. Name of owner’s representative who notified the applicant: ____________________________________________________________________________________
TAA Official Statewide Form 16-D, Revised June 2016
Copyright 2016, Texas Apartment Association
This Lease Contract is valid only if filled out before January 1, 2018.
Apartment Lease Contract
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This is a binding contract. Read carefully before signing.
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Date of Lease Contract: _________________________________
(when this Lease Contract is filled out)
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and us, the owner: ______________________________________________
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(name of apartment community or title holder). You are renting Apartment No. ________________, at __________________________
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1. Parties. This Lease Contract (“Lease”) is between you, the
resident(s) (list all people signing the Lease):
Prorated rent of $_________________ is due for the remainder of the
[check one]: ❒ 1st month or ❒ 2nd month, on the ________ day of
________________________________________ (month), _________ (year).
You must pay your rent on or before the 1st day of each month
(due date). There is no grace period, and you agree that not
paying rent on the 1st of each month is a material breach of
this Lease. Cash is not acceptable without our prior written
permission. You cannot withhold or offset rent unless authorized by law. We may, at our option, require at any time that you
pay all rent and other sums in cash, certified or cashier’s check,
money order, or one monthly check rather than multiple checks.
If you don’t pay all rent on or before the ____________ day of the
month, you’ll pay an initial late charge of $____________ , plus a
daily late charge of $____________ per day after that date until the
amount due is paid in full. Daily late charges cannot exceed 15
days for any single month’s rent. We won’t impose late charges
until at least the third day of the month. You’ll also pay a charge
of $____________ for each returned check or rejected electronic payment, plus initial and daily late charges, until we receive acceptable payment. If you don’t pay rent on time, you’ll be in default
and subject to all remedies under state law and this Lease. If you
violate the animal restrictions of Par. 27 or other animal rules,
you’ll pay an initial charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $100 per animal) and a daily charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $10 per day per animal) from the date the animal was brought into your apartment until it is removed. We‘ll
also have all other remedies for such violations.
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Moving In — General Information
(city), Texas ____________ (zip code) for use as a private residence
only. The terms “you” and “your” refer to all residents listed above
or, in the event of a sole resident’s death, to someone authorized
to act for the estate. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the
owner listed above and not to property managers or anyone else.
Neither we nor any of our representatives have made any oral
promises, representations, or agreements. This Lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
2. Occupants. The apartment will be occupied only by you and (list
all other occupants not signing the Lease):
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—and no one else. Anyone not listed here cannot stay in the
apartment for more than _______ consecutive days without our
prior written consent, and no more than twice that many days in
any one month. If the previous space isn’t filled in, 2 days total
per month will be the limit.
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3. Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease begins on the _________
day of ____________________________________________________ (month),
_____________(year), and ends at midnight the _________________ day
of _______________________________________(month), ___________(year).
After that, this Lease will automatically renew month-to-month unless either party gives at least _______ days’ written notice of termination or intent to move out as required by Par. 36. If the number of
days isn’t filled in, notice of at least 30 days is required.
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4. Security Deposit. The total security deposit for all residents is $____________, due on or before the date this Lease is
signed. This amount [check one]: ❒ does or ❒ does not include an animal deposit. Any animal deposit will be designated in an animal addendum. Security-deposit refund
check and any deduction itemizations will be by [check one]:
❒ one check jointly payable to all residents and mailed to any
one resident we choose, or
❒ one check payable to and mailed to ___________________
7. Utilities and Services. We’ll pay for the following items, if
checked: ❒ gas ❒ water ❒ wastewater ❒ electricity
❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite ❒ master antenna
❒ Internet ❒ stormwater/drainage
❒ other ______________________________________________________ .
You’ll pay for all other utilities and services, related deposits, and
any charges or fees on such utilities and services during your
Lease term. See Par. 12 for other related provisions regarding utilities and services.
8. Insurance. Our insurance doesn’t cover the loss of or damage
to your personal property. You are [check one]:
❒ required to buy and maintain renter’s or liability insurance
(see attached addendum), or
❒ not required to buy renter’s or liability insurance.
If neither option is checked, insurance is not required but is still
strongly recommended. Even if not required, we urge you to
get your own insurance for losses due to theft, fire, water, pipe
leaks, and similar occurrences. Renter’s insurance doesn’t cover
losses due to a flood. Information on renter’s insurance is available from the Texas Department of Insurance.
9. Special Provisions. The following or attached special provisions
and any addenda or written rules furnished to you at or before
signing will become a part of this Lease and will supersede any
conflicting provisions of this printed Lease form.
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(specify name of one resident).
If neither option is checked here, the first option applies. See
Par. 40 and 41 for security-deposit return information.
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5. Keys, Move-Out, and Furniture. You’ll be given _________ apartment key(s), _________ mailbox key(s), and _________ other access devices for ________________________________________________________ .
Before moving out, you must give our representative advance
written move-out notice as stated in Par. 36. The move-out date
in your notice [check one]: ❒ must be the last day of the month,
or ❒ may be the exact day designated in your notice. If neither
option is checked here, the second applies. Any resident, occupant, or spouse who, according to a remaining resident’s affidavit,
has permanently moved out or is under court order not to enter
the apartment, is (at our option) no longer entitled to occupancy, keys, or other access devices, unless authorized by court order.
Your apartment will be [check one]: ❒ furnished or ❒ unfurnished.
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6. Rent and Charges. You will pay $ _____________________ per
month for rent, in advance and without demand [check one]:
❒ at the onsite manager’s office
❒ through our online payment site
❒ at _______________________________________________
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Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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10. Unlawful Early Move-Out And Reletting Charge.
10.1 Your Responsibility. You’ll be liable for a reletting charge of
$__________________ (not to exceed 85% of the highest monthly
rent during the Lease term) if you: (A) fail to move in, or fail
to give written move-out notice as required in Par. 23 or 36;
(B) move out without paying rent in full for the entire Lease
term or renewal period; (C) move out at our demand because of your default; or (D) are judicially evicted. The reletting charge is not a cancellation fee and does not release
you from your obligations under this Lease. See the next
section.
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13.2 Indemnification by You. You’ll defend, indemnify and
hold us harmless from all liability arising from your
conduct or that of your invitees, your occupants, your
guests, or our representatives who at your request perform services not contemplated in this Lease.
13.3 Damage and Wastewater Stoppage. Unless damage
or wastewater stoppage is due to our negligence, we’re
not liable for—and you must pay for—repairs, replacements, and damage of the following kind if occurring
during the Lease term or renewal period: (A) damage to
doors, windows, or screens; (B) damage from windows
or doors left open; and (C) damage from wastewater
stoppages caused by improper objects in lines exclusively serving your apartment.
13.4 No Waiver. We may require payment at any time, including advance payment to repair damage that you are liable
for. Delay in demanding sums you owe is not a waiver.
14. Contractual Lien and Property Left in Apartment.
14.1 Lien Against Your Property for Rent. All property in the
apartment (unless exempt under Texas Property Code
sec. 54.042) is subject to a contractual lien to secure payment of delinquent rent (except as prohibited by Texas
Government Code sec. 2306.6738, for owners supported by housing-tax-credit allocations). For this purpose,
“apartment” excludes common areas but includes the interior living areas and exterior patios, balconies, attached
garages, and any storerooms for your exclusive use.
14.2 Removal After We Exercise Lien for Rent. If your rent is
delinquent, our representative may peacefully enter the
apartment, and remove and/or store all property subject to lien. All property in the apartment is presumed to
be yours unless proved otherwise. After the property is removed, a written notice of entry must be left in a conspicuous place in the apartment—including a list of items removed, the amount of delinquent rent due, and the name,
address, and phone number of the person to contact. The
notice must also state that the property will be promptly
returned when the delinquent rent is fully paid.
14.3 Removal After Surrender, Abandonment, or Eviction.
We, or law officers, may remove or store all property remaining in the apartment or in common areas (including
any vehicles you or any occupant or guest owns or uses) if
you’re judicially evicted or if you surrender or abandon the
apartment (see definitions in Par. 41).
14.4 Storage.
(A) No duty. We’ll store property removed under a contractual lien. We may—but we have no duty to—store
property removed after judicial eviction, surrender, or
abandonment of the apartment.
(B) No liability. We’re not liable for casualty, loss, damage,
or theft, except for property removed under a contractual lien.
(C) Charges you pay. You must pay reasonable charges
for our packing, removing, storing, and selling of any
property.
(D) Our lien. We have a lien on all property removed and
stored after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction for all sums you owe, with one exception: our
lien on property listed under Texas Property Code
sec. 54.042 is limited to charges for packing, removing,
and storing.
14.5 Redemption.
(A) Property on which we have a lien. If we’ve seized and
stored property under a contractual lien for rent as authorized by law, you may redeem the property by paying all delinquent rent due at the time of seizure. But if
notice of sale (see Par. 14.6(C)) is given before you seek
redemption, you may redeem only by paying the delinquent rent plus our reasonable charges for packing,
removing, and storing.
(B) Property removed after surrender, abandonment, or
judicial eviction. If we’ve removed and stored property after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction,
you may redeem only by paying all sums you owe, including rent, late charges, reletting charges, storage
charges, damages, etc.
(C) Place and payment for return. We may return redeemed property at the place of storage, the management office, or the apartment (at our option). We may
require payment by cash, money order, or certified
check.
14.6 Disposition or Sale.
(A) Our options. Except for animals and property removed after the death of a sole resident, we may throw
away or give to a charitable organization all personal
property that is:
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10.2 Not a Release. The reletting charge is neither a Lease cancellation nor a buyout fee. It is a liquidated amount covering only part of our damages—for our time, effort, and expense in finding and processing a replacement resident.
These damages are uncertain and hard to ascertain—
particularly those relating to inconvenience, paperwork,
advertising, showing apartments, utilities for showing,
checking prospects, overhead, marketing costs, and locator-service fees. You agree that the reletting charge is a
reasonable estimate of our damages and that the charge
is due whether or not our reletting attempts succeed. If
no amount is stipulated, you must pay our actual reletting costs as far as they can be determined. The reletting
charge doesn’t release you from continued liability for future or past-due rent; charges for cleaning, repairing, repainting, or dealing with unreturned keys; or other sums
due.
11. Security Devices.
11.1 What We Provide. Texas Property Code secs. 92.151,
92.153, and 92.154 require, with some exceptions, that
we provide at no cost to you when occupancy begins: (A)
a window latch on each window; (B) a doorviewer (peephole) on each exterior door; (C) a pin lock on each sliding
door; (D) either a door-handle latch or a security bar on
each sliding door; (E) a keyless bolting device (deadbolt)
on each exterior door; and (F) either a keyed doorknob
lock or a keyed deadbolt lock on one entry door. Keyed
locks will be rekeyed after the prior resident moves out.
The rekeying will be done either before you move in or
within 7 days after you move in, as required by law. If we
fail to install or rekey security devices as required by law,
you have the right to do so and deduct the reasonable
cost from your next rent payment under Texas Property Code sec. 92.165(1). We may deactivate or not install
keyless bolting devices on your doors if (A) you or an occupant in the dwelling is over 55 or disabled, and (B) the
requirements of Texas Property Code sec. 92.153(e) or (f)
are satisfied.
11.2 Who Pays What. We’ll pay for missing security devices
that are required by law. You’ll pay for: (A) rekeying that
you request (unless we failed to rekey after the previous
resident moved out); and (B) repairs or replacements because of misuse or damage by you or your family, your
occupants, or your guests. You must pay immediately
after the work is done unless state law authorizes advance
payment. You must also pay in advance for any additional
or changed security devices you request.
12. Other Utilities and Services. Television channels that are provided may be changed during the Lease term if the change applies to all residents. You may use utilities only for normal household purposes and must not waste them. If your electricity is
interrupted, you must use only battery-operated lighting (no
flames). You must not allow any utilities (other than cable or Internet) to be cut off or switched for any reason—including disconnection for not paying your bills—until the Lease term or
renewal period ends. If a utility is submetered or prorated by
an allocation formula, we’ll attach an addendum to this Lease
in compliance with state-agency rules. If a utility is individually metered, it must be connected in your name and you must
notify the provider of your move-out date so the meter can be
timely read. If you delay getting it turned on in your name by
the Lease’s start date or cause it to be transferred back into our
name before you surrender or abandon the apartment, you’ll
be liable for a $__________ charge (not to exceed $50 per violation), plus the actual or estimated cost of the utilities used while
the utility should have been connected in your name. If you’re
in an area open to competition and your apartment is individually metered, you may choose or change your retail electric provider at any time. If you qualify, your provider will be the same
as ours, unless you choose a different provider. If you do choose
or change your provider, you must give us written notice. You
must pay all applicable provider fees, including any fees to
change service back into our name after you move out.
Special Provisions and “What If” Clauses
13. Damages and Reimbursement.
13.1 Damage in the Apartment Community. You must
promptly pay or reimburse us for loss, damage, consequential damages, government fines or charges, or cost of
repairs or service in the apartment community because of
a Lease or rules violation; improper use; negligence; other
conduct by you, your invitees, your occupants, or your
guests; or any other cause not due to our negligence or
fault as allowed by law, except for damages by acts of God
to the extent they couldn’t be mitigated by your action or
inaction.
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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19. Community Policies and Rules.
19.1 Generally. Our rules are considered part of this Lease.
You, your occupants, and your guests must comply with all
written apartment rules and community policies, including instructions for care of our property. We may regulate:
(A) the use of patios, balconies, and porches; (B) the conduct of furniture movers and delivery persons; and (C) activities in common areas. We may make reasonable changes to written rules, and those rules can become effective
immediately if the rules are distributed and applicable to
all units in the apartment community and do not change
the dollar amounts on pages 1 or 2 of this Lease.
19.2 Some Specifics. Your apartment and other areas reserved
for your private use must be kept clean. Trash must be disposed of at least weekly in appropriate receptacles in accordance with local ordinances. Passageways may be used only
for entry or exit. You will use balconies with care and will
not overload them. Any swimming pools, saunas, spas, tanning beds, exercise rooms, storerooms, laundry rooms, and
similar areas must be used with care and in accordance with
apartment rules and posted signs.
19.3 Limitations on Conduct. Glass containers are prohibited in or near pools and all other common areas. Within
the apartment community, you, your occupants, and your
guests must not use candles or kerosene lamps or heaters
without our prior written approval, or cook on balconies
or outside. You, your occupants, and your guests must not
solicit business or contributions. Conducting any kind of
business (including child-care services) in your apartment
or in the apartment community is prohibited—except
that any lawful business conducted “at home” by computer, mail, or telephone is permissible if customers, clients,
patients, or other business associates do not come to your
apartment for business purposes.
19.4 Exclusion of Persons. We may exclude from the apartment community any guests or others who, in our judgment, have been violating the law, violating this Lease or
our rules, or disturbing other residents, neighbors, visitors,
or owner representatives. We may also exclude from any
outside area or common area anyone who refuses to show
photo identification or refuses to identify himself or herself
as a resident, an occupant, or a guest of a specific resident
in the community.
19.5 Notice of Convictions and Registration. You must notify us within 15 days if you or any of your occupants are
convicted of (A) any felony, or (B) any misdemeanor involving a controlled substance, violence to another person,
or destruction of property. You must also notify us within 15 days if you or any of your occupants register as a sex
offender. Informing us of a criminal conviction or sex-offender registration doesn’t waive any rights we may have
against you.
20. Prohibited Conduct. You, your occupants, and your guests
may not engage in the following activities:
(a) criminal conduct; manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia;
engaging in or threatening violence; possessing a
weapon prohibited by state law; discharging a firearm
in the apartment community; or, except when allowed
by law, displaying or possessing a gun, knife, or other
weapon in the common area, or in a way that may alarm
others;
(b) behaving in a loud or obnoxious manner;
(c) disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health,
safety, or convenience of others (including our agents
and employees) in or near the apartment community;
(d) disrupting our business operations;
(e) storing anything in closets containing gas appliances;
(f) tampering with utilities or telecommunications;
(g) bringing hazardous materials into the apartment community;
(h) using windows for entry or exit;
(i) heating the apartment with a gas-operated cooking
stove or oven; or
(j) injuring our reputation by making bad-faith allegations against us to others.
21. Parking. We may regulate the time, manner, and place of parking all cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles. Motorcycles or motorized bikes must not be
parked inside an apartment, on sidewalks, under stairwells, or in
handicapped-parking areas. We may have any unauthorized or
illegally parked vehicles towed or booted according to state law
at the owner or operator’s expense at any time if the vehicle:
(a) has a flat tire or is otherwise inoperable;
(b) is on jacks, on blocks, or has a wheel missing;
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(1) left in the apartment after surrender or abandonment; or
(2) left outside more than 1 hour after writ of possession is executed, following judicial eviction.
(B) Animals. An animal removed after surrender, abandonment, or eviction may be kenneled or turned over
to a local authority, humane society, or rescue organization.
(C) Sale or property. Property not thrown away or given
to charity may be disposed of only by sale, which must
be held no sooner than 30 days after written notice of
the date, time, and place of sale is sent by both regular mail and certified mail (return receipt requested) to
your last known address. The notice must itemize the
amounts you owe and provide the name, address, and
phone number of the person to contact about the sale,
the amount owed, and your right to redeem the property. The sale may be public or private; is subject to any
third-party ownership or lien claims; must be to the
highest cash bidder; and may be in bulk, in batches, or
item-by-item. If the proceeds from the sale are more
than you owe, the excess amount must be mailed to
you at your last known address within 30 days after
sale.
Failing to Pay First Month’s Rent. If you don’t pay the first
month’s rent when or before the Lease begins, all future rent for
the Lease term will be automatically accelerated without notice
and become immediately due. We also may end your right of
occupancy and recover damages, future rent, reletting charges, attorney’s fees, court costs, and other lawful charges. Our
rights, remedies and duties under Par. 10 and 32 apply to acceleration under this paragraph.
Rent Increases and Lease Changes. No rent increases or Lease
changes are allowed before the initial Lease term ends, except
for those allowed by special provisions in Par. 9, by a written addendum or amendment signed by you and us, or by reasonable
changes of apartment rules allowed under Par. 19. If, at least 5
days before the advance-notice deadline referred to in Par. 3, we
give you written notice of rent increases or Lease changes that
become effective when the Lease term or renewal period ends,
this Lease will automatically continue month-to-month with the
increased rent or Lease changes. The new modified Lease will
begin on the date stated in the notice (without needing your
signature) unless you give us written move-out notice under
Par. 36. The written move-out notice under Par. 36 applies only
to the end of the current Lease or renewal period.
Delay of Occupancy.
17.1 Lease Remains In Force. We are not responsible for any
delay of your occupancy caused by construction, repairs,
cleaning, or a previous resident’s holding over. This Lease
will remain in force subject to:
(A) abatement of rent on a daily basis during delay, and
(B) your right to terminate the lease in writing as set forth
below.
17.2 Your Termination Rights. Termination notice must be in
writing. After termination, you are entitled only to refund
of any deposit(s) and any rent you paid. Rent abatement or
Lease termination does not apply if the delay is for cleaning or repairs that don’t prevent you from moving into the
apartment.
17.3 Notice of Delay. If there is a delay of your occupancy and
we haven’t given notice of delay as set forth immediately
below, you may terminate this Lease up to the date when
the apartment is ready for occupancy, but not later.
(a) If we give written notice to any of you or your occupants when or after the Lease begins—and the notice
states that occupancy has been delayed because of
construction or a previous resident’s holding over, and
that the apartment will be ready on a specific date—
you may terminate the Lease within 3 days after you
receive written notice, but no later.
(b) If we give any of you written notice before the date the
Lease begins and the notice states that a construction
delay is expected and that the apartment will be ready
for you to occupy on a specific date, you may terminate the Lease within 7 days after receiving written notice, but no later. The readiness date stated in the written notice becomes the new effective Lease date for all
purposes. This new date can’t be moved to an earlier
date unless we and you agree in writing.
Disclosure of Information. If someone requests information
about you or your rental history for law-enforcement, governmental, or business purposes, we may provide it. At our request,
any utility provider may give us information about pending or
actual connections or disconnections of utility service to your
apartment.
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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24. Resident Safety and Loss.
24.1 Disclaimer. We disclaim any express or implied warranties of security. We care about your safety and that of
other occupants and guests. You agree to make every effort to follow any Security Guidelines Addendum attached
to this Lease. No security system is failsafe. Even the best
system can’t prevent crime. Always act as if security systems don’t exist since they are subject to malfunction,
tampering, and human error. The best safety measures
are the ones you take as a matter of common sense and
habit.
24.2 Your Duty of Due Care. You, your occupants, and your
guests must exercise due care for your own and others’
safety and security, especially in using smoke alarms and
other detection devices, door and window locks, and other
safety or security devices. Window screens are not for security or to keep people from falling out of windows.
24.3 Alarm and Detection Devices.
(A) What we’ll do. We’ll furnish smoke alarms or other detection devices required by law or city ordinance. We
may install additional detectors not so required. We’ll
test them and provide working batteries when you
first take possession of your apartment. Upon request,
we’ll provide, as required by law, a smoke alarm capable of alerting a person with a hearing-impairment disability.
(B) Your duties. You must pay for and replace batteries as
needed, unless the law provides otherwise. We may replace dead or missing batteries at your expense, without prior notice to you. You must immediately report
alarm or detector malfunctions to us. Neither you nor
others may disable alarms or detectors. If you damage or disable the smoke alarm, or remove a battery without replacing it with a working battery, you
may be liable to us under Texas Property Code sec.
92.2611 for $100 plus one month’s rent, actual damages, and attorney’s fees. You’ll be liable to us and
others if you fail to report malfunctions, or fail to report
any loss, damage, or fines resulting from fire, smoke, or
water.
24.4 Loss. Unless otherwise required by law, we’re not liable to
any resident, guest, or occupant for personal injury or damage, loss of personal property, or loss of business or personal income, from any cause, including fire, smoke, rain, flood,
water leaks, hail, ice, snow, lightning, wind, explosions, interruption of utilities, pipe leaks, theft, vandalism, and negligent or intentional acts of residents, occupants, or guests.
We have no duty to remove any ice, sleet, or snow but may
remove any amount with or without notice. Unless we instruct otherwise, during freezing weather you must for 24
hours a day: (A) keep the apartment heated to at least 50°
Fahrenheit, (B) keep cabinet and closet doors open, and
(C) drip hot- and cold-water faucets. You’ll be liable for any
damage to our and others’ property caused by broken
water pipes due to your violating these requirements.
24.5 Crime or Emergency. Immediately dial 911 or call local
medical-emergency, fire, or police personnel in case of
accident, fire, smoke, suspected criminal activity, or any
other emergency involving imminent harm. You should
then contact our representative. None of our security measures are an express or implied warranty of security—or a
guarantee against crime or of reduced risk of crime. Unless
otherwise provided by law, we’re not liable to you, your
occupants, or your guests for injury, damage, or loss to person or property caused by criminal conduct of other persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism, or other
crimes. Even if previously provided, we’re not obliged to
furnish security personnel, patrols, lighting, gates, fences,
or other forms of security unless required by law. We’re not
responsible for obtaining criminal-history checks on any
residents, occupants, guests, or contractors in the apartment community. If you, your occupants, or your guests
are affected by a crime, you must make a written report to
the appropriate local law-enforcement agency and to our
representative. You must also give us the law-enforcement
agency’s incident-report number upon request.
25. Condition of the Premises and Alterations.
25.1 As-Is. We disclaim all implied warranties. You accept the
apartment, fixtures, and furniture as is, except for conditions materially affecting the health or safety of ordinary
persons. You’ll be given an Inventory & Condition form on
or before move-in. Within 48 hours after move-in, you must
note on the form all defects or damage, sign the form, and
return it to us. Otherwise, everything will be considered to
be in a clean, safe, and good working condition.
25.2 Standards and Improvements. You must use customary
diligence in maintaining the apartment and not damaging
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(d) belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or abandoned the apartment;
(e) is in a handicapped space without the legally required
handicapped insignia;
(f) is in a space marked for office visitors, managers, or
staff;
(g) blocks another vehicle from exiting;
(h) is in a fire lane or designated “no parking” area;
(i) is in a space marked for another resident or apartment;
(j) is on the grass, sidewalk, or patio;
(k) blocks a garbage truck from access to a dumpster;
(l) has no current license or registration, and we have
given you at least 10 days’ notice that the vehicle will
be towed if not removed; or
(m) is not moved to allow parking lot maintenance.
22. Release of Resident.
22.1 Generally. You may have the right under Texas law to
terminate the Lease early in certain situations involving family violence, certain sexual offenses, or stalking.
Otherwise, unless you’re entitled to terminate this Lease
under Par. 9, 17, 23, 31, or 36, you won’t be released from
this Lease for any reason—including voluntary or involuntary school withdrawal or transfer, voluntary or involuntary
job transfer, marriage, separation, divorce, reconciliation,
loss of coresidents, loss of employment, bad health, property purchase, or death.
22.2 Death of Sole Resident. If you are the sole resident and
die during the Lease term, an authorized representative
of your estate may terminate the Lease without penalty
by giving at least 30 days’ written notice. Your estate will
be liable for paying rent until the latter of: (A) the termination date or (B) removal of all possessions in the apartment.
Your estate will also be liable for all charges and damages
until the apartment is vacated, and any removal or storage
costs.
23. Military Personnel.
23.1 Termination Rights. You may have the right under Texas
law to terminate the Lease in certain situations involving military deployment or transfer. You may terminate
the Lease if you enlist, are drafted into, or are commissioned in the U.S. Armed Forces. You also may terminate
the Lease if:
(a) you are (1) a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves on active duty, or (2) a member of the National
Guard called to active duty for more than 30 days in response to a national emergency declared by the President; and
(b) you (1) receive orders for a permanent change of station, (2) receive orders to deploy with a military unit or
as an individual in support of a military operation for
90 days or more, or (3) are relieved or released from active duty.
23.2 How to Terminate Under This Par. 23. You must furnish us a copy of your military orders, such as permanentchange-of-station orders, call-up orders, or deployment
orders (or letter equivalent). Military permission for base
housing doesn’t constitute a permanent-change-of-station order. You must deliver to us your written termination
notice, after which the Lease will be terminated under this
military clause 30 days after the date your next rental payment is due. After your move-out, we’ll return your security
deposit, less lawful deductions.
23.3 Who May Be Released. For the purposes of this Lease, orders described in (b) under Par. 23.1 above will release only
the resident who qualifies under both (a) and (b) above
and receives the orders during the Lease term, plus that
resident’s spouse or legal dependents living in the resident’s household. A coresident who is not the spouse or
dependent of a military resident cannot terminate under
this military clause.
23.4 Your Representations. Unless you state otherwise in
Par. 9, you represent when signing this Lease that:
(a) you do not already have deployment or change-of-station orders;
(b) you will not be retiring from the military during the
Lease term; and
(c) the term of your enlistment or obligation will not end
before the Lease term ends.
You must notify us immediately if you are called to active
duty or receive deployment or permanent-change-of-station orders.
23.5 Damages for False Representations. Liquidated damages for making a false representation of the above will be
the amount of unpaid rent for the remainder of the Lease
term when and if you move out, minus rents from others
received in mitigation under Par. 32.6.
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fication of your disability and the need for such an animal.
You must not feed stray or wild animals.
27.2 Violations of Animal Policies.
(A) Charges for violations. If you or any guest or occupant violates animal restrictions (with or without your
knowledge), you’ll be subject to charges, damages,
eviction, and other remedies provided in this Lease. If
an animal has been in the apartment at any time during
your term of occupancy (with or without our consent),
we’ll charge you for all cleaning and repair costs, including defleaing, deodorizing, and shampooing. Initial
and daily animal-violation charges and animal-removal
charges are liquidated damages for our time, inconvenience, and overhead (except attorney’s fees and litigation costs) in enforcing animal restrictions and rules.
(B) Removal and return of animal. We may remove an
unauthorized animal by (1) leaving, in a conspicuous
place in the apartment, a written notice of our intent
to remove the animal within 24 hours; and (2) following the procedures of Par. 28. We may keep or kennel
the animal, or turn it over to a humane society, local
authority or rescue organization. When keeping or
kenneling an animal, we won’t be liable for loss, harm,
sickness, or death of the animal unless due to our negligence. You must pay for the animal’s reasonable care
and kenneling charges. We’ll return the animal to you
upon request if it has not already been turned over to a
humane society, local authority or rescue organization.
We have no lien on the animal for any purpose.
28. When We May Enter. If you or any guest or occupant is present, then repairers, servicers, contractors, government representatives, lenders, appraisers, prospective residents or buyers, insurance agents, persons authorized to enter under your
rental application, or our representatives may peacefully enter
the apartment at reasonable times for reasonable business purposes. If nobody is in the apartment, then any such person may
enter peacefully and at reasonable times by duplicate or master
key (or by breaking a window or other means when necessary)
for reasonable business purposes if written notice of the entry
is left in a conspicuous place in the apartment immediately after
the entry. Law officers with a search or arrest warrant or those in
hot pursuit may be allowed to enter.
29. Multiple Residents. Each resident is jointly and severally liable
for all Lease obligations. If you or any guest or occupant violates
the Lease or rules, all residents are considered to have violated
the Lease. Our requests and notices (including sale notices) to
any resident constitute notice to all residents and occupants. Notices and requests from any resident or occupant constitute notice from all residents. Your notice of Lease termination may be
given only by a resident. In eviction suits, each resident is considered the agent of all other residents in the apartment for service
of process. Any resident who defaults under this Lease will indemnify the nondefaulting residents and their guarantors.
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or littering the common areas. Unless authorized by law or
by us in writing, you must not do any repairs, painting, wallpapering, carpeting, electrical changes, or otherwise alter
our property. No holes or stickers are allowed inside or outside the apartment. Unless our rules state otherwise, we’ll
permit a reasonable number of small nail holes for hanging
pictures on sheetrock walls and grooves of wood-paneled
walls. No water furniture, washing machines, extra phone or
television outlets, alarm systems, or lock changes, additions,
or rekeying is permitted unless allowed by law or we’ve consented in writing. You may install a satellite dish or antenna,
but only if you sign our satellite-dish or antenna lease addendum, which complies with reasonable restrictions allowed
by federal law. You must not alter, damage, or remove our
property, including alarm systems, detection devices, furniture, telephone and television wiring, screens, locks, and
security devices. When you move in, we’ll supply light bulbs
for fixtures we furnish, including exterior fixtures operated
from inside the apartment; after that, you’ll replace them at
your expense with bulbs of the same type and wattage. Your
improvements to the apartment (made with or without our
consent) become ours unless we agree otherwise in writing.
25.3 Fair Housing. We are committed to the principles of fair
housing. In accordance with fair-housing laws, we’ll make
reasonable accommodations to our rules, policies, practices,
or services. We’ll allow reasonable modifications under these
laws to give disabled persons access to and use of this apartment community. We may require you to sign an addendum
regarding the implementation of any accommodations or
modifications, as well as your restoration obligations, if any.
26. Requests, Repairs, and Malfunctions.
26.1 Written Requests Required. If you or any occupant
needs to send a notice or request—for example, for repairs, installations, services, ownership disclosure, or
security-related matters—it must be written, signed,
and delivered to our designated representative (except
in case of fire, smoke, gas, explosion, overflowing sewage, uncontrollable running water, electrical shorts, crime
in progress, or fair-housing accommodation or modification). Our written notes on your oral request do not constitute a written request from you. Our complying with or
responding to any oral request regarding security or any
other matter doesn’t waive the strict requirement for written notices under this Lease.
26.2 Required Notifications. You must promptly notify us in
writing of water leaks, mold, electrical problems, malfunctioning lights, broken or missing locks or latches, and other
conditions that pose a hazard to property, health, or safety.
26.3 Utilities. We may change or install utility lines or equipment serving the apartment if the work is done reasonably without substantially increasing your utility costs. We
may turn off equipment and interrupt utilities as needed
to avoid property damage or to perform work. If utilities
malfunction or are damaged by fire, water, or similar cause,
you must notify our representative immediately.
26.4 Air-Conditioning and Other Equipment. Air-conditioning problems are normally not emergencies. If air-conditioning or other equipment malfunctions, you must notify
us as soon as possible on a business day. We’ll act with customary diligence to make repairs and reconnections, taking into consideration when casualty-insurance proceeds
are received. Your rent will not abate in whole or in part.
26.5 Our Right to Terminate. If we believe that fire or catastrophic damage is substantial, or that performance of needed repairs poses a danger to you, we may terminate this
Lease by giving you at least 5 days’ written notice. We also
have the right to terminate this Lease during the Lease term
by giving you at least 30 days’ written notice of termination if
we are demolishing your apartment or closing it and it will no
longer be used for residential purposes for at least 6 months.
If the Lease is so terminated, we’ll refund prorated rent and
all deposits, less lawful deductions. We may also remove personal property if it causes a health or safety hazard.
27. Animals.
27.1 No Animals Without Consent. No animals (including
mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, rodents, amphibians,
arachnids, and insects) are allowed, even temporarily,
anywhere in the apartment or apartment community
unless we’ve given written permission. If we allow an animal, you must sign a separate animal addendum and, except as set forth in the addendum, pay an animal deposit.
An animal deposit is considered a general security deposit.
The animal addendum includes information governing animals, including assistance or service animals. We’ll authorize an assistance or support animal for a disabled person
without requiring an animal deposit. We may require veriYour Initials: _____________
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30. Replacements and Subletting.
30.1 When Allowed. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assigning a resident‘s rights is allowed only when we consent in writing. If a departing or remaining resident finds a
replacement resident acceptable to us before moving out
and we expressly consent to the replacement, subletting,
or assignment, then:
(a) a reletting charge will not be due;
(b) a reasonable administrative (paperwork) fee will be
due, and a rekeying fee will be due if rekeying is requested or required; and
(c) the departing and remaining residents will remain liable for all Lease obligations for the rest of the original
Lease term.
30.2 Procedures for Replacement. If we approve a replacement resident, then, at our option: (A) the replacement resident must sign this Lease with or without an increase in
the total security deposit; or (B) the remaining and replacement residents must sign an entirely new Lease. Unless we
agree otherwise in writing, the departing resident’s security deposit will automatically transfer to the replacement
resident as of the date we approve. The departing resident
will no longer have a right to occupancy or to a securitydeposit refund, but will remain liable for the remainder of
the original Lease term unless we agree otherwise in writing—even if a new Lease is signed.
30.3 Rental Prohibited. You agree that you won‘t rent or offer
to rent all or any part of your apartment to anyone else. You
agree that you won‘t accept anything of value from anyone
else for the use of any part of your apartment. You agree not
to list any part of your apartment on any lodging rental website or with any service that advertises dwellings for rent.
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31. Our Responsibilities.
31.1 Generally. We’ll act with customary diligence to:
(a) keep common areas reasonably clean, subject to
Par. 25;
(b) maintain fixtures, hot water, heating, and air-conditioning equipment;
(c) substantially comply with all applicable laws regarding
safety, sanitation, and fair housing; and
(d) make all reasonable repairs, subject to your obligation
to pay for damages for which you’re liable.
31.2 Your Remedies. If we violate any of the above, you may
possibly terminate this Lease and exercise other remedies under Texas Property Code Sec. 92.056 by following
this procedure:
(a) all rent must be current, and you must make a written request for repair or remedy of the condition—after
which we’ll have a reasonable time for repair or remedy;
(b) if we fail to do so, you must make a second written request for the repair or remedy (to make sure that there
has been no miscommunication between us)—after
which we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or remedy; and
(c) if the repair or remedy still hasn’t been accomplished
within that reasonable time period, you may immediately terminate this Lease by giving us a final written notice.
You also may exercise other statutory remedies, including those under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0561.
31.3 Request by Mail. Instead of giving the two written requests referred to above, you may give us one request by
certified mail, return receipt requested, by registered mail,
or by any trackable mail or delivery method through the
postal service or a private delivery service—after which
we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or remedy. “Reasonable time” accounts for the nature of the problem and the
reasonable availability of materials, labor, and utilities. Your
rent must be current when you make any request. We’ll refund security deposits and prorated rent as required by law.
32. Default by Resident.
32.1 Acts of Default. You’ll be in default if: (A) you don’t timely
pay rent or other amounts you owe; (B) you or any guest or
occupant violates this Lease, apartment rules, or fire, safety,
health, or criminal laws, regardless of whether or where arrest or conviction occurs; (C) you abandon the apartment;
(D) you give incorrect or false answers in a rental application; (E) you or any occupant is arrested, charged, detained,
convicted, or given deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion for (1) a felony offense involving actual or potential
physical harm to a person, or involving possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, or
drug paraphernalia as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, or (2) any sex-related crime, including a misdemeanor; (F) you are found to have any illegal drugs or paraphernalia in your apartment; or (G) you or any occupant, in
bad faith, makes an invalid habitability complaint to an official or employee of a utility company or the government.
32.2 Eviction. If you default or hold over, we may end your
right of occupancy by giving you at least a 24-hour written notice to vacate. Notice may be given by: (A) regular
mail; (B) certified mail, return receipt requested; (C) personal delivery to any resident; (D) personal delivery at the
apartment to any occupant over 16 years old; (E) affixing
the notice to the inside of the apartment’s main entry
door; or (F) securely affixing the notice to the outside of
the apartment‘s main entry door as allowed by law. Notice
by mail under (A) or (B) will be considered delivered on the
earlier of actual delivery, or 3 days (not counting Sundays
riod ends; and (B) you haven’t paid all rent for the entire
Lease term or renewal period. Such conduct is considered
a default for which we need not give you notice. Remaining rent will also be accelerated if you’re judicially evicted
or move out when we demand because you’ve defaulted.
Acceleration is subject to our mitigation obligations below.
32.4 Holdover. You or any occupant, invitee, or guest must not
hold over beyond the date contained in your move-out
notice or our notice to vacate (or beyond a different moveout date agreed to by the parties in writing). If a holdover
occurs, then (A) holdover rent is due in advance on a daily
basis and may become delinquent without notice or demand; (B) rent for the holdover period will be increased by
25% over the then-existing rent, without notice; (C) you’ll
be liable to us (subject to our mitigation duties) for all rent
for the full term of the previously signed Lease of a new
resident who can’t occupy because of the holdover; and
(D) at our option, we may extend the Lease term—for
up to one month from the date of notice of Lease extension—by delivering written notice to you or your apartment while you continue to hold over.
32.5 Other Remedies. We may report unpaid amounts to credit agencies as allowed by law. If we or a third-party debt
collector we use tries to collect any money you owe us,
you agree that we or the debt collector may call you on
your cellphone and may use an automated dialer. If you
default, you will pay us, in addition to other sums due,
any amounts stated to be rental discounts or concessions
agreed to in writing. Upon your default, we have all other
legal remedies, including Lease termination and statutory
lockout under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0081, except as
lockouts and liens are prohibited by Texas Government
Code sec. 2306.6738 for owners supported by housingtax-credit allocations. A prevailing party may recover reasonable attorney’s fees and all other litigation costs from
the nonprevailing parties, except a party may not recover attorney’s fees and litigation costs in connection with a
party’s claims seeking personal-injury, sentimental, exemplary or punitive damages. We may recover attorney’s fees
in connection with enforcing our rights under this Lease.
You agree that late charges are liquidated damages representing a reasonable estimate of the value of our time, inconvenience, and overhead associated with collecting late
rent (but are not for attorney’s fees and litigation costs). All
unpaid amounts you owe, including judgments, bear 18%
interest per year from the due date, compounded annually. You must pay all collection-agency fees if you fail to
pay sums due within 10 days after we mail you a letter demanding payment and stating that collection-agency fees
will be added if you don’t pay all sums by that deadline.
32.6 Mitigation of Damages. If you move out early, you’ll be
subject to Par. 10 and all other remedies. We’ll exercise
customary diligence to relet and minimize damages. We’ll
credit all later rent that we actually receive from subsequent residents against your liability for past-due and future rent and other sums due.
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or federal holidays) after the notice is deposited in the U.S.
Postal Service with postage. Termination of your possession rights or a later reletting doesn’t release you from liability for future rent or other Lease obligations. After giving notice to vacate or filing an eviction suit, we may still
accept rent or other sums due; the filing or acceptance
doesn’t waive or diminish our right of eviction or any other
contractual or statutory right. Accepting money at any time
doesn’t waive our right to damages, to past or future rent
or other sums, or to our continuing with eviction proceed-
ings. In an eviction, rent is owed for the full rental period
and will not be prorated.
32.3 Acceleration. Unless we elect not to accelerate rent, all
monthly rent for the rest of the Lease term or renewal period will be accelerated automatically without notice or
demand (before or after acceleration) and will be immediately due and delinquent if, without our written consent:
(A) you move out, remove property in preparing to move
out, or you or any occupant gives oral or written notice of
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33. Other Important Provisions.
33.1 Representatives’ Authority; Waivers; Notice. Our representatives (including management personnel, employees, and agents) have no authority to waive, amend,
or terminate this Lease or any part of it unless in writing,
and no authority to make promises, representations, or
agreements that impose security duties or other obligations on us or our representatives, unless in writing. Any
dimensions and sizes provided to you relating to the apartment are only approximations or estimates; actual dimensions and sizes may vary. No action or omission by us will
be considered a waiver of our rights or of any subsequent
violation, default, or time or place of performance. Our not
enforcing or belatedly enforcing written-notice requirements, rental due dates, acceleration, liens, or other rights
isn’t a waiver under any circumstances. Except when notice or demand is required by law, you waive any notice
and demand for performance from us if you default. If anyone else has guaranteed performance of this Lease, a separate Lease Guaranty for each guarantor must be executed.
Written notice to or from our managers constitutes notice
to or from us. Any person giving a notice under this Lease
should keep a copy of the memo, letter, or fax that was
given (and any fax-transmittal verification). Fax or electronic signatures are binding. All notices must be signed. Unless this lease or the law requires otherwise, any notice required to be provided, sent or delivered in writing may be
given electronically, subject to our rules.
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37. Move-Out Procedures. The move-out date can’t be changed unless we and you both agree in writing. You won’t move out before
the Lease term or renewal period ends unless all rent for the entire
Lease term or renewal period is paid in full. Early move-out may result in reletting charges and acceleration of future rent under Par. 10
and 32. You’re prohibited by law from applying any security deposit to rent. You can’t stay beyond the date you’re supposed to move
out. All residents, guests, and occupants must surrender or abandon the apartment before the 30-day period for deposit refund begins. You must give us and the U.S. Postal Service, in writing, each
resident’s forwarding address.
38. Cleaning. You must thoroughly clean the apartment, including
doors, windows, furniture, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, patios, balconies, garages, carports, and storage rooms. You must
follow move-out cleaning instructions if they have been provided. If you don’t clean adequately, you’ll be liable for reasonable cleaning charges—including charges for cleaning carpets,
draperies, furniture, walls, etc. that are soiled beyond normal
wear (that is, wear or soiling that occurs without negligence,
carelessness, accident, or abuse).
39. Move-Out Inspection. You should meet with our representative for a move-out inspection. Our representative has no authority to bind or limit us regarding deductions for repairs,
damages, or charges. Any statements or estimates by us or our
representative are subject to our correction, modification, or disapproval before final accounting or refunding.
40. Security Deposit Deductions and Other Charges. You’ll be
liable for the following charges, if applicable: unpaid rent; unpaid
utilities; unreimbursed service charges; repairs or damages caused
by negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse, including stickers,
scratches, tears, burns, stains, or unapproved holes; replacement
cost of our property that was in or attached to the apartment and is
missing; replacing dead or missing alarm or detection-device batteries at any time; utilities for repairs or cleaning; trips to let in company representatives to remove your telephone, Internet, television services, or rental items (if you so request or have moved out);
trips to open the apartment when you or any guest or occupant is
missing a key; unreturned keys; missing or burned-out light bulbs;
removing or rekeying unauthorized security devices or alarm systems; agreed reletting charges; packing, removing, or storing property removed or stored under Par. 14; removing or booting illegally parked vehicles; special trips for trash removal caused by parked
vehicles blocking dumpsters; false security-alarm charges unless
due to our negligence; animal-related charges under Par. 6 and 27;
government fees or fines against us for violation (by you, your occupants, or your guests) of local ordinances relating to alarms and
detection devices, false alarms, recycling, or other matters; late-payment and returned-check charges; a charge (not to exceed $100) for
our time and inconvenience in our lawful removal of an animal or
in any valid eviction proceeding against you, plus attorney’s fees,
court costs, and filing fees actually paid; and other sums due under
this Lease. You’ll be liable to us for: (A) charges for replacing any keys
and access devices referenced in Par. 5 if you don’t return them
all on or before your actual move-out date; (B) accelerated rent
if you’ve violated Par. 32; and (C) a reletting fee if you’ve violated
Par. 10. We may also deduct from your security deposit our reasonable costs incurred in rekeying security devices required by
law if you vacate the apartment in breach of this Lease.
41. Deposit Return, Surrender, and Abandonment.
41.1 Your Deposit. We’ll mail you your security-deposit refund
(less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any
deductions, no later than 30 days after surrender or abandonment, unless laws provide otherwise.
41.2 Surrender. You have surrendered the apartment when: (A)
the move-out date has passed and no one is living in the
apartment in our reasonable judgment; or (B) apartment
keys and access devices listed in Par. 5 have been turned in
to us—whichever happens first.
41.3 Abandonment. You have abandoned the apartment
when all of the following have occurred: (A) everyone appears to have moved out in our reasonable judgment; (B)
clothes, furniture, and personal belongings have been substantially removed in our reasonable judgment; (C) you’ve
been in default for nonpayment of rent for 5 consecutive
days, or water, gas, or electric service for the apartment not
connected in our name has been terminated or transferred;
and (D) you’ve not responded for 2 days to our notice left
on the inside of the main entry door stating that we consider the apartment abandoned. An apartment is also considered abandoned 10 days after the death of a sole resident.
41.4 The Ending of Your Rights. Surrender, abandonment, or
judicial eviction ends your right of possession for all purposes and gives us the immediate right to clean up, make
repairs in, and relet the apartment; determine any securitydeposit deductions; and remove property left in the apartment. Surrender, abandonment, and judicial eviction affect
your rights to property left in the apartment (Par. 14), but
don’t affect our mitigation obligations (Par. 32).
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33.2 Miscellaneous. All remedies are cumulative. Exercising
one remedy won’t constitute an election or waiver of other
remedies. All provisions regarding our nonliability or nonduty apply to our employees, agents, and management
companies. No employee, agent, or management company is personally liable for any of our contractual, statutory,
or other obligations merely by virtue of acting on our behalf. This Lease binds subsequent owners. This Lease is subordinate to existing and future recorded mortgages, unless
the owner’s lender chooses otherwise. All Lease obligations must be performed in the county where the apartment is located. Neither an invalid clause nor the omission
of initials on any page invalidates this Lease. If you have insurance covering the apartment or your personal belongings at the time you or we suffer or allege a loss, you and
we agree to waive any insurance subrogation rights. All notices and documents may be in English and, at our option,
in any other language that you read or speak. The term “including” in this Lease should be interpeted to mean “including but not limited to.”
34. Payments. Payment of each sum due is an independent covenant.
When we receive money, other than sale proceeds under Par. 14 or
utility payments subject to government regulation, we may apply
it at our option and without notice first to any of your unpaid obligations, then to current rent. We may do so regardless of notations
on checks or money orders and regardless of when the obligations
arose. All sums other than rent are due upon our demand. After the
due date, we do not have to accept any payments.
35. TAA Membership. We represent that, at the time of signing this
Lease, we, the management company representing us, or any
locator service that procured you is a member in good standing of both the Texas Apartment Association and the affiliated
local apartment association for the area where the apartment is
located. The member is either an owner/management-company member or an associate member doing business as a locator
service (whose name and address must be disclosed on page 8).
If not, the following applies: (A) this Lease is voidable at your option and is unenforceable by us (except for property damages);
and (B) we may not recover past or future rent or other charges.
The above remedies also apply if both of the following occur: (1)
the Lease is automatically renewed on a month-to-month basis
more than once after membership in TAA and the local association has lapsed; and (2) neither the owner nor the management
company is a member of TAA and the local association during
the third automatic renewal. A signed affidavit from the affiliated local apartment association attesting to nonmembership
when the Lease or renewal was signed will be conclusive evidence of nonmembership. Governmental entities may use TAA
forms if TAA agrees in writing.
When Moving Out
36. Move-Out Notice.
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36.1 Requirements and Compliance. Your move-out notice
doesn’t release you from liability for the full term of the
Lease or renewal term. You’ll still be liable for the entire
Lease term if you move out early except under Par. 9, 17, 22,
23, or 31. Your move-out notice must comply with each of
the following:
(a) We must receive advance written notice of your moveout date. You must give notice in advance by at least
the number of days required in Par. 3 or in special provisions—even if the Lease has become a month-tomonth lease. Unless we require more than 30 days’ notice, if you give notice on the first day of the month you
intend to move out, it will suffice for move-out on the
last day of that month, as long as all other requirements
below are met.
(b) Your move-out notice must be in writing. An oral
move-out notice will not be accepted and will not terminate your Lease.
(c) Your move-out notice must not terminate the Lease
sooner than the end of the Lease term or renewal period.
(d) If we require you to give us more than 30 days’ written
notice to move out before the end of the Lease term, we
will give you 1 written reminder not less than 5 days nor
more than 90 days before your deadline for giving us
your written move-out notice. If we fail to give a reminder notice, 30 days’ written notice to move-out is required.
36.2 Unacceptable Notice. Your notice is not acceptable if
it doesn’t comply with all of the above. We recommend
that you use our written move-out form to ensure that you
provide all the information needed. You must get from us
a written acknowledgment of your notice. If we fail to give
a reminder notice, 30 days’ written notice to move out is
required. If we terminate the Lease, we must give you the
same advance notice—unless you are in default.
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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The Lease will control if there‘s a conflict with this summary.
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Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Unit # ____________
Beginning date of Lease (Par. 3) ______________________
Ending date of Lease (Par. 3) ___________________________
Number of days notice for termination (Par. 3) __________
Consent for guests staying more than ________ days (Par. 2)
Total security deposit (Par. 4)
$ ________________
Animal deposit (if any)
$ __________________
Security deposit (Par. 4) does OR does not include an animal deposit.
Security deposit refund check will be by (Par. 4) (check one) one check jointly payable to all residents (default),
OR one check payable to and mailed to ________________________________________________________________________
# of keys/access devices (Par. 5) for ____ unit, ____ mailbox, ____ other __________________________________________________
Your move-out notice will terminate Lease on (Par. 5): (check one) last day of month OR exact day designated in notice
Check here if the dwelling is to be furnished (Par. 5)
Check here if there is a concession addendum
Rent to be paid (Par. 6): (check all that apply) at the onsite manager’s office, through our online payment site, OR
at _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Check here if included in monthly rent: garage, storage, carport, washer/dryer, or other ________________________
Total monthly rent (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Prorated rent (Par. 6) for (check one)
Late charges if rent is not paid on or before (Par. 6) _________
first month OR second month $ __________________
Initial late charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Daily late charge (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Returned-check charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Animal violation charges (Par. 6)
Monthly animal rent (if any)
$ ________________
Initial $ ________________ Daily $ __________________
Monthly pest control (if any)
$ ________________
Monthly trash / waste (if any)
$ __________________
Utilities paid by owner (Par. 7): (check all that apply) electricity, gas, water, wastewater, trash/recycling,
cable/satellite, master antenna, Internet, stormwater/drainage, other _______________________________________
Utility connection charge (Par. 12)
$ ________________
You are: (check one) required to buy insurance OR
Agreed reletting charge (Par. 10)
$ ________________
not required to buy insurance (Par. 8)
Special provisions (Par. 9): ______________________________________________________________________________________
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42. Attachments. We will provide you with a copy of the Lease as
required by statute. This may be in paper format, in an electronic format if you request it, or by e-mail if we have communicated by e-mail about this Lease. Our rules and community
policies, if any, will be attached to the Lease and given to you
at signing. When an Inventory and Condition form is completed, both you and we should retain a copy. The items checked
below are attached to and become a part of this Lease and are
binding even if not initialed or signed.
❒ Access Gate Addendum
❒ Additional Special Provisions
❒ Allocation Addendum for: ❒ electricity ❒ water ❒ gas
❒ central system costs ❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite
❒ stormwater/drainage ❒ services/government fees
❒ Animal Addendum
❒ Apartment Rules or Community Policies
❒ Asbestos Addendum (if asbestos is present)
❒ Bed Bug Addendum
❒ Early Termination Addendum
❒ Enclosed Garage, Carport, or Storage Unit Addendum
❒ Intrusion Alarm Addendum
❒ Inventory & Condition Form
❒ Lead Hazard Information and Disclosure Addendum
❒ Lease Contract Guaranty (guaranties, if more than one)
❒ Legal Description of Apartment (optional, if rental term
longer than one year)
❒ Military SCRA Addendum
❒ Mold Information and Prevention Addendum
❒ Move-Out Cleaning Instructions
❒ Notice of Intent to Move Out Form
❒ Parking Permit or Sticker (quantity:______)
❒ Rent Concession Addendum
❒ Renter’s or Liability Insurance Addendum
❒ Repair or Service Request Form
❒ Satellite Dish or Antenna Addendum
❒ Security Guidelines Addendum
❒ PUC Tenant Guide to Water Allocation
❒ Utility Submetering Addendum: ❒ electricity ❒ water
❒ gas
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
You are legally bound by this document.
Please read it carefully.
A facsimile or electronic signature on this Lease
is as binding as an original signature.
Before submitting a rental application or signing a Lease,
you may take a copy of these documents
to review and/or consult an attorney.
Additional provisions or changes may be made
in the Lease if agreed to in writing by all parties.
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Lease
after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
This lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
You are NOT relying on any oral representations.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
Owner or Owner’s Representative (signing on behalf of owner)
__________________________________________________________
Address and phone number of owner’s representative for notice purposes
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
Name, address and telephone number of locator service (if applicable
__________________________________________________________
—must be completed to verify TAA membership under Par. 35):
______________________________________________________ After-hours phone number ___________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Always call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies.)
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________ Date form is filled out (same as on top of page 1) ___________________
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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(when this Lease Contract is filled out)
You will pay your rent [check one]:
Moving In — General Information
1.
❒ at the onsite manager’s office
❒ through our online payment site
❒ at ____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________.
Parties. This Lease Contract (“Lease”) is between you, the resident:
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
and us, the owner: __________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
The stated rent amount is owed by you and is not the total rent owed
by all co-residents. You must pay your rent on or before the 1st day
of each month (due date). There is no grace period, and you agree
that not paying rent on the 1st of each month is a material breach
of this Lease. Cash is not acceptable without our prior written permission. You cannot withhold or offset rent unless authorized by
law. We may, at our option, require at any time that you pay all rent
and other sums in cash, certified or cashier’s check, money order, or one
monthly check rather than multiple checks. If you don’t pay all rent on
or before the ____________ day of the month, you’ll pay an initial late
charge of $____________ , plus a daily late charge of $____________ per
day after that date until the amount due is paid in full. Daily late charges cannot exceed 15 days for any single month’s rent. We won’t impose
late charges until at least the third day of the month. You’ll also pay a
charge of $____________ for each returned check or rejected electronic
payment, plus initial and daily late charges, until we receive acceptable
payment. If you don’t pay rent on time, you’ll be in default and subject
to all remedies under state law and this Lease. If you violate the animal
restrictions of Par. 27 or other animal rules, you’ll pay an initial charge
of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $100 per animal) and a daily
charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $10 per day per animal) from the date the animal was brought into your apartment until it
is removed. We‘ll also have all other remedies for such violations.
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(name of apartment community or title holder). You are renting
Apartment No. ________________, Bedroom No. ________________ at
__________________________________________________________
(street address) in ___________________________________________
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(city), Texas ____________ (zip code) for use as a private residence only.
The terms “you” and “your” refer to all residents listed above or, in the
event of a sole resident’s death, to someone authorized to act for the estate. The term “co-resident” refers to an individual who is sharing your
bedroom or occupying another bedroom in the same apartment as a
resident under a separate Lease with us. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our”
refer to the owner listed above and not to property managers or anyone
else. Neither we nor any of our representatives have made any oral
promises, representations, or agreements. This Lease is the entire
agreement between you and us.
2. Occupants. The bedroom will be occupied only by you and (list all
other occupants not signing the Lease): _______________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
—and no one else. Other than a co-resident we assign, no one else may
occupy the bedroom. Other than co-residents or authorized occupants,
no one else may occupy the apartment. Persons not listed above must
not stay in the apartment for more than _______ consecutive days without our prior written consent, and no more than twice that many days
in any one month. If the previous space isn’t filled in, 2 days total per
month will be the limit.
Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease begins on the _________ day
of ____________________________________________________ (month),
_____________(year), and ends at midnight the _________________ day
of ___________________________________ (month), ___________(year).
This Lease does not automatically renew. You must give at least 30 days written notice of termination or intent to move out if it is before the end of the
Lease term. You may be given an opportunity to sign a new or renewal Lease
for another term and remain in your current bedroom. If you do not sign a
new or renewal Lease, your bedroom may be leased to another resident and
you will not be able to sign a new or renewal Lease for the same bedroom.
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6.1 Relocation. To the extent practical in our sole judgment, we will
try to honor requests for residing in a particular bedroom or apartment. You may change bedrooms with another co-resident in your
apartment without being subject to a transfer fee if: (1) within _____
days after your initial occupancy, we receive a joint request from you
and another co-resident in your apartment to exchange bedrooms;
and (2) you comply with our procedures and required documentation. If later you request a transfer to another bedroom in your
apartment, you must complete the required documentation and
pay a transfer fee of $____________. A request to transfer to a bedroom or apartment other than the one you initially occupied may
be made only with our prior written approval. We reserve the right
at any time, upon five days prior written notice to you and without
your having to pay any transfer fee, to relocate you to another bedroom in the apartment or to another apartment within the apartment community. We will assist you in moving your personal property and pay for rekeying if we require you to relocate.
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Exclusive-Use Areas and Joint-Use Areas. We ❒ may or ❒ may not
(check one) assign another person to share a bedroom with you. If
the apartment has a separate bathroom for each bedroom, you and
any other person assigned to your bedroom will have exclusive use
of that bathroom. You will share use and occupancy of the apartment’s common living areas with other persons who lease from us
and share the common living areas of your apartment. The common
living areas include the kitchen, living room, any private balconies
or patios, and any storage rooms assigned to your apartment.
4. Security Deposit. Your total security deposit is $____________, due
on or before the date this Lease is signed. This amount [check one]: ❒
does or ❒ does not include an animal deposit. Any animal deposit will
be designated in an animal addendum. See Par. 40 and 41 for securitydeposit return information.
5.
Keys, Move-Out, and Furniture. You’ll be given _________ bedroom key(s), _________ apartment key(s), _________ mailbox key(s), and
_________ other access devices for______________________________.
Any resident, occupant, or spouse who, according to a remaining co-resident’s affidavit, has permanently moved out or is under court order not
to enter the apartment, is (at our option) no longer entitled to occupancy, keys, or other access devices, unless authorized by court order. Your
apartment will be [check one]: ❒ furnished or ❒ unfurnished.
6. Rent and Charges. You will pay [check one]:
❒ $__________________ per month for rent, in advance and without demand. Prorated rent of $_________________ is due for the remainder of
the [check one]: ❒ 1st month or ❒ 2nd month, on the _________ day of
_________________________________ (month), _________(year); OR
❒ Your total rental for the Lease term is $__________________ . It is
payable in advance and without demand in monthly installments of
$_________________ on or before the first day of each month beginning
____________________________________ (month), _________(year).
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
Utilities and Services. We’ll pay for the following items, if checked:
❒ gas ❒ water ❒ wastewater ❒ electricity
❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite ❒ master antenna
❒ Internet ❒ stormwater/drainage ❒ other ___________________ .
Your per-person share of any submetered or allocated utilities or services for the apartment will be included as an itemized charge on
a monthly billing to you. ”Per person” is determined by the number of co-residents authorized to be living in the apartment at
the time of the utility billing to you by us or our agent. You’ll pay
for all other utilities and services, related deposits, and any charges or fees on such utilities and services during your Lease term. See
Par. 12 for other related provisions regarding utilities and services.
8. Insurance. Our insurance doesn’t cover the loss of or damage to your
personal property. You are [check one]:
❒ required to buy and maintain renter’s or liability insurance
(see attached addendum), or
❒ not required to buy renter’s or liability insurance.
If neither option is checked, insurance is not required but is still
strongly recommended. Even if not required, we urge you to get your
own insurance for losses due to theft, fire, water, pipe leaks, and similar occurrences. Renter’s insurance doesn’t cover losses due to a flood.
Information on renter’s insurance is available from the Texas Department of Insurance.
9.
Special Provisions. The following or attached special provisions and
any addenda or written rules furnished to you at or before signing will
become a part of this Lease and will supersede any conflicting provisions of this printed Lease form.
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11. Security Devices.
13.2 Indemnification by You. You’ll defend, indemnify and hold us
harmless from all liability arising from your conduct or that of
your invitees, your occupants, your guests, or our representatives who at your request perform services not contemplated
in this Lease.
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13.3 Damage and Wastewater Stoppage. Unless damage or
wastewater stoppage is due to our negligence, we’re not liable
for—and you must pay for—repairs, replacements, and damage of the following kind if occurring during the Lease term
or renewal period: (A) damage to doors, windows, or screens;
(B) damage from windows or doors left open; and (C) damage
from wastewater stoppages caused by improper objects in
lines exclusively serving your apartment.
13.4 No Waiver. We may require payment at any time, including advance payment to repair damage that you are liable for. Delay in
demanding sums you owe is not a waiver.
13.5 Co-Residents and Per-Person Liability. If any of your guests
or occupants violate the Lease or our rules, you are considered to have violated the Lease. You are not liable for another
co-resident’s rent or for animal violation charges, late fees, returned-check charges, missing batteries from smoke or other
detectors, government fines, or damages to the apartment or
common areas which are due, in our reasonable judgment,
solely because of the fault of another co-resident(s) or their
guests or occupants. You are 100 percent liable for animal
violation charges, late fees, returned-check charges, missing
batteries from smoke or other detectors, government fines,
or damages to the apartment or common areas caused only
by you or your guests or occupants. You are liable for your
per-person share for animal violation charges, late fees, returned check charges, missing batteries from smoke or other
detectors, government fines, or damages to the apartment if
we cannot, in our reasonable judgment, ascertain the identity of the person who caused the damages or the charge or
fee to be incurred. ”Per person” is determined by the number
of persons, include you and co-residents, authorized to be living in the apartment at the time of the damage, charge, fine
or violation.
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10.2 Not a Release. The reletting charge is neither a Lease cancellation nor a buyout fee. It is a liquidated amount covering only
part of our damages—for our time, effort, and expense in finding
and processing a replacement resident. These damages are uncertain and hard to ascertain—particularly those relating to inconvenience, paperwork, advertising, showing apartments, utilities for showing, checking prospects, overhead, marketing costs,
and locator-service fees. You agree that the reletting charge is a
reasonable estimate of our damages and that the charge is due
whether or not our reletting attempts succeed. If no amount is
stipulated, you must pay our actual reletting costs as far as they
can be determined. The reletting charge doesn’t release you
from continued liability for future or past-due rent; charges for
cleaning, repairing, repainting, or dealing with unreturned keys;
or other sums due.
proper use; negligence; other conduct by you, your invitees, your
occupants, or your guests; or any other cause not due to our negligence or fault as allowed by law, except for damages by acts of
God to the extent they couldn’t be mitigated by your action or
inaction.
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10. Unlawful Early Move-Out And Reletting Charge.
10.1 Your Responsibility. You’ll be liable for a reletting charge of
$__________________ (not to exceed 85% of the highest monthly rent during the Lease term) if you: (A) fail to move in, or fail
to give written move-out notice as required in Par. 23 or 36; (B)
move out without paying rent in full for the entire Lease term
or renewal period; (C) move out at our demand because of your
default; or (D) are judicially evicted. The reletting charge is not
a cancellation fee and does not release you from your obligations under this Lease. See the next section.
11.1 What We Provide. Texas Property Code secs. 92.151, 92.153,
and 92.154 require, with some exceptions, that we provide
at no cost to you when occupancy begins: (A) a window latch
on each window; (B) a doorviewer (peephole) on each exterior door; (C) a pin lock on each sliding door; (D) either a doorhandle latch or a security bar on each sliding door; (E) a keyless bolting device (deadbolt) on each exterior door; and (F)
either a keyed doorknob lock or a keyed deadbolt lock on one
entry door. Keyed locks will be rekeyed after the prior resident moves out. The rekeying will be done either before you
move in or within 7 days after you move in, as required by law.
If we fail to install or rekey security devices as required by law,
you have the right to do so and deduct the reasonable cost
from your next rent payment under Texas Property Code sec.
92.165(1). We may deactivate or not install keyless bolting devices on your doors if (A) you or an occupant in the dwelling is
over 55 or disabled, and (B) the requirements of Texas Property Code sec. 92.153(e) or (f) are satisfied.
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11.2 Who Pays What. We’ll pay for missing security devices that are
required by law. You’ll pay for: (A) rekeying that you request
(unless we failed to rekey after the previous resident moved
out); and (B) repairs or replacements because of misuse or
damage by you or your family, your occupants, or your guests.
You must pay immediately after the work is done unless state law
authorizes advance payment. You must also pay in advance for
any additional or changed security devices you request.
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may be changed during the Lease term if the change applies to all residents. You may use utilities only for normal household purposes and
must not waste them. If your electricity is interrupted, you must use
only battery-operated lighting (no flames). You must not allow any
utilities (other than cable or Internet) to be cut off or switched for any
reason—including disconnection for not paying your bills—until the
Lease term or renewal period ends. If a utility is submetered or prorated by an allocation formula, we’ll attach an addendum to this Lease in
compliance with state-agency rules. If a utility is individually metered,
it must be connected in your name and you must notify the provider of
your move-out date so the meter can be timely read. If you delay getting it turned on in your name by the Lease’s start date or cause it to
be transferred back into our name before you surrender or abandon
the apartment, you’ll be liable for a $__________ charge (not to exceed
$50 per violation), plus the actual or estimated cost of the utilities used
while the utility should have been connected in your name. If you’re
in an area open to competition and your apartment is individually metered, you may choose or change your retail electric provider at any
time. If you qualify, your provider will be the same as ours, unless you
choose a different provider. If you do choose or change your provider,
you must give us written notice. You must pay all applicable provider
fees, including any fees to change service back into our name after you
move out.
Special Provisions and “What If” Clauses
13. Damages and Reimbursement.
13.1 Damage in the Apartment Community. You must promptly
pay or reimburse us for loss, damage, consequential damages,
government fines or charges, or cost of repairs or service in the
apartment community because of a Lease or rules violation; imYour Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
14. Contractual Lien and Property Left in Apartment.
14.1 Lien Against Your Property for Rent. All property in the apartment (unless exempt under Texas Property Code sec. 54.042) is
subject to a contractual lien to secure payment of delinquent
rent (except as prohibited by Texas Government Code sec.
2306.6738, for owners supported by housing-tax-credit allocations). For this purpose, “apartment” excludes common areas
but includes the interior living areas and exterior patios, balconies,
attached garages, and any storerooms for your exclusive use.
14.2 Removal After We Exercise Lien for Rent. If your rent is delinquent, our representative may peacefully enter the apartment, and remove and/or store all property subject to lien. All
property in your bedroom is presumed to be yours unless proved
otherwise. After the property is removed, a written notice of entry
must be left in a conspicuous place in the apartment—including
a list of items removed, the amount of delinquent rent due, and
the name, address, and phone number of the person to contact.
The notice must also state that the property will be promptly returned when the delinquent rent is fully paid. All property in your
bedroom is presumed to be yours unless proven otherwise.
14.3 Removal After Surrender, Abandonment, or Eviction. We, or
law officers, may remove or store all property remaining in the
bedroom, apartment or in common areas (including any vehicles
you or any occupant or guest owns or uses) if you’re judicially
evicted or if you surrender or abandon the bedroom or apartment (see definitions in Par. 41).
14.4 Storage.
(A) No duty. We’ll store property removed under a contractual
lien. We may—but we have no duty to—store property removed after judicial eviction, surrender, or abandonment of
the bedroom or apartment.
(B) No liability. We’re not liable for casualty, loss, damage, or
theft, except for property removed under a contractual lien.
(C) Charges you pay. You must pay reasonable charges for our
packing, removing, storing, and selling of any property.
(D) Our lien. We have a lien on all property removed and stored
after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction for all
sums you owe, with one exception: our lien on property listed under Texas Property Code sec. 54.042 is limited to charges for packing, removing, and storing.
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18. Disclosure of Information. If someone requests information about
you or your rental history for law-enforcement, governmental, or business purposes, we may provide it. At our request, any utility provider
may give us information about pending or actual connections or disconnections of utility service to your apartment.
While You’re Living in the Apartment
19. Community Policies and Rules.
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19.1 Generally. Our rules are considered part of this Lease. You, your
occupants, and your guests must comply with all written apartment rules and community policies, including instructions for
care of our property. We may regulate: (A) the use of patios, balconies, and porches; (B) the conduct of furniture movers and delivery persons; and (C) activities in common areas. We may make
reasonable changes to written rules, and those rules can become
effective immediately if the rules are distributed and applicable
to all units in the apartment community and do not change the
dollar amounts on pages 1 and 2 of this Lease.
19.2 Some Specifics. Your apartment and other areas reserved for
your private use must be kept clean. Trash must be disposed of
at least weekly in appropriate receptacles in accordance with
local ordinances. Passageways may be used only for entry or exit.
You will use balconies with care and will not overload them. Any
swimming pools, saunas, spas, tanning beds, exercise rooms,
storerooms, laundry rooms, and similar areas must be used with
care and in accordance with apartment rules and posted signs.
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14.6 Disposition or Sale.
(A) Our options. Except for animals and property removed after
the death of a sole resident, we may throw away or give to a
charitable organization all personal property that is:
(1) left in the bedroom or apartment after surrender or
abandonment; or
(2) left outside more than 1 hour after writ of possession is
executed, following judicial eviction.
(B) Animals. An animal removed after surrender, abandonment, or eviction may be kenneled or turned over to a local
authority, humane society, or rescue organization.
(C) Sale or property. Property not thrown away or given to
charity may be disposed of only by sale, which must be held
no sooner than 30 days after written notice of the date, time,
and place of sale is sent by both regular mail and certified
mail (return receipt requested) to your last known address.
The notice must itemize the amounts you owe and provide
the name, address, and phone number of the person to contact about the sale, the amount owed, and your right to redeem the property. The sale may be public or private; is subject to any third-party ownership or lien claims; must be to
the highest cash bidder; and may be in bulk, in batches, or
item-by-item. If the proceeds from the sale are more than
you owe, the excess amount must be mailed to you at your
last known address within 30 days after sale.
fective Lease date for all purposes. This new date can’t be
moved to an earlier date unless we and you agree in writing.
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14.5 Redemption.
(A) Property on which we have a lien. If we’ve seized and
stored property under a contractual lien for rent as authorized by law, you may redeem the property by paying all delinquent rent due at the time of seizure. But if notice of sale
(see Par. 14.6(C)) is given before you seek redemption, you
may redeem only by paying the delinquent rent plus our
reasonable charges for packing, removing, and storing.
(B) Property removed after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction. If we’ve removed and stored property after
surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction, you may redeem only by paying all sums you owe, including rent, late
charges, reletting charges, storage charges, damages, etc.
(C) Place and payment for return. We may return redeemed
property at the place of storage, the management office, or
the apartment (at our option). We may require payment by
cash, money order, or certified check.
15. Failing to Pay First Month’s Rent. If you don’t pay the first month’s
rent when or before the Lease begins, all future rent for the Lease term
will be automatically accelerated without notice and become immediately due. We also may end your right of occupancy and recover damages, future rent, reletting charges, attorney’s fees, court costs, and
other lawful charges. Our rights, remedies and duties under Par. 10
and 32 apply to acceleration under this paragraph.
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16. Rent Increases and Lease Changes. No rent increases or Lease
changes are allowed before the initial Lease term ends, except for
those allowed by special provisions in Par. 9, by a written addendum or
amendment signed by you and us, or by reasonable changes of apartment rules allowed under Par. 19.
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17. Delay of Occupancy.
17.1 Lease Remains In Force. We are not responsible for any delay
of your occupancy caused by construction, repairs, cleaning, or
a previous resident’s holding over. This Lease will remain in force
subject to:
(A) abatement of rent on a daily basis during delay, and
(B) your right to terminate the lease in writing as set forth below.
17.2 Your Termination Rights. Termination notice must be in writing. After termination, you are entitled only to refund of any
deposit(s) and any rent you paid. Rent abatement or Lease termination does not apply if the delay is for cleaning or repairs that
don’t prevent you from moving into the apartment.
17.3 Notice of Delay. If there is a delay of your occupancy and we
haven’t given notice of delay as set forth immediately below, you
may terminate this Lease up to the date when the apartment is
ready for occupancy, but not later.
(a) If we give written notice to any of you or your occupants
when or after the Lease begins—and the notice states that
occupancy has been delayed because of construction or a
previous resident’s holding over, and that the apartment will
be ready on a specific date—you may terminate the Lease
within 3 days after you receive written notice, but no later.
(b) If we give any of you written notice before the date the Lease
begins and the notice states that a construction delay is expected and that the apartment will be ready for you to occupy on a specific date, you may terminate the Lease within
7 days after receiving written notice, but no later. The readiness date stated in the written notice becomes the new ef-
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
19.3 Limitations on Conduct. Glass containers are prohibited in or
near pools and all other common areas. Within the apartment
community, you, your occupants, and your guests must not use
candles or kerosene lamps or heaters without our prior written
approval, or cook on balconies or outside. You, your occupants,
and your guests must not solicit business or contributions. Conducting any kind of business (including child-care services) in
your apartment or in the apartment community is prohibited—
except that any lawful business conducted “at home” by computer, mail, or telephone is permissible if customers, clients,
patients, or other business associates do not come to your apartment for business purposes.
19.4 Exclusion of Persons. We may exclude from the apartment
community any guests or others who, in our judgment, have
been violating the law, violating this Lease or our rules, or disturbing other residents, neighbors, visitors, or owner representatives. We may also exclude from any outside area or common
area anyone who refuses to show photo identification or refuses to identify himself or herself as a resident, an occupant, or a
guest of a specific resident in the community.
19.5 Notice of Convictions and Registration. You must notify us
within 15 days if you or any of your occupants are convicted of (A)
any felony, or (B) any misdemeanor involving a controlled substance, violence to another person, or destruction of property.
You must also notify us within 15 days if you or any of your occupants register as a sex offender. Informing us of a criminal conviction or sex-offender registration doesn’t waive any rights we may
have against you.
20. Prohibited Conduct. You, your occupants, and your guests may not
engage in the following activities:
(a) criminal conduct; manufacturing, delivering, or possessing
a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia; engaging in
or threatening violence; possessing a weapon prohibited by
state law; discharging a firearm in the apartment community; or, except when allowed by law, displaying or possessing
a gun, knife, or other weapon in the common area, or in a
way that may alarm others;
(b) behaving in a loud or obnoxious manner;
(c) disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health, safety,
or convenience of others (including our agents and employees) in or near the apartment community;
(d) disrupting our business operations;
(e) storing anything in closets containing gas appliances;
(f) tampering with utilities or telecommunications;
(g) bringing hazardous materials into the apartment community;
(h) using windows for entry or exit;
(i) heating the apartment with a gas-operated cooking stove
or oven; or
(j) injuring our reputation by making bad-faith allegations
against us to others.
21. Parking. We may regulate the time, manner, and place of parking all
cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, trailers, and recreational ve-
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22. Release of Resident.
23.5 Damages for False Representations. Liquidated damages for
making a false representation of the above will be the amount of
unpaid rent for the remainder of the Lease term when and if you
move out, minus rents from others received in mitigation under
Par. 32.6.
24. Resident Safety and Loss.
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24.1 Disclaimer. We disclaim any express or implied warranties of
security. We care about your safety and that of other occupants
and guests. You agree to make every effort to follow any Security
Guidelines Addendum attached to this Lease. No security system is failsafe. Even the best system can’t prevent crime. Always act as if security systems don’t exist since they are subject to malfunction, tampering, and human error. The best
safety measures are the ones you take as a matter of common
sense and habit.
24.2 Your Duty of Due Care. You, your occupants, and your guests
must exercise due care for your own and others’ safety and security, especially in using smoke alarms and other detection devices, door and window locks, and other safety or security devices.
Window screens are not for security or to keep people from falling out of windows.
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22.1 Generally. You may have the right under Texas law to terminate the Lease early in certain situations involving family violence, certain sexual offenses, or stalking. Otherwise, unless
you’re entitled to terminate this Lease under Par. 9, 17, 23, 31,
or 36, you won’t be released from this Lease for any reason—
including voluntary or involuntary school withdrawal or transfer, voluntary or involuntary job transfer, marriage, separation,
divorce, reconciliation, loss of coresidents, loss of employment,
bad health, property purchase, or death.
You must notify us immediately if you are called to active duty or
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hicles. Motorcycles or motorized bikes must not be parked inside an
apartment, on sidewalks, under stairwells, or in handicapped-parking areas. We may have any unauthorized or illegally parked vehicles
towed or booted according to state law at the owner or operator’s expense at any time if the vehicle:
(a) has a flat tire or is otherwise inoperable;
(b) is on jacks, on blocks, or has a wheel missing;
(c) takes up more than one parking space;
(d) belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or
abandoned the apartment;
(e) is in a handicapped space without the legally required
handicapped insignia;
(f) is in a space marked for office visitors, managers, or staff;
(g) blocks another vehicle from exiting;
(h) is in a fire lane or designated “no parking” area;
(Ii is in a space marked for another resident or apartment;
(j) is on the grass, sidewalk, or patio;
(k) blocks a garbage truck from access to a dumpster;
(l) has no current license or registration, and we have given
you at least 10 days’ notice that the vehicle will be towed if
not removed; or
(m) is not moved to allow parking lot maintenance.
22.2 Death of Sole Resident. If you are the sole resident and die during the Lease term, an authorized representative of your estate
may terminate the Lease without penalty by giving at least 30
days’ written notice. Your estate will be liable for paying rent until
the latter of: (A) the termination date or (B) removal of all possessions in the bedroom or apartment. Your estate will also be liable
for all charges and damages until the bedroom or apartment is
vacated, and any removal or storage costs.
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23.1 Termination Rights. You may have the right under Texas law
to terminate the Lease in certain situations involving military
deployment or transfer. You may terminate the Lease if you enlist, are drafted into, or are commissioned in the U.S. Armed Forces. You also may terminate the Lease if:
(a) you are (1) a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves on
active duty, or (2) a member of the National Guard called to
active duty for more than 30 days in response to a national
emergency declared by the President; and
(b) you (1) receive orders for a permanent change of station, (2)
receive orders to deploy with a military unit or as an individual in support of a military operation for 90 days or more, or
(3) are relieved or released from active duty.
23.2 How to Terminate Under This Par. 23. You must furnish us a
copy of your military orders, such as permanent-change-of-station orders, call-up orders, or deployment orders (or letter equivalent). Military permission for base housing doesn’t constitute a
permanent-change-of-station order. You must deliver to us your
written termination notice, after which the Lease will be terminated under this military clause 30 days after the date your next
rental payment is due. After your move-out, we’ll return your security deposit, less lawful deductions.
23.3 Who May Be Released. For the purposes of this Lease, orders
described in (b) under Par. 23.1 above will release only the resident who qualifies under both (a) and (b) above and receives the
orders during the Lease term, plus that resident’s spouse or legal
dependents living in the resident’s household. A coresident who
is not the spouse or dependent of a military resident cannot terminate under this military clause.
23.4 Your Representations. Unless you state otherwise in Par. 9, you
represent when signing this Lease that:
(a) you do not already have deployment or change-of-station
orders;
(b) you will not be retiring from the military during the Lease
term; and
(c) the term of your enlistment or obligation will not end before
the Lease term ends.
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
24.3 Alarm and Detection Devices.
(A) What we’ll do. We’ll furnish smoke alarms or other detection
devices required by law or city ordinance. We may install additional detectors not so required. We’ll test them and provide working batteries when you first take possession of
your apartment. Upon request, we’ll provide, as required by
law, a smoke alarm capable of alerting a person with a hearing-impairment disability.
(B) Your duties. You must pay for and replace batteries as needed, unless the law provides otherwise. We may replace dead
or missing batteries at your expense, without prior notice to
you. You must immediately report alarm or detector malfunctions to us. Neither you nor others may disable alarms
or detectors. If you damage or disable the smoke alarm, or
remove a battery without replacing it with a working battery, you may be liable to us under Texas Property Code
sec. 92.2611 for $100 plus one month’s rent, actual damages, and attorney’s fees. You’ll be liable to us and others
if you fail to report malfunctions, or fail to report any loss,
damage, or fines resulting from fire, smoke, or water.
24.4 Loss. Unless otherwise required by law, we’re not liable to any
resident, guest, or occupant for personal injury or damage, loss
of personal property, or loss of business or personal income, from
any cause, including fire, smoke, rain, flood, water leaks, hail, ice,
snow, lightning, wind, explosions, interruption of utilities, pipe
leaks, theft, vandalism, and negligent or intentional acts of residents, occupants, or guests. We have no duty to remove any ice,
sleet, or snow but may remove any amount with or without notice. Unless we instruct otherwise, during freezing weather you
must for 24 hours a day: (A) keep the apartment heated to at least
50° Fahrenheit, (B) keep cabinet and closet doors open, and (C)
drip hot- and cold-water faucets. You’ll be liable for any damage
to our and others’ property caused by broken water pipes due to
your violating these requirements.
24.5 Crime or Emergency. Immediately dial 911 or call local medical-emergency, fire, or police personnel in case of accident, fire,
smoke, suspected criminal activity, or any other emergency involving imminent harm. You should then contact our representative. None of our security measures are an express or implied warranty of security—or a guarantee against crime or of
reduced risk of crime. Unless otherwise provided by law, we’re
not liable to you, your occupants, or your guests for injury, damage, or loss to person or property caused by criminal conduct
of other persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism,
or other crimes. Even if previously provided, we’re not obliged
to furnish security personnel, patrols, lighting, gates, fences, or
other forms of security unless required by law. We’re not responsible for obtaining criminal-history checks on any residents, occupants, guests, or contractors in the apartment community. If
you, your occupants, or your guests are affected by a crime, you
must make a written report to the appropriate local law-enforcement agency and to our representative. You must also give us
the law-enforcement agency’s incident-report number upon request.
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27.1 No Animals Without Consent. No animals (including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, rodents, amphibians, arachnids,
and insects) are allowed, even temporarily, anywhere in the
apartment or apartment community unless we’ve given written permission. If we allow an animal, you must sign a separate
animal addendum and, except as set forth in the addendum, pay
an animal deposit. An animal deposit is considered a general security deposit. The animal addendum includes information governing animals, including assistance or service animals. We’ll authorize an assistance or support animal for a disabled person
without requiring an animal deposit. We may require verification
of your disability and the need for such an animal. You must not
feed stray or wild animals.
27.2 Violations of Animal Policies.
(A) Charges for violations. If you or any guest or occupant violates animal restrictions (with or without your knowledge),
you’ll be subject to charges, damages, eviction, and other
remedies provided in this Lease. If an animal has been in the
apartment at any time during your term of occupancy (with
or without our consent), we’ll charge you for all cleaning and
repair costs, including defleaing, deodorizing, and shampooing. Initial and daily animal-violation charges and animal-removal charges are liquidated damages for our time,
inconvenience, and overhead (except attorney’s fees and litigation costs) in enforcing animal restrictions and rules.
(B) Removal and return of animal. We may remove an unauthorized animal by (1) leaving, in a conspicuous place in the
apartment, a written notice of our intent to remove the animal within 24 hours; and (2) following the procedures of
Par. 28. We may keep or kennel the animal, or turn it over
to a humane society, local authority or rescue organization.
When keeping or kenneling an animal, we won’t be liable for
loss, harm, sickness, or death of the animal unless due to our
negligence. You must pay for the animal’s reasonable care
and kenneling charges. We’ll return the animal to you upon
request if it has not already been turned over to a humane
society, local authority or rescue organization. We have no
lien on the animal for any purpose.
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25.2 Standards and Improvements. You must use customary diligence in maintaining the apartment and not damaging or littering the common areas. Unless authorized by law or by us in
writing, you must not do any repairs, painting, wallpapering, carpeting, electrical changes, or otherwise alter our property. No
holes or stickers are allowed inside or outside the apartment. Unless our rules state otherwise, we’ll permit a reasonable number
of small nail holes for hanging pictures on sheetrock walls and
grooves of wood-paneled walls. No water furniture, washing machines, extra phone or television outlets, alarm systems, or lock
changes, additions, or rekeying is permitted unless allowed by
law or we’ve consented in writing. You may install a satellite dish
or antenna, but only if you sign our satellite-dish or antenna lease
addendum, which complies with reasonable restrictions allowed
by federal law. You must not alter, damage, or remove our property, including alarm systems, detection devices, furniture, telephone and television wiring, screens, locks, and security devices.
When you move in, we’ll supply light bulbs for fixtures we furnish, including exterior fixtures operated from inside the apartment; after that, you’ll replace them at your expense with bulbs
of the same type and wattage. Your improvements to the apartment (made with or without our consent) become ours unless
we agree otherwise in writing.
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25.1 As-Is. We disclaim all implied warranties. You accept the apartment, fixtures, and furniture as is, except for conditions materially affecting the health or safety of ordinary persons. You’ll be
given an Inventory & Condition form on or before move-in. Within
48 hours after move-in, you must note on the form all defects or
damage, sign the form, and return it to us. Otherwise, everything
will be considered to be in a clean, safe, and good working condition.
tial purposes for at least 6 months. If the Lease is so terminated, we’ll refund prorated rent and all deposits, less lawful deductions. We may also remove personal property if it causes a health
or safety hazard.
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25. Condition of the Premises and Alterations.
25.3 Fair Housing. We are committed to the principles of fair housing. In accordance with fair-housing laws, we’ll make reasonable
accommodations to our rules, policies, practices, or services.
We’ll allow reasonable modifications under these laws to give
disabled persons access to and use of this apartment community. We may require you to sign an addendum regarding the implementation of any accommodations or modifications, as well
as your restoration obligations, if any.
26. Requests, Repairs, and Malfunctions.
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26.1 Written Requests Required. If you or any occupant needs
to send a notice or request—for example, for repairs, installations, services, ownership disclosure, or security-related matters—it must be written, signed, and delivered to our
designated representative (except in case of fire, smoke, gas,
explosion, overflowing sewage, uncontrollable running water,
electrical shorts, crime in progress, or fair-housing accommodation or modification). Our written notes on your oral request do
not constitute a written request from you. Our complying with
or responding to any oral request regarding security or any other
matter doesn’t waive the strict requirement for written notices
under this Lease. A request for maintenance or repair by anyone
residing in your bedroom or apartment constitutes a request
from all co-residents.
26.2 Required Notifications. You must promptly notify us in writing
of water leaks, mold, electrical problems, malfunctioning lights,
broken or missing locks or latches, and other conditions that
pose a hazard to property, health, or safety.
26.3 Utilities. We may change or install utility lines or equipment serving the apartment if the work is done reasonably without substantially increasing your utility costs. We may turn off equipment and
interrupt utilities as needed to avoid property damage or to perform work. If utilities malfunction or are damaged by fire, water, or
similar cause, you must notify our representative immediately.
26.4 Air-Conditioning and Other Equipment. Air-conditioning
problems are normally not emergencies. If air-conditioning or
other equipment malfunctions, you must notify us as soon as
possible on a business day. We’ll act with customary diligence
to make repairs and reconnections, taking into consideration
when casualty-insurance proceeds are received. Your rent will
not abate in whole or in part.
26.5 Our Right to Terminate. If we believe that fire or catastrophic damage is substantial, or that performance of needed repairs
poses a danger to you, we may terminate this Lease by giving
you at least 5 days’ written notice. We also have the right to terminate this Lease during the Lease term by giving you at least 30
days’ written notice of termination if we are demolishing your
apartment or closing it and it will no longer be used for residen-
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28. When We May Enter. If you or any co-resident, guest or occupant is
present, then repairers, servicers, contractors, law officers, government representatives, lenders, appraisers, prospective residents or
buyers, insurance agents, persons authorized to enter under your rental application, or our representatives may peacefully enter the bedroom or apartment at reasonable times for reasonable business purposes. If nobody is in the bedroom or apartment, then any such person
may enter peacefully and at reasonable times by duplicate or master
key (or by breaking a window or other means when necessary) for reasonable business purposes if written notice of the entry is left in a conspicuous place in the apartment immediately after the entry.
29. Multiple Residents. Notices and requests from you or any co-resident
or occupant of the apartments constitute notice from all co-residents.
Notices and requests from you or any co-resident or occupant of the
bedroom also constitute notice from all co-residents. Your notice of
Lease termination or intent to move out must be signed by you. A notice from us to you to pay sums owered only by you, or regarding sale
of property that belongs only to you or that was in your possession and
care, will be addressed to your only. A notice intended by us for all coresidents in your apartment may be addressed to ”all residents” of your
apartment. A notice intended by us to all residents in the apartment
community may be addressed to ”all residents.”
Replacements
30. Replacements and Subletting.
30.1 When Allowed. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assigning a
resident‘s rights is allowed only when we consent in writing. If
a departing or remaining resident finds a replacement resident
acceptable to us before moving out and we expressly consent to
the replacement, subletting, or assignment, then:
(a) a reletting charge will not be due;
(b) a reasonable administrative (paperwork) fee will be due,
and a rekeying fee will be due if rekeying is requested or required; and
(c) the departing and remaining residents will remain liable for
all Lease obligations for the rest of the original Lease term.
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31. Our Responsibilities.
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31.1 Generally. We’ll act with customary diligence to:
(a) keep common areas reasonably clean, subject to Par. 25;
(b) maintain fixtures, hot water, heating, and air-conditioning
equipment;
(c) substantially comply with all applicable laws regarding safety, sanitation, and fair housing; and
(d) make all reasonable repairs, subject to your obligation to pay
for damages for which you’re liable.
32.3 Acceleration. Unless we elect not to accelerate rent, all monthly rent for the rest of the Lease term or renewal period will be
accelerated automatically without notice or demand (before or
after acceleration) and will be immediately due and delinquent
if, without our written consent: (A) you move out, remove property in preparing to move out, or you or any occupant gives oral
or written notice of intent to move out before the Lease term or
renewal period ends; and (B) you haven’t paid all rent for the entire Lease term or renewal period. Such conduct is considered a
default for which we need not give you notice. Remaining rent
will also be accelerated if you’re judicially evicted or move out
when we demand because you’ve defaulted. Acceleration is subject to our mitigation obligations below.
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30.3 Rental Prohibited. You agree that you won‘t rent or offer to rent
your bedroom or all or any part of your apartment to anyone else.
You agree that you won‘t accept anything of value from anyone
else for the use of any part of your apartment. You agree not to list
any part of your apartment on any lodging rental website or with
any service that advertises dwellings for rent.
ment’s main entry door; or (F) securely affixing the notice to the
outside of the apartment‘s main entry door as allowed by law.
Notice by mail under (A) or (B) will be considered delivered on the
earlier of actual delivery, or 3 days (not counting Sundays or federal holidays) after the notice is deposited in the U.S. Postal Service with postage. Termination of your possession rights or a later
reletting doesn’t release you from liability for future rent or other
Lease obligations. After giving notice to vacate or filing an eviction suit, we may still accept rent or other sums due; the filing or
acceptance doesn’t waive or diminish our right of eviction or any
other contractual or statutory right. Accepting money at any time
doesn’t waive our right to damages, to past or future rent or other
sums, or to our continuing with eviction proceedings. If you are
evicted, you must leave the apartment and cannot live in another
bedroom or anywhere else in the apartment. In an eviction, rent
is owed for the full rental period and will not be prorated.
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30.2 Procedures for Replacement. If we approve a replacement resident, then, at our option: (A) the replacement resident must sign this
Lease with or without an increase in the total security deposit; or (B)
the remaining and replacement residents must sign an entirely new
Lease. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, the departing resident’s
security deposit will automatically transfer to the replacement resident as of the date we approve. The departing resident will no longer have a right to occupancy or to a security-deposit refund, but will
remain liable for the remainder of the original Lease term unless we
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31.2 Your Remedies. If we violate any of the above, you may possibly terminate this Lease and exercise other remedies under
Texas Property Code Sec. 92.056 by following this procedure:
(a) all rent must be current, and you must make a written request for repair or remedy of the condition—after which we’ll
have a reasonable time for repair or remedy;
(b) if we fail to do so, you must make a second written request
for the repair or remedy (to make sure that there has been
no miscommunication between us)—after which we’ll have
a reasonable time to repair or remedy; and
(c) if the repair or remedy still hasn’t been accomplished within that reasonable time period, you may immediately terminate this Lease by giving us a final written notice.
You also may exercise other statutory remedies, including
those under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0561.
31.3 Request by Mail. Instead of giving the two written requests referred to above, you may give us one request by certified mail, return receipt requested, registered mail, or by any trackable mail
or delivery method through the postal service or a private delivery service—after which we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or
remedy. “Reasonable time” accounts for the nature of the problem and the reasonable availability of materials, labor, and utilities. Your rent must be current when you make any request. We’ll
refund security deposits and prorated rent as required by law.
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rent or other amounts you owe; (B) you or any guest or occupant violates this Lease, apartment rules, or fire, safety, health, or
criminal laws, regardless of whether or where arrest or conviction
occurs; (C) you abandon the bedroom or apartment; (D) you give
incorrect or false answers in a rental application; (E) you or any occupant is arrested, charged, detained, convicted, or given deferred
adjudication or pretrial diversion for (1) a felony offense involving
actual or potential physical harm to a person, or involving possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, or drug paraphernalia as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, or (2) any sex-related crime, including a misdemeanor;
(F) you are found to have any illegal drugs or paraphernalia in your
apartment; (G) you or any occupant, in bad faith, makes an invalid
habitability complaint to an official or employee of a utility company or the government; or (H) you allow a co-resident who has been
evicted to stay in your bedroom or the apartment.
The resident defaults contained in the Lease Contract will be
limited to conduct by you or any of your invitees, guests or
occupants, or to conduct in which you and any invitee, guest,
occupant or co-resident participated. The remedies for a default committed solely by another co-resident in the apartment will be limited to those that affect that co-resident only.
Any resident who defaults under this Lease Contract will indemnify the non-defaulting co-residents occupying the same
bedroom and their guarantors.
32.2 Eviction. If you default or hold over, we may end your right of
occupancy by giving you at least a 24-hour written notice to
vacate. Notice may be given by: (A) regular mail; (B) certified mail,
return receipt requested; (C) personal delivery to any resident; (D)
personal delivery to the bedroom or apartment to any occupant
over 16 years old; (E) affixing the notice to the inside of the apart-
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
32.4 Holdover. You or any occupant, invitee, or guest must not hold
over beyond the end of the Lease term, or the date contained in
your move-out notice or our notice to vacate (or beyond a different move-out date agreed to by the parties in writing). If a holdover occurs, then (A) holdover rent is due in advance on a daily
basis and may become delinquent without notice or demand;
(B) rent for the holdover period will be increased by 25% over
the then-existing rent, without notice; (C) you’ll be liable to us
(subject to our mitigation duties) for all rent for the full term of
the previously signed Lease of a new resident who can’t occupy
because of the holdover; and (D) at our option, we may extend
the Lease term—for up to one month from the date of notice
of Lease extension—by delivering written notice to you or your
apartment while you continue to hold over.
32.5 Other Remedies. We may report unpaid amounts to credit
agencies as allowed by law. If we or a third-party debt collector
we use tries to collect any money you owe us, you agree that we
or the debt collector may call you on your cellphone and may use
an automated dialer. If you default, you will pay us, in addition to
other sums due, any amounts stated to be rental discounts or concessions agreed to in writing. Upon your default, we have all other
legal remedies, including Lease termination and statutory lockout
under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0081, except as lockouts and
liens are prohibited by Texas Government Code sec. 2306.6738
for owners supported by housing-tax-credit allocations. A prevailing party may recover reasonable attorney’s fees and all other
litigation costs from the nonprevailing parties, except a party may
not recover attorney’s fees and litigation costs in connection with
a party’s claims seeking personal-injury, sentimental, exemplary
or punitive damages. We may recover attorney’s fees in connection with enforcing our rights under this Lease. You agree that late
charges are liquidated damages representing a reasonable estimate of the value of our time, inconvenience, and overhead associated with collecting late rent (but are not for attorney’s fees and
litigation costs). All unpaid amounts you owe, including judgments,
bear 18% interest per year from the due date, compounded annually. You must pay all collection-agency fees if you fail to pay sums
due within 10 days after we mail you a letter demanding payment
and stating that collection-agency fees will be added if you don’t
pay all sums by that deadline.
32.6 Mitigation of Damages. If you move out early, you’ll be subject
to Par. 10 and all other remedies. We’ll exercise customary diligence to relet and minimize damages. We’ll credit all later rent
that we actually receive from subsequent residents against your
liability for past-due and future rent and other sums due.
General Clauses
33. Other Important Provisions.
33.1 Representatives’ Authority; Waivers; Notice. Our representatives (including management personnel, employees, and
agents) have no authority to waive, amend, or terminate this
Lease or any part of it unless in writing, and no authority to
make promises, representations, or agreements that impose
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37. Move-Out Procedures. The move-out date can’t be changed unless we
and you both agree in writing. You won’t move out before the Lease term
or renewal period ends unless all rent for the entire Lease term or renewal
period is paid in full. Early move-out may result in reletting charges and
acceleration of future rent under Par. 10 and 32. You’re prohibited by law
from applying any security deposit to rent. You can’t stay beyond the date
you’re supposed to move out. All residents, guests, and occupants must
surrender or abandon the bedroom and apartment before the 30-day period for deposit refund begins. You must give us and the U.S. Postal Service, in writing, each resident’s forwarding address.
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38. Cleaning. You must thoroughly clean the apartment, including doors,
windows, furniture, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, patios, balconies,
garages, carports, and storage rooms. You must follow move-out
cleaning instructions if they have been provided. If you don’t clean adequately, you’ll be liable for reasonable cleaning charges—including
charges for cleaning carpets, draperies, furniture, walls, etc. that are
soiled beyond normal wear (that is, wear or soiling that occurs without
negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse).
39. Move-Out Inspection. You should meet with our representative for
a move-out inspection. Our representative has no authority to bind or
limit us regarding deductions for repairs, damages, or charges. Any statements or estimates by us or our representative are subject to our correction, modification, or disapproval before final accounting or refunding.
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33.2 Miscellaneous. All remedies are cumulative. Exercising one remedy won’t constitute an election or waiver of other remedies. All provisions regarding our nonliability or nonduty apply to our employees, agents, and management companies. No employee, agent, or
management company is personally liable for any of our contractual, statutory, or other obligations merely by virtue of acting on our
behalf. This Lease binds subsequent owners. This Lease is subordinate to existing and future recorded mortgages, unless the owner’s lender chooses otherwise. All Lease obligations must be performed in the county where the apartment is located. Neither an
invalid clause nor the omission of initials on any page invalidates
this Lease. If you have insurance covering the apartment or your
personal belongings at the time you or we suffer or allege a loss,
you and we agree to waive any insurance subrogation rights. All notices and documents may be in English and, at our option, in any
other language that you read or speak. The term “including” in this
Lease should be interpeted to mean “including but not limited to.”
move-out form to ensure that you provide all the information needed.
You must get from us a written acknowledgment of your notice.
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security duties or other obligations on us or our representatives, unless in writing. Any dimensions and sizes provided to
you relating to the apartment are only approximations or estimates; actual dimensions and sizes may vary. No action or omission by us will be considered a waiver of our rights or of any subsequent violation, default, or time or place of performance. Our
not enforcing or belatedly enforcing written-notice requirements,
rental due dates, acceleration, liens, or other rights isn’t a waiver
under any circumstances. Except when notice or demand is required by law, you waive any notice and demand for performance
from us if you default. If anyone else has guaranteed performance
of this Lease, a separate Lease Guaranty for each guarantor must
be executed. Written notice to or from our managers constitutes
notice to or from us. Any person giving a notice under this Lease
should keep a copy of the memo, letter, or fax that was given (and
any fax-transmittal verification). Fax or electronic signatures are
binding. All notices must be signed. Unless this lease or the law
requires otherwise, any notice required to be provided, sent or delivered in writing may be given electronically, subject to our rules.
34. Payments. Payment of each sum due is an independent covenant. When
we receive money, other than sale proceeds under Par. 14 or utility payments
subject to government regulation, we may apply it at our option and without notice first to any of your unpaid obligations, then to current rent. We
may do so regardless of notations on checks or money orders and regardless of when the obligations arose. All sums other than rent are due upon our
demand. After the due date, we do not have to accept any payments.
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35. TAA Membership. We represent that, at the time of signing this Lease,
we, the management company representing us, or any locator service
that procured you is a member in good standing of both the Texas Apartment Association and the affiliated local apartment association for the
area where the apartment is located. The member is either an owner/
management-company member or an associate member doing business as a locator service (whose name and address must be disclosed on
page 8). If not, the following applies: (A) this Lease is voidable at your option and is unenforceable by us (except for property damages); and (B) we
may not recover past or future rent or other charges. The above remedies
also apply if both of the following occur: (1) the Lease is automatically renewed on a month-to-month basis more than once after membership in
TAA and the local association has lapsed; and (2) neither the owner nor
the management company is a member of TAA and the local association
during the third automatic renewal. A signed affidavit from the affiliated
local apartment association attesting to nonmembership when the Lease
or renewal was signed will be conclusive evidence of nonmembership.
Governmental entities may use TAA forms if TAA agrees in writing.
When Moving Out
36. Move-Out Notice.
36.1 Requirements and Compliance. Unless you are moving out on
or within 30 days of the lease Contract term ending date, you
must give our representative advance written move-out notice
before moving out, as provided below. Your move-out notice
doesn’t release you from liability for the full term of the Lease or
renewal term. You’ll still be liable for the entire Lease term if you
move out early except under Par. 9, 17, 22, 23, or 31. Your moveout notice must comply with each of the following:
(a) We must receive advance written notice of your move-out
date if it is more than 30 days before the Lease Contract term
ending date.
(b) Your move-out notice must be in writing. Oral move-out
notice will not be accepted and will not terminate your
Lease Contract.
(c) Your move-out notice must not terminate the Lease Contract sooner than the end of the Lease Contract term or
renewal period.
36.2 Unacceptable Notice. Your notice is not acceptable if it doesn’t
comply with all of the above. We recommend that you use our written
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
40. Security Deposit Deductions and Other Charges. You’ll be liable for
the following charges, if applicable: unpaid rent; unpaid utilities; unreimbursed service charges; repairs or damages caused by negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse, including stickers, scratches, tears, burns,
stains, or unapproved holes; replacement cost of our property that was
in or attached to the apartment and is missing; replacing dead or missing alarm or detection-device batteries at any time; utilities for repairs
or cleaning; trips to let in company representatives to remove your telephone, Internet, television services, or rental items (if you so request or
have moved out); trips to open the apartment when you or any guest or
occupant is missing a key; unreturned keys; missing or burned-out light
bulbs; removing or rekeying unauthorized security devices or alarm systems; agreed reletting charges; packing, removing, or storing property
removed or stored under Par. 14; removing or booting illegally parked
vehicles; special trips for trash removal caused by parked vehicles blocking dumpsters; false security-alarm charges unless due to our negligence; animal-related charges under Par. 6 and 27; government fees or
fines against us for violation (by you, your occupants, or your guests) of
local ordinances relating to alarms and detection devices, false alarms,
recycling, or other matters; late-payment and returned-check charges; a
charge (not to exceed $100) for our time and inconvenience in our lawful
removal of an animal or in any valid eviction proceeding against you, plus
attorney’s fees, court costs, and filing fees actually paid; and other sums
due under this Lease. You’ll be liable to us for: (A) charges for replacing
any keys and access devices referenced in Par. 5 if you don’t return them
all on or before your actual move-out date; (B) accelerated rent if you’ve
violated Par. 32; and (C) a reletting fee if you’ve violated Par. 10. We may
also deduct from your security deposit our reasonable costs incurred
in rekeying security devices required by law if you vacate the apartment in breach of this Lease.
41. Deposit Return, Surrender, and Abandonment.
41.1 Your Deposit. We’ll mail you your security-deposit refund (less
lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions, no later than 30 days after surrender or abandonment, unless laws provide otherwise.
41.2 Surrender. You have surrendered the bedroom and apartment
when: (A) the move-out date has passed and no one is living in
the bedroom in our reasonable judgment; or (B) bedroom and
apartment keys and access devices listed in Par. 5 have been
turned in to us—whichever happens first.
41.3 Abandonment. You have abandoned the bedroom and apartment
when all of the following have occurred: (A) everyone appears to have
moved out of the bedroom in our reasonable judgment; (B) clothes,
furniture, and personal belongings have been substantially removed
from the bedroom in our reasonable judgment; (C) you’ve been in default for nonpayment of rent for 5 consecutive days, or water, gas, or
electric service for the apartment not connected in our name has been
terminated or transferred; and (D) you’ve not responded for 2 days to
our notice left on the inside of the main entry door stating that we consider the apartment abandoned. A bedroom or apartment is also considered abandoned 10 days after the death of a sole resident.
41.4 The Ending of Your Rights. Surrender, abandonment, or judicial
eviction ends your right of possession for all purposes and gives us
the immediate right to clean up, make repairs in, and relet the bedroom or apartment; determine any security-deposit deductions; and
remove property left in the apartment. Surrender, abandonment,
and judicial eviction affect your rights to property left in the apartment (Par. 14), but don’t affect our mitigation obligations (Par. 32).
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SUMMARY OF KEY INFORMATION
The lease will control if there‘s a conflict with this summary.
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Address: _________________________________________________________ Unit # ___________ Bedroom # _____________
Beginning date of Lease (Par. 3) ______________________
Ending date of Lease (Par. 3) ___________________________
Assigning roommates (Par. 3) may OR may not
Consent for guests staying more than ________ days (Par. 2)
Total security deposit (Par. 4)
$ ________________
Animal deposit (if any)
$ __________________
Security deposit (Par. 4) does OR does not include an animal deposit.
# of keys/access devices (Par. 5) for ____ unit, ____ bedroom, ____ mailbox, ____ other ______________________________________
Check here if the dwelling is to be furnished (Par. 5)
Check here if there is a concession addendum
Rent to be paid (Par. 6): (check all that apply) at the onsite manager’s office, through our online payment site, OR
at _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Check here if included in monthly rent: garage, storage, carport, washer/dryer, or other ________________________
Total monthly rent (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Prorated rent (Par. 6) for (check one)
Total rent for Lease term (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Monthly installments (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Late charges if rent is not paid on or before (Par. 6) _________
first month OR second month $ __________________
Initial late charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Daily late charge (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Returned-check charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Animal violation charges (Par. 6)
Monthly animal rent (if any)
$ ________________
Initial $ ________________ Daily $ __________________
Monthly pest control (if any)
$ ________________
Monthly trash / waste (if any)
$ __________________
Exchange bedrooms within (Par. 6) ______________ days
Transfer fee (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Utilities paid by owner (Par. 7): (check all that apply) electricity, gas, water, wastewater, trash/recycling,
cable/satellite, master antenna, Internet, stormwater/drainage, other _______________________________________
Utility connection charge (Par. 12)
$ ________________
You are: (check one) required to buy insurance OR
Agreed reletting charge (Par. 10)
$ ________________
not required to buy insurance (Par. 8)
Special provisions (Par. 9): ______________________________________________________________________________________
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42. Attachments. We will provide you with a copy of the Lease as
required by statute. This may be in paper format, in an electronic format if you request it, or by e-mail if we have communicated by e-mail about this Lease. Our rules and community
policies, if any, will be attached to the Lease and given to you
at signing. When an Inventory and Condition form is completed, both you and we should retain a copy. The items checked
below are attached to and become a part of this Lease and are
binding even if not initialed or signed.
❒ Access Gate Addendum
❒ Additional Special Provisions
❒ Allocation Addendum for: ❒ electricity ❒ water ❒ gas
❒ central system costs ❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite
❒ stormwater/drainage ❒ services/government fees
❒ Animal Addendum
❒ Apartment Rules or Community Policies
❒ Asbestos Addendum (if asbestos is present)
❒ Bed Bug Addendum
❒ Early Termination Addendum
❒ Enclosed Garage, Carport, or Storage Unit Addendum
❒ Intrusion Alarm Addendum
❒ Inventory & Condition Form
❒ Lead Hazard Information and Disclosure Addendum
❒ Lease Contract Guaranty (guaranties, if more than one)
❒ Legal Description of Apartment (optional, if rental term
longer than one year)
❒ Military SCRA Addendum
❒ Mold Information and Prevention Addendum
❒ Move-Out Cleaning Instructions
❒ Notice of Intent to Move Out Form
❒ Parking Permit or Sticker (quantity:______)
❒ Rent Concession Addendum
❒ Renter’s or Liability Insurance Addendum
❒ Repair or Service Request Form
❒ Satellite Dish or Antenna Addendum
❒ Security Guidelines Addendum
❒ PUC Tenant Guide to Water Allocation
❒ Utility Submetering Addendum: ❒ electricity ❒ water
❒ gas
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
You are legally bound by this document.
Please read it carefully.
A facsimile or electronic signature on this Lease
is as binding as an original signature.
Before submitting a rental application or signing a Lease,
you may take a copy of these documents
to review and/or consult an attorney.
Additional provisions or changes may be made
in the Lease if agreed to in writing by all parties.
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Lease
after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
This lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
You are NOT relying on any oral representations.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
Owner or Owner’s Representative (signing on behalf of owner)
__________________________________________________________
Address and phone number of owner’s representative for notice purposes
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
After-hours phone number ___________________________________
(Always call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies.)
Date form is filled out (same as on top of page 1) ___________________
Name, address and telephone number of locator service (if applicable
—must be completed to verify TAA membership under Par. 35):
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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Date of Lease Contract: _________________________________
(when this Lease Contract is filled out)
_________________________________________________________________
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_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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and us, the owner: ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
You‘ve agreed to rent the following dwelling [check one]:
❒ house, ❒ duplex unit, or ❒ other unit, and any grounds, garage
or improvements located at ____________________________________
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1. Parties. This Lease Contract (“Lease”) is between you, the
resident(s) (list all people signing the Lease):
Prorated rent of $_________________ is due for the remainder of the
[check one]: ❒ 1st month or ❒ 2nd month, on the ________ day of
________________________________________ (month), _________ (year).
You must pay your rent on or before the 1st day of each month
(due date). There is no grace period, and you agree that not
paying rent on the 1st of each month is a material breach of
this Lease. Cash is not acceptable without our prior written
permission. You cannot withhold or offset rent unless authorized by law. We may, at our option, require at any time that you
pay all rent and other sums in cash, certified or cashier’s check,
money order, or one monthly check rather than multiple checks.
If you don’t pay all rent on or before the ____________ day of the
month, you’ll pay an initial late charge of $____________ , plus a
daily late charge of $____________ per day after that date until the
amount due is paid in full. Daily late charges cannot exceed 15
days for any single month’s rent. We won’t impose late charges
until at least the third day of the month. You’ll also pay a charge
of $____________ for each returned check or rejected electronic payment, plus initial and daily late charges, until we receive acceptable payment. If you don’t pay rent on time, you’ll be in default
and subject to all remedies under state law and this Lease. If you
violate the animal restrictions of Par. 27 or other animal rules,
you’ll pay an initial charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $100 per animal) and a daily charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $10 per day per animal) from the date the animal was brought into your dwelling until it is removed. We‘ll also
have all other remedies for such violations. We will pay for repairs
of conditions that materially affect the health or safety of an ordinary resident (i.e. dangerous or hazardous conditions). Otherwise, you‘ll pay the first $____________ of any repair or service call.
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Moving In — General Information
(city), Texas ____________ (zip code) for use as a private residence
only. The terms “you” and “your” refer to all residents listed above
or, in the event of a sole resident’s death, to someone authorized
to act for the estate. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the
owner listed above and not to property managers or anyone else.
Neither we nor any of our representatives have made any oral
promises, representations, or agreements. This Lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
2. Occupants. The dwelling will be occupied only by you and (list
all other occupants not signing the Lease):
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
—and no one else. Anyone not listed here cannot stay in the
dwelling for more than _______ consecutive days without our prior
written consent, and no more than twice that many days in any
one month. If the previous space isn’t filled in, 2 days total per
month will be the limit.
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3. Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease begins on the _________
day of ____________________________________________________ (month),
_____________(year), and ends at midnight the _________________ day
of _______________________________________(month), ___________(year).
After that, this Lease will automatically renew month-to-month unless either party gives at least _______ days’ written notice of termination or intent to move out as required by Par. 36. If the number of
days isn’t filled in, notice of at least 30 days is required.
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4. Security Deposit. The total security deposit for all residents is $____________, due on or before the date this Lease is
signed. This amount [check one]: ❒ does or ❒ does not include an animal deposit. Any animal deposit will be designated in an animal addendum. Security-deposit refund
check and any deduction itemizations will be by [check one]:
❒ one check jointly payable to all residents and mailed to any
one resident we choose, or
❒ one check payable to and mailed to ___________________
_____________________________________________________________
(specify name of one resident).
If neither option is checked here, the first option applies. See
Par. 40 and 41 for security-deposit return information.
5. Keys, Move-Out, and Furniture. You’ll be given _________ dwelling key(s), _________ mailbox key(s), and _________ other access devices for ________________________________________________________ .
Before moving out, you must give our representative advance
written move-out notice as stated in Par. 36. The move-out date
in your notice [check one]: ❒ must be the last day of the month,
or ❒ may be the exact day designated in your notice. If neither
option is checked here, the second applies. Any resident, occupant, or spouse who, according to a remaining resident’s affidavit,
has permanently moved out or is under court order not to enter
the dwelling, is (at our option) no longer entitled to occupancy,
keys, or other access devices, unless authorized by court order.
Your dwelling will be [check one]: ❒ furnished or ❒ unfurnished.
6. Rent and Charges. You will pay $ _____________________ per
month for rent, in advance and without demand at __________
_____________________________ and payable to ❒ owner or
❒ __________________________________________________ .
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
7. Utilities and Services. You’ll pay for all utilities and services
including electricity, water, gas, wastewater, trash/recycling,
cable/satellite and stormwater/drainage unless indicated in
Par. 9. You‘ll pay for all related deposits, charges or fees on
such utilities and services. See Par. 12 for other related provisions regarding utilities and services.
8. Insurance. Our insurance doesn’t cover the loss of or damage
to your personal property. You are [check one]:
❒ required to buy and maintain renter’s or liability insurance
(see attached addendum), or
❒ not required to buy renter’s or liability insurance.
If neither option is checked, insurance is not required but is still
strongly recommended. Even if not required, we urge you to
get your own insurance for losses due to theft, fire, water, pipe
leaks, and similar occurrences. Renter’s insurance doesn’t cover
losses due to a flood. Information on renter’s insurance is available from the Texas Department of Insurance.
9. Special Provisions. The following or attached special provisions
and any addenda or written rules furnished to you at or before
signing will become a part of this Lease and will supersede any
conflicting provisions of this printed Lease form.
_________________________________________________________________
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10. Unlawful Early Move-Out And Reletting Charge.
10.1 Your Responsibility. You’ll be liable for a reletting charge of
$__________________ (not to exceed 85% of the highest monthly
rent during the Lease term) if you: (A) fail to move in, or fail
to give written move-out notice as required in Par. 23 or 36;
(B) move out without paying rent in full for the entire Lease
term or renewal period; (C) move out at our demand because of your default; or (D) are judicially evicted. The reletting charge is not a cancellation fee and does not release
you from your obligations under this Lease. See the next
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❒ you or ❒ we will replace or repair them.
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13. Damages and Reimbursement.
13.1 Damage in the Dwelling. You must promptly pay or reimburse us for loss, damage, consequential damages, government fines or charges, or cost of repairs or service in the
dwelling because of a Lease or rules violation; improper
use; negligence; other conduct by you, your invitees, your
occupants, or your guests; or any other cause not due to
our negligence or fault as allowed by law, except for damages by acts of God to the extent they couldn’t be mitigated by your action or inaction.
13.2 Indemnification by You. You’ll defend, indemnify and
hold us harmless from all liability arising from your
conduct or that of your invitees, your occupants, your
guests, or our representatives who at your request perform services not contemplated in this Lease.
13.3 Damage and Wastewater Stoppage. Unless damage
or wastewater stoppage is due to our negligence, we’re
not liable for—and you must pay for—repairs, replacements, and damage of the following kind if occurring
during the Lease term or renewal period: (A) damage to
doors, windows, or screens; (B) damage from windows
or doors left open; and (C) damage from wastewater
stoppages caused by improper objects in lines exclusively serving your dwelling.
13.4 No Waiver. We may require payment at any time, including advance payment to repair damage that you are liable
for. Delay in demanding sums you owe is not a waiver.
14. Contractual Lien and Property Left in the Dwelling.
14.1 Lien Against Your Property for Rent. All property in
the dwelling (unless exempt under Texas Property Code
sec. 54.042) is subject to a contractual lien to secure payment of delinquent rent (except as prohibited by Texas
Government Code sec. 2306.6738, for owners supported by housing-tax-credit allocations). For this purpose,
“dwelling” excludes outside areas but includes the interior
living areas and exterior patios, balconies, attached garages, and any storerooms for your exclusive use.
14.2 Removal After We Exercise Lien for Rent. If your rent
is delinquent, our representative may peacefully enter
the dwelling and remove and/or store all property subject to lien. All property in the dwelling is presumed to
be yours unless proved otherwise. After the property is
removed, a written notice of entry must be left in a conspicuous place in the dwelling—including a list of items removed, the amount of delinquent rent due, and the name,
address, and phone number of the person to contact. The
notice must also state that the property will be promptly
returned when the delinquent rent is fully paid.
14.3 Removal After Surrender, Abandonment, or Eviction.
We, or law officers, may remove or store all property remaining in the dwelling or in outside areas (including any
vehicles you or any occupant or guest owns or uses) if
you’re judicially evicted or if you surrender or abandon the
dwelling (see definitions in Par. 41).
14.4 Storage.
(A) No duty. We’ll store property removed under a contractual lien. We may—but we have no duty to—store
property removed after judicial eviction, surrender, or
abandonment of the dwelling.
(B) No liability. We’re not liable for casualty, loss, damage,
or theft, except for property removed under a contractual lien.
(C) Charges you pay. You must pay reasonable charges
for our packing, removing, storing, and selling of any
property.
(D) Our lien. We have a lien on all property removed and
stored after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction for all sums you owe, with one exception: our
lien on property listed under Texas Property Code
sec. 54.042 is limited to charges for packing, removing,
and storing.
14.5 Redemption.
(A) Property on which we have a lien. If we’ve seized and
stored property under a contractual lien for rent as authorized by law, you may redeem the property by paying all delinquent rent due at the time of seizure. But if
notice of sale (see Par. 14.6(C)) is given before you seek
redemption, you may redeem only by paying the delinquent rent plus our reasonable charges for packing,
removing, and storing.
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10.2 Not a Release. The reletting charge is neither a Lease cancellation nor a buyout fee. It is a liquidated amount covering only part of our damages—for our time, effort, and
expense in finding and processing a replacement resident. These damages are uncertain and hard to ascertain—particularly those relating to inconvenience, paperwork, advertising, showing dwellings, utilities for showing,
checking prospects, overhead, marketing costs, and locator-service fees. You agree that the reletting charge is a
reasonable estimate of our damages and that the charge
is due whether or not our reletting attempts succeed. If
no amount is stipulated, you must pay our actual reletting
costs as far as they can be determined. The reletting charge
doesn’t release you from continued liability for future or
past-due rent; charges for cleaning, repairing, repainting,
or dealing with unreturned keys; or other sums due.
11. Security Devices.
11.1 What We Provide. Texas Property Code secs. 92.151,
92.153, and 92.154 require, with some exceptions, that
we provide at no cost to you when occupancy begins: (A)
a window latch on each window; (B) a doorviewer (peephole) on each exterior door; (C) a pin lock on each sliding
door; (D) either a door-handle latch or a security bar on
each sliding door; (E) a keyless bolting device (deadbolt)
on each exterior door; and (F) either a keyed doorknob
lock or a keyed deadbolt lock on one entry door. Keyed
locks will be rekeyed after the prior resident moves out.
The rekeying will be done either before you move in or
within 7 days after you move in, as required by law. If we
fail to install or rekey security devices as required by law,
you have the right to do so and deduct the reasonable
cost from your next rent payment under Texas Property Code sec. 92.165(1). We may deactivate or not install
keyless bolting devices on your doors if (A) you or an occupant in the dwelling is over 55 or disabled, and (B) the
requirements of Texas Property Code sec. 92.153(e) or (f)
are satisfied.
11.2 Who Pays What. We’ll pay for missing security devices
that are required by law. You’ll pay for: (A) rekeying that
you request (unless we failed to rekey after the previous
resident moved out); and (B) repairs or replacements because of misuse or damage by you or your family, your
occupants, or your guests. You must pay immediately
after the work is done unless state law authorizes advance
payment. You must also pay in advance for any additional
or changed security devices you request.
12. Other Utilities and Services.
12.1 Usage and Other Charges. You may use utilities only for
normal household purposes and must not waste them. If
your electricity is interrupted, you must use only batteryoperated lighting (no flames). You must not allow any utilities (other than cable or Internet) to be cut off or switched
for any reason—including disconnection for not paying
your bills—until the Lease term or renewal period ends.
You must connect utilities in your name and you must notify the provider of your move-out date so the meter can
be timely read. If you delay getting it turned on in your
name by the Lease’s start date or cause it to be transferred
back into our name before you surrender or abandon the
dwelling, you’ll be liable for a $__________ charge (not to
exceed $50 per violation), plus the actual or estimated cost
of the utilities used while the utility should have been connected in your name. If you’re in an area open to competition and your dwelling is individually metered, you may
choose or change your retail electric provider at any time.
If you qualify, your provider will be the same as ours, unless you choose a different provider. If you do choose or
change your provider, you must give us written notice. You
must pay all applicable provider fees, including any fees to
change service back into our name after you move out.
12.2 Yard Maintenance. Unless Par. 9 says otherwise, you will
be responsible for and pay for the following items: mowing and edging the lawn and maintaining all plants, trees,
shrubs, etc.; watering the lawn and other vegetation; keeping the lawn, flowerbeds, sidewalks, porches and driveways
free of trash and debris; and fertilizing lawn and plants.
You must promptly report infestations or dying vegetation to us. You may not modify the existing landscape,
change any plants, or plant a garden without our prior
written approval.
12.3 Interior Pest Control. Unless Par. 9 says otherwise, we‘ll arrange and pay for extermination services for all pests within
the dwelling, as needed in our reasonable judgment.
12.4 Trash Receptacles. Outside trash receptacles initially provided for your use will be paid for by: ❒ you; ❒ us; ❒ city
utility; or ❒ other __________________________. If we
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delay is expected and that the dwelling will be ready
for you to occupy on a specific date, you may terminate the Lease within 7 days after receiving written notice, but no later. The readiness date stated in the written notice becomes the new effective Lease date for all
purposes. This new date can’t be moved to an earlier
date unless we and you agree in writing.
18. Disclosure of Information. If someone requests information
about you or your rental history for law-enforcement, governmental, or business purposes, we may provide it. At our request, any utility provider may give us information about pending or actual connections or disconnections of utility service to your dwelling.
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19. COMMUNITY POLICIES AND RULES.
19.1 Generally. Our rules are considered part of this Lease.
You, your occupants, and your guests must comply with
all written rules and policies, including instructions for care
of our property. We may regulate: (A) the use of patios, balconies, and porches; (B) the conduct of furniture movers
and delivery persons; and (C) activities in outside areas. We
may make reasonable changes to written rules, and those
rules can become effective immediately when distributed
to you if they do not change the dollar amounts on pages
1 or 2 of this Lease.
19.2 Some Specifics. Your dwelling and other areas reserved
for your private use must be kept clean. Trash must be disposed of at least weekly in appropriate receptacles in accordance with local ordinances. Passageways may be used
only for entry or exit. You will use balconies with care and
will not overload them. Any swimming pools, spas, storerooms, and similar areas must be used with care and in accordance with our rules and posted signs. You must comply
with any subdivision or deed restrictions that apply.
19.3 Limitations on Conduct. Glass containers are prohibited
in or near pools. Within the dwelling, you, your occupants,
and your guests must not use candles or kerosene lamps
or heaters without our prior written approval. You, your
occupants, and your guests must not solicit business or
contributions. Conducting any kind of business (including
child-care services) in your dwelling is prohibited—except
that any lawful business conducted “at home” by computer, mail, or telephone is permissible if customers, clients,
patients, or other business associates do not come to your
dwelling for business purposes.
19.4 Exclusion of Persons. We may exclude from the dwelling any guests or others who, in our judgment, have been
violating the law, violating this Lease or our rules, or disturbing other persons, neighbors, visitors, or owner representatives. We may also exclude from any outside area anyone who refuses to show photo identification or refuses to
identify himself or herself as a resident, an occupant, or a
guest of a specific resident.
19.5 Notice of Convictions and Registration. You must notify us within 15 days if you or any occupants are convicted
of (A) any felony, or (B) any misdemeanor involving a controlled substance, violence to another person, or destruction of property. You must also notify us within 15 days if
you or any of your occupants register as a sex offender. Informing us of a criminal conviction or sex-offender registration doesn’t waive any rights we may have against you.
20. Prohibited Conduct. You, your occupants, and your guests
may not engage in the following activities:
(a) criminal conduct; manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia;
engaging in or threatening violence; possessing a
weapon prohibited by state law; discharging a firearm
in or near the dwelling; or, except when allowed by law,
displaying or possessing a gun, knife, or other weapon
in an outside area, or in a way that may alarm others;
(b) behaving in a loud or obnoxious manner;
(c) disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health,
safety, or convenience of others (including our agents
and employees) in or near the dwelling;
(d) disrupting our business operations;
(e) storing anything in closets containing gas appliances;
(f) tampering with utilities or telecommunications;
(g) bringing hazardous materials into the dwelling;
(h) using windows for entry or exit;
(i) heating the dwelling with a gas-operated cooking
stove or oven; or
(j) injuring our reputation by making bad-faith allegations against us to others.
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judicial eviction. If we’ve removed and stored property after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction,
you may redeem only by paying all sums you owe, including rent, late charges, reletting charges, storage
charges, damages, etc.
(C) Place and payment for return. We may return redeemed property at the place of storage, the management office, or the dwelling (at our option). We may require payment by cash, money order, or certified check.
14.6 Disposition or Sale.
(A) Our options. Except for animals and property removed after the death of a sole resident, we may throw
away or give to a charitable organization all personal
property that is:
(1) left in the dwelling after surrender or abandonment; or
(2) left outside more than 1 hour after writ of possession is executed, following judicial eviction.
(B) Animals. An animal removed after surrender, abandonment, or eviction may be kenneled or turned over
to a local authority, humane society, or rescue organization.
(C) Sale or property. Property not thrown away or given
to charity may be disposed of only by sale, which must
be held no sooner than 30 days after written notice of
the date, time, and place of sale is sent by both regular mail and certified mail (return receipt requested)
to your last known address. The notice must itemize
the amounts you owe and provide the name, address,
and phone number of the person to contact about the
sale, the amount owed, and your right to redeem the
property. The sale may be public or private; is subject
to any third-party ownership or lien claims; must be to
the highest cash bidder; and may be in bulk, in batches,
or item-by-item. If the proceeds from the sale are more
than you owe, the excess amount must be mailed to you
at your last known address within 30 days after sale.
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15. Failing to Pay First Month’s Rent. If you don’t pay the first
month’s rent when or before the Lease begins, all future rent for
the Lease term will be automatically accelerated without notice
and become immediately due. We also may end your right of
occupancy and recover damages, future rent, reletting charges, attorney’s fees, court costs, and other lawful charges. Our
rights, remedies and duties under Par. 10 and 32 apply to acceleration under this paragraph.
16. Rent Increases and Lease Changes. No rent increases or Lease
changes are allowed before the initial Lease term ends, except
for those allowed by special provisions in Par. 9, by a written addendum or amendment signed by you and us, or by reasonable
changes of our rules allowed under Par. 19. If, at least 5 days before the advance-notice deadline referred to in Par. 3, we give
you written notice of rent increases or Lease changes that become effective when the Lease term or renewal period ends,
this Lease will automatically continue month-to-month with the
increased rent or Lease changes. The new modified Lease will
begin on the date stated in the notice (without needing your
signature) unless you give us written move-out notice under
Par. 36. The written move-out notice under Par. 36 applies only
to the end of the current Lease or renewal period.
17. Delay of Occupancy.
17.1 Lease Remains In Force. We are not responsible for any
delay of your occupancy caused by construction, repairs,
cleaning, or a previous resident’s holding over. This Lease
will remain in force subject to:
(A) abatement of rent on a daily basis during delay, and
(B) your right to terminate the lease in writing as set forth
below.
17.2 Your Termination Rights. Termination notice must be in
writing. After termination, you are entitled only to refund
of any deposit(s) and any rent you paid. Rent abatement or
Lease termination does not apply if the delay is for cleaning or repairs that don’t prevent you from moving into the
dwelling.
17.3 Notice of Delay. If there is a delay of your occupancy and
we haven’t given notice of delay as set forth immediately
below, you may terminate this Lease up to the date when
the dwelling is ready for occupancy, but not later.
(a) If we give written notice to any of you or your occupants when or after the Lease begins—and the notice states that occupancy has been delayed because
of construction or a previous resident’s holding over,
and that the dwelling will be ready on a specific date—
you may terminate the Lease within 3 days after you
receive written notice, but no later.
(b) If we give any of you written notice before the date the
Lease begins and the notice states that a construction
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23.5 Damages for False Representations. Liquidated damages for making a false representation of the above will be
the amount of unpaid rent for the remainder of the Lease
term when and if you move out, minus rents from others
received in mitigation under Par. 32.6.
24. Resident Safety and Loss.
24.1 Disclaimer. We disclaim any express or implied warranties of security. We care about your safety and that of other
occupants and guests. You agree to make every effort to
follow any Security Guidelines Addendum attached to this
Lease. No security system is failsafe. Even the best system can’t prevent crime. Always act as if security systems
don’t exist since they are subject to malfunction, tampering, and human error. The best safety measures are the
ones you take as a matter of common sense and habit.
24.2 Your Duty of Due Care. You, your occupants, and your
guests must exercise due care for your own and others’
safety and security, especially in using smoke alarms and
other detection devices, door and window locks, and other
safety or security devices. Window screens are not for security or to keep people from falling out of windows.
24.3 Alarm and Detection Devices.
(A) What we’ll do. We’ll furnish smoke alarms or other detection devices required by law or city ordinance. We
may install additional detectors not so required. We’ll
test them and provide working batteries when you first
take possession of your dwelling. Upon request, we’ll
provide, as required by law, a smoke alarm capable of
alerting a person with a hearing-impairment disability.
(B) Your duties. You must pay for and replace batteries as
needed, unless the law provides otherwise. We may replace dead or missing batteries at your expense, without prior notice to you. You must immediately report
alarm or detector malfunctions to us. Neither you nor
others may disable alarms or detectors. If you damage
or disable the smoke alarm, or remove a battery without replacing it with a working battery, you may be liable to us under Texas Property Code sec. 92.2611 for
$100 plus one month’s rent, actual damages, and attorney’s fees. You’ll be liable to us and others if you fail
to report malfunctions, or fail to report any loss, damage, or fines resulting from fire, smoke, or water.
24.4 Loss. Unless otherwise required by law, we’re not liable to
any resident, guest, or occupant for personal injury or damage, loss of personal property, or loss of business or personal income, from any cause, including fire, smoke, rain,
flood, water leaks, hail, ice, snow, lightning, wind, explosions, interruption of utilities, pipe leaks, theft, vandalism,
and negligent or intentional acts of residents, occupants, or
guests. We have no duty to remove any ice, sleet, or snow
but may remove any amount with or without notice. Unless
we instruct otherwise, during freezing weather you must
for 24 hours a day: (A) keep the dwelling heated to at least
50° Fahrenheit, (B) keep cabinet and closet doors open,
and (C) drip hot- and cold-water faucets. You’ll be liable for
any damage to our and others’ property caused by broken
water pipes due to your violating these requirements.
24.5 Crime or Emergency. Immediately dial 911 or call local
medical-emergency, fire, or police personnel in case of
accident, fire, smoke, suspected criminal activity, or any
other emergency involving imminent harm. You should
then contact our representative. None of our security measures are an express or implied warranty of security—or a
guarantee against crime or of reduced risk of crime. Unless
otherwise provided by law, we’re not liable to you, your
occupants, or your guests for injury, damage, or loss to person or property caused by criminal conduct of other persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism, or other
crimes. Even if previously provided, we’re not obliged to
furnish security personnel, patrols, lighting, gates, fences,
or other forms of security unless required by law. We’re not
responsible for obtaining criminal-history checks on any
residents, occupants, guests, or contractors in the dwelling. If you, your occupants, or your guests are affected by
a crime, you must make a written report to the appropriate local law-enforcement agency and to our representative. You must also give us the law-enforcement agency’s
incident-report number upon request.
25. Condition of the Premises and Alterations.
25.1 As-Is. We disclaim all implied warranties. You accept the
dwelling, fixtures, and furniture as is, except for conditions
materially affecting the health or safety of ordinary persons. You’ll be given an Inventory & Condition form on or
before move-in. Within 48 hours after move-in, you must
note on the form all defects or damage, sign the form, and
return it to us. Otherwise, everything will be considered to
be in a clean, safe, and good working condition.
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reational vehicles. Motorcycles or motorized bikes must not be
parked inside a dwelling or on sidewalks. We may have any unauthorized or illegally parked vehicles towed or booted according to state law at the owner or operator’s expense at any time
if the vehicle:
(a) has a flat tire or is otherwise inoperable;
(b) is on jacks, on blocks, or has a wheel missing;
(c) takes up more than one parking space if the dwelling
has more than one living unit;
(d) belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or abandoned the dwelling;
(e) blocks another vehicle from exiting;
(f) is in a fire lane or designated “no parking” area;
(g) is in a space marked for another resident or dwelling;
(h) is in any portion of a yard area;
(i) is on the grass, sidewalk, or patio;
(j) blocks a garbage truck from access to a dumpster;
(k) has no current license or registration, and we have
given you at least 10 days’ notice that the vehicle will
be towed if not removed; or
(l) is not moved to allow necessary parking maintenance.
22. Release of Resident.
22.1 Generally. You may have the right under Texas law to
terminate the Lease early in certain situations involving family violence, certain sexual offenses, or stalking.
Otherwise, unless you’re entitled to terminate this Lease
under Par. 9, 17, 23, 31, or 36, you won’t be released from
this Lease for any reason—including voluntary or involuntary school withdrawal or transfer, voluntary or involuntary
job transfer, marriage, separation, divorce, reconciliation,
loss of coresidents, loss of employment, bad health, property purchase, or death.
22.2 Death of Sole Resident. If you are the sole resident and
die during the Lease term, an authorized representative of
your estate may terminate the Lease without penalty by
giving at least 30 days’ written notice. Your estate will be
liable for paying rent until the latter of: (A) the termination
date or (B) removal of all possessions in the dwelling. Your
estate will also be liable for all charges and damages until
the dwelling is vacated, and any removal or storage costs.
23. Military Personnel.
23.1 Termination Rights. You may have the right under Texas
law to terminate the Lease in certain situations involving military deployment or transfer. You may terminate
the Lease if you enlist, are drafted into, or are commissioned in the U.S. Armed Forces. You also may terminate
the Lease if:
(a) you are (1) a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves on active duty, or (2) a member of the National
Guard called to active duty for more than 30 days in response to a national emergency declared by the President; and
(b) you (1) receive orders for a permanent change of station, (2) receive orders to deploy with a military unit or
as an individual in support of a military operation for
90 days or more, or (3) are relieved or released from active duty.
23.2 How to Terminate Under This Par. 23. You must furnish us a copy of your military orders, such as permanentchange-of-station orders, call-up orders, or deployment
orders (or letter equivalent). Military permission for base
housing doesn’t constitute a permanent-change-of-station order. You must deliver to us your written termination
notice, after which the Lease will be terminated under this
military clause 30 days after the date your next rental payment is due. After your move-out, we’ll return your security
deposit, less lawful deductions.
23.3 Who May Be Released. For the purposes of this Lease, orders described in (b) under Par. 23.1 above will release only
the resident who qualifies under both (a) and (b) above
and receives the orders during the Lease term, plus that
resident’s spouse or legal dependents living in the resident’s household. A coresident who is not the spouse or
dependent of a military resident cannot terminate under
this military clause.
23.4 Your Representations. Unless you state otherwise in
Par. 9, you represent when signing this Lease that:
(a) you do not already have deployment or change-of-station orders;
(b) you will not be retiring from the military during the
Lease term; and
(c) the term of your enlistment or obligation will not end
before the Lease term ends.
You must notify us immediately if you are called to active
duty or receive deployment or permanent-change-of-station orders.
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ered a general security deposit. The animal addendum includes information governing animals, including assistance
or service animals. We’ll authorize an assistance or support
animal for a disabled person without requiring an animal
deposit. We may require verification of your disability and
the need for such an animal. You must not feed stray or wild
animals, or allow an unauthorized animal to be tied to any
porch, tree or other object on the premises at any time.
27.2 Violations of Animal Policies.
(A) Charges for violations. If you or any guest or occupant violates animal restrictions (with or without your
knowledge), you’ll be subject to charges, damages,
eviction, and other remedies provided in this Lease. If
an animal has been in the dwelling at any time during
your term of occupancy (with or without our consent),
we’ll charge you for all cleaning and repair costs, including defleaing, deodorizing, and shampooing. Initial
and daily animal-violation charges and animal-removal
charges are liquidated damages for our time, inconvenience, and overhead (except attorney’s fees and litigation costs) in enforcing animal restrictions and rules.
(B) Removal and return of animal. We may remove an
unauthorized animal by (1) leaving, in a conspicuous
place in the dwelling, a written notice of our intent to remove the animal within 24 hours; and (2) following the
procedures of Par. 28. We may keep or kennel the animal, or turn it over to a humane society, local authority or rescue organization. When keeping or kenneling
an animal, we won’t be liable for loss, harm, sickness, or
death of the animal unless due to our negligence. You
must pay for the animal’s reasonable care and kenneling
charges. We’ll return the animal to you upon request if it
has not already been turned over to a humane society,
local authority or rescue organization. We have no lien
on the animal for any purpose.
28. When We May Enter. If you or any guest or occupant is present,
then repairers, servicers, contractors, government representatives,
lenders, appraisers, prospective residents or buyers, insurance
agents, persons authorized to enter under your rental application,
or our representatives may peacefully enter the dwelling at reasonable times for reasonable business purposes. If nobody is in the
dwelling, then any such person may enter peacefully and at reasonable times by duplicate or master key (or by breaking a window
or other means when necessary) for reasonable business purposes if written notice of the entry is left in a conspicuous place in the
dwelling immediately after the entry. Law officers with a search or
arrest warrant or those in hot pursuit may be allowed to enter.
29. Multiple Residents. Each resident is jointly and severally liable
for all Lease obligations. If you or any guest or occupant violates
the Lease or rules, all residents are considered to have violated
the Lease. Our requests and notices (including sale notices) to
any resident constitute notice to all residents and occupants. Notices and requests from any resident or occupant constitute notice from all residents. Your notice of Lease termination may be
given only by a resident. In eviction suits, each resident is considered the agent of all other residents in the dwelling for service of
process. Any resident who defaults under this Lease will indemnify the nondefaulting residents and their guarantors.
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25.2 Standards and Improvements. You must use customary
diligence in maintaining the dwelling and not damaging or
littering the outside areas. Unless authorized by law or by
us in writing, you must not do any repairs, painting, wallpapering, carpeting, electrical changes, or otherwise alter our
property. No holes or stickers are allowed inside or outside
the dwelling. Unless our rules state otherwise, we’ll permit a reasonable number of small nail holes for hanging
pictures on sheetrock walls and grooves of wood-paneled
walls. No water furniture, washing machines, extra phone
or television outlets, alarm systems, or lock changes, additions, or rekeying is permitted unless allowed by law or
we’ve consented in writing. You may install a satellite dish
or antenna, but only if you sign our satellite-dish or antenna lease addendum, which complies with reasonable restrictions allowed by federal law. You must not alter, damage, or remove our property, including alarm systems,
detection devices, furniture, telephone and television wiring, screens, locks, and security devices. When you move
in, we’ll supply light bulbs for fixtures we furnish, including
exterior fixtures operated from inside the dwelling; after
that, you’ll replace them at your expense with bulbs of the
same type and wattage. Your improvements to the dwelling (made with or without our consent) become ours unless we agree otherwise in writing.
25.3 Fair Housing. We are committed to the principles of fair
housing. In accordance with fair-housing laws, we’ll make
reasonable accommodations to our rules, policies, practices, or services. We’ll allow reasonable modifications under
these laws to give disabled persons access to and use of the
dwelling. We may require you to sign an addendum regarding the implementation of any accommodations or modifications, as well as your restoration obligations, if any.
26. Requests, Repairs, and Malfunctions.
26.1 Written Requests Required. We‘ll maintain the dwelling
in good order and pay for repair and maintenance subject
to the repair procedures set forth in this Lease. You must
replace air-conditioning filters monthly and keep the yard
clean. If you or any occupant needs to send a notice or
request—for example, for repairs, installations, services, ownership disclosure, or security-related matters—it
must be written, signed, and delivered to our designated
representative (except in case of fire, smoke, gas, explosion, overflowing sewage, uncontrollable running water,
electrical shorts, crime in progress, or fair-housing accommodation or modification). Our written notes on your oral
request do not constitute a written request from you. Our
complying with or responding to any oral request regarding security or any other matter doesn’t waive the strict requirement for written notices under this Lease.
26.2 Required Notifications. You must promptly notify us in
writing of water leaks, mold, electrical problems, malfunctioning lights, broken or missing locks or latches, and other
conditions that pose a hazard to property, health, or safety.
26.3 Utilities. We may change or install utility lines or equipment serving the dwelling if the work is done reasonably
without substantially increasing your utility costs. We may
turn off equipment and interrupt utilities as needed to
avoid property damage or to perform work. If utilities malfunction or are damaged by fire, water, or similar cause,
you must notify our representative immediately.
26.4 Air-Conditioning and Other Equipment. Air-conditioning problems are normally not emergencies. If air-conditioning or other equipment malfunctions, you must notify
us as soon as possible on a business day. We’ll act with customary diligence to make repairs and reconnections, taking into consideration when casualty-insurance proceeds
are received. Your rent will not abate in whole or in part.
26.5 Our Right to Terminate. If we believe that fire or catastrophic damage is substantial, or that performance of
needed repairs poses a danger to you, we may terminate this
Lease by giving you at least 5 days’ written notice. We also
have the right to terminate this Lease during the Lease term
by giving you at least 30 days’ written notice of termination if
we are demolishing your dwelling or closing it and it will no
longer be used for residential purposes for at least 6 months.
If the Lease is so terminated, we’ll refund prorated rent and
all deposits, less lawful deductions. We may also remove personal property if it causes a health or safety hazard.
27. Animals.
27.1 No Animals Without Consent. No animals (including
mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, rodents, amphibians,
arachnids, and insects) are allowed, even temporarily,
anywhere in the dwelling unless we’ve given written permission. If we allow an animal, you must sign a separate
animal addendum and, except as set forth in the addendum, pay an animal deposit. An animal deposit is considYour Initials: _____________
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Replacements
30. Replacements and Subletting.
30.1 When Allowed. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assigning a resident‘s rights is allowed only when we consent in writing. If a departing or remaining resident finds a
replacement resident acceptable to us before moving out
and we expressly consent to the replacement, subletting,
or assignment, then:
(a) a reletting charge will not be due;
(b) a reasonable administrative (paperwork) fee will be
due, and a rekeying fee will be due if rekeying is requested or required; and
(c) the departing and remaining residents will remain liable for all Lease obligations for the rest of the original
Lease term.
30.2 Procedures for Replacement. If we approve a replacement
resident, then, at our option: (A) the replacement resident
must sign this Lease with or without an increase in the total security deposit; or (B) the remaining and replacement residents
must sign an entirely new Lease. Unless we agree otherwise in
writing, the departing resident’s security deposit will automatically transfer to the replacement resident as of the date we approve. The departing resident will no longer have a right to occupancy or to a security-deposit refund, but will remain liable
for the remainder of the original Lease term unless we agree
otherwise in writing—even if a new Lease is signed.
30.3 Rental Prohibited. You agree that you won‘t rent or offer
to rent all or any part of your dwelling to anyone else. You
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31. Our Responsibilities.
31.1 Generally. We’ll act with customary diligence to:
(a) keep outside areas reasonably clean, subject to Par. 25;
(b) maintain fixtures, hot water, heating, and air-conditioning equipment;
(c) substantially comply with all applicable laws regarding
safety, sanitation, and fair housing; and
(d) make all reasonable repairs, subject to your obligation
to pay for damages for which you’re liable.
31.2 Your Remedies. If we violate any of the above, you may
possibly terminate this Lease and exercise other remedies under Texas Property Code Sec. 92.056 by following
this procedure:
(a) all rent must be current, and you must make a written request for repair or remedy of the condition—after
which we’ll have a reasonable time for repair or remedy;
(b) if we fail to do so, you must make a second written request for the repair or remedy (to make sure that there
has been no miscommunication between us)—after
which we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or remedy; and
(c) if the repair or remedy still hasn’t been accomplished
within that reasonable time period, you may immediately terminate this Lease by giving us a final written notice.
You also may exercise other statutory remedies, including those under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0561.
31.3 Request by Mail. Instead of giving the two written requests referred to above, you may give us one request by
certified mail, return receipt requested, registered mail, or
by any trackable mail or delivery method through the postal service or a private delivery service—after which we’ll
have a reasonable time to repair or remedy. “Reasonable
time” accounts for the nature of the problem and the reasonable availability of materials, labor, and utilities. Your
rent must be current when you make any request. We’ll refund security deposits and prorated rent as required by law.
32. Default by Resident.
32.1 Acts of Default. You’ll be in default if: (A) you don’t timely
pay rent or other amounts you owe; (B) you or any guest
or occupant violates this Lease, our rules, or fire, safety,
health, or criminal laws, regardless of whether or where arrest or conviction occurs; (C) you abandon the dwelling; (D)
you give incorrect or false answers in a rental application;
(E) you or any occupant is arrested, charged, detained, convicted, or given deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion
for (1) a felony offense involving actual or potential physical harm to a person, or involving possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, or
drug paraphernalia as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, or (2) any sex-related crime, including a misdemeanor; (F) you are found to have any illegal drugs or paraphernalia in your dwelling; or (G) you or any occupant, in
bad faith, makes an invalid habitability complaint to an official or employee of a utility company or the government.
32.2 Eviction. If you default or hold over, we may end your
right of occupancy by giving you at least a 24-hour written notice to vacate. Notice may be given by: (A) regular
mail; (B) certified mail, return receipt requested; (C) personal
delivery to any resident; (D) personal delivery at the dwelling
to any occupant over 16 years old; (E) affixing the notice to
the inside of the dwelling’s main entry door; or (F) securely
affixing the notice to the outside of the dwelling‘s main entry
door as allowed by law. Notice by mail under (A) or (B) will
be considered delivered on the earlier of actual delivery, or 3
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diately due and delinquent if, without our written consent:
(A) you move out, remove property in preparing to move
out, or you or any occupant gives oral or written notice of
intent to move out before the Lease term or renewal period ends; and (B) you haven’t paid all rent for the entire
Lease term or renewal period. Such conduct is considered
a default for which we need not give you notice. Remaining rent will also be accelerated if you’re judicially evicted
or move out when we demand because you’ve defaulted.
Acceleration is subject to our mitigation obligations below.
32.4 Holdover. You or any occupant, invitee, or guest must not
hold over beyond the date contained in your move-out
notice or our notice to vacate (or beyond a different moveout date agreed to by the parties in writing). If a holdover
occurs, then (A) holdover rent is due in advance on a daily
basis and may become delinquent without notice or demand; (B) rent for the holdover period will be increased by
25% over the then-existing rent, without notice; (C) you’ll
be liable to us (subject to our mitigation duties) for all rent
for the full term of the previously signed Lease of a new
resident who can’t occupy because of the holdover; and
(D) at our option, we may extend the Lease term—for up
to one month from the date of notice of Lease extension—
by delivering written notice to you or your dwelling while
you continue to hold over.
32.5 Other Remedies. We may report unpaid amounts to credit agencies as allowed by law. If we or a third-party debt
collector we use tries to collect any money you owe us,
you agree that we or the debt collector may call you on
your cellphone and may use an automated dialer. If you
default, you will pay us, in addition to other sums due,
any amounts stated to be rental discounts or concessions
agreed to in writing. Upon your default, we have all other
legal remedies, including Lease termination and statutory
lockout under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0081, except as
lockouts and liens are prohibited by Texas Government
Code sec. 2306.6738 for owners supported by housingtax-credit allocations. A prevailing party may recover reasonable attorney’s fees and all other litigation costs from
the nonprevailing parties, except a party may not recover attorney’s fees and litigation costs in connection with a
party’s claims seeking personal-injury, sentimental, exemplary or punitive damages. We may recover attorney’s fees
in connection with enforcing our rights under this Lease.
You agree that late charges are liquidated damages representing a reasonable estimate of the value of our time, inconvenience, and overhead associated with collecting late
rent (but are not for attorney’s fees and litigation costs). All
unpaid amounts you owe, including judgments, bear 18%
interest per year from the due date, compounded annually. You must pay all collection-agency fees if you fail to
pay sums due within 10 days after we mail you a letter demanding payment and stating that collection-agency fees
will be added if you don’t pay all sums by that deadline.
32.6 Mitigation of Damages. If you move out early, you’ll be
subject to Par. 10 and all other remedies. We’ll exercise
customary diligence to relet and minimize damages. We’ll
credit all later rent that we actually receive from subsequent residents against your liability for past-due and future rent and other sums due.
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agree that you won‘t accept anything of value from anyone
else for the use of any part of your dwelling. You agree not to
list any part of your dwelling on any lodging rental website
or with any service that advertises dwellings for rent.
tice is deposited in the U.S. Postal Service with postage. Termination of your possession rights or a later reletting doesn’t
release you from liability for future rent or other Lease obligations. After giving notice to vacate or filing an eviction
suit, we may still accept rent or other sums due; the filing
or acceptance doesn’t waive or diminish our right of eviction or any other contractual or statutory right. Accepting
money at any time doesn’t waive our right to damages, to
past or future rent or other sums, or to our continuing with
eviction proceedings. In an eviction, rent is owed for the
full rental period and will not be prorated.
32.3 Acceleration. Unless we elect not to accelerate rent, all
monthly rent for the rest of the Lease term or renewal period will be accelerated automatically without notice or
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33. Other Important Provisions.
33.1 Representatives’ Authority; Waivers; Notice. Our representatives (including management personnel, employees, and agents) have no authority to waive, amend,
or terminate this Lease or any part of it unless in writing,
and no authority to make promises, representations, or
agreements that impose security duties or other obligations on us or our representatives, unless in writing.
Any dimensions and sizes provided to you relating to the
dwelling are only approximations or estimates; actual dimensions and sizes may vary. No action or omission by us
will be considered a waiver of our rights or of any subsequent violation, default, or time or place of performance.
Our not enforcing or belatedly enforcing written-notice requirements, rental due dates, acceleration, liens, or other
rights isn’t a waiver under any circumstances. Except when
notice or demand is required by law, you waive any notice and demand for performance from us if you default.
If anyone else has guaranteed performance of this Lease,
a separate Lease Guaranty for each guarantor must be executed. Written notice to or from our managers constitutes
notice to or from us. Any person giving a notice under this
Lease should keep a copy of the memo, letter, or fax that
was given (and any fax-transmittal verification). Fax or electronic signatures are binding. All notices must be signed.
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37. Move-Out Procedures. The move-out date can’t be changed unless we and you both agree in writing. You won’t move out before
the Lease term or renewal period ends unless all rent for the entire
Lease term or renewal period is paid in full. Early move-out may result in reletting charges and acceleration of future rent under Par. 10
and 32. You’re prohibited by law from applying any security deposit to rent. You can’t stay beyond the date you’re supposed to move
out. All residents, guests, and occupants must surrender or abandon the dwelling before the 30-day period for deposit refund begins. You must give us and the U.S. Postal Service, in writing, each
resident’s forwarding address.
38. Cleaning. You must thoroughly clean the dwelling, including
doors, windows, furniture, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, patios, balconies, garages, carports, and storage rooms. You must
follow move-out cleaning instructions if they have been provided. If you don’t clean adequately, you’ll be liable for reasonable
cleaning charges—including charges for cleaning carpets, draperies, furniture, walls, etc. that are soiled beyond normal wear
(that is, wear or soiling that occurs without negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse).
39. Move-Out Inspection. You should meet with our representative for a move-out inspection. Our representative has no authority to bind or limit us regarding deductions for repairs,
damages, or charges. Any statements or estimates by us or our
representative are subject to our correction, modification, or disapproval before final accounting or refunding.
40. Security Deposit Deductions and Other Charges. You’ll be liable for the following charges, if applicable: unpaid rent; unpaid
utilities; unreimbursed service charges; repairs or damages caused
by negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse, including stickers,
scratches, tears, burns, stains, or unapproved holes; replacement
cost of our property that was in or attached to the dwelling and is
missing; replacing dead or missing alarm or detection-device batteries at any time; utilities for repairs or cleaning; trips to let in company representatives to remove your telephone, Internet, television
services, or rental items (if you so request or have moved out); trips
to open the dwelling when you or any guest or occupant is missing
a key; unreturned keys; missing or burned-out light bulbs; removing
or rekeying unauthorized security devices or alarm systems; agreed
reletting charges; packing, removing, or storing property removed
or stored under Par. 14; removing or booting illegally parked vehicles; special trips for trash removal caused by parked vehicles blocking dumpsters; false security-alarm charges unless due to our negligence; animal-related charges under Par. 6 and 27; government
fees or fines against us for violation (by you, your occupants, or your
guests) of local ordinances relating to alarms and detection devices,
false alarms, recycling, or other matters; late-payment and returnedcheck charges; a charge (not to exceed $100) for our time and inconvenience in our lawful removal of an animal or in any valid eviction
proceeding against you, plus attorney’s fees, court costs, and filing
fees actually paid; and other sums due under this Lease. You’ll be liable to us for: (A) charges for replacing any keys and access devices referenced in Par. 5 if you don’t return them all on or before
your actual move-out date; (B) accelerated rent if you’ve violated
Par. 32; and (C) a reletting fee if you’ve violated Par. 10. We may
also deduct from your security deposit our reasonable costs incurred in rekeying security devices required by law if you vacate the apartment in breach of this Lease.
41. Deposit Return, Surrender, and Abandonment.
41.1 Your Deposit. We’ll mail you your security-deposit refund
(less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any
deductions, no later than 30 days after surrender or abandonment, unless laws provide otherwise.
41.2 Surrender. You have surrendered the dwelling when: (A)
the move-out date has passed and no one is living in the
dwelling in our reasonable judgment; or (B) dwelling keys
and access devices listed in Par. 5 have been turned in to
us—whichever happens first.
41.3 Abandonment. You have abandoned the dwelling when
all of the following have occurred: (A) everyone appears to
have moved out in our reasonable judgment; (B) clothes,
furniture, and personal belongings have been substantially removed in our reasonable judgment; (C) you’ve been in
default for nonpayment of rent for 5 consecutive days, or
water, gas, or electric service for the dwelling not connected in our name has been terminated or transferred; and (D)
you’ve not responded for 2 days to our notice left on the
inside of the main entry door stating that we consider the
dwelling abandoned. An dwelling is also considered abandoned 10 days after the death of a sole resident.
41.4 The Ending of Your Rights. Surrender, abandonment, or
judicial eviction ends your right of possession for all purposes and gives us the immediate right to clean up, make
repairs in, and relet the dwelling; determine any securitydeposit deductions; and remove property left in the dwelling. Surrender, abandonment, and judicial eviction affect
your rights to property left in the dwelling (Par. 14), but
don’t affect our mitigation obligations (Par. 32).
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Unless this lease or the law requires otherwise, any notice
required to be provided, sent or delivered in writing may
be given electronically subject to our rules.
33.2 Miscellaneous. All remedies are cumulative. Exercising
one remedy won’t constitute an election or waiver of other
remedies. All provisions regarding our nonliability or nonduty apply to our employees, agents, and management
companies. No employee, agent, or management company is personally liable for any of our contractual, statutory,
or other obligations merely by virtue of acting on our behalf. This Lease binds subsequent owners. This Lease is subordinate to existing and future recorded mortgages, unless
the owner’s lender chooses otherwise. All Lease obligations must be performed in the county where the dwelling is located. Neither an invalid clause nor the omission
of initials on any page invalidates this Lease. If you have insurance covering the dwelling or your personal belongings
at the time you or we suffer or allege a loss, you and we
agree to waive any insurance subrogation rights. All notices
and documents may be in English and, at our option, in any
other language that you read or speak. The term “including” in this Lease should be interpeted to mean “including
but not limited to.”
34. Payments. Payment of each sum due is an independent covenant.
When we receive money, other than sale proceeds under Par. 14 or
utility payments subject to government regulation, we may apply
it at our option and without notice first to any of your unpaid obligations, then to current rent. We may do so regardless of notations
on checks or money orders and regardless of when the obligations
arose. All sums other than rent are due upon our demand. After the
due date, we do not have to accept any payments.
35. TAA Membership. We represent that, at the time of signing this
Lease, we, the management company representing us, or any
locator service that procured you is a member in good standing
of both the Texas Apartment Association and the affiliated local
apartment association for the area where the dwelling is located.
The member is either an owner/management-company member
or an associate member doing business as a locator service (whose
name and address must be disclosed on page 8). If not, the following applies: (A) this Lease is voidable at your option and is unenforceable by us (except for property damages); and (B) we may not
recover past or future rent or other charges. The above remedies
also apply if both of the following occur: (1) the Lease is automatically renewed on a month-to-month basis more than once after
membership in TAA and the local association has lapsed; and (2)
neither the owner nor the management company is a member of
TAA and the local association during the third automatic renewal. A signed affidavit from the affiliated local apartment association attesting to nonmembership when the Lease or renewal was
signed will be conclusive evidence of nonmembership. Governmental entities may use TAA forms if TAA agrees in writing.
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When Moving Out
36. Move-Out Notice.
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36.1 Requirements and Compliance. Your move-out notice
doesn’t release you from liability for the full term of the
Lease or renewal term. You’ll still be liable for the entire
Lease term if you move out early except under Par. 9, 17, 22,
23, or 31. Your move-out notice must comply with each of
the following:
(a) We must receive advance written notice of your move-out
date. You must give notice in advance by at least the number of days required in Par. 3 or in special provisions—even
if the Lease has become a month-to-month lease. Unless
we require more than 30 days’ notice, if you give notice on
the first day of the month you intend to move out, it will
suffice for move-out on the last day of that month, as long
as all other requirements below are met.
(b) Your move-out notice must be in writing. An oral
move-out notice will not be accepted and will not terminate your Lease.
(c) Your move-out notice must not terminate the Lease
sooner than the end of the Lease term or renewal period.
(d) If we require you to give us more than 30 days’ written
notice to move out before the end of the Lease term, we
will give you 1 written reminder not less than 5 days nor
more than 90 days before your deadline for giving us
your written move-out notice. If we fail to give a reminder notice, 30 days’ written notice to move-out is required.
36.2 Unacceptable Notice. Your notice is not acceptable if
it doesn’t comply with all of the above. We recommend
that you use our written move-out form to ensure that you
provide all the information needed. You must get from us
a written acknowledgment of your notice. If we fail to give
a reminder notice, 30 days’ written notice to move out is
required. If we terminate the Lease, we must give you the
same advance notice—unless you are in default.
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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SUMMARY OF KEY INFORMATION
The Lease will control if there‘s a conflict with this summary.
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Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Unit # ____________
Beginning date of Lease (Par. 3) ______________________
Ending date of Lease (Par. 3) ___________________________
Number of days notice for termination (Par. 3) __________
Consent for guests staying more than ________ days (Par. 2)
Total security deposit (Par. 4)
$ ________________
Animal deposit (if any)
$ __________________
Security deposit (Par. 4) does OR does not include an animal deposit.
Security deposit refund check will be by (Par. 4) (check one) one check jointly payable to all residents (default),
OR one check payable to and mailed to ________________________________________________________________________
# of keys/access devices (Par. 5) for ____ unit, ____ mailbox, ____ other __________________________________________________
Your move-out notice will terminate Lease on (Par. 5): (check one) last day of month OR exact day designated in notice
Check here if the dwelling is to be furnished (Par. 5)
Check here if there is a concession addendum
Rent to be paid (Par. 6): (check all that apply) at ____________________________________________________________________
AND payble to owner or ___________________________________________________________________________________
Check here if included in monthly rent: garage, storage, carport, washer/dryer, or other ________________________
Total monthly rent (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Prorated rent (Par. 6) for (check one)
Late charges if rent is not paid on or before (Par. 6) _________
first month OR second month $ __________________
Initial late charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Daily late charge (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Returned-check charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Animal violation charges (Par. 6)
Monthly animal rent (if any)
$ ________________
Initial $ ________________ Daily $ __________________
Monthly pest control (if any)
$ ________________
Monthly trash / waste (if any)
$ __________________
Repair or service call fee (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Who provides trash receptacle (Par. 12): (check one) you, us, city utility, other _________________________________
Who replaces broken or missing trash receptacle (Par. 12): (check one) you OR us
Utility connection charge (Par. 12)
$ ________________
You are: (check one) required to buy insurance OR
Agreed reletting charge (Par. 10)
$ ________________
not required to buy insurance (Par. 8)
Special provisions (Par. 9): ______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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required by statute. This may be in paper format, in an electronic format if you request it, or by email if we have communicated
by email about this Lease. Our rules and community policies, if
any, will be attached to the Lease and given to you at signing.
When an Inventory and Condition form is completed, both you
and we should retain a copy. The items checked below are attached to and become a part of this Lease and are binding even
if not initialed or signed.
❒ Access Gate Addendum
❒ Additional Special Provisions
❒ Allocation Addendum for: ❒ electricity ❒ water ❒ gas
❒ central system costs ❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite
❒ stormwater/drainage ❒ services/government fees
❒ Animal Addendum
❒ Asbestos Addendum (if asbestos is present)
❒ Bed Bug Addendum
❒ Early Termination Addendum
❒ Enclosed Garage, Carport, or Storage Unit Addendum
❒ Intrusion Alarm Addendum
❒ Inventory & Condition Form
❒ Lead Hazard Information and Disclosure Addendum
❒ Lease Contract Guaranty (guaranties, if more than one)
❒ Legal Description of Dwelling (optional, if rental term longer than one year)
❒ Military SCRA Addendum
❒ Mold Information and Prevention Addendum
❒ Move-Out Cleaning Instructions
❒ Notice of Intent to Move Out Form
❒ Owner‘s Rules or Policies
❒ Parking Permit or Sticker (quantity:______)
❒ Rent Concession Addendum
❒ Renter’s or Liability Insurance Addendum
❒ Repair or Service Request Form
❒ Satellite Dish or Antenna Addendum
❒ Security Guidelines Addendum
❒ PUC Tenant Guide to Water Allocation
❒ Utility Submetering Addendum: ❒ electricity ❒ water
❒ gas
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
You are legally bound by this document.
Please read it carefully.
A facsimile or electronic signature on this Lease
is as binding as an original signature.
Before submitting a rental application or signing a Lease,
you may take a copy of these documents
to review and/or consult an attorney.
Additional provisions or changes may be made
in the Lease if agreed to in writing by all parties.
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Lease
after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
This lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
You are NOT relying on any oral representations.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
Owner or Owner’s Representative (signing on behalf of owner)
__________________________________________________________
Address and phone number of owner’s representative for notice purposes
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
Name, address and telephone number of locator service (if applicable
__________________________________________________________
—must be completed to verify TAA membership under Par. 35):
______________________________________________________ After-hours phone number ___________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Always call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies.)
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________ Date form is filled out (same as on top of page 1) ___________________
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
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Date of Lease Contract: _________________________________
(when this Lease Contract is filled out)
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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and us, the owner: ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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You‘ve agreed to rent the following dwelling: Unit _____________
of the ___________________________________________________________
(name of condominium or townhome community) located at
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(street address) in ______________________________________ (city),
Texas ____________ (zip code) for use as a private residence only.
Your Lease includes the following assisgned parking space(s) if
any: ________________________________________________. The terms “you”
and “your” refer to all residents listed above or, in the event of a
sole resident’s death, to someone authorized to act for the estate.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the owner listed above and
not to property managers or anyone else. See Par. 33 for a definition of other terms. Neither we nor any of our representatives
have made any oral promises, representations, or agreements.
This Lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
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1. Parties. This Lease Contract (“Lease”) is between you, the
resident(s) (list all people signing the Lease):
Prorated rent of $_________________ is due for the remainder of the
[check one]: ❒ 1st month or ❒ 2nd month, on the ________ day of
________________________________________ (month), _________ (year).
You must pay your rent on or before the 1st day of each month
(due date). There is no grace period, and you agree that not
paying rent on the 1st of each month is a material breach of
this Lease. Cash is not acceptable without our prior written
permission. You cannot withhold or offset rent unless authorized by law. We may, at our option, require at any time that you
pay all rent and other sums in cash, certified or cashier’s check,
money order, or one monthly check rather than multiple checks.
If you don’t pay all rent on or before the ____________ day of the
month, you’ll pay an initial late charge of $____________ , plus a
daily late charge of $____________ per day after that date until the
amount due is paid in full. Daily late charges cannot exceed 15
days for any single month’s rent. We won’t impose late charges
until at least the third day of the month. You’ll also pay a charge
of $____________ for each returned check or rejected electronic payment, plus initial and daily late charges, until we receive acceptable payment. If you don’t pay rent on time, you’ll be in default
and subject to all remedies under state law and this Lease. If you
violate the animal restrictions of Par. 27 or other animal rules,
you’ll pay an initial charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $100 per animal) and a daily charge of $____________ per animal (not to exceed $10 per day per animal) from the date the animal was brought into your dwelling until it is removed. We‘ll also
have all other remedies for such violations.
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Moving In — General Information
2. Occupants. The dwelling will be occupied only by you and (list
all other occupants not signing the Lease):
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
—and no one else. Anyone not listed here cannot stay in the
dwelling for more than _______ consecutive days without our prior
written consent, and no more than twice that many days in any
one month. If the previous space isn’t filled in, 2 days total per
month will be the limit.
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3. Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease begins on the _________
day of ____________________________________________________ (month),
_____________(year), and ends at midnight the _________________ day
of _______________________________________(month), ___________(year).
After that, this Lease will automatically renew month-to-month unless either party gives at least _______ days’ written notice of termination or intent to move out as required by Par. 36. If the number of
days isn’t filled in, notice of at least 30 days is required.
4. Security Deposit. The total security deposit for all residents is $____________, due on or before the date this Lease is
signed. This amount [check one]: ❒ does or ❒ does not include an animal deposit. Any animal deposit will be designated in an animal addendum. Security-deposit refund
check and any deduction itemizations will be by [check one]:
❒ one check jointly payable to all residents and mailed to any
one resident we choose, or
❒ one check payable to and mailed to ___________________
_____________________________________________________________
(specify name of one resident).
If neither option is checked here, the first option applies. See
Par. 40 and 41 for security-deposit return information.
5. Keys, Move-Out, and Furniture. You’ll be given _________ dwelling key(s), _________ mailbox key(s), and _________ other access devices for ________________________________________________________ .
Before moving out, you must give our representative advance
written move-out notice as stated in Par. 36. The move-out date
in your notice [check one]: ❒ must be the last day of the month,
or ❒ may be the exact day designated in your notice. If neither option is checked here, the second applies. Any resident, occupant,
or spouse who, according to a remaining resident’s affidavit, has
permanently moved out or is under court order not to enter the
dwelling, is (at our option) no longer entitled to occupancy, keys,
or other access devices, unless authorized by court order. Your
dwelling will be [check one]: ❒ furnished or ❒ unfurnished.
6. Rent and Charges. You will pay $ _____________________ per
month for rent, in advance and without demand at __________
_____________________________ and payable to ❒ owner or
❒ __________________________________________________ .
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
7. Utilities and Services. We’ll pay for the following items, if
checked: ❒ gas ❒ water ❒ wastewater ❒ electricity
❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite ❒ master antenna
❒ Internet ❒ stormwater/drainage
❒ other ______________________________________________________ .
You’ll pay for all other utilities and services, except for any that
the Association pays for all units. You‘ll pay for all related deposits, and any charges or fees on such utilities and services during
your Lease term. See Par. 12 for other related provisions regarding utilities and services.
8. Insurance. Our insurance doesn’t cover the loss of or damage
to your personal property. You are [check one]:
❒ required to buy and maintain renter’s or liability insurance
(see attached addendum), or
❒ not required to buy renter’s or liability insurance.
If neither option is checked, insurance is not required but is still
strongly recommended. Even if not required, we urge you to
get your own insurance for losses due to theft, fire, water, pipe
leaks, and similar occurrences. Renter’s insurance doesn’t cover
losses due to a flood. Information on renter’s insurance is available from the Texas Department of Insurance.
9. Special Provisions. The following or attached special provisions
and any addenda or written rules furnished to you at or before
signing will become a part of this Lease and will supersede any
conflicting provisions of this printed Lease form.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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10. Unlawful Early Move-Out And Reletting Charge.
10.1 Your Responsibility. You’ll be liable for a reletting charge of
$__________________ (not to exceed 85% of the highest monthly
rent during the Lease term) if you: (A) fail to move in, or fail
to give written move-out notice as required in Par. 23 or 36;
(B) move out without paying rent in full for the entire Lease
term or renewal period; (C) move out at our demand because of your default; or (D) are judicially evicted. The reletting charge is not a cancellation fee and does not release
you from your obligations under this Lease. See the next
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13.1 Damage in the Dwelling. You must promptly pay or reimburse us or the Association for loss, damage, consequential
damages, government fines or charges, or cost of repairs or
service in the dwelling unit, common areas, limited common
areas or common facilities because of a Lease or rules violation; improper use; negligence; other conduct by you, your invitees, your occupants, or your guests; or any other cause not
due to our negligence or fault as allowed by law, except for
damages by acts of God to the extent they couldn’t be mitigated by your action or inaction.
13.2 Indemnification by You. You’ll defend, indemnify and hold
us harmless from all liability arising from your conduct or
that of your invitees, your occupants, your guests, or our
representatives who at your request perform services not
contemplated in this Lease.
13.3 Damage and Wastewater Stoppage. Unless damage or
wastewater stoppage is due to our negligence, we’re not liable for—and you must pay for—repairs, replacements, and
damage of the following kind if occurring during the Lease
term or renewal period: (A) damage to doors, windows, or
screens; (B) damage from windows or doors left open; and
(C) damage from wastewater stoppages caused by improper
objects in lines exclusively serving your dwelling.
13.4 No Waiver. We or the Association may require payment at
any time, including advance payment to repair damage that
you are liable for. Delay in demanding sums you owe is not a
waiver.
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11.1 What We Provide. Texas Property Code secs. 92.151,
92.153, and 92.154 require, with some exceptions, that we
provide at no cost to you when occupancy begins: (A) a window latch on each window; (B) a doorviewer (peephole) on
each exterior door; (C) a pin lock on each sliding door; (D)
either a door-handle latch or a security bar on each sliding door; (E) a keyless bolting device (deadbolt) on each
exterior door; and (F) either a keyed doorknob lock or a
keyed deadbolt lock on one entry door. Keyed locks will be
rekeyed after the prior resident moves out. The rekeying
will be done either before you move in or within 7 days after
you move in, as required by law. If we fail to install or rekey
security devices as required by law, you have the right to do
so and deduct the reasonable cost from your next rent payment under Texas Property Code sec. 92.165(1). We may deactivate or not install keyless bolting devices on your doors
if (A) you or an occupant in the dwelling is over 55 or disabled, and (B) the requirements of Texas Property Code sec.
92.153(e) or (f) are satisfied.
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10.2 Not a Release. The reletting charge is neither a Lease cancellation nor a buyout fee. It is a liquidated amount covering
only part of our damages—for our time, effort, and expense
in finding and processing a replacement resident. These damages are uncertain and hard to ascertain—particularly those
relating to inconvenience, paperwork, advertising, showing
dwellings, utilities for showing, checking prospects, overhead, marketing costs, and locator-service fees. You agree
that the reletting charge is a reasonable estimate of our damages and that the charge is due whether or not our reletting
attempts succeed. If no amount is stipulated, you must pay
our actual reletting costs as far as they can be determined. The
reletting charge doesn’t release you from continued liability
for future or past-due rent; charges for cleaning, repairing, repainting, or dealing with unreturned keys; or other sums due.
11.2 Who Pays What. We’ll pay for missing security devices that
are required by law. You’ll pay for: (A) rekeying that you request (unless we failed to rekey after the previous resident
moved out); and (B) repairs or replacements because of
misuse or damage by you or your family, your occupants,
or your guests. You must pay immediately after the work is
done unless state law authorizes advance payment. You must
also pay in advance for any additional or changed security devices you request.
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12.1 Usage and Other Charges. You may use utilities only for normal household purposes and must not waste them. If your
electricity is interrupted, you must use only battery-operated lighting (no flames). You must not allow any utilities (other
than cable or Internet) to be cut off or switched for any reason—including disconnection for not paying your bills—until
the Lease term or renewal period ends. If a utility is submetered or prorated by an allocation formula, we’ll attach an addendum to this Lease in compliance with state-agency rules.
If a utility is individually metered, it must be connected in
your name and you must notify the provider of your moveout date so the meter can be timely read. If you delay getting
it turned on in your name by the Lease’s start date or cause
it to be transferred back into our name before you surrender
or abandon the dwelling, you’ll be liable for a $__________
charge (not to exceed $50 per violation), plus the actual or estimated cost of the utilities used while the utility should have
been connected in your name. If you’re in an area open to
competition and your dwelling is individually metered, you
may choose or change your retail electric provider at any time.
If you qualify, your provider will be the same as ours, unless
you choose a different provider. If you do choose or change
your provider, you must give us written notice. You must pay
all applicable provider fees, including any fees to change service back into our name after you move out.
12.2 Yard Maintenance. The Association controls and maintains
the common areas. You may not remove, plant or change
anything in the common areas.
12.3 Interior Pest Control. Pest control must be arranged as needed in our reasonable judgment and paid for by ❒ us or ❒ the
Association. The Association is not responsible for pest control
unless specifically provided in the Association regulations.
12.4 Trash Receptacles. Outside trash receptacles for your use
will be furnished and paid for by: ❒ you; ❒ us; ❒ the Association or ❒ a city utility. If the receptacles are first supplied
by us or the Association, you ❒ are or ❒ aren‘t obligated to
repair or replace them if they are broken or missing. Trash receptacles must be kept closed and must comply with local
ordinances regarding trash disposal. We or the Association may designate where trash receptacles will be stored
on the premises and where they are to be put for pick up.
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
14. Contractual Lien and Property Left in the Dwelling.
14.1 Lien Against Your Property for Rent. All property in
the dwelling (unless exempt under Texas Property Code
sec. 54.042) is subject to a contractual lien to secure payment of delinquent rent (except as prohibited by Texas
Government Code sec. 2306.6738, for owners supported
by housing-tax-credit allocations). For this purpose, “dwelling” excludes outside areas but includes the interior living
areas and exterior patios, balconies, attached garages, and
any storerooms for your exclusive use.
14.2 Removal After We Exercise Lien for Rent. If your rent is
delinquent, our representative may peacefully enter the
dwelling and remove and/or store all property subject to
lien. All property in the dwelling is presumed to be yours unless proved otherwise. After the property is removed, a written notice of entry must be left in a conspicuous place in the
dwelling—including a list of items removed, the amount of
delinquent rent due, and the name, address, and phone number of the person to contact. The notice must also state that
the property will be promptly returned when the delinquent
rent is fully paid.
14.3 Removal After Surrender, Abandonment, or Eviction. We,
or law officers, may remove or store all property remaining in
the dwelling or in outside areas (including any vehicles you or
any occupant or guest owns or uses) if you’re judicially evicted or if you surrender or abandon the dwelling (see definitions in Par. 41).
14.4 Storage.
(A) No duty. We’ll store property removed under a contractual lien. We may—but we have no duty to—store property removed after judicial eviction, surrender, or abandonment of the dwelling.
(B) No liability. We’re not liable for casualty, loss, damage, or
theft, except for property removed under a contractual
lien.
(C) Charges you pay. You must pay reasonable charges for
our packing, removing, storing, and selling of any property.
(D) Our lien. We have a lien on all property removed and
stored after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction for all sums you owe, with one exception: our lien on
property listed under Texas Property Code sec. 54.042 is
limited to charges for packing, removing, and storing.
14.5 Redemption.
(A) Property on which we have a lien. If we’ve seized and
stored property under a contractual lien for rent as authorized by law, you may redeem the property by paying
all delinquent rent due at the time of seizure. But if notice
of sale (see Par. 14.6(C)) is given before you seek redemption, you may redeem only by paying the delinquent rent
plus our reasonable charges for packing, removing, and
storing.
(B) Property removed after surrender, abandonment, or
judicial eviction. If we’ve removed and stored property
after surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction, you
may redeem only by paying all sums you owe, including rent, late charges, reletting charges, storage charges,
damages, etc.
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19.1 Generally. These rules and Association regulations are considered part of this Lease. You, your occupants, and your
guests must comply with all written rules and Association
regulatons, including instructions for care of our property.
We or the Association may regulate: (A) the use of patios, balconies, and porches; (B) the conduct of furniture movers and
delivery persons; and (C) activities in common areas. We or the
Association may make reasonable changes to written rules or
Association regulations, and those rules or regulations can become effective immediately when distributed and applicable
to all units in the Community if they do not change the dollar
amounts on pages 1 or 2 of this Lease. Our rules and Association regulations may be enforced by representatives of us or
the Association.
19.2 Some Specifics. Your dwelling and other areas reserved
for your private use must be kept clean. Trash must be disposed of at least weekly in appropriate receptacles in accordance with local ordinances. Passageways may be used only
for entry or exit. You will use balconies with care and will not
overload them. Any swimming pools, spas, storerooms, and
similar areas must be used with care and in accordance with
our rules, the Association regulations and posted signs.
19.3 Limitations on Conduct. Glass containers are prohibited in
or near pools and all other common areas. Within the Community, you, your occupants, and your guests must not use
candles or kerosene lamps or heaters without our prior written approval. You, your occupants, and your guests must not
solicit business or contributions. Conducting any kind of business (including child-care services) in your dwelling or in the
Community is prohibited—except that any lawful business
conducted “at home” by computer, mail, or telephone is permissible if customers, clients, patients, or other business associates do not come to your dwelling for business purposes.
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dress. The notice must itemize the amounts you owe and
provide the name, address, and phone number of the person to contact about the sale, the amount owed, and your
right to redeem the property. The sale may be public or private; is subject to any third-party ownership or lien claims;
must be to the highest cash bidder; and may be in bulk, in
batches, or item-by-item. If the proceeds from the sale are
more than you owe, the excess amount must be mailed to
you at your last known address within 30 days after sale.
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14.6 Disposition or Sale.
(A) Our options. Except for animals and property removed
after the death of a sole resident, we may throw away or
give to a charitable organization all personal property
that is:
(1) left in the dwelling after surrender or abandonment;
or
(2) left outside more than 1 hour after writ of possession
is executed, following judicial eviction.
(B) Animals. An animal removed after surrender, abandonment, or eviction may be kenneled or turned over to a
local authority, humane society, or rescue organization.
(C) Sale or property. Property not thrown away or given to
charity may be disposed of only by sale, which must be
held no sooner than 30 days after written notice of the date,
time, and place of sale is sent by both regular mail and certified mail (return receipt requested) to your last known ad-
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(C) Place and payment for return. We may return redeemed
property at the place of storage, the management office,
or the dwelling (at our option). We may require payment
by cash, money order, or certified check.
15. Failing to Pay First Month’s Rent. If you don’t pay the first month’s
rent when or before the Lease begins, all future rent for the Lease
term will be automatically accelerated without notice and become
immediately due. We also may end your right of occupancy and recover damages, future rent, reletting charges, attorney’s fees, court
costs, and other lawful charges. Our rights, remedies and duties
under Par. 10 and 32 apply to acceleration under this paragraph.
16. Rent Increases and Lease Changes. No rent increases or Lease
changes are allowed before the initial Lease term ends, except for
those allowed by special provisions in Par. 9, by a written addendum or amendment signed by you and us, or by reasonable changes of our rules or Association regulations allowed under Par. 19. If,
at least 5 days before the advance-notice deadline referred to in
Par. 3, we give you written notice of rent increases or Lease changes that become effective when the Lease term or renewal period
ends, this Lease will automatically continue month-to-month with
the increased rent or Lease changes. The new modified Lease will
begin on the date stated in the notice (without needing your signature) unless you give us written move-out notice under Par. 36.
The written move-out notice under Par. 36 applies only to the end
of the current Lease or renewal period.
17. Delay of Occupancy.
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17.1 Lease Remains In Force. We are not responsible for any
delay of your occupancy caused by construction, repairs,
cleaning, or a previous resident’s holding over. This Lease will
remain in force subject to:
(A) abatement of rent on a daily basis during delay, and
(B) your right to terminate the lease in writing as set forth
below.
17.2 Your Termination Rights. Termination notice must be in writing. After termination, you are entitled only to refund of any
deposit(s) and any rent you paid. Rent abatement or Lease
termination does not apply if the delay is for cleaning or repairs that don’t prevent you from moving into the dwelling.
17.3 Notice of Delay. If there is a delay of your occupancy and we
haven’t given notice of delay as set forth immediately below,
you may terminate this Lease up to the date when the dwelling is ready for occupancy, but not later.
(a) If we give written notice to any of you or your occupants
when or after the Lease begins—and the notice states
that occupancy has been delayed because of construction or a previous resident’s holding over, and that the
dwelling will be ready on a specific date—you may terminate the Lease within 3 days after you receive written
notice, but no later.
(b) If we give any of you written notice before the date the
Lease begins and the notice states that a construction
delay is expected and that the dwelling will be ready for
you to occupy on a specific date, you may terminate the
Lease within 7 days after receiving written notice, but no
later. The readiness date stated in the written notice becomes the new effective Lease date for all purposes. This
new date can’t be moved to an earlier date unless we and
you agree in writing.
18. Disclosure of Information. If someone requests information
about you or your rental history for law-enforcement, governmental,
or business purposes, we may provide it. At our request, any utility provider may give us information about pending or actual connections or
disconnections of utility service to your dwelling.
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
19.4 Exclusion of Persons. We or the Association may exclude
from the Community any guests or others who, in our judgment, have been violating the law, violating this Lease or
our rules, or disturbing other persons, neighbors, visitors, or
owner representatives. We or the Association may also exclude from any outside area or common area anyone who
refuses to show photo identification or refuses to identify
himself or herself as a resident, an occupant, or a guest of a
specific resident.
19.5 Notice of Convictions and Registration. You must notify us
within 15 days if you or any occupants are convicted of (A) any
felony, or (B) any misdemeanor involving a controlled substance, violence to another person, or destruction of property. You must also notify us within 15 days if you or any of your
occupants register as a sex offender. Informing us of a criminal conviction or sex-offender registration doesn’t waive any
rights we may have against you.
20. Prohibited Conduct. You, your occupants, and your guests may
not engage in the following activities:
(a) criminal conduct; manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia; engaging in or threatening violence; possessing a weapon
prohibited by state law; discharging a firearm in in any
common area or facilities; or, except when allowed by
law, displaying or possessing a gun, knife, or other weapon in any common area or facilities, or in a way that may
alarm others;
(b) behaving in a loud or obnoxious manner;
(c) disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health,
safety, or convenience of others (including our agents
and employees) in or near the Community;
(d) disrupting our business operations;
(e) storing anything in closets containing gas appliances;
(f) tampering with utilities or telecommunications;
(g) bringing hazardous materials into the Community;
(h) using windows for entry or exit;
(i) heating the dwelling with a gas-operated cooking stove
or oven; or
(j) injuring our reputation by making bad-faith allegations
against us to others.
21. Parking. We or the Association, if authorized by Association regulations, may regulate the time, manner, and place of parking all
cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, trailers, and recreational
vehicles. Motorcycles or motorized bikes must not be parked inside
a dwelling or on sidewalks. We or the Association may have any unauthorized or illegally parked vehicles towed or booted according
to state law at the owner or operator’s expense at any time if the
vehicle:
(a) has a flat tire or is otherwise inoperable;
(b) is on jacks, on blocks, or has a wheel missing;
(c) takes up more than one parking space if the dwelling has
more than one living unit;
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22.1 Generally. You may have the right under Texas law to terminate the Lease early in certain situations involving family violence, certain sexual offenses, or stalking. Otherwise,
unless you’re entitled to terminate this Lease under Par. 9, 17,
23, 31, or 36, you won’t be released from this Lease for any
reason—including voluntary or involuntary school withdrawal or transfer, voluntary or involuntary job transfer, marriage,
separation, divorce, reconciliation, loss of coresidents, loss of
employment, bad health, property purchase, or death.
24.4 Loss. Unless otherwise required by law, neither we or the Association is liable to any resident, guest, or occupant for personal injury or damage, loss of personal property, or loss of
business or personal income, from any cause, including fire,
smoke, rain, flood, water leaks, hail, ice, snow, lightning, wind,
explosions, interruption of utilities, pipe leaks, theft, vandalism, and negligent or intentional acts of residents, occupants,
or guests. Neither we or the Association has a duty to remove
any ice, sleet, or snow but may remove any amount with or
without notice. Unless we instruct otherwise, during freezing
weather you must for 24 hours a day: (A) keep the dwelling
heated to at least 50° Fahrenheit, (B) keep cabinet and closet
doors open, and (C) drip hot- and cold-water faucets. You’ll be
liable for any damage to our and others’ property caused by
broken water pipes due to your violating these requirements.
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22.2 Death of Sole Resident. If you are the sole resident and die
during the Lease term, an authorized representative of your
estate may terminate the Lease without penalty by giving at
least 30 days’ written notice. Your estate will be liable for paying rent until the latter of: (A) the termination date or (B) removal of all possessions in the dwelling. Your estate will also
be liable for all charges and damages until the dwelling is vacated, and any removal or storage costs.
24.3 Alarm and Detection Devices.
(A) What we’ll do. We’ll furnish smoke alarms or other detection devices required by law or city ordinance. We may install additional detectors not so required. We’ll test them
and provide working batteries when you first take possession of your dwelling. Upon request, we’ll provide, as required by law, a smoke alarm capable of alerting a person
with a hearing-impairment disability.
(B) Your duties. You must pay for and replace batteries as
needed, unless the law provides otherwise. We may replace dead or missing batteries at your expense, without
prior notice to you. You must immediately report alarm
or detector malfunctions to us. Neither you nor others
may disable alarms or detectors. If you damage or disable the smoke alarm, or remove a battery without replacing it with a working battery, you may be liable to
us under Texas Property Code sec. 92.2611 for $100 plus
one month’s rent, actual damages, and attorney’s fees.
You’ll be liable to us and others if you fail to report malfunctions, or fail to report any loss, damage, or fines resulting from fire, smoke, or water.
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22. Release of Resident.
24.2 Your Duty of Due Care. You, your occupants, and your
guests must exercise due care for your own and others’ safety and security, especially in using smoke alarms and other
detection devices, door and window locks, and other safety
or security devices. Window screens are not for security or to
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(d) belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered
or abandoned the dwelling;
(e) is in a handicap space without the legally required handicap insignia
(f) is in a space marked for office visitors, managers or staff
(g) blocks another vehicle from exiting;
(h) is in a fire lane or designated “no parking” area;
(i) is in a space marked for another resident or dwelling;
(j) is on the grass, sidewalk, or patio;
(k) blocks a garbage truck from access to a dumpster;
(l) has no current license or registration, and we have given
you at least 10 days’ notice that the vehicle will be towed
if not removed; or
(m) is not moved to allow necessary parking maintenance.
23. Military Personnel.
23.1 Termination Rights. You may have the right under Texas
law to terminate the Lease in certain situations involving
military deployment or transfer. You may terminate the
Lease if you enlist, are drafted into, or are commissioned in
the U.S. Armed Forces. You also may terminate the Lease if:
(a) you are (1) a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves
on active duty, or (2) a member of the National Guard
called to active duty for more than 30 days in response to
a national emergency declared by the President; and
(b) you (1) receive orders for a permanent change of station,
(2) receive orders to deploy with a military unit or as an individual in support of a military operation for 90 days or
more, or (3) are relieved or released from active duty.
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23.2 How to Terminate Under This Par. 23. You must furnish us
a copy of your military orders, such as permanent-change-ofstation orders, call-up orders, or deployment orders (or letter
equivalent). Military permission for base housing doesn’t constitute a permanent-change-of-station order. You must deliver to us your written termination notice, after which the Lease
will be terminated under this military clause 30 days after the
date your next rental payment is due. After your move-out,
we’ll return your security deposit, less lawful deductions.
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described in (b) under Par. 23.1 above will release only the resident who qualifies under both (a) and (b) above and receives
the orders during the Lease term, plus that resident’s spouse
or legal dependents living in the resident’s household. A coresident who is not the spouse or dependent of a military resident cannot terminate under this military clause.
23.4 Your Representations. Unless you state otherwise in Par. 9,
you represent when signing this Lease that:
(a) you do not already have deployment or change-of-station orders;
(b) you will not be retiring from the military during the Lease
term; and
(c) the term of your enlistment or obligation will not end before the Lease term ends.
You must notify us immediately if you are called to active duty
or receive deployment or permanent-change-of-station orders.
23.5 Damages for False Representations. Liquidated damages for making a false representation of the above will be the
amount of unpaid rent for the remainder of the Lease term
when and if you move out, minus rents from others received
in mitigation under Par. 32.6.
24. Resident Safety and Loss.
24.1 Disclaimer. We disclaim any express or implied warranties
of security. We care about your safety and that of other occupants and guests. You agree to make every effort to follow any
Security Guidelines Addendum attached to this Lease. No security system is failsafe. Even the best system can’t prevent
crime. Always act as if security systems don’t exist since they
are subject to malfunction, tampering, and human error.
The best safety measures are the ones you take as a matter
of common sense and habit.
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
24.5 Crime or Emergency. Immediately dial 911 or call local medical-emergency, fire, or police personnel in case of accident,
fire, smoke, suspected criminal activity, or any other emergency involving imminent harm. You should then contact
our representative or the Association representative. None
of our security measures are an express or implied warranty
of security—or a guarantee against crime or of reduced risk
of crime. Unless otherwise provided by law, we’re not liable
to you, your occupants, or your guests for injury, damage,
or loss to person or property caused by criminal conduct of
other persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism, or
other crimes. Even if previously provided, we’re not obliged
to furnish security personnel, patrols, lighting, gates, fences, or other forms of security unless required by law. We’re
not responsible for obtaining criminal-history checks on any
residents, occupants, guests, or contractors in the dwelling.
If you, your occupants, or your guests are affected by a crime,
you must make a written report to the appropriate local lawenforcement agency and to our representative. You must also
give us the law-enforcement agency’s incident-report number upon request.
25. Condition of the Premises and Alterations.
25.1 As-Is. We disclaim all implied warranties. You accept the
dwelling, fixtures, and furniture as is, except for conditions
materially affecting the health or safety of ordinary persons.
You’ll be given an Inventory & Condition form on or before
move-in. Within 48 hours after move-in, you must note on the
form all defects or damage, sign the form, and return it to us.
Otherwise, everything will be considered to be in a clean, safe,
and good working condition.
25.2 Standards and Improvements. You must use customary diligence in maintaining the dwelling and not damaging or littering any common areas or facilities. Unless authorized by
law or by us in writing, you must not do any repairs, painting, wallpapering, carpeting, electrical changes, or otherwise
alter our property. No holes or stickers are allowed inside or
outside the dwelling. Unless our rules state otherwise, we’ll
permit a reasonable number of small nail holes for hanging
pictures on sheetrock walls and grooves of wood-paneled
walls. No water furniture, washing machines, extra phone or
television outlets, alarm systems, or lock changes, additions,
or rekeying is permitted unless allowed by law or we’ve consented in writing. You may install a satellite dish or antenna,
but only if you sign our satellite-dish or antenna lease addendum, which complies with reasonable restrictions allowed
by federal law. You must not alter, damage, or remove our
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26. Requests, Repairs, and Malfunctions.
28. When We May Enter. If you or any guest or occupant is present,
then repairers, servicers, contractors, government representatives,
lenders, appraisers, prospective residents or buyers, insurance
agents, persons authorized to enter under your rental application,
our representatives or Association representatives may peacefully
enter the dwelling at reasonable times for reasonable business purposes. If nobody is in the dwelling, then any such person may enter
peacefully and at reasonable times by duplicate or master key (or
by breaking a window or other means when necessary) for reasonable business purposes if written notice of the entry is left in a conspicuous place in the dwelling immediately after the entry. Law of-
ficers with a search or arrest warrant or those in hot pursuit may
be allowed to enter.
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26.1 Written Requests Required. We‘ll maintain the dwelling in
good order and pay for repair and maintenance subject to the
repair procedures set forth in this Lease. You must replace airconditioning filters monthly and keep exclusive-use areas—
like entries, patios and driveways, if any—clean and free of
trash and debris. If you or any occupant needs to send a notice or request—for example, for repairs, installations, services, ownership disclosure, or security-related matters—
it must be written, signed, and delivered to our designated
representative (except in case of fire, smoke, gas, explosion,
overflowing sewage, uncontrollable running water, electrical
shorts, crime in progress, or fair-housing accommodation or
modification). Our written notes on your oral request do not
constitute a written request from you. Our complying with
or responding to any oral request regarding security or any
other matter doesn’t waive the strict requirement for written
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25.3 Fair Housing. We are committed to the principles of fair
housing. In accordance with fair-housing laws, we’ll make reasonable accommodations to our rules, policies, practices, or
services. We’ll allow reasonable modifications under these
laws to give disabled persons access to and use of the dwelling. We may require you to sign an addendum regarding the
implementation of any accommodations or modifications, as
well as your restoration obligations, if any.
(except attorney’s fees and litigation costs) in enforcing
animal restrictions and rules.
(B) Removal and return of animal. We may remove an unauthorized animal by (1) leaving, in a conspicuous place in
the dwelling, a written notice of our intent to remove the
animal within 24 hours; and (2) following the procedures of
Par. 28. We may keep or kennel the animal, or turn it over
to a humane society, local authority or rescue organization.
When keeping or kenneling an animal, we won’t be liable
for loss, harm, sickness, or death of the animal unless due
to our negligence. You must pay for the animal’s reasonable care and kenneling charges. We’ll return the animal to
you upon request if it has not already been turned over to
a humane society, local authority or rescue organization.
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curity devices. When you move in, we’ll supply light bulbs for
fixtures we furnish, including exterior fixtures operated from
inside the dwelling; after that, you’ll replace them at your
expense with bulbs of the same type and wattage. Your improvements to the dwelling (made with or without our consent) become ours unless we agree otherwise in writing.
26.2 Required Notifications. You must promptly notify us in writing of water leaks, mold, electrical problems, malfunctioning
lights, broken or missing locks or latches, and other conditions that pose a hazard to property, health, or safety.
26.3 Utilities. We may change or install utility lines or equipment
serving the dwelling if the work is done reasonably without
substantially increasing your utility costs. We may turn off
equipment and interrupt utilities as needed to avoid property damage or to perform work. If utilities malfunction or are
damaged by fire, water, or similar cause, you must notify our
representative immediately.
26.4 Air-Conditioning and Other Equipment. Air-conditioning
problems are normally not emergencies. If air-conditioning or
other equipment malfunctions, you must notify us as soon as
possible on a business day. We’ll act with customary diligence
to make repairs and reconnections, taking into consideration
when casualty-insurance proceeds are received. Your rent will
not abate in whole or in part.
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26.5 Our Right to Terminate. If we believe that fire or catastrophic damage is substantial, or that performance of needed repairs poses a danger to you, we may terminate this Lease by
giving you at least 5 days’ written notice. We also have the
right to terminate this Lease during the Lease term by giving
you at least 30 days’ written notice of termination if we are
demolishing your dwelling or closing it and it will no longer
be used for residential purposes for at least 6 months. If the
Lease is so terminated, we’ll refund prorated rent and all deposits, less lawful deductions. We may also remove personal
property if it causes a health or safety hazard.
27. Animals.
27.1 No Animals Without Consent. No animals (including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, rodents, amphibians, arachnids,
and insects) are allowed, even temporarily, anywhere in
the dwelling unless we’ve given written permission. If we
allow an animal, you must sign a separate animal addendum
and, except as set forth in the addendum, pay an animal deposit. An animal deposit is considered a general security deposit. The animal addendum includes information governing
animals, including assistance or service animals. We’ll authorize an assistance or support animal for a disabled person
without requiring an animal deposit. We may require verification of your diability and the need for such an animal. You
must not feed stray or wild animals.
27.2 Violations of Animal Policies.
(A) Charges for violations. You must comply with Association regulations about animals. If you or any guest or occupant violates animal restrictions (with or without your
knowledge), you’ll be subject to charges, damages, eviction, and other remedies provided in this Lease. If an animal has been in the dwelling at any time during your term
of occupancy (with or without our consent), we’ll charge
you for all cleaning and repair costs, including defleaing,
deodorizing, and shampooing. Initial and daily animal-violation charges and animal-removal charges are liquidated damages for our time, inconvenience, and overhead
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
29. Multiple Residents. Each resident is jointly and severally liable for
all Lease obligations. If you or any guest or occupant violates the
Lease, our rules or Association regulations, all residents are considered to have violated the Lease. Our requests and notices (including
sale notices) to any resident constitute notice to all residents and occupants. Notices and requests from any resident or occupant constitute notice from all residents. Your notice of Lease termination may
be given only by a resident. In eviction suits, each resident is considered the agent of all other residents in the dwelling for service of
process. Any resident who defaults under this Lease will indemnify
the nondefaulting residents and their guarantors.
Replacements
30. Replacements and Subletting.
30.1 When Allowed. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assigning
a resident‘s rights is allowed only when we consent in writing. If a departing or remaining resident finds a replacement
resident acceptable to us before moving out and we expressly consent to the replacement, subletting, or assignment,
then:
(a) a reletting charge will not be due;
(b) a reasonable administrative (paperwork) fee will be due,
and a rekeying fee will be due if rekeying is requested or
required; and
(c) the departing and remaining residents will remain liable
for all Lease obligations for the rest of the original Lease
term.
30.2 Procedures for Replacement. If we approve a replacement
resident, then, at our option: (A) the replacement resident
must sign this Lease with or without an increase in the total
security deposit; or (B) the remaining and replacement residents must sign an entirely new Lease. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, the departing resident’s security deposit will
automatically transfer to the replacement resident as of the
date we approve. The departing resident will no longer have a
right to occupancy or to a security-deposit refund, but will remain liable for the remainder of the original Lease term unless
we agree otherwise in writing—even if a new Lease is signed.
30.3 Rental Prohibited. You agree that you won‘t rent or offer to
rent all or any part of your dwelling to anyone else. You agree
that you won‘t accept anything of value from anyone else for
the use of any part of your dwelling. You agree not to list any
part of your dwelling on any lodging rental website or with any
service that advertises dwellings for rent.
Responsibilities of Owner and Resident
31. Our Responsibilities.
31.1 Generally. The Association may inform you when we are
more than 60 days delinquent in paying the Association‘s
monthly assessments. If it then forecloses on a lien for unpaid
sums and acquires the dwelling, the Association may terminate this Lease by giving you 30 days written notice. We’ll act
with customary diligence to:
(a) keep common areas reasonably clean, subject to Par. 25;
(b) maintain fixtures, hot water, heating, and air-conditioning
equipment;
(c) substantially comply with all applicable laws regarding
safety, sanitation, and fair housing; and
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31.3 Request by Mail. Instead of giving the two written requests
referred to above, you may give us one request by certified
mail, return receipt requested, registered mail, or by any
trackable mail or delivery method through the postal service
or a private delivery service—after which we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or remedy. “Reasonable time” accounts for
the nature of the problem and the reasonable availability of
materials, labor, and utilities. Your rent must be current when
you make any request. We’ll refund security deposits and prorated rent as required by law.
32.5 Other Remedies. We may report unpaid amounts to credit
agencies as allowed by law. If we or a third-party debt collector we use tries to collect any money you owe us, you
agree that we or the debt collector may call you on your cellphone and may use an automated dialer. If you default, you
will pay us, in addition to other sums due, any amounts stated to be rental discounts or concessions agreed to in writing. Upon your default, we have all other legal remedies, including Lease termination and statutory lockout under Texas
Property Code sec. 92.0081, except as lockouts and liens are
prohibited by Texas Government Code sec. 2306.6738 for
owners supported by housing-tax-credit allocations. A prevailing party may recover reasonable attorney’s fees and all
other litigation costs from the nonprevailing parties, except
a party may not recover attorney’s fees and litigation costs
in connection with a party’s claims seeking personal-injury,
sentimental, exemplary or punitive damages. We may recover
attorney’s fees in connection with enforcing our rights under
this Lease. You agree that late charges are liquidated damages representing a reasonable estimate of the value of our
time, inconvenience, and overhead associated with collecting
late rent (but are not for attorney’s fees and litigation costs).
All unpaid amounts you owe, including judgments, bear 18%
interest per year from the due date, compounded annually.
You must pay all collection-agency fees if you fail to pay sums
due within 10 days after we mail you a letter demanding payment and stating that collection-agency fees will be added if
you don’t pay all sums by that deadline.
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31.2 Your Remedies. If we violate any of the above, you may
possibly terminate this Lease and exercise other remedies
under Texas Property Code Sec. 92.056 by following this
procedure:
(a) all rent must be current, and you must make a written request for repair or remedy of the condition—after which
we’ll have a reasonable time for repair or remedy;
(b) if we fail to do so, you must make a second written request for the repair or remedy (to make sure that there
has been no miscommunication between us)—after
which we’ll have a reasonable time to repair or remedy;
and
(c) if the repair or remedy still hasn’t been accomplished
within that reasonable time period, you may immediately
terminate this Lease by giving us a final written notice.
You also may exercise other statutory remedies, including
those under Texas Property Code sec. 92.0561.
then-existing rent, without notice; (C) you’ll be liable to us
(subject to our mitigation duties) for all rent for the full term
of the previously signed Lease of a new resident who can’t occupy because of the holdover; and (D) at our option, we may
extend the Lease term—for up to one month from the date
of notice of Lease extension—by delivering written notice to
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(d) make all reasonable repairs, subject to your obligation to
pay for damages for which you’re liable.
32. Default by Resident.
32.1 Acts of Default. You’ll be in default if: (A) you don’t timely pay
rent or other amounts you owe; (B) you or any guest or occupant violates this Lease, our rules, Association regulations, or
fire, safety, health, or criminal laws, regardless of whether or
where arrest or conviction occurs; (C) you abandon the dwelling; (D) you give incorrect or false answers in a rental application; (E) you or any occupant is arrested, charged, detained,
convicted, or given deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion
for (1) a felony offense involving actual or potential physical
harm to a person, or involving possession, manufacture, or
delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, or drug paraphernalia as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act,
or (2) any sex-related crime, including a misdemeanor; (F) you
are found to have any illegal drugs or paraphernalia in your
dwelling; or (G) you or any occupant, in bad faith, makes an
invalid habitability complaint to an official or employee of a
utility company or the government.
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32.2 Eviction. If you default or hold over, we may end your right
of occupancy by giving you at least a 24-hour written notice to vacate. Notice may be given by: (A) regular mail; (B)
certified mail, return receipt requested; (C) personal delivery
to any resident; (D) personal delivery at the dwelling to any
occupant over 16 years old; (E) affixing the notice to the inside of the dwelling’s main entry door; or (F) securely affixing
the notice to the outside of the dwelling‘s main entry door as
allowed by law. Notice by mail under (A) or (B) will be considered delivered on the earlier of actual delivery, or 3 days (not
counting Sundays or federal holidays) after the notice is deposited in the U.S. Postal Service with postage. Termination of
your possession rights or a later reletting doesn’t release you
from liability for future rent or other Lease obligations. After
giving notice to vacate or filing an eviction suit, we may
still accept rent or other sums due; the filing or acceptance
doesn’t waive or diminish our right of eviction or any other
contractual or statutory right. Accepting money at any time
doesn’t waive our right to damages, to past or future rent or
other sums, or to our continuing with eviction proceedings.
In an eviction, rent is owed for the full rental period and will
not be prorated.
32.3 Acceleration. Unless we elect not to accelerate rent, all
monthly rent for the rest of the Lease term or renewal period will be accelerated automatically without notice or demand (before or after acceleration) and will be immediately
due and delinquent if, without our written consent: (A) you
move out, remove property in preparing to move out, or you
or any occupant gives oral or written notice of intent to move
out before the Lease term or renewal period ends; and (B) you
haven’t paid all rent for the entire Lease term or renewal period. Such conduct is considered a default for which we need
not give you notice. Remaining rent will also be accelerated
if you’re judicially evicted or move out when we demand because you’ve defaulted. Acceleration is subject to our mitigation obligations below.
32.4 Holdover. You or any occupant, invitee, or guest must not
hold over beyond the date contained in your move-out notice or our notice to vacate (or beyond a different move-out
date agreed to by the parties in writing). If a holdover occurs,
then (A) holdover rent is due in advance on a daily basis and
may become delinquent without notice or demand; (B) rent
for the holdover period will be increased by 25% over the
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
32.6 Mitigation of Damages. If you move out early, you’ll be subject to Par. 10 and all other remedies. We’ll exercise customary diligence to relet and minimize damages. We’ll credit all
later rent that we actually receive from subsequent residents
against your liability for past-due and future rent and other
sums due.
32.7 Association Remedies. If you violate Association regulations, you are liable to the Association and to us for fines assessed against us, and possibly for other damages. Your liability, however, does not release us from liability. If you or
we don‘t pay such fines or damages, or if your guests or occupants don‘t comply with Association regulations, you and
we will be subject to all remedies under the Association regulations as if the failure were the result of our actions. If authorized by law or Association regulations, the remedies
will include fines, utility cutoffs, late-payment charges, returned-check charges, attorney’s fees, damages, interest,
vehicle removal, and suspension of rights to use common
areas or common-area facilities. You agree to indemnify
us for all liabilities that we incur if you violate Association
regulations. If you violate its regulations, the Association
may require us to evict you or may itself evict you without
our approval if we don’t diligently pursue eviction. The Association regulations may grant the Association a lien on
the dwelling unit to secure payment of assessments and
other sums due from us to the Association.
General Clauses
33. Other Important Provisions.
33.1 Representatives’ Authority; Waivers; Notice. Our representatives (including management personnel, employees,
and agents) have no authority to waive, amend, or terminate this Lease or any part of it unless in writing, and no
authority to make promises, representations, or agreements that impose security duties or other obligations on
us or our representatives, unless in writing. Any dimensions
and sizes provided to you relating to the dwelling are only approximations or estimates; actual dimensions and sizes may
vary. No action or omission by us will be considered a waiver
of our rights or of any subsequent violation, default, or time
or place of performance. Our not enforcing or belatedly enforcing written-notice requirements, rental due dates, acceleration, liens, or other rights isn’t a waiver under any circumstances. Except when notice or demand is required by law,
you waive any notice and demand for performance from us
if you default. If anyone else has guaranteed performance of
this Lease, a separate Lease Guaranty for each guarantor must
be executed. Written notice to or from our managers constitutes notice to or from us. Any person giving a notice under
this Lease should keep a copy of the memo, letter, or fax that
was given (and any fax-transmittal verification). Fax or electronic signatures are binding. All notices must be signed. Unless this lease or the law requires otherwise, any notice required to be provided, sent or delivered in writing may be
given electronically, subject to our rules.
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37. Move-Out Procedures. The move-out date can’t be changed unless we and you both agree in writing. You won’t move out before the
Lease term or renewal period ends unless all rent for the entire Lease
term or renewal period is paid in full. Early move-out may result in reletting charges and acceleration of future rent under Par. 10 and 32.
You’re prohibited by law from applying any security deposit to rent. You
can’t stay beyond the date you’re supposed to move out. All residents,
guests, and occupants must surrender or abandon the dwelling before
the 30-day period for deposit refund begins. You must give us and the
U.S. Postal Service, in writing, each resident’s forwarding address.
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38. Cleaning. You must thoroughly clean the dwelling, including doors,
windows, furniture, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, patios, balconies, garages, carports, and storage rooms. You must follow moveout cleaning instructions if they have been provided. If you don’t
clean adequately, you’ll be liable for reasonable cleaning charges—
including charges for cleaning carpets, draperies, furniture, walls,
etc. that are soiled beyond normal wear (that is, wear or soiling that
occurs without negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse).
39. Move-Out Inspection. You should meet with our representative
for a move-out inspection. Our representative has no authority
to bind or limit us regarding deductions for repairs, damages, or
charges. Any statements or estimates by us or our representative
are subject to our correction, modification, or disapproval before
final accounting or refunding.
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33.3 Defined Terms. “Community” is defined as the condominium, townhome, or similar community named on page 1. The
dwelling unit is part of the Community. The “Association” is the
condominium or townhome unit owners’ association. “Association regulations” refer to the written regulations and restrictions governing the Community, especially those specifically
addressing standards of conduct and prohibited activities.
you use our written move-out form to ensure that you provide
all the information needed. You must get from us a written
acknowledgment of your notice. If we fail to give a reminder
notice, 30 days’ written notice to move out is required. If we
terminate the Lease, we must give you the same advance notice—unless you are in default.
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33.2 Miscellaneous. All remedies are cumulative. Exercising one
remedy won’t constitute an election or waiver of other remedies. All provisions regarding our nonliability or nonduty
apply to our employees, agents, and management companies. No employee, agent, or management company is personally liable for any of our contractual, statutory, or other obligations merely by virtue of acting on our behalf. This Lease
binds subsequent owners. The following provisions apply in
any lawsuit involving you, us, or the Association under this
Lease: place of performance, interest, attorney’s fees and nonwaiver. The Association has standing to enforce all of your obligations and our obligations to the Association, This Lease is
subordinate to existing and future recorded mortgages, unless the owner’s lender chooses otherwise, including the Association‘s lien to obtain payment of any assessments or other
sums due the Association by the owner. All Lease obligations
must be performed in the county where the dwelling is located. Neither an invalid clause nor the omission of initials on any
page invalidates this Lease. If you have insurance covering the
dwelling or your personal belongings at the time you or we
suffer or allege a loss, you and we agree to waive any insurance subrogation rights. All notices and documents may be
in English and, at our option, in any other language that you
read or speak. The term “including” in this Lease should be interpeted to mean “including but not limited to.”
34. Payments. Payment of each sum due is an independent covenant.
When we receive money, other than sale proceeds under Par. 14 or
utility payments subject to government regulation, we may apply it at
our option and without notice first to any of your unpaid obligations,
then to current rent. We may do so regardless of notations on checks or
money orders and regardless of when the obligations arose. All sums
other than rent are due upon our demand. After the due date, we do
not have to accept any payments.
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35. TAA Membership. We represent that, at the time of signing this
Lease, we, the management company representing us, or any locator service that procured you is a member in good standing of both
the Texas Apartment Association and the affiliated local apartment
association for the area where the dwelling is located. The member
is either an owner/management-company member or an associate
member doing business as a locator service (whose name and address must be disclosed on page 8). If not, the following applies:
(A) this Lease is voidable at your option and is unenforceable by us
(except for property damages); and (B) we may not recover past or
future rent or other charges. The above remedies also apply if both
of the following occur: (1) the Lease is automatically renewed on a
month-to-month basis more than once after membership in TAA
and the local association has lapsed; and (2) neither the owner nor
the management company is a member of TAA and the local association during the third automatic renewal. A signed affidavit from
the affiliated local apartment association attesting to nonmembership when the Lease or renewal was signed will be conclusive
evidence of nonmembership. Governmental entities may use TAA
forms if TAA agrees in writing.
When Moving Out
41. Deposit Return, Surrender, and Abandonment.
36. Move-Out Notice.
36.1 Requirements and Compliance. Your move-out notice
doesn’t release you from liability for the full term of the Lease
or renewal term. You’ll still be liable for the entire Lease term if
you move out early except under Par. 9, 17, 22, 23, or 31. Your
move-out notice must comply with each of the following:
(a) We must receive advance written notice of your move-out
date. You must give notice in advance by at least the number of days required in Par. 3 or in special provisions—even
if the Lease has become a month-to-month lease. Unless
we require more than 30 days’ notice, if you give notice on
the first day of the month you intend to move out, it will
suffice for move-out on the last day of that month, as long
as all other requirements below are met.
(b) Your move-out notice must be in writing. An oral moveout notice will not be accepted and will not terminate
your Lease.
(c) Your move-out notice must not terminate the Lease sooner
than the end of the Lease term or renewal period.
(d) If we require you to give us more than 30 days’ written notice to move out before the end of the Lease term, we will
give you 1 written reminder not less than 5 days nor more
than 90 days before your deadline for giving us your written
move-out notice. If we fail to give a reminder notice, 30 days’
written notice to move-out is required.
36.2 Unacceptable Notice. Your notice is not acceptable if it
doesn’t comply with all of the above. We recommend that
Your Initials: _____________
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Initials of Our Representative: ___________
40. Security Deposit Deductions and Other Charges. You’ll be liable
for the following charges, if applicable: unpaid rent; unpaid utilities;
unreimbursed service charges; repairs or damages caused by negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse, including stickers, scratches, tears, burns, stains, or unapproved holes; replacement cost of
our property that was in or attached to the dwelling and is missing; replacing dead or missing alarm or detection-device batteries
at any time; utilities for repairs or cleaning; trips to let in company
representatives to remove your telephone, Internet, television services, or rental items (if you so request or have moved out); trips to
open the dwelling when you or any guest or occupant is missing a
key; unreturned keys; missing or burned-out light bulbs; removing
or rekeying unauthorized security devices or alarm systems; agreed
reletting charges; packing, removing, or storing property removed
or stored under Par. 14; removing or booting illegally parked vehicles; special trips for trash removal caused by parked vehicles blocking dumpsters; false security-alarm charges unless due to our negligence; animal-related charges under Par. 6 and 27; government
fees or fines against us for violation (by you, your occupants, or your
guests) of local ordinances relating to alarms and detection devices, false alarms, recycling, or other matters; late-payment and returned-check charges; a charge (not to exceed $100) for our time
and inconvenience in our lawful removal of an animal or in any valid
eviction proceeding against you, plus attorney’s fees, court costs,
and filing fees actually paid; and other sums due under this Lease.
You’ll be liable to us for: (A) charges for replacing any keys and access devices referenced in Par. 5 if you don’t return them all on or
before your actual move-out date; (B) accelerated rent if you’ve violated Par. 32; and (C) a reletting fee if you’ve violated Par. 10. We
may also deduct from your security deposit our reasonable costs
incurred in rekeying security devices required by law if you vacate
the apartment in breach of this Lease.
41.1 Your Deposit. We’ll mail you your security-deposit refund (less
lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions, no later than 30 days after surrender or abandonment,
unless laws provide otherwise.
41.2 Surrender. You have surrendered the dwelling when: (A) the
move-out date has passed and no one is living in the dwelling in
our reasonable judgment; or (B) dwelling keys and access devices
listed in Par. 5 have been turned in to us—whichever happens first.
41.3 Abandonment. You have abandoned the dwelling when all
of the following have occurred: (A) everyone appears to have
moved out in our reasonable judgment; (B) clothes, furniture,
and personal belongings have been substantially removed in
our reasonable judgment; (C) you’ve been in default for nonpayment of rent for 5 consecutive days, or water, gas, or electric service for the dwelling not connected in our name has been terminated or transferred; and (D) you’ve not responded for 2 days to
our notice left on the inside of the main entry door stating that
we consider the dwelling abandoned. An dwelling is also considered abandoned 10 days after the death of a sole resident.
41.4 The Ending of Your Rights. Surrender, abandonment, or judicial eviction ends your right of possession for all purposes
and gives us the immediate right to clean up, make repairs
in, and relet the dwelling; determine any security-deposit deductions; and remove property left in the dwelling. Surrender,
abandonment, and judicial eviction affect your rights to property left in the dwelling (Par. 14), but don’t affect our mitigation obligations (Par. 32).
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SUMMARY OF KEY INFORMATION
The Lease will control if there‘s a conflict with this summary.
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Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Unit # ____________
Assigned parking space(s), if any (Par. 1) _______________
Beginning date of Lease (Par. 3) ______________________
Ending date of Lease (Par. 3) ___________________________
Number of days notice for termination (Par. 3) __________
Consent for guests staying more than ________ days (Par. 2)
Total security deposit (Par. 4)
$ ________________
Animal deposit (if any)
$ __________________
Security deposit (Par. 4) does OR does not include an animal deposit.
Security deposit refund check will be by (Par. 4) (check one) one check jointly payable to all residents (default),
OR one check payable to and mailed to ________________________________________________________________________
# of keys/access devices (Par. 5) for ____ unit, ____ mailbox, ____ other __________________________________________________
Your move-out notice will terminate Lease on (Par. 5): (check one) last day of month OR exact day designated in notice
Check here if the dwelling is to be furnished (Par. 5)
Check here if there is a concession addendum
Rent to be paid (Par. 6): (check all that apply) at ____________________________________________________________________
AND payble to owner or ___________________________________________________________________________________
Check here if included in monthly rent: garage, storage, carport, washer/dryer, or other ________________________
Total monthly rent (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Prorated rent (Par. 6) for (check one)
Late charges if rent is not paid on or before (Par. 6) _________
first month OR second month $ __________________
Initial late charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Daily late charge (Par. 6)
$ __________________
Returned-check charge (Par. 6)
$ ________________
Animal violation charges (Par. 6)
Monthly animal rent (if any)
$ ________________
Initial $ ________________ Daily $ __________________
Monthly pest control (if any)
$ ________________
Monthly trash / waste (if any)
$ __________________
Utilities paid by owner (Par. 7): (check all that apply) electricity, gas, water, wastewater, trash/recycling,
cable/satellite, master antenna, Internet, stormwater/drainage, other _______________________________________
Who provides trash receptacle (Par. 12): (check one) you, us, Association, city utility.
Who replaces broken or missing trash receptacle (Par. 12): (check one) you OR us
Utility connection charge (Par. 12)
$ ________________
You are: (check one) required to buy insurance OR
Agreed reletting charge (Par. 10)
$ ________________
not required to buy insurance (Par. 8)
Special provisions (Par. 9): ______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signatures and Attachments
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42. Attachments. We will provide you with a copy of the Lease as
required by statute. This may be in paper format, in an electronic format if you request it, or by email if we have communicated by email about this Lease. Our rules, the Association
regulations dealing with standards of conduct and prohibited
activities, and our move-out cleaning instructions, if any, will
be attached to the Lease and given to you at signing. When an
Inventory and Condition form is completed, both you and we
should retain a copy. The items checked below are attached to
and become a part of this Lease and are binding even if not initialed or signed.
❒ Access Gate Addendum
❒ Additional Special Provisions
❒ Allocation Addendum for: ❒ electricity ❒ water ❒ gas
❒ central system costs ❒ trash/recycling ❒ cable/satellite
❒ stormwater/drainage ❒ services/government fees
❒ Animal Addendum
❒ Asbestos Addendum (if asbestos is present)
❒ Association Regulations
❒ Bed Bug Addendum
❒ Early Termination Addendum
❒ Enclosed Garage, Carport, or Storage Unit Addendum
❒ Intrusion Alarm Addendum
❒ Inventory & Condition Form
❒ Lead Hazard Information and Disclosure Addendum
❒ Lease Contract Guaranty (guaranties, if more than one)
❒ Legal Description of Dwelling (optional, if rental term longer than one year)
❒ Military SCRA Addendum
❒ Mold Information and Prevention Addendum
❒ Move-Out Cleaning Instructions
❒ Notice of Intent to Move Out Form
❒ Owner‘s Rules or Policies
❒ Parking Permit or Sticker (quantity:______)
❒ Rent Concession Addendum
❒ Renter’s or Liability Insurance Addendum
❒ Repair or Service Request Form
❒ Satellite Dish or Antenna Addendum
❒ Security Guidelines Addendum
❒ PUC Tenant Guide to Water Allocation
❒ Utility Submetering Addendum: ❒ electricity ❒ water ❒ gas
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
❒ Other _________________________________________
You are legally bound by this document.
Please read it carefully.
A facsimile or electronic signature on this Lease
is as binding as an original signature.
Before submitting a rental application or signing a Lease,
you may take a copy of these documents
to review and/or consult an attorney.
Additional provisions or changes may be made
in the Lease if agreed to in writing by all parties.
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Lease
after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
This lease is the entire agreement between you and us.
You are NOT relying on any oral representations.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
__________________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
Owner or Owner’s Representative (signing on behalf of owner)
__________________________________________________________
Address and phone number of owner’s representative for notice purposes
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
Name, address and telephone number of locator service (if applicable __________________________________________________________
—must be completed to verify TAA membership under Par. 35):
______________________________________________________ After-hours phone number ___________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Always call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies.)
______________________________________________________ Date form is filled out (same as on top of page 1) ___________________
______________________________________________________
Your Initials: ______________ Initials of Our Representative: ___________ Condo/Townhome Lease Contract, TAA Official Statewide Form 15-K/L-1/L-2/L-3 Revised October 2015 Page 8 of 8
Lease Contract Addendum for Units
Participating in Government Regulated
Affordable Housing Programs
Date of Lease:_____________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
____________________________________________
___________________________________________,
(name of apartments)
or other dwelling located at ____________________
___________________________________________
(street address of house, duplex, etc.)
6.2 HOME Program. For rental properties participating
in the HOME program, federal regulation 24 CFR
92.253 provides that a property owner may not
evict a resident or refuse to renew a Lease except for
good cause. In addition, for HOME program units,
the property owner must provide a resident with at
least 30 days written notice before either seeking an
eviction or not renewing a Lease. The written notice
must specify the grounds for eviction or nonrenewal
of the Lease.
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City/State where dwelling is located _____________
6.1 Housing Tax Credit Program. For rental properties
participating in the HTC program, IRS Revenue Ruling
2004-82 provides that a property owner may not evict
a resident or terminate a tenancy except for good cause.
In addition, for HTC units, we must provide the notice
required under Par. 32.2 of the Lease, if evicting during
the lease term, or Par. 3 of the Lease, if terminating your
residency at the end of an initial or renewal term.
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Apt.#____________at___________________________
HTC program or the HOME program. Par. 6-6.3 of this
Addendum also override any contrary provisions contained in Par. 32 and Par. 36 of the Lease. We will not
evict a resident solely on the basis that the resident
is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault or stalking.
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1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract (”Lease”) executed by you, the resident(s), on the
dwelling you have agreed to rent. That dwelling is:
___________________________________________ .
2. Participation in Government Program. We, as the
owner of the dwelling you are renting, are participating in a government regulated affordable housing
program. This program requires both you and us to
verify certain information and to agree to certain
provisions contained in this addendum.
3. Accurate Information in Application. By signing this
addendum, you are certifying that the information
provided in the Rental Application or any Supplemental
Rental Application regarding your household annual
income is true and accurate.
4. Request(s) for Information. By signing this addendum, you agree that the annual income and other
eligibility requirements for participation in this government regulated affordable housing program are
substantial and material obligations under the Lease.
Within seven days after our request, you agree to
comply with our requests for information regarding
annual income and eligibility, including requests by
the owner and the appropriate government monitoring agency. These requests to you may be made
to you now and any time during the Lease term or
renewal period.
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5. Failure to Answer or Inaccurate Information May
Be Good Cause Grounds for Eviction. If you refuse
to answer or do not provide accurate information
in response to the requests in Par. 4 above, it may
be considered a substantial violation of the Lease
and good cause grounds for terminating and/or not
renewing your Lease and for an eviction. It makes no
difference whether the inaccuracy of the information
you furnished was intentional or unintentional.
6. Termination or Non-Renewal of Lease for Housing
Tax Credit (HTC) and HOME Program Units. Provisions in Par. 6-6.3 of this Addendum shall apply only
to residents living in a dwelling covered by either the
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
7. No Lien or Lockout for Unpaid Sums. For rental
properties that are supported by HTC allocations,
sec. 2306.6738, Texas Government Code, prohibits
such property owners from threatening or conducting a lockout unless: allowed by judicial process;
necessary to perform repairs or construction work;
or responding to an emergency. Personal property
of a resident may not be seized or threatened to be
seized except by judicial process unless the premises
has been abandoned as required by 24 CFR 92.253.
This paragraph overrides any contrary provisions
contained in Par. 14 or Par. 32 of the Lease.
8. Student Status. By signing this addendum, you
agree to notify the owner, in writing, if there are any
changes in the student status of any residents (including replacement residents) occupying the unit.
9. Conflict with Governing Law. To the extent that any
part of your Lease or this addendum conflicts with
applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations,
the law or regulation overrides that portion of your
Lease or this addendum.
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
6.3 Good Cause. If challenged by a resident, a court
may determine if a property owner has good cause
to evict, terminate a tenancy or not renew the Lease.
”Good cause” may include, but is not limited to,
non-payment of rent, failure to answer or provide
accurate information, as required by Par. 4 and 5 of
this Addendum, serious or repeated Lease violations,
or breaking the law.
_______________________________________________________
Date signed
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-V, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Anexo al contrato de arrendamiento
para unidades que participan
en los programas de alojamiento económico reglamentados por el gobierno
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:___________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
___________________________________________,
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
u otra vivienda que se encuentra en ______________
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(dirección de la casa, el duplex, etc.)
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Ciudad/Estado donde se encuentra la vivienda
6.1 Programa de Crédito Impositivo para Viviendas
(HTC). Para propiedades en alquiler que participan en
el Programa de Crédito Impositivo para Viviendas, el
reglamento 2004-82 del IRS dispone que el propietario
no puede desalojar a un residente o terminar su Contrato
de arrendamiento, sino por causa justa. Además, para
residentes de viviendas de HTC debemos dar el aviso
requerido conforme al párrafo 32.2 del Contrato si el
desalojo ocurre durante el plazo del Contrato, o conforme
al párrafo 3 del Contrato si terminamos su derecho
de posesión al final del plazo del Contrato o plazo de
renovación.
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y el párrafo 36 del Contrato. No desalojaremos a un
residente fundamentándonos solamente en el hecho
de que es o ha sido víctima de violencia doméstica,
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1. Anexo. Esto es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s), para
la vivienda que ha(n) convenido en arrendar. Dicha
vivienda es:
Apartamento N.º __________ en ________________
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2. Participación del programa gubernamental. Nosotros, como propietario de la vivienda que usted(es)
arrienda(n), participamos en un programa de alojamiento económico reglamentado por el gobierno.
Este programa requiere que usted(es) y nosotros verifiquemos ciertos datos y que aceptemos conformarnos
a algunas disposiciones contenidas en este anexo
3. La información en la solicitud es correcta. Al firmar
este anexo, usted(es) hace(n) constar que es correcta y
completa toda la información que ha(n) proporcionado
sobre sus ingresos anuales en la Solicitud de arrendamiento para residentes y ocupantes y en cualquier
Solicitud suplementaria de arendamiento.
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4. Solicitud de información en el futuro. Al firmar este
anexo, usted(es) conviene(n) en que los requisitos tocantes a ingresos anuales y otras normas establecidas
para su participación en el programa de alojamiento
económico reglamentado por el gobierno, son obligaciones sustanciales conforme al Contrato de arrendamiento. Usted(es) conviene(n) en cumplir en un lapso
de siete días con nuestras solicitudes de información
tocante a ingresos anuales y criterios de participación,
inclusive las solicitudes hechas por el propietario y
por la pertinente agencia monitora gubernamental.
Se le(s) puede hacer dichas solicitudes ahora o en
cualquier momento durante el plazo del Contrato de
arrendamiento o el plazo de renovación.
5. La información falsa puede ser motivo suficiente
del desalojo. Si usted(es) se niega(n) a responder o
si no responde(n) a las solicitudes conforme al párrafo 4 con datos correctos, se puede considerar una
infracción sustancial del Contrato de arrendamiento y
motivo suficiente (o sea, causa justa) para terminar o
no renovar el Contrato y para el desalojo. No importa
si la información falsa fue proporcionada a propósito
o sin intención de engañar.
6. Terminación o no renovación del contrato de arrendamiento para unidades que participan en el
programa de Crédito Impositivo para Viviendas
(HTC, por su sigla en inglés) y del programa HOME.
Las disposiciones del párrafo 6 a 6.3 de este anexo se
aplican exclusivamente a residentes en una vivienda
que participa en el programa HTC o el programa HOME.
El párrafo 6 a 6.3 de este anexo tambien invalida toda
disposición en contrario contenida en el párrafo 32
6.2 Programa HOME. Para propiedades en alquiler
que participan en el Programa HOME, el reglamento
federal 24 CFR 92.253 dispone que el propietario no
puede desalojar a un residente o negarse a renovar su
contrato de arrendamiento, sin causa justa. Además,
en el caso de unidades que participan en el programa
HOME, antes de proceder a un desalojo o a no renovar
el Contrato de arrendamiento, el propietario debe
notificar al residente lo mismo por escrito con una
antelación mínima de 30 días. El aviso debe especificar
la causa justa del desalojo o de la no renovación del
Contrato.
6.3 Causa justa. Ante oposición de un residente, un
juzgado puede determinar si un propietario tiene
motivo suficiente (causa justa) para desalojar a un
residente, terminar su derecho de posesión, o no
renovar su Contrato de arrendamiento. Las “causas
justas” pueden incluir, entre otras, el no pagar las
rentas, el no responder a solicitudes de información
conforme a los párrafos 4 y 5 de este anexo, el
proporcionar información incorrecta, el violar grave
o repetidamente los términos del Contrato y el violar
la ley.
7. No se permite el embargo de bienes ni prohibir
el acceso por sumas impagas. Para toda propiedad en alquiler subvencionada por HTC, la sección
2306.6738 del Código de Propiedades de Texas prohibe que los propietarios amenacen con prohibir el
acceso a la unidad o que efectivamente lo pohiban,
a menos que sea: permitido por proceso judicial;
necesario para efectuar reparaciones u obras; o
en respuesta a una emergencia. Conforme al 24
CFR 92.253, no se puede confiscar ni amenazar con
confiscar los bienes muebles de un residente sino por
proceso judicial, a menos que la unidad haya sido
abandonada. Este párrafo anula toda disposición en
contrario contenida en los párrafos 14 y 32 del Contrato
de arrendamiento.
8. Condición de estudiante. Al firmar este anexo,
usted(es) conviene(n) en notificar al propietario por
escrito cambios en la condición de estudiante de cualquiera de los residentes (incluso los de reemplazo) que
ocupan la vivienda.
9. Conflictos con la ley vigente. En caso de existir un
conflicto entre cualquier parte de su Contrato de arrendamiento o de este anexo y leyes o reglamentos
locales, estatales o federales, prevalecerán las leyes y
los reglamentos sobre dicha parte de su Contrato o
de este anexo.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-V de la TAA, revisado en enero del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Anexo sobre la tenencia de animales
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Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
Por favor note: Consideramos que los animales representan una responsabilidad y un riesgo serios para cada residente del conjunto
de viviendas. Si usted(es) no controla(n) y cuida(n) adecuadamente un animal, se le(s) considerará responsable(s) si tal animal causa
daños o molesta a otros residentes.
1. Descripción de la unidad de vivienda.
Nombre del animal: _______________________________________
Tipo: ___________________________________________________
en ______________________________________ (dirección, domicilio)
Raza: __________________________________________________
en ________________________________________________ (ciudad),
Color: __________________________________________________
Texas _________________________________________ (código postal).
Peso: __________________________________________________
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento: __________________________
Nombre del propietario: _____________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Ciudad de la licencia: ______________________________________
N.º de licencia: ___________________________________________
Fecha de la última vacuna contra la rabia: ____________________
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2. Descripción del contrato de arrendamiento.
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Unidad N.º ________________________________________________ ,
¿Sabe no hacer sus necesidades dentro de la vivienda? __________
Residentes (liste todos los residentes): __________________________
Nombre del dueño del animal: ______________________________
_________________________________________________________
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Nombre del animal: _______________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Tipo: ___________________________________________________
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Autorización condicional para tener un animal. Usted(es) puede(n)
mantener el/los animal(es) descrito(s) más adelante en la vivienda
hasta el vencimiento del Contrato de arrendamiento. Sin embargo,
podemos suspender esta autorización antes si su derecho de ocupación termina legalmente o si a nuestro criterio usted(es), su animal, sus
invitados u ocupantes viola(n) cualquiera de las reglas contenidas en
este anexo.
Depósito por tenencia de animal(es). Se le cobrará un depósito por
tenencia de animal(es) de $__________. El depósito es pagadero en
el momento en que usted(es) firma(n) este anexo. El depósito por tenencia de animal(es) aumentará el depósito en garantía del Contrato
de arrendamiento y consideramos que el total es un depósito en garantía general para todos los efectos. El reembolso del depósito en
garantía estará sujeto a los términos y condiciones establecidos en el
Contrato de arrendamiento y la porción que corresponde a la tenencia
de animal(es) no es reembolsable por separado aunque el animal ya
no se quede en la vivienda.
Animales de apoyo o de servicio. Cuando las leyes locales lo permitan, podemos exigir una declaración por escrito o indagar de otra
forma para averiguar si una persona discapacitada necesita un animal
de apoyo o de servicio. No cobraremos un depósito por tenencia de
animal, alquiler adicional, ni otro cargo alguno por animales de apoyo
o de servicio autorizados. Salvo disposiciones de ley en contrario, todas las otras normas de este anexo se aplican a los animales de apoyo
o de servicio.
Perros de búsqueda y rescate. Antes de autorizar la tenencia de un
animal de búsqueda y rescate, podemos exigir que la persona a cargo
de tal perro dé prueba de su acreditación por parte de una reconocida
agencia nacional de búsqueda y rescate. Si autorizamos la tenencia
de un perro de búsqueda y rescate, no cobraremos un depósito por
animal, alquiler adicional, ni otro cargo alguno por dicho animal. Salvo
disposiciones de ley en contrario, todas las otras normas de este anexo
se aplican a los animales de búsqueda y rescate.
Renta mensual adicional. Su renta mensual total (establecida
en el Contrato de arrendamiento) se aumentará en la cantidad de
$ ______________________ .
Cuota adicional. También debe pagar una cuota única no reembolsable de $_________________ para tener el animal en la
vivienda. La cuota es pagadera en el momento en que usted(es)
firma(n) este anexo.
Responsabilidad no limitada. La renta mensual adicional y el
depósito adicional en garantía según este anexo sobre tenencia de
animales no limitan la responsabilidad del residente por daños a la
propiedad, limpieza, eliminación de olores, erradicación de pulgas,
reemplazos ni daños corporales.
Descripción de animal(es). Usted(es) sólo puede(n) tener el/los
animal(es) descrito(s) a continuación. No puede(n) sustituir otros animales. Ni usted(es) ni sus invitados u ocupantes pueden traer a la vivienda o al conjunto de apartamentos otros animales—sean mamíferos,
reptiles, aves, anfibios, peces, roedores, arácnidos o insectos.
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©2015 TEXAS APARTMENT A SSOCIATION, INC.
Raza: __________________________________________________
Color: __________________________________________________
Peso: __________________________________________________
Edad: __________________________________________________
Ciudad de la licencia: ______________________________________
N.º de licencia: ___________________________________________
Fecha de la última vacuna contra la rabia: ____________________
¿Sabe no hacer sus necesidades dentro de la vivienda? __________
Nombre del dueño del animal: ______________________________
11. Disposiciones especiales. Las siguientes disposiciones especiales
prevalecen sobre cualquier disposición conflictiva en este formulario
impreso:
_________________________________________________________
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_________________________________________________________
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12. Emergencias. En una emergencia que involucre un accidente o una
lesión a su animal, tenemos el derecho, pero no la obligación, de llevar
su animal al siguiente veterinario para que reciba tratamiento, pagando usted(es) los gastos incurridos.
Doctor: __________________________________________________
Dirección: ________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/Código postal: _______________________________
Teléfono: ( __________ ) _____________________________________
13. Reglas sobre animales. Usted(es) es/son responsable(s) de las acciones del animal en todo momento. Usted(es) consiente(n) en obedecer
estas reglas:
13.1 Vacunas y licencias. El animal en todo momento debe tener al
día las vacunas contra la rabia y las licencias requeridas por ley.
Usted(es) debe(n) mostrarnos un comprobante de lo anterior si
se le solicita.
13.2 Disturbios. El animal no debe molestar a los vecinos ni a otros
residentes, independientemente de si el animal se encuentra
dentro o fuera de la vivienda.
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(C) no cuida(n) de un animal enfermo;
(D) ha(n) violado nuestras reglas sobre animales; o
(E) ha(n) permitido que el animal defeque u orine donde no
debe hacerlo.
17.2 Procedimiento del retiro. Al retirar un animal, debemos seguir
los procedimientos descritos en los párrafos 27 y 28 del Contrato
de arrendamiento, y podemos entregar el animal a una sociedad protectora de animales o a las autoridades locales. Le(s)
devolveremos el animal si usted(es) lo solicita(n) y si aún no lo
hemos entregado a dicha sociedad o autoridad. No contamos
con embargo sobre el animal para ningún efecto, pero usted(es)
debe(n) pagar los cargos razonables incurridos por el cuidado y
mantenimiento del animal. Si usted(es) no recoge(n) el animal en
un lapso de 5 días después de que lo retiremos de la vivienda, se
considerará que es un animal abandonado.
18. Responsabilidad por daños, lesiones, limpieza, etc. Exceptuando
los desgastes naturales del uso por parte de un animal de apoyo o de
servicio, usted y todos sus coresidentes serán conjunta e individualmente responsables de pagar todos los daños causados por el animal,
inclusive toda limpieza, erradicación de pulgas y eliminación de olores.
Esta disposición aplica a toda la vivienda, inclusive alfombras, puertas,
paredes, cortinas, papel tapiz, ventanas, mallas, muebles, electrodomésticos, así como los jardines y otras mejoras en el exterior. Si los
artículos no se pueden limpiar o reparar satisfactoriamente, usted(es)
debe(n) pagarnos para que los reemplacemos. La compensación por
daños, reparaciones, limpieza, reemplazos, etc. es pagadera a la vista.
Como dueño del animal, usted(es) es/son estrictamente responsable(s)
de toda cantidad incurrida por cualquier daño que el animal cause,
sea a una persona o a la propiedad. Usted(es) nos indemnizará(n) por
todos los costos de litigio y honorarios de abogado que resulten de
daños semejantes.
19. Al mudarse de la unidad. Exceptuando los desgastes naturales del
uso por parte de un animal de apoyo o de servicio, cuando se muda(n)
de la unidad, usted(es) pagará(n) la erradicación de pulgas, la eliminación de olores y el lavado con champú para proteger a futuros
residentes contra posibles riesgos a la salud, independientemente del
período de tiempo que el animal estuvo ahí. Nosotros nos encargaremos de pedir estos servicios, no usted(es).
20. Múltiples residentes. Todo residente que firme el Contrato de arrendamiento debe firmar este Anexo sobre la tenencia de animales.
Usted(es), sus invitados y cualquier ocupante deben acatar las reglas
sobre animales. Cada residente es conjunta e individualmente responsable de daños y de todas las otras obligaciones establecidas en este
Anexo sobre la tenencia de animales, aunque el residente no sea dueño del animal.
21. Parque para perros. Podemos proporcionar un área que sirva de
parque para los perros. Al utilizar el parque, usted(es) debe(n) supervisar su perro pero se puede quitarle la correa. Al ir y volver del parque,
debe usarse la correa. El parque no tiene supervisión ni monitorización y usted(es) lo usa(n) por su cuenta y riesgo. No somos responsables de lesiones, daños o pérdidas que pudieran resultar de algún
problema, defecto o fallo del parque. Tampoco somos responsables
de lesiones, daños o pérdidas causados a personas, animales o propiedad por otra persona o animal, los cuales incluyen pero no se limitan
a mordeduras de perro, transgresión, asalto o cualquier otro delito.
Tampoco somos responsables de problemas ocasionados por la interrupción del funcionamiento del parque. Por la presente, usted(es) nos
libera(n) a nosotros y a nuestros agentes, contratistas, empleados, y
representantes, de toda responsabilidad relacionada con el parque.
Usted(es) reconoce(n) que son responsable(s) de cualquier daño que
ocasionan al parque ustedes, sus huéspedes u ocupantese. Usted(es)
comprende(n) que la participación en cualquier actividad en el parque
conlleva un riesgo de lesiones y está(n) de acuerdo en asumir ese riesgo. En cuanto al parque no ofrecemos ninguna declaración ni garantía.
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13.3 Defecación, micción, jaulas, crías. Los perros, gatos, animales
de apoyo o de servicio y los perros de búsqueda y rescate deben haber sido entrenados ya a no hacer sus necesidades dentro de la vivienda. Todo otro animal debe estar confinado en
una jaula en todo momento. No se permite la tenencia de crías.
13.4 Áreas interiores para sus necesidades. En el interior, el animal puede orinar y defecar sólo en estas áreas designadas: __
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13.5 Áreas exteriores para sus necesidades. En el exterior, el animal puede orinar y defecar sólo en estas áreas designadas:
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13.6 El uso de sogas o cadenas. Se prohibe atar los animales a objetos fijos fuera de las unidades de vivienda, excepto en patios
cercados (si los hay) que sean del uso exclusivo de usted(es).
13.7 Áreas de acceso prohibido. Usted(es) no debe(n) permitir
que un animal, excepto los de apoyo o de servicio, entre en el
recinto de la piscina, los cuartos de lavandería, oficinas, salas
de reuniones u otras instalaciones recreativas, ni en otras unidades de vivienda. Los perros de búsqueda y rescate sí pueden
utilizar las partes de las instalaciones abiertas al público, como
la oficina de recepción. También podrán entrar en estas áreas
ciertos animales de servicio en proceso de entrenamiento, cuando están acompañados por un entrenador autorizado.
13.8 Comida y agua. Usted(es) debe(n) darle de comer y beber a su
animal dentro de la vivienda. Nunca se debe dejar el alimento
o agua del animal fuera de su vivienda, excepto en patios cercados (si los hay) que sean del uso exclusivo de usted(es).
13.9 Uso de la correa. Usted(es) debe(n) mantener al animal con
correa y bajo su supervisión cuando se encuentre fuera de la
vivienda o en de cualquier área cercada privada. Nosotros o
nuestros representantes podemos recoger los animales sueltos y/o reportarlos a las autoridades adecuadas. Usted(es) deben pagar cargos razonables si recogemos y/o mantenemos
animales sueltos.
13.10 Los residuos. A menos que hayamos designado un área particular en su vivienda o en los terrenos para la defecación y
micción animal, queda prohibido permitir que su animal haga
sus necesidades en cualquier parte de nuestra propiedad y
usted(es) debe(n) llevarlo a otra parte para este propósito. Si en
este anexo permitimos que el animal haga sus necesidades en
el interior de la vivienda, usted(es) debe(n) asegurarse de que
las haga en una caja higiénica con un producto similar a la mezcla higiénica para gatos. Si el animal defeca en cualquier área
de nuestra propiedad (inclusive en un patio cercado para el uso
exclusivo de ustedes), usted(es) es/son responsable(s) de eliminar inmediatamente los residuos y reparar cualquier daño. No
obstante el contenido de este anexo, usted(es) debe(n) acatar
todas las leyes locales referentes a los residuos de animales.
14. Reglas adicionales. Tenemos el derecho de vez en cuando de hacer
cambios razonables a las reglas sobre la tenencia de animales si distribuimos una copia del cambio por escrito a cada residente autorizado
a tener animales.
15. Violación de las reglas. Si usted(es), sus invitados u ocupantes violan
cualquier regla o disposición de este anexo (a nuestro juicio) y le notificamos por escrito, usted(es) debe(n) sacar al animal inmediata y permanentemente de las instalaciones. También tenemos todos los otros
derechos y recursos que se establecen en el párrafo 27 del Contrato de
arrendamiento, que incluyen cobrarles a usted(es) cuotas por daños,
desalojo y honorarios de abogado.
16. Quejas sobre animales. Si recibimos una queja razonable de un vecino o de otro residente o si, a nuestro juicio exclusivo, determinamos
que el animal ha molestado a los vecinos o a otros residentes y le(s)
notificamos a usted(es) por escrito, debe(n) sacar inmediata y permanentemente al animal de las instalaciones.
17. Traslado retiro del animal por nuestra parte. En ciertas circunstancias, podemos entrar a la vivienda y retirar el animal, después de colocar en un lugar bien visible una notificación de nuestra intención con
un día de anticipación.
17.1 Causas del retiro. Podemos retirar el animal si, a nuestro exclusivo criterio, usted(es):
(A) ha(n) abandonado al el animal;
(B) ha(n) dejado el animal en la vivienda durante un período
prolongado sin alimento ni agua;
22. General. Usted(es) reconoce(n) que no existe otro acuerdo oral ni
escrito referente a animales. Exceptuando las disposiciones especiales notadas anteriormente en el párrafo 11, nuestro representante no tiene autoridad para modificar este Anexo sobre tenencia
de animales ni las reglas sobre animales, sino por escrito conforme
al párrafo 14. Este Anexo sobre la tenencia de animales y las reglas
sobre animales forman parte del Contrato de arrendamiento descrito arriba.
Este documento es obligatorio. Por favor léalo con atención.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Formulario estatal oficial 15-E de la TAA, revisado en enero de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Animal Addendum
Date of Lease:_____________________________
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(when the Lease is filled out)
Please note: We consider animals a serious responsibility and a risk to each resident in the dwelling. If you do
not properly control and care for an animal, you’ll be liable if it causes damage or disturbs other residents.
Color: _______________________________________________
1. Dwelling Unit.
Unit # _________________________________________________,
Weight: ______________________________________________
at _________________________________________ (street address)
Age: ________________________________________________
in ________________________________________________ (city),
City of license:_________________________________________
Texas __________________________________________ (zip code).
License #: ____________________________________________
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Date of last rabies shot: _________________________________
2. Lease Contract.
Housebroken? ________________________________________
Owner’s name: __________________________________________
Animal owner’s name: __________________________________
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Animal’s name: _______________________________________
Type: ________________________________________________
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Lease Contract date: ______________________________________
Residents (list all residents): _________________________________
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Breed: _______________________________________________
Color: _______________________________________________
Weight: ______________________________________________
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Age: ________________________________________________
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City of license: ________________________________________
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License #: ____________________________________________
3. Conditional Authorization for Animal. You may keep the animal
or animals described below in the dwelling until the Lease Contract expires. We may terminate this authorization sooner if your
right of occupancy is lawfully terminated or if in our judgment you,
your animal, your guest, or any occupant violates any of the rules in
this addendum.
Date of last rabies shot: _________________________________
4. Animal Deposit. You must pay a one-time animal deposit of
$_______________ when you sign this addendum. This deposit adds
to your total security deposit under the Lease Contract, and we
consider that total balance a general security deposit for all purposes. Refund of the total security deposit is subject to the terms
and conditions in the Lease Contract, and this animal-deposit portion of the total deposit is not separately refundable even if the
animal is removed.
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5. Assistance or Service Animals. When allowed by applicable
laws, we may require written verification of or make other inquiries
regarding the disability-related need for an assistance or service
animal for a person with a disability. We will not charge an animal
deposit, additional rent, or other fee for any authorized assistance
or service animal. Except as provided by applicable law, all other
provisions of this addendum apply to assistance or service animals.
Housebroken? ________________________________________
Animal owner’s name: __________________________________
11. Special Provisions. The following special provisions control over
any conflicting provisions of this addendum:
______________________________________________________
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12. Emergency. In an emergency involving an accident or injury to
your animal, we have the right—but not the duty—to take the animal to the following veterinarian for treatment, at your expense.
Doctor: _______________________________________________
6. Search and Rescue Dogs. We may ask the handler of a search and
rescue dog for proof he or she is a person with a certification issued by a nationally recognized search and rescue agency before
we authorize a search and rescue dog. If we authorize a search and
rescue dog, we will not charge an animal deposit, additional rent
or other fee for any such dog. Except as provided by applicable law,
all other provisions of this addendum apply to search and rescue
dogs.
13.Animal Rules. You are responsible for the animal’s actions at all
times. You agree to follow these rules:
7. Additional Monthly Rent. Your total monthly rent (as stated in
the Lease Contract) will be increased by $ ____________________.
13.1 Shots and Licenses. The animal at all times must have current rabies shots and licenses required by law. You must
show us evidence of the shots and licenses if we ask.
8. Additional Fee. You must also pay a one-time nonrefundable
fee of $ ______________ to keep the animal in the dwelling unit.
The fee is due when you sign this addendum.
13.2 Disturbances. The animal must not disturb the neighbors
or other residents, regardless of whether the animal is inside
or outside the dwelling.
9. Liability Not Limited. The additional monthly rent and additional
security deposit under this Animal Addendum do not limit residents’ liability for property damage, cleaning, deodorization, defleaing, replacements, or personal injuries.
Address: _______________________________________________
City/State/Zip: __________________________________________
Phone: ( __________ ) _____________________________________
13.3 Housebreaking, Cages, Offspring. Dogs, cats, assistance
or service animals, and search and rescue dogs must be
housebroken. All other animals must be caged at all times.
No animal offspring are allowed.
13.4 Indoor Waste Areas. Inside, the animal may urinate or defecate only in these designated areas: __________________
10. Description of Animal. You may keep only the animal or animals
described below. You may not substitute any other animal. Neither you nor your guests or occupants may bring any other animal—mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, fish, rodent, arachnid, or
insect—into the dwelling or apartment community.
13.5 Outdoor Waste Areas. Outside, the animal may urinate or
defecate only in these designated areas: _______________
Animal’s name: _______________________________________
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Type: ________________________________________________
Breed: _______________________________________________
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13.6 Tethering. Animals may not be tied to any fixed object anywhere outside the dwelling units, except in fenced yards (if
any) for your exclusive use.
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17.2 Removal Process. To remove an animal, we must follow the
procedures in paragraphs 27 and 28 of the Lease Contract,
and we may turn the animal over to a humane society or local
authority. We’ll return the animal to you upon request if we
haven’t already turned it over to a humane society or local
authority. We don’t have a lien on the animal for any purpose,
but you must pay for reasonable care and kenneling charges
for the animal. If you don’t pick up the animal within five days
after we remove it, it will be considered abandoned.
13.8 Food & Water. Your animal must be fed and given water inside the dwelling unit. You may not leave animal food or water outside the dwelling unit at any time, except in fenced
yards (if any) for your exclusive use.
18. Liability for Damage, Injuries, Cleaning. Except for reasonable
wear and tear resulting from an assistance or service animal, you
and all co-residents are jointly and severally liable for the entire
amount of any damage the causes, including cleaning, defleaing,
or deodorizing. This provision applies to all parts of the dwelling
unit including carpets, doors, walls, drapes, wallpaper, windows,
screens, furniture, and appliances, as well as landscaping and other
outside improvements. If an item cannot be satisfactorily cleaned
or repaired, you must pay for us to replace it. Payment for damage,
repairs, cleaning, replacements, and the like are due immediately
upon demand. As the owner, you’re strictly liable for the entire
amount of any injury that your animal causes to another person or
to anyone’s property. You indemnify us for all costs of litigation and
attorney’s fees resulting from any such injury or damage.
19. Move-Out. Except for reasonable wear and tear resulting from an
assistance or service animal, when you move out, you’ll pay for defleaing, deodorizing, and shampooing to protect future residents
from possible health hazards, regardless of how long the animal
was there. We—not you—will arrange for these services.
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13.10 Animal Waste. Unless we have designated a particular area
in your dwelling unit or on the grounds for animal defecation and urination, you are prohibited from letting an animal defecate or urinate anywhere on our property and you
must take the animal off our property for that purpose. If
we allow animal defecation inside the unit, you must ensure
that it’s done in a litter box with a kitty-litter-type mix. If the
animal defecates anywhere on our property (including in a
fenced yard for your exclusive use), you must immediately
remove the waste and repair any damage. In addition to the
terms of this addendum, you must comply with all local ordinances regarding animal defecation.
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13.9 Leash. You must keep the animal on a leash and under
your supervision when outside the dwelling or in any private fenced area. We or our representative may pick up unleashed animals, report them to the proper authorities, or
do both. We’ll charge you a reasonable fee for picking up
and keeping unleashed animals.
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13.7 Off-Limit Areas. You must not let an animal—other than
an assistance or service animal—into swimming-pool areas, laundry rooms, offices, clubrooms, other recreational
facilities, or other dwelling units besides your own, except
that search and rescue dogs shall be allowed to use areas
of the property accessible to the general public, such as the
leasing office. Certain service animals in training shall also
be allowed to use those areas when accompanied by an approved trainer.
14. Additional Rules. We may make reasonable changes to the animal rules from time to time if we distribute a written copy of any
changes to every resident who is allowed to have animals.
15. Violation of Rules. If you, your guest, or any occupant violates any
rule or provision of this addendum (in our judgment) and we give
you written notice of the violation, you must remove the animal
immediately and permanently from the premises. We also have all
other rights and remedies set forth in paragraph 27 of the Lease
Contract, including eviction and recovering damages and attorney’s fees from you.
16. Complaints About Animal. If we receive a reasonable complaint
from a neighbor or other resident or if we, in our sole discretion,
determine that the animal has disturbed neighbors or other residents, we will give you written notice and you must immediately
and permanently remove the animal from the premises.
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17. Our Removal of an Animal. In some circumstances, we may enter
the dwelling unit and remove the animal within one day after leaving a written notice in a conspicuous place.
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paragraph if, in our sole judgment, you have:
(A) abandoned the animal;
(B) left the animal in the dwelling unit for an extended period of time without food or water;
(C) failed to care for a sick animal;
(D) violated our animal rules; OR
(E) let the animal defecate or urinate where it’s not allowed.
21. Dog Park. We may provide an area to be used as a dog park. While
using the park, you will be required to supervise your dog, but may
remove the leash. Leashes must be used while traveling to and
from the park. The park is not supervised or monitored in any way,
and you use the park at your own risk. We are not liable for any
injury, damage or loss which is caused as a result of any problem,
defect or malfunction of the park. We are also not liable for injury,
damage or loss to any person, animal or property caused by any
other person or animal, including, but not limited to, dog bite, trespass, assault or any other crime. Furthermore, we are not liable for
any disruption in the park’s operation or performance. You hereby
release us and our agents, contractors, employees and representatives from any liability connected with the park. You agree to be
responsible for any property damage caused by you, your guests
or other occupants to the park. You understand that participating
in any activity at the park carries a risk of injury, and you are willing
to assume this risk. We make no representations or warranties of
any kind regarding the park.
22. General. You acknowledge that no other oral or written agreement
exists regarding animals. Except for any special provisions noted in
paragraph 11 above, our representative has no authority to modify
this addendum or the animal rules except in writing as described
under paragraph 14. This Animal Addendum and the animal rules
are considered part of the Lease Contract described above.
You are legally bound by this document. Please read it carefully.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
20. Multiple Residents. Each resident who signed the Lease Contract
must also sign this addendum. You, your guests, and any occupants must follow all animal rules. Each resident is jointly and severally liable for damages and all other obligations set forth in this
addendum, even if the resident does not own the animal.
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Date signed
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-E, Revised January 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Este Contrato de arrendamiento es válido solamente si se firma
antes del 1.o de enero de 2018.
Contrato de arrendamiento de apartamento
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Este acuerdo legal es obligatorio—léalo con atención antes de firmarlo.
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento: _______________________
(fecha en que se llena este Contrato)
Debe hacerse efectivo el pago de $_____ como renta prorrateada por
el resto del [Marcar una]: ❒ 1er mes o ❒ 2o mes, el ____ día del mes
____________ del año ______. Usted(es) deberá(n) pagar la renta
para el primer día de cada mes (la fecha de vencimiento) sin período
de gracia, y conviene(n) en que el no pagar la renta para el primero
de cada mes contituye incumplimiento de disposiciones esenciales
del Contrato. No se acepta efectivo sin previo permiso nuestro por escrito. Usted(es) no podrá(n) retener la renta ni hacer compensaciones
en contra de la renta a menos que sean autorizadas por ley. A nuestra
opción, podemos en cualquier momento exigir que pague(n) usted(es)
todas las rentas y otras sumas en efectivo, por cheque certificado o
bancario, por orden de pago, o por un solo cheque mensual en lugar
de múltiples cheques. Si usted(es) no paga(n) la totalidad de la renta
para el _____ día del mes, deberá(n) pagar un cargo inicial por atraso
de $______ más un cargo diario por atraso de $________ por cada día
a partir de esa fecha hasta que la renta sea pagada en su totalidad. Los
cargos diarios por atraso no excederán de 15 días mensualmente. No
habrá cargo por atraso antes del tercero del mes. Usted(es) pagará(n)
también un cargo de $_______ por cada cheque, pago o giro rechazado, más el cargo inicial por atraso y los cargos diarios por atraso a partir
de la fecha de vencimiento hasta la fecha en que recibamos pago aceptable. Si usted(es) no paga(n) la renta puntualmente, estará(n) en mora y
serán autorizados todos los recursos dispuestos por la ley estatal y por
el presente Contrato. Si usted(es) viola(n) las disposiciones sobre animales del párrafo 27 u otras disposiciones sobre animales, pagará(n) un
cargo inicial de $_____ (cantidad que no excederá de $100) por animal
más un cargo diario de $_______ (cantidad que no excederá de $10 por
día por animal) a partir de la fecha en que el animal entró en su apartamento hasta la fecha en que se haya sacado definitivamente. Tendremos también todos los otros recursos legales en caso de tal violación.
Datos generales —Al entrar a habitar el apartamento
Partes. Este Contrato de arrendamiento (“Contrato”) es entre usted(es),
el/los residente(s) (liste todos los que firman el Contrato): _________
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y nosotros, el propietario:_____________________________________
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2. Ocupantes. El apartamento será ocupado sólo por usted(es) y (Liste
todos los otros ocupantes que no firman el Contrato):
__________________________________________________________
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—y nadie más. Las personas no indicadas arriba no pueden quedarse más de _____ días seguidos sin previo permiso nuestro por escrito,
ni pueden quedarse más de dos veces ese número de días en un sólo
mes. Si no se ha especificado un número de días, 2 días por mes será
el límite.
3.
Plazo del Contrato. El plazo original del Contrato comienza a correr a partir del _________ día del mes de _______________ del
año ________, y termina a la medianoche del _____ día del mes de
_________________ del año ______. Después de esa fecha, este
Contrato quedará automáticamente renovado en plazos mensuales a
menos que alguna de las partes dé aviso por escrito de terminación o de
su intención de mudarse del apartamento, con por lo menos ________
días de anticipación, conforme al párrafo 36. Si no se ha indicado aquí
el número de días, el aviso previo debe ser de por lo menos 30 días.
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4. Depósito en garantía. El total del depósito en garantía para todos los
residentes es de $____________, pagadero antes o en el momento
en que se firma este Contrato. Esta cantidad [Marcar una]: ❒ incluye
o ❒ no incluye un depósito en garantía por tenencia de animal. Todo
depósito por tenencia de animal debe ser documentado en un anexo
sobre animales. La devolución de su depósito en garantía (con una
lista pormenorizada de deducciones) ser efectuará por [Marcar una]:
❒ un solo cheque pagadero a todos los residentes colectivamente y enviado a cualquiera de ellos de nuestra elección o
❒ un solo cheque pagadero a y enviado a _____________________
_________________________________ (Indicar nombre del
residente). Si no se ha marcado ninguna opción, aplicará la
primera. Ver los párrafos 40 y 41 para información sobre la
devolución del depósito en garantía.
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(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos o del titular). Usted(es) ha(n)
convenido en arrendar el apartamento N.º ________________, en __
(N.º/calle) ___________________________________ en (ciudad),Texas,
____________ (código postal) para usarlo exclusivamente como residencia particular. Las palabras “ustedes” y “su(s)” se refieren a todos los
residentes listados arriba y, en el caso del fallecimiento de un residente
único, a una persona autorizada a obrar por su herencia. Las palabras
“nosotros” y “nuestro(s)” se refieren al propietario indicado arriba, no
al administrador ni a nadie más. Ni nosotros ni ningún representante
nuestro hemos hecho promesas, afirmaciones ni convenios orales.
Este Contrato constituye la totalidad del convenio entre usted(es) y
nosotros.
Llaves, mudanza del apartamento y muebles. Se le(s) dará _________
llave(s) del apartamento, _________ llave(s) del buzón y _________ otro(s)
dispositivo(s) de acceso a _____________________________________.
Antes de mudarse del apartamento, usted(es) debe(n) darle a nuestro
representante un aviso previo por escrito, conforme al párrafo 36. La
fecha de mudanza establecida en su aviso [Marcar una]: ❒ debe ser el
último día del mes o ❒ puede ser una fecha especificada por usted(es)
en su aviso. Si no se ha marcado ninguna opción, aplicará la segunda.
Todo residente, ocupante o cónyuge que, según un afidávit de uno de
los residentes restantes, se haya mudado permanentemente del apartamento o a quien, según orden del tribunal, le queda prohibido entrar en
el apartamento, ya no tendrá derecho de ocupación ni de tener llaves
u otros dispositivos de acceso (a nuestra discreción), a menos que haya
sido autorizado por orden judicial. Su apartamento será [Marcar una]:
❒ amueblado o ❒ sin amueblar.
6. Renta y cargos. Usted(es) pagará(n) $________ en concepto de renta
mensual, por adelantado y sin necesidad de que se le(s) pida el pago
[Marcar una]:
❒ en la oficina del gerente ubicada en el conjunto de apartamentos
❒ en nuestro sitio de pago en Internet
❒ en ____________________________________________________.
Sus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
7.
Servicios públicos y privados. Pagaremos los siguientes si
están marcados: ❒ gas ❒ agua ❒ aguas residuales ❒ electricidad
❒ recolección de basura y reciclables ❒ servicio de cable o satélite
❒ antena colectiva ❒ Internet ❒ agua de lluvia y canalización
❒ otros servicios __________________________________________.
Usted(es) pagará(n) todos los demás servicios públicos y privados, y los
depósitos, cargos o tarifas relacionados con los mismos durante el plazo
de su Contrato. Ver en el párrafo 12 otras disposiciones relacionadas con
los servicios públicos y privados.
8. Seguros. Nuestro seguro no cubre pérdidas o daños a sus efectos personales. Usted(es) [Marcar una]:
❒ debe(n) comprar y mantener un seguro de inquilinos o de
responsabilidad civil. (Ver el anexo adjunto), o
❒ no tiene(n) que comprar un seguro de inquilinos o de responsabilidad civil.
Si no no ha marcado una casilla, el seguro no es obligatorio pero sí
es altamente recomendado. Aunque no sea obligatorio, le(s) recomendamos que compre(n) un seguro contra robo, incendio, daños
por acción del agua, pérdidas en cañerías y eventos similares. El seguro de inquilinos no cubre daños por inundación. El Texas Department of
Insurance tiene información disponible sobre el seguro de inquilinos.
9.
Disposiciones especiales. Las disposiciones especiales a continuación
o adjuntas y los anexos o reglas por escrito que le(s) sean proporcionados antes o en el momento de firmar usted(es) el presente, forman parte
de este Contrato y reemplazarán disposiciones contradictorias de este
formulario de Contrato impreso.
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10. Mudanza anticipada ilegal; cuota de nuevo arrendamiento.
10.1 Su responsabilidad. Usted(es) será(n) responsable(s) de pagar
una cuota de nuevo arrendamiento de $____________ (cantidad que no excederá del 85% de la renta mensual más alta del
plazo del Contrato), en caso de que usted(es): (A) no ocupe(n) la
unidad o no avise(n) por escrito su intención de mudarse del apartamento conforme a los párrafos 23 o 36; (B) se mude(n) del apartamento sin pagar en su totalidad las rentas de todo el plazo del
Contrato de arrendamiento o de renovación; (C) se mude(n) previo requerimiento nuestro por incumplimiento; o (D) haya(n) sido
desalojado(s) por decreto judicial. La cuota de nuevo arrendamiento no es una cuota de cancelación y no le(s) releva de sus
obligaciones bajo este Contrato. Ver la próxima sección.
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13.3 Daños y obstrucción de tuberías de desagüe. A menos que los
daños o la obstrucción de las tuberías de aguas residuales ocurran por negligencia nuestra, no somos responsables de—y
ustedes tendrán que pagar—las reparaciones, el reemplazo y los
siguientes daños, si ocurren durante el plazo del Contrato o plazo
de renovación: (1) daños a las puertas, ventanas o mosquiteros;
(2) daños ocasionados por ventanas o puertas abiertas; (3) daños
ocasionados por objetos extraños en las tuberías que sirven su
apartamento exclusivamente.
13.4 No renunciamos a nuestro derecho. Podemos requerir pago en
cualquier momento, incluso pago por adelantado, de reparaciones
por las que usted(es) es/son responsable(s). Una demora por nuestra
parte en exigir las sumas debidas por usted(es) no constituye una renuncia de nuestro derecho a cobrarlas.
14. Embargo contractual de bienes dejados en el apartamento.
14.1 Embargo de sus bienes. Todos los bienes dentro del apartamento (excepto aquellos exentos según la Sección 54.042 del Código
de Propiedad de Texas) quedan sujetos a embargo contractual
para garantizar el pago de las rentas vencidas (a menos que la
sección 2306.6738 de la Ley Orgánica de Texas prohiba lo mismo
por parte de propietarios que reciben créditos en impuestos para
desarrollar viviendas económicas.) Para este fin, “apartamento”
excluye áreas comunes, pero incluye áreas interiores habitables, patios y balcones exteriores, garajes anexos y almacenes que usted(es)
tenga(n) para su uso exclusivo.
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11.1 Lo que proporcionamos. Las secciones 92.151, 92.153 y 92.154
del Código de Propiedad de Texas requieren, con algunas excepciones, que le(s) proporcionemos en el momento de entrar a habitar el apartamento, sin costo alguno para usted(es): (A) una traba
de seguridad en cada ventana; (B) una mirilla en cada puerta
exterior; (C) una traba de clavija en cada puerte corrediza; (D)
un picaporte con traba o una barra de seguridad en cada puerta corrediza; (E) una cerradura de seguridad sin llave (un pestillo
de resorte) en cada puerta exterior; y (F) una cerradura de pomo
con seguro de llave o bien un pestillo con llave en una puerta de
entrada. Las cerraduras con llave se cambiarán después de mudarse el ocupante anterior. Conforme a ley, este cambio se efectuará antes de que usted(es) entre(n) a habitar el apartamento o
dentro de 7 días de la fecha en que lo ocupe(n). Si no instalamos
dispositivos de seguridad o no cambiamos las cerraduras como
lo requieren las leyes estatales, la sección 92.165(1) del Código de Propiedad de Texas le(s) autoriza a usted(es) a hacerlo y a
deducir el costo razonable de lo mismo del próximo pago de la
renta. Podemos desactivar o no instalar cerraduras de seguridad
sin llave en sus puertas si (A) usted(es) u otro ocupante de su vivienda sea discapacitado y mayor de 55 años y (B) se satisfagan
los requisitos de la sección 92.153(e) o (f) del Código de Propiedad
de Texas.
13.2 Indemnización. Usted(es) nos defenderán, indemnizarán y exonerarán de toda responsabilidad que pueda resultar de la conducta
de usted(es), sus huésped(es), invitados u ocupantes, o de la de
nuestros representantes cuando a petición de usted(es) presten
servicios no contemplados en este Contrato.
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11. Dispositivos de seguridad.
de fuerza mayor en la medida que no pudieran haber sido mitigados
por algo que usted(es hiciera(n) o no hiciera(n).
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10.2 No le(s) releva de sus obligaciones. La cuota de nuevo arrendamiento no es un cargo por cancelación del Contrato ni le(s) exime de
pagar lo debido conforme al Contrato. Es una liquidación por concepto de sólo una parte de nuestros daños convencionales, o sea,
por el tiempo y los esfuerzos que invertimos y los gastos en que
incurrimos al buscar y tramitar otro inquilino. Dichos gastos son
difíciles de conocerse con certeza—sobre todo los relacionados con
la preparación del apartamento, los inconvenientes, los trámites,
los anuncios, el mostrar el apartamento y los servicios utilizados al
mostrarlo, la investigación de posibles inquilinos, los costos indirectos y de mercadeo y las cuotas de los servicios para localizar posibles
inquilinos. Usted(es) está(n) de acuerdo en que la cuota de nuevo arrendamiento es un cálculo razonable de dichos daños y que es pagadero sin importar que nuestros intentos de volver a arrendar tengan éxito o no. Si no se estipula un monto, usted(es) deberá(n) pagar
nuestros gastos reales incurridos para volver a arrendar, en la medida en que se puedan determinar. La cuota de nuevo arrendamiento no le(s) libera a usted(es) de su responsabilidad por concepto de:
rentas futuras o vencidas; cargos por limpieza, reparaciones, repintura o llaves no devueltas, ni por otras cantidades adeudadas.
11.2 Pago. Pagaremos los dispositivos de seguridad exigidos por la ley
si faltan. Usted(es) pagará(n): (1) el cambio de cerraduras que
usted(es) solicita(n) a menos que no hayamos cambiado las cerraduras después de la mudanza del ocupante anterior); y (2)
reparaciones o repuestos debidos al daño o mal uso por parte
de usted(es), su familia, sus ocupantes o huéspedes. Usted(es)
debe(n) pagar inmediatamente al realizarse el trabajo a menos
que las leyes estatales autoricen el pago por adelantado. También
debe(n) pagar por adelantado los costos relacionados con los dispositivos de seguridad adicionales que usted(es) solicita(n).
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12. Otros servicios públicos y privados. Los canales de televisión proporcionados pueden variar durante el plazo del Contrato si dichos cambios
se aplican a todos los residentes. Los servicios han de ser usados exclusivamente para los propósitos normales domésticos y no deben desperdiciarse. En caso de interrupción del servicio de electricidad, usted(es) sólo
debe(n) usar luces que funcionan con pilas (nada con llamas). Usted(es) no
ha(n) de permitir que se desconecten los servicios (excepto los de cable e
internet) por ningún motivo, incluso por falta de pago, hasta finalizarse el
plazo del Contrato o el plazo de renovación. Si existen contadores subsidiarios para algún servicio del apartamento, o si los cargos por los servicios
del conjunto de apartamentos son repartidos según una fórmula de distribución, adjuntaremos un anexo a este Contrato, conforme a reglamentos
de las agencias estatales. Si su unidad cuenta con un medidor individual,
su servicio debe estar conectado en nombre de usted(es) y antes de mudarse del apartamento, usted(es) debe(n) informar la fecha de su mudanza al proveedor del servicio para que tome la lectura oportuna del medidor. Si usted(es) deja(n) de hacer conectar el servicio en su nombre para
la fecha de comienzo del Contrato, o si hace(n) que se transfiera a nuestro
nombre antes de mudarse del apartamente o entregárnoslo, usted(es)
será(n) responsables(s) de pagar una cuota de $_____ (de hasta $50 por
violación), más el costo real o aproximado del servicio por el período durante el cual el servicio debería de haber estado conectado en su nombre.
Si usted(es) se encuentra(n) en un área donde existe competencia libre y
su apartamento cuenta con un medidor individual, puede(n) elegir o cambiar su proveedor de servicio eléctrico en cualquier momento. Si usted(es)
reúne(n) los requisitos, tendrá(n) el mismo proveedor que nosotros, a
menos que elija(n) otro proveedor. Si usted(es) elige(n) o cambia(n) de
proveedor, debe(n) avisarnos por escrito. Debe(n) pagar todos los gastos
del suministro del servicio, incluyendo todo cargo por volver el servicio a
nuestro nombre cuando usted(es) se mude(n) del apartamento.
Disposiciones especiales y condiciones
13. Daños y reembolsos.
13.1 Daños al conjunto de apartamentos. Hasta el grado permitido por
la ley, usted(es) deberán pagar o reembolsarnos oportunamente los
daños, pérdidas, daños emergentes, multas o cuotas gubernamentales, o costos de reparaciones o servicios en el conjunto de apartamentos que resulten de su violación del Contrato o reglas, o al mal
uso, negligencia u otro comportamiento de parte de usted(es) o de
sus huéspedes, invitados u ocupantes o por cualquier otra causa no
derivada de negligencia o falta nuestras, con la excepción de actos
Sus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
14.2 Traslado de bienes embargados. Si la renta de usted(es) está
vencida, nuestro representante puede entrar pacíficamente en el
apartamento y trasladar y/o almacenar todos los bienes sujetos
a embargo. Todos los bienes encontrados dentro del apartamento,
se presume que son de usted(es) salvo prueba al contrario. Después
del traslado de los bienes, se dejará dentro del apartamento en un
lugar bien visible un aviso escrito notificando la entrada y detallando
los artículos retirados, la cantidad de renta vencida y el nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono de la persona a quien contactar. El
aviso también debe indicar que los bienes serán devueltos oportunamente cuando se haya pagado toda la renta vencida.
14.3 Traslado tras la devolución del apartamento, el abandono o desalojo. Nosotros o los oficiales del orden público podemos trasladar
o almacenar todos los bienes que permanezcan en el apartamento
o en áreas comunes, incluso los vehículos pertenecientes a o utilizados por usted(es) o sus ocupantes o huéspedes, si usted(es) han sido
desalojados por decreto judicial, o si devuelve(n) o abandona(n) el
apartamento (Ver definiciones en el párrafo 41).
14.4 Almacenamiento.
(A) No tenemos obligación. Almacenaremos los bienes embargados. Podemos almacenar, pero no tenemos la obligación de almacenar, los bienes trasladados tras el desalojo por decreto judicial, la devolución o el abandono del apartamento.
(B) Responsabilidad. No somos responsables de pérdidas, daños
o robos, excepto en casos de bienes retirados bajo un embargo
contractual.
(C) Cargos que deben pagar usted(es). Usted(es) deberá(n) pagar
nuestros honorarios razonables por embalar, trasladar, almacenar y vender cualesquiera bienes.
(D) Nuestro embargo. Nuestro embargo de todos los bienes
trasladados y almacenados será por todas las sumas que nos
adeuda(n) usted(es) tras el desalojo por decreto judicial o la
devolución o el abandono del apartamento—con una sola excepción: nuestro embargo sobre los bienes contemplados en
la sección 54.042 del Código de Propiedad de Texas se limita a
costos de embalaje, traslado y almacenamiento.
14.5 Recuperación de los bienes.
(A) Los bienes embargados. Si hemos trasladado y almacenado
bienes bajo un embargo contractual por rentas conforme a
derecho, usted(es) puede(n) redimir los bienes pagando todas
las rentas vencidas pendientes de pago al momento del traslado. Pero si se da aviso de remate (según se dispone a continuación) antes de que usted(es) busque(n) recuperar los bienes,
usted(es) puede(n) redimirlos únicamente pagando la renta
vencida más los costos razonables de embalaje, traslado y almacenamiento.
(B) Bienes retirados tras el desalojo por decreto judicial, la devolución o el abandono del apartamento. Si hemos trasladado y
almacenado los bienes después de la devolución, abandono o
desalojo por decreto judicial, usted(es) puede(n) redimirlos únicamente si paga(n) todas las sumas adeudadas por usted(es), incluyendo rentas, cargo por concepto de atraso, cuota de nuevo
arrendamiento, costos de almacenamiento, daños, etc.
(C) Pago y devolución de los bienes. Podemos devolver los bienes
redimidos en el lugar de almacenamiento, en la oficina administrativa del conjunto de apartamentos o en el apartamento (a opción nuestra). Podemos requerir pago en efectivo, por orden de
pago o por cheque certificado.
14.6 Disposición o venta.
(A) Nuestras opciones. A excepción de los animales y bienes trasladados después de la muerte de un ocupante que vive solo,
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19. Reglas o políticas comunitarias.
19.1 Términos generales. Nuestras reglas se consideran parte de este
Contrato. Usted(es) y todos sus huéspedes y ocupantes deben acatar toda regla escrita del apartamento y toda política comunitaria,
incluyendo las instrucciones para el cuidado de nuestra propiedad.
Podemos regular: (A) el uso de los patios, balcones y porches; (B) la
conducta de personas que trasladan muebles o que hacen entregas a domicilio; y (C) las actividades en las áreas comunes. Podemos
hacer cambios razonables por escrito a las reglas, cambios que pueden entrar en vigor de inmediato, siempre y cuando sean distribuidos y aplicables a todas las unidades del conjunto de apartamentos
y no cambien los importes (en dólares) en las páginas 1 y 2 de este
Contrato.
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19.2 Algunos detalles. El apartamento y otras áreas reservadas para su
uso privado deben mantenerse limpios. Se debe botar la basura por
lo menos una vez por semana en receptáculos adecuados, conforme
a las ordenanzas locales. Los pasillos deben usarse sólo para entrar
o salir. Usted(es) usará(n) los balcones de manera prudente y sin sobrecargarlos. Las piscinas, saunas, bañeras comunitarias, camas de
bronceado, gimnasios, cuartos de almacenamiento, lavaderas y
otras mejoras deben usarse de manera prudente y de acuerdo con
las reglas del conjunto de apartamentos y los letreros fijados.
19.3 Restricciones sobre la conducta. Quedan prohibidos los envases
de vidrio en o cerca de la piscina y en todas las áreas comunes del
conjunto de apartamentos. En todo el conjunto de apartamentos
se prohibe que usted(es), sus ocupantes o huéspedes usen velas o
calentadores de keroseno sin previo permiso nuestro por escrito,
que cocinen en los balcones o las afueras, y que busquen clientes o
soliciten donaciones. Queda prohibido realizar actividades comerciales en su apartamento o en el conjunto de apartamentos, incluyendo los servicios de guardería, pero excluyendo las actividades comerciales legales realizadas “en casa” por computadora, correo o
teléfono, las cuales sí son permisibles si los clientes, pacientes o colegas no vienen a su apartamento por motivos comerciales.
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15. Falta de pago de la renta del primer mes. Si usted(es) no paga(n) la renta
del primer mes cuando o antes de que comience el plazo del Contrato, todas
las rentas futuras se dan automáticamente por vencidas anticipadamente,
sin previo aviso, y se deben pagar inmediatamente. También podemos anular su derecho de ocupación y cobrar daños y perjuicios, rentas futuras, cuota
de nuevo arrendamiento, honorarios de abogado, gastos y costas judiciales
y otros cargos legítimos. Nuestros derechos, recursos y responsabilidades
según las disposiciones de los párrafos 10 y 32 se aplican al vencimiento anticipado bajo este párrafo.
Mientras usted(es) habite(n) el apartamento
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podemos botar o donar a una organización de caridad, todos
los bienes personales que:
(1) se encuentren en el apartamento devuelto o abandonado; o
(2) se encuentren afuera más de una hora después de la ejecución de un auto de posesión tras un desalojo por decreto judicial.
(B) Animales. Un animal retirado tras la devolución, el abandono
o desalojo por decreto judicial puede ser trasladado a una residencia canina o entregado a las autoridades locales, una agencia protectora de animales o una organización de rescate.
(C) Venta de los bienes. Se podrá disponer de los bienes no botados ni donados a grupos de caridad sólo mediante una venta a
efectuarse por lo menos 30 días después de que se le(s) envíe a
usted(es) a su última dirección conocida, tanto por correo ordinario como por correo certificado con acuse de recibo, un aviso
por escrito de la fecha, hora y lugar de la venta. El aviso debe
pormenorizar las cantidades adeudadas por usted(es) e indicar
el nombre, la dirección y el teléfono de la persona a quien contactar sobre la venta, la cantidad adeudada y su derecho a recuperar los bienes. La venta puede ser pública o privada, queda
supeditada a los derechos de propiedad o gravámenes de terceros, ha de realizarse a la oferta más alta en efectivo, y puede
ser a granel, por lotes o por artículo. Los fondos derivados de la
venta que exceden las sumas adeudadas por usted(es), se le(s)
han de enviar a usted(es) por correo a su última dirección conocida en el plazo de 30 días a partir de la fecha de la venta.
16. Aumentos de renta y cambios al contrato. No se permiten aumentos
de renta ni cambios al Contrato antes de que termine el plazo inicial del
Contrato, excepto aquellos cambios permitidos por las disposiciones especiales del párrafo 9, por un anexo escrito o una enmienda por escrito que
usted(es) ha(n) firmado, o por cambios razonables a las reglas del conjunto
de apartamentos según las disposiciones del párrafo 19. Si por lo menos
5 días antes de la fecha límite establecida en el párrafo 3 le(s) damos a a
usted(es) un aviso por escrito de un aumento de la renta o de cambios al
Contrato que entrarán en vigor al terminar el plazo del Contrato o plazo de
renovación, este Contrato seguirá en vigor, renovándose automáticamente
en plazos mensuales con el aumento de renta o los cambios al Contrato.
El nuevo Contrato modificado entrará en vigor en la fecha señalada en el
aviso sin necesidad de que usted(es) lo firmen, a menos que usted(es) nos
avise(n) por escrito su intención de mudarse del apartamento, conforme al
párrafo 36. El aviso por escrito de su intención de mudarse del apartamento, conforme al párrafo 6, sólo se aplica al final del Contrato actual o del
plazo de renovación.
17. Disponibilidad retrasada.
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17.1 El Contrato sigue en vigor. Si la disponibilidad del apartamento se
retrasa por construcción, reparaciones, limpieza o permanencia del
residente anterior fuera del plazo de arrendamiento, no le(s) somos
responsables de dicho retraso. El Contrato continuará en pleno
vigor, previo:
(A) descuento prorrateado de la renta por cada día de retraso; y
(B) el derecho de usted(es) a terminar el Contrato, según se dispone
a continuación.
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17.2 Sus derechos a terminar el Contrato. El aviso de su intención de terminar del Contrato tiene que ser por escrito. Después de terminar el
Contrato, usted(es) sólo tiene(n) derecho al reembolso de los depósitos en garantía y cualesquiera rentas pagadas. No habrá descuento
sobre la renta ni derecho a terminar el Contrato si el retraso es por
limpieza o reparaciones que no impiden que usted(es) entren a habitar el apartamento.
17.3 Notificación de retraso. Si se retrasa la disponibilidad y no se lo
hemos notificado a usted(es) tal como se establece inmediatamente a continuación, usted(es) puede(n) terminar el Contrato hasta
la fecha en que el apartamento esté disponible, pero no posteriormente:
(a) Si damos aviso por escrito del retraso a cualquiera de ustedes
en o después de la fecha de comienzo del Contrato—y si en el
aviso se declara que la disponibilidad se ha retrasado debido a
construcción o a la permanencia fuera de plazo del residente
anterior y que el apartamento estará disponible en una fecha
específica, usted(es) puede(n) terminar el Contrato en un lapso
de 3 días de la fecha en que recibe(n) el aviso, pero no posteriormente.
(b) Si antes de la fecha de comienzo del Contrato le avisamos por
escrito a cualquiera de ustedes que se espera un retraso por
construcción y que el apartamento estará disponible en una
fecha específica, usted(es) puede(n) terminar el Contrato en un
lapso de 7 días de la fecha en que se recibe el aviso por escrito,
pero no posteriormente. La fecha en que el apartamento estará
disponible será la nueva fecha de comienzo del Contrato para
todos los efectos. Esta nueva fecha sólo puede ser adelantada
por acuerdo mutuo por escrito entre nosotros y usted(es).
18. Derecho de descubrimiento. Si alguien solicita información sobre
usted(es) o su historial de arrendamiento por motivos gubernamentales,
comerciales o de ejecución de la ley, se lo podemos proporcionar. Podemos solicitar información de su proveedor de servicio eléctrico sobre cambios al servicio inminentes o actuales de su apartamento.
Sus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
19.4 Exclusión de personas. Podemos excluir del conjunto de apartamentos a huéspedes u otras personas que, a nuestro juicio, hayan
estado violando la ley, este Contrato o las reglas comunitarias, o
hayan estado molestando a otros residentes, vecinos, huéspedes o
representantes del propietario. También podemos excluir de cualquier área exterior o área común a una persona que se niegue a demostrar una tarjeta de identidad con foto o a identificarse como residente, ocupante o huésped de un residente en particular del conjunto de apartamentos.
19.5 Notificación de condenas y registros de delincuentes. Usted nos
notificará dentro de 15 días si usted u otro ocupante está condenado por (A) un delito grave o (B) un delito menor que involucre una
sustancia controlada, la violencia contra otra persona o la destrucción de bienes. Además consiente en informarnos dentro de 15 días
si usted u otro ocupante es inscrito en el registro de delincuentes
sexuales de cualquier estado. El hecho de notificarnos los fallos de
culpabilidad o el registro como delincuente sexual no renuncia los
derechos que tengamos en su contra.
20. Conducta prohibida. Usted(es) y sus ocupantes o huéspedes no deben:
(a) participar en actividades criminales: producir, entregar o poseer sustancias controladas o accesorios relacionados; llevar a
cabo o amenazar con llevar a cabo actos de violencia; poseer
un arma prohibida por ley estatal; disparar un arma de fuego
dentro del conjunto de apartamentos; o, a menos que sea permitido por ley, mostrar o poseer un fusil, pistola, cuchillo o arma
alguna en un área común o de manera que alarme a otros;
(b) comportarse ruidosa o escandalosamente;
(c) alterar los derechos, la comodidad, la salud, la seguridad o la
conveniencia de otras personas (incluyendo nuestros agentes
y empleados) dentro o cerca del conjunto de apartamentos;
(d) perturbar nuestras operaciones;
(e) almacenar en clósets cosas que contengan dispositivos de gas;
(f) alterar los servicios de electricidad o telecomunicaciones;
(g) traer sustancias peligrosas al conjunto de apartamentos;
(h) salir o entrar por las ventanas;
(i) usar hornos o cocinas a gas como calefacción para el apartamento; ni
(j) dañar nuestra reputación al hacer acusaciones de mala fe contra nosotros ante otras personas.
21. Estacionamiento. Podemos regular el horario, la manera y el lugar del estacionamiento de todos los carros, camionetas, motocicletas, bicicletas,
botes, remolques y vehículos recreativos. Queda prohibido estacionar motocicletas o bicicletas motorizadas dentro del apartamento y en las aceras,
debajo de las escaleras y en espacios indicados para discapacitados. Conforme a ley estatal, en todo momento tenemos derecho a mandar retirar o
inmovilizar con cepo aquellos vehículos no autorizados o ilegalmente estacionados, a costas del propietario u operador del vehículo, si:
(a) tiene llanta(s) desinflada(s) u otro desperfecto que lo haga
inoperable;
(b) está elevado con gatos o tabiques de construcción o le falta(n)
rueda(s);
(c) ocupa más de un espacio de estacionamiento;
(d) pertenece a un residente u ocupante que ha devuelto o abandonado el apartamento;
(e) está en un espacio señalado para discapacitados sin llevar la identificación de discapacitado requerida por ley;
(f) está en un espacio identificado para la oficina, los visitas, administradores u otro personal;
(g) impide la salida de otro vehículo;
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22.1 Términos generales. De acuerdo con las leyes de Texas, usted(es)
puede(n) tener derecho a terminar este Contrato en algunas situaciones que involucren la violencia doméstica, algunos delitos
sexuales o el acoso. En otros casos, a menos que usted(es) tenga(n)
derecho a terminar este Contrato conforme a los párrafos 9, 17, 23, 31
o 36, no se les relevará de sus obligaciones bajo de este Contrato por
ninguna razón—incluyendo el retiro o la transferencia voluntarios o
involuntarios de la escuela o por razones de empleo, ni por matrimonio, divorcio, reconciliación, pérdida de coresidentes, desempleo,
mala salud, compra de bienes raíces, ni fallecimiento.
23. Personal miliitar.
24.4 Daños. A menos que la ley disponga de otro modo, no somos responsables ante ningún residente, huésped u ocupante de daños corporales, daños a pertenencias o pérdidas de ingresos comerciales
o personales, sea por incendio, humo, lluvia, inundación, goteras,
granizo, hielo, nieve, relámpago, viento, explosiones, interrupción
de servicios, escapes en cañerías, robo, vandalismo, actos de negligencia o intencionales de residentes, ocupantes o huéspedes, u otro
motivo alguno. No somos responsables de retirar hielo, aguanieve ni
nieve, pero podemos retirarlos en cualquier cantidad con o sin aviso.
A menos que les demos otras instrucciones, usted(es) debe(n) hacer
lo siguiente las 24 horas del día cuando la temperatura baje al grado
de congelación: (A) mantener el apartamento con calefacción a no
menos de 50 grados Fahrenheit; (B) dejar abiertas las puertas de los
gabinetes y clósets; y (C) hacer gotear las llaves de agua caliente y
fría. Usted(es) será(n) responsable(s) de daños a nuestros bienes y
a los de otros que resulten de cañería rota debida a su violación de
estas reglas.
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22.2 El fallecimiento de un residente único. Si usted es residente único
y fallece durante el plazo del Contrato, un representante legal de su
herencia podrá terminar este Contrato sin perjuicio notificándonos
por escrito con por lo menos 30 días de antelación. Su herencia también será responsable de pagar las rentas hasta que ocurra lo último
de: (A) la fecha de vencimiento o (B) todos sus bienes hayan sido retirados del apartamento. Su herencia será responsable de pagar los
cargos y daños al apartamento hasta haberse mudado, y todo cargo
por retirar y almacenar sus bienes.
24.3 Alarmas y dispositivos de detección.
(A) Lo que haremos nosotros. Proporcionaremos detectores de
humo y otros dispositivos de detección requeridos por leyes estatales o reglamentos municipales. Podemos instalar dispositivos
adicionales no requeridos. Los probaremos y les pondremos pilas
funcionales cuando usted(es) entre(n) a habitar el apartamento. A
petición, como lo exige la ley, proporcionaremos un detector de
humo capaz de alertar a personas con una discapacidad auditiva.
(B) Lo que debe(n) hacer usted(es). Usted(es) pagará(n) y
reemplazará(n) las pilas cuando sea necesario, a menos que la
ley disponga de otro modo. Podemos reemplazar pilas ausentes
o no funcionales a su cuenta sin aviso previo. Usted(es) debe(n)
informarnos inmediatamente toda falla de los dispositivos de
detección o alarma. Ni usted(es) ni otras personas deben inutilizar los dispositivos de detección o alarma. Conforme a la sección 92.2611 del Código de Propiedad, si usted(es) daña(n)
o inutiliza(n) el detector de humo o quita(n) la pila sin sustituirla por otra que funciona, puede(n) ser responsable(s) ante
nosotros de un cargo de $100 más la cantidad de un mes de
renta, daños efectivos y honorarios de abogado. Usted(es)
también será(n) responsable(s) ante nosotros y otros si no nos
informa(n) fallas o daños, pérdidas o multas resultantes de incendio, humo o agua.
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22. Liberación de responsabilidad.
24.2 Obligación de actuar con la diligencia debida. Usted(es) y todos
los ocupantes y huéspedes deben actuar con la diligencia debida respecto a su propia seguridad y la de otros, sobretodo tocante al uso
de detectores de humo y otros dispositivos de detección, trabas en
puertas y ventanas y otros dispositivos de seguridad. Los mosquiteros de las ventanas no son pantallas de seguridad ni evitan las caídas.
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(h) está en un carril reservado para los bomberos o en un área designada con letrero de “no parking”;
(i) está en un espacio señalado como reservado para otro(s)
residente(s) o apartamento(s);
(j) está en el césped, la acera o el patio;
(k) impide que el camión de la basura llegue a un receptáculo de
basura;
(l) no tiene placas ni registro vigentes y le avisamos con por lo
menos 10 días de anticipación que si no quita el vehículo, la
grúa se lo llevará; o
(m) no se mueve para permitir el matenimiento del estacionamiento.
23.1 Derecho a terminar el Contrato. De acuerdo con las leyes de
Texas, usted puede tener derecho a terminar el Contrato en algunas situaciones que involucren el despliegue o la transferencia
militar. Usted puede terminar el Contrato si es reclutado o enviado
en comisión o se alista en las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos.
También puede terminar el Contrato si:
(a) usted es (1) integrante de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados
Unidos o reservista en servicio activo o (2) integrante de la guardia nacional convocado a servicio activo por más de 30 días,
como consecuencia de una emergencia nacional declarada por
el Presidente; y
(b) usted (1) recibe una orden de traslado que lo obliga a dejar el
área en forma permanente, (2) es trasladado con una unidad
militar o como persona en apoyo de una acción militar por más
de 90 días, o (3) es dado de baja del servicio activo.
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23.2 Cómo terminar el Contrato conforme al párrafo 23. Usted debe
presentarnos una copia de la orden militar, como por ejemplo, la
orden de traslado permanente o de convocación o la carta u orden
de traslado con una unidad. El permiso militar para alojarse en la
base no constituye una orden de traslado permanente. Usted debe
entregarnos su notificación de terminación del Contrato por escrito;
después el Contrato será terminado, según esta cláusula militar, 30
días a partir de la fecha de vencimiento del próximo pago de renta.
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23.3 Quien(es) queda(n) relevado(s) de sus obligaciones. A efectos de
este Contrato, las órdenes previamente descritas en el párrafo 23.1 liberan de responsabilidad solamente al residente que cumple los criterios antemencionados en (a) y (b) y que recibe órdenes mientras está
en vigor el Contrato, y al cónyuge y a los dependientes legales de dicho
residente que residen en la vivienda del residente. Un coresidente no
esposo y no dependiente no puede terminar el contrato bajo esta cláusula.
23.4 Sus declaraciones. Salvo declaración suya al contrario en el párrafo
9, usted atesta al firmar este Contrato que:
(a) no tiene ya órdenes de traslado con una unidad o de traslado
permanente;
(b) su retiro de las fuerzas armadas no ocurrirá durante el plazo de
este Contrato; y
(c) el término de su reclutamiento u obligación no concluirá antes
del término de este Contrato.
Usted debe notificarnos inmediatamente si es llamado a servicio activo o recibe órdenes de traslado o de cambio de destino permanente.
23.5 Daños por declaraciones falsas. En concepto de daños liquidados
por haber hecho declaraciones falsas en lo anterior, si se mude se le
cobrarán las rentas del resto del plazo del Contrato menos rentas
pagadas por otros en mitigación conforme al párrafo 32.6.
24. La seguridad del residente y daños.
24.1 Renuncia. No nos hacemos responsables de ninguna garantía de
seguridad, sea expresa o implícita. Nos importa la seguridad de
usted(es) y de los otros ocupantes y huéspedes. Usted(es) consta(n)
que hará(n) todo lo posible por cumplir con toda norma de seguridad que esté adjunta a este Contrato. Ningún sistema de seguridad es infalible. Ni el mejor sistema puede prevenir el crimen.
Compórtese siempre como si dichos sistemas no existieran, puesto que están siempre expuestos a fallas mecánicas, alteración delictiva intencional y errores humanos. Las mejores medidas de seguridad son las que usted(es) mismo(s) toma(n) de costumbre y
con sentido común.
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
24.5 Delitos o emergencias. Marque el 911 o llame inmediatamente a
los servicios médicos de emergencia, a los bomberos o a la policía
en caso de accidente, humo, incendio o sospecha de actividad delictiva u otra emergencia que involucre daño inminente. Entonces
usted(es) debe(n) ponerse en contacto con nuestro representante.
Usted(es) no tomará(n) ninguno de nuestros dispositivos de seguridad como garantía explícita ni implícita de seguridad ni como garantía de que no vayan a cometerse delitos o que se vaya a reducir
el riesgo de que se cometan. A menos que la ley disponga de otra
manera, no somos responsables ante usted(es), ni huéspedes ni
ocupantes, de lesiones personales ni de daños a personas o bienes
causados por la conducta delictiva de otras personas, incluyendo
robo, allanamiento, asalto, vandalismo u otros actos delictivos. Aún
cuando los hayamos proporcionado, no estamos obligados a proporcionar personal de seguridad, patrullas, alumbrado de seguridad, rejas ni cercados de seguridad, ni ninguna otra forma de seguridad, excepto lo que requiera la ley. No somos responsables de
obtener verificación de antecedentes penales de ningún residente,
ocupante ni huésped del conjunto de apartamentos. Si usted(es) o
cualquier ocupante o huésped se encuentra(n) afectado(s) por un
delito, usted(es) debe(n) informar por escrito a nuestro representante y a la agencia local competente de orden público. Previa solicitud nuestra, usted(es) también debe(n) proporcionarnos el número
del informe sobre el incidente hecho por la agencia del orden público.
25. Condición de las instalaciones y reformas.
25.1 Tal como se encuentra todo. Renunciamos toda garantía implícita. Usted(es) acepta(n) el apartamento, los accesorios fijos y muebles tal como están, salvo condiciones que pudieran afectar materialmente la salud o la seguridad de personas comunes y corrientes.
Se les dará un formulario de inventario y estado del apartamento
antes o en el momento de entrar a habitar el apartamento. Dentro
de un plazo de 48 horas después de entrar a habitar el apartamento,
usted(es) ha(n) de hacer notar en el formulario todos los defectos o
daños, firmar el formulario y devolvérselo a nuestro representante.
De lo contrario, todo se considerará limpio y en buenas condiciones
de seguridad y funcionamiento.
25.2 Normas y mejoras. Usted(es) debe(n) usar la diligencia acostumbrada en el cuidado del apartamento y para no dañar ni ensuciar
las áreas comunes. A menos que sea autorizado por la ley o por nosotros por escrito, usted(es) no debe(n) hacer ninguna reparación,
pintura, empapelado, alfombrado, cambio eléctrico u otro cambio a
nuestra propiedad. No se permiten perforaciones ni que se peguen
materiales adhesivos ni dentro ni fuera del apartamento. A menos
que nuestras normas indiquen otra cosa, sí permitiremos un número
razonable de pequeñas perforaciones de clavos para colgar cuadros
en las paredes de placa de yeso y en las ranuras de las paredes cubiertas de paneles de madera. No se permiten muebles de agua, lavarropas, placas adicionales de conexión de teléfonos o televisión,
sistemas de alarma, ni la adición, cambio o reconfiguración de cerraduras, a menos que sean autorizados específicamente por la ley
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26. Solicitudes, reparaciones y fallas.
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26.1 Las solicitudes deben ser por escrito. Si usted(es) o cualquier
ocupante necesita(n) enviar un aviso o una solicitud—por ejemplo para trabajos de mantenimiento, instalaciones, servicios, declaración de pertenencia o cuestión de seguridad—debe ser por
escrito, firmado y entregado al designado representante nuestro
(salvo en casos de incendio, gas, humo, explosión, aguas negras
desbordantes, fuga incontrolable de agua, cortocircuitos, delito
en el acto o reformas o cambios por motivo de igualdad de oportunidades en la vivienda). Nuestras notas sobre una solicitud oral
de usted(es) no constituyen una solicitud por escrito de su parte. El
que cumplamos con o respondamos a una solicitud verbal que concierne la seguridad u otro asunto no constituye una renuncia al requisito estricto de que usted(es) presenten por escrito los avisos y
solicitudes de acuerdo con este Contrato.
28. Cuándo podemos entrar. Si usted(es) o cualquier huésped u ocupante
está(n) presente(s), podrán entrar pacíficamente en su apartamento a
horas razonables y con fines de negocios razonables, los mecánicos de
reparación o de servicios, contratistas, agentes del orden público, representantes gubernamentales, prestamistas, avaluadores, residentes o compradores potenciales, agentes de seguros, nuestros representantes o personas autorizadas a entrar por usted(es) en su Solicitud de arrendamiento.
Si nadie está en el apartamento, dichas personas pueden entrar pacíficamente en el apartamento a horas razonables mediante el uso de una llave
duplicada o maestra (o pueden romper una ventana o usar otros medios
cuando sea necesario), siempre que se deje aviso de la entrada por escrito
en un lugar bien visible dentro del apartamento inmediatamente después
de la entrada.
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25.3 Igualdad de oportunidades en la vivienda. Estamos comprometidos con los principios de la igualdad de oportunidades en la vivienda. En cumplimiento de dichas leyes, modificaremos de manera razonable nuestras reglas, póliticas, prácticas y servicios. Permitiremos
que se realicen cambios razonables conforme a dichas leyes para
que las personas con discapacidades tengan acceso al uso de este
conjunto de apartamentos. Podemos requerir que usted(es) firme(n)
un anexo referente a la autorización e implementación de tales cambios y a las restauraciones obligatorias que puede haber.
males son daños liquidados por nuestro tiempo, inconveniencia y gastos administrativos (salvo los honorarios de abogado y
los costas del litigio) al ejecutar las restricciones y reglas sobre la
tenencia de animales.
(B) Retiro y devolución del animal. Podemos retirar un animal
no autorizado, si (1) dejamos un aviso de nuestra intención
en un lugar bien visible dentro del apartamento con 24 horas
de anticipación y (2) seguimos los procedimientos dispuestos
en el párrafo 28. Podemos quedarnos con el animal, llevarlo a
una residencia canina, o entregarlo a una agencia protectora
de animales o una organización de rescate. Si nos quedamos
con el animal o lo llevamos a una residencia canina, no seremos responsables de pérdidas, perjuicios, enfermedades ni la
muerte del animal a menos que resulte(n) de negligencia nuestra. Usted(es) deberá(n) pagar los cargos razonables por el cuidado del animal. Le(s) devolveremos el animal a usted(es), previa petición suya, si todavía no ha sido entregado a una agencia
protectora de animales o a las autoridades locales. No contaremos con embargo sobre el animal para ningún efecto.
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o por nosotros por escrito. Usted(es) puede(n) colocar antenas o
antenas satelitales, pero sólo si firma(n) el anexo al contrato sobre
antenas y antenas satelitales, el cual cumple los requisitos razonables permitidos por ley federal. Usted(es) conviene(n) en no alterar,
dañar ni retirar nuestros bienes, incluyendo los sistemas de alarma,
dispositivos de detección, muebles, cables telefónicos o de televisión, mosquiteras, cerraduras y dispositivos de seguridad. Cuando
usted(es) entre(n) a habitar el apartamento, le(s) proporcionaremos
focos para todas las lámparas fijas que proporcionamos, incluyendo los elementos exteriores que se operan desde dentro del apartamento; después usted(es) los reemplazará(n) a su cuenta con focos
del mismo tipo y vataje. Sus mejoras al apartamento (realizadas con
o sin nuestro permiso) quedarán como nuestra propiedad salvo
acuerdo escrito en contrario por nosotros.
26.2 Avisos requeridos. Usted(es) debe(n) avisarnos pronto por escrito
de fugas de agua, moho, problemas eléctricos, fallas en las luces, cerraduras y cerrojos rotos o ausentes y otras condiciones que ponen a
riesgo la propiedad, la salud o la seguridad.
26.3 Los servicios. Podemos cambiar o instalar líneas de servicios o equipo
que sirve el apartamento si se ejecutan las obras de manera razonable y
sin aumento considerable del costo de sus servicios de usted(es). Podemos desconectar equipos e interrumpir los servicios como sea necesario para evitar daños a la propiedad o para ejecutar obras. Si los servicios
se descomponen o son dañados por incendio, agua o causa parecida,
usted(es) debe(n) avisar a nuestro representante inmediatamente.
26.4 Aire acondicionado y otro equipo. Los problemas con el aire
acondicionado normalmente no son de emergencia. Si falla el aire
acondicionado u otro equipo, usted(es) debe(n) avisarnos lo más
pronto posible en día hábil. Actuaremos con la diligencia acostumbrada para efectuar las reparaciones y reconexiones, tomando en
cuenta cuándo se reciban las provenencias de seguro contra casualidades. Su renta no se reducirá, ni parcial ni completamente.
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26.5 Nuestro derecho a terminar el Contrato. Si creemos que el daño
causado por incendio o catástrofe es considerable o que la reali-zación
de las reparaciones necesarias representa un peligro para usted(es),
podemos terminar este Contrato previo aviso por escrito a usted(es)
con 5 días de antelación. También tenemos el derecho a terminar
este Contrato durante el plazo del Contrato, previo aviso por escrito a
usted(es) con 30 días de antelación si demolemos su apartamento o lo
cerramos y no podrá usarse como unidad ha-bitacional durante por lo
menos 6 meses. Si el Contrato se termina de esta manera, le reembolsaremos la renta prorrateada y todos los depósitos, menos las deducciones permitidas por ley. También podemos retirar sus bienes muebles si éstos constituyen un peligro para la salud o la seguridad.
27. Tenencia de animales.
27.1 Prohibido tener animales sin nuestro consentimiento. No se
permite ni temporalmente tener animales (incluyendo mamíferos,
reptiles, pájaros, roedores, anfibios, arácnidos e insectos) ni en el
apartamento ni en ninguna parte del conjunto de apartamentos, a
menos que lo hayamos autorizado por escrito. Si permitimos un animal, usted(es) debe(n) firmar un anexo sobre la tenencia de animales
por separado y, salvo indicaciones al contrario en el mismo, debe(n)
pagar un depósito por tenencia de animal. Un depósito por tenencia de animal se considera un depósito de garantía general. El anexo
sobre la tenencia de animales contiene las normas vigentes sobre la
tenencia de animales, incluso los animales de apoyo o servicio. Autorizaremos la tenencia de un animal de servicio para una persona
discapacitada sin exigir el depósito correspondiente. Podemos exigir una declaración por escrito de un profesional calificado con respecto a la discapacidad y la necesidad de tal animal. Usted(es) no
debe(n) dar de comer a los animales callejeros o salvajes.
27.2 Violaciones de las políticas sobre la tenencia de animales.
(A) Cargos por violaciones. Si usted(es) o cualquier huésped u
ocupante viola(n) las restricciones sobre la tenencia de animales, con o sin su conocimiento de usted(es), usted(es) será(n)
responsable(s) de cargos, daños, desalojo y otros recursos dispuestos en este Contrato. Si un animal ha estado en el apartamento (con o sin nuestro consentimiento) en cualquier momento durante el plazo del Contrato, se le(s) cobraremos a usted(es)
todos los gastos de limpieza y reparaciones, incluso los gastos
por despulgar, desodorizar y lavar las alfombras con espuma de
jabón. Los cargos iniciales y diarios y cargos por traslado de aniSus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
29. Múltiples residentes. Cada residente es mancomunada y solidariamente
responsable por todas las obligaciones del Contrato. Si usted(es) o cualquier huésped u ocupante suyo viola(n) el Contrato o las reglas, se considera que todos los residentes han violado el Contrato. Las solicitudes y avisos que damos a un residente (el aviso de venta inclusive) constituyen el aviso
a todos los residentes u ocupantes. Los avisos y solicitudes de cualquier residente u ocupante se tienen como un aviso de todos los residentes. Sólo los
residentes deben dar aviso de su intención de terminar del Contrato. En los
juicios de desalojo, cada residente del apartamento se tiene como persona
autorizada por todos los residentes para oír y recibir emplazamientos judiciales. Todo residente que incurra en falta de pago bajo este Contrato, indemnizará a los residentes que no incurren en incumplimiento y a los avales de
éstos.
Suplentes
30. SUSTITUCIÓN DE RESIDENTES Y SUBARRIENDO.
30.1 Sólo con permiso. La sustitución de un residente, el subarriendo o
la cesión se permiten sólo cuando consentimos en ello por escrito.
Si antes de mudarse un residente que deja el apartamento u otro
que se queda encuentra un residente suplente que nos sea aceptable y si consentimos expresamente en la sustitución, el subarriendo o la cesión, entonces:
(a) no habrá cargo por subarrendar;
(b) sí habrá un cargo razonable administrativo (por trámites) y
habrá un cargo por cambiar las cerraduras si este servicio se solicita o si es obligatorio; y
(c) todo residente que se mude y los que se quedan seguirán siendo responsables de todas las obligaciones durante el resto del
plazo original del Contrato.
30.2 Procedimientos de sustitución. Si aprobamos a un residente suplente, entonces a nuestra opción: o (A) el residente suplente debe
firmar este Contrato con o sin un incremento en la totalidad del
depósito en garantía; o (B) los residentes que se quedan y los suplentes deben firmar un Contrato completamente nuevo. A menos que
convengamos por escrito en lo contrario, el depósito en garantía del
residente que se muda se transferirá automáticamente al residente
suplente en la fecha en que lo aprobamos. El residente que deja el
apartamento ya no tendrá derecho de ocupación ni a la devolución
del depósito en garantía; sí será responsable del resto del plazo del
Contrato original, a menos que convengamos en lo contrario por escrito—aunque se haya firmado un nuevo Contrato.
30.3 Se prohíbe arrendar. Usted(es) conviene(n) en no arrendar ni proponer arrendar su apartamento ni ninguna parte del mismo a otra
persona. Conviene(n) en no aceptar nada de valor de otra persona a
cambio del uso de una parte de su apartamento. Conviene(n) en no
anunciar ninguna parte de su apartamento en ningún sitio Web de
alojamiento ni con ningún servicio que promueva el arrendamiento
de viviendas.
Responsabilidades del propietario y del residente
31. Nuestras responsabilidades.
31.1 Términos generales. Actuaremos con la diligencia acostumbrada
para:
(a) mantener las áreas comunes razonablemente limpias, conforme
al párrafo 25;
(b) mantener el funcionamiento de los accesorios fijos, calentadores de agua y dispositivos de calefacción y aire acondicionado;
(c) cumplir sustancialmente con todas las leyes aplicables en lo relativo a la seguridad, higiene e igualdad de oportunidades en la
vivienda; y
(d) efectuar todas las reparaciones razonables, con la condición de
que usted(es) paguen los daños por los que sea(n) responsables.
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32. Incumplimiento por parte del/de los residente(s).
32.5 Otros recursos. Podemos informar cantidades insolutas a agencias
crediticias según lo permita la ley. Si nosotros o un tercero cobrador de morosos intenta cobrar sumas que nos adeuda(n) usted(es),
usted(es) conviene(n) en que se le(s) llame al número de su celular
y que se haga uso de un marcador automático. Si usted(es) incurren en incumplimiento, nos pagará(n), todos las cantidades estipuladas como descuentos sobre la renta o concesiones acordadas
por escrito, además de otras cantidades adeudadas. En caso del incumplimiento de usted(es), tenemos todos los recursos permitidos
por la ley, incluso el de terminar el Contrato y el de impedir el acceso
conforme a la sección 92.0081 del Código de Propiedad de Texas,
salvo en casos en las que la sección 2306.6738 de la Ley Orgánica de de la Ley Orgánica de Texas prohiba lo mismo por parte de
propietarios que reciben créditos en impuestos para desarrollar
viviendas económicas. La parte vencedora en un juicio puede recuperar de las partes que no prevalecen los honorarios razonables
de abogados y todos los costos del litigio, salvo que no se puede recuperar honorarios de abogados ni costos del litigio relacionados
con una demanda por daños y perjuicios personales, morales, ejemplares o punitivos. Podemos recuperar los honorarios de abogados
que resulten de la ejecución de nuestros derechos bajo este Contrato.
Usted(es) conviene(n) en que los cargos por atraso son daños convencionales y un cálculo razonable de dichos daños por nuestro tiempo, los inconvenientes y gastos administrativos relacionados con
el cobro de renta vencida (pero no cubren los honorarios de abogado ni los costos del litigio). A partir de la fecha de vencimiento,
sobre toda cantidad que usted(es) adeude(n), incluso todo fallo, se
cobrará(n) intereses de 18% anuales compuestos dos veces al año.
Usted(es) debe(n) pagar también todas las cuotas de las agencias de
cobro a morosos si no paga(n) todo lo adeudado dentro de 10 días de
la fecha en que le(s) enviamos una carta exigiendo el pago y declarando que los cargos de las agencias de cobro a morosos se sumarán
a la cuenta si usted(es) no paga(n) todo lo adeudado para esa fecha.
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31.3 Solicitud por correo. En lugar de hacer las dos solicitudes por escrito mencionadas anteriormente, usted(es) puede(n) enviarnos una
solicitud por correo certificado con acuse de recibo o por correo registrado, o por otro método de entrega rastreable a través del servicio postal o servicio de entrega particular, después de lo cual tenemos un período razonable para reparar o resolver el problema.
“Período razonable” depende de la naturaleza del problema y la
razonable disponibilidad de materiales, mano de obra y servicios.
La renta de usted(es) debe estar al día cuando hace(n) la solicitud.
Le(s) reembolsaremos los depósitos en garantía y un prorrateo de la
renta, conforme a la ley.
de desalojo (o después de otra fecha de mudanza convenida por las
partes por escrito). Si usted(es) sigue(n) en posesión: (A) la renta del
período de posesión fuera de plazo es pagadera diariamente por
anticipado y se tiene por vencida sin necesidad de notificación ni
exigencia de pago; (B) la renta por el período de posesión fuera de
plazo será aumentada, sin previo aviso, en un 25% sobre la renta en
vigor en ese momento (sujeto a nuestras responsabilidades de mitigar daños y perjuicios); (C) usted(es) será(n) responsable(s) ante nosotros de las rentas de todo el plazo de un Contrato anteriormente firmado por un nuevo residente que no puede entrar a habitar debido
a la posesión fuera de plazo de parte de usted(es); y (D) a nuestra discreción, podemos extender el plazo de arrendamiento—por hasta
un mes a partir de la fecha de notificación de extensión del plazo—
mediante un aviso escrito entregado a usted(es) o a su apartamento
mientras continúe su posesión fuera de plazo.
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31.2 Recursos legales de usted(es). Si no cumplimos con lo anterior,
usted(es) tal vez puedan terminar este Contrato y buscar otros recursos conforme a la sección 92.056 del Código de Propiedad de
Texas, siguiendo este procedimiento:
(a) toda su renta debe estar pagada al día y usted(es) debe(n) solicitar por escrito que se repare o se resuelva el problema, después
de lo cual tenemos un período razonable para reparar o resolverlo;
(b) si no lo hacemos, usted(es) debe(n) solicitarlo por escrito por
segunda vez (para asegurar que no haya habido una falta de
comunicación entre nosotros), después de lo cual tenemos un
período razonable para reparar o resolverlo; y
(c) si la reparación no se ha efectuado en ese tiempo razonable,
usted(es) puede(n) terminar este Contrato, dándonos un último
aviso por escrito.
Usted(es) también puede(n) aprovechar otros recursos estatutarios, incluso los de la sección 92.0561 del Código de Propiedad
de Texas.
32.1 Lo que constituye incumplimiento. Usted(es) incurre(n) en incumplimiento si: (A) usted(es) no paga(n) oportunamente la renta
u otras cantidades adeudadas; (B) usted(es) o sus huéspedes u ocupantes violan este Contrato, las reglas del conjunto de apartamentos
o las leyes tocantes a la prevención de incendios, la salubridad o la seguridad, o leyes de orden penal, no importa si o dónde haya habido
un arresto o una convicción; (C) usted(es) abandona(n) el apartamento; (D) usted(es) da(n) respuestas incorrectas o falsas en la Solicitud
de arrendamiento; (E) usted u otro ocupante es arrestado, acusado,
detenido o condenado o recibe una sentencia diferida o condicionalmente suspendida antes del juicio por (1) un delito grave que involucre el daño físico real o potencial o que involucre la posesión,
elaboración o entrega de una sustancia controlada, marihuana o accesorios para el uso de drogas según los define la Ley de Sustancias
Controladas de Texas o (2) o cualquier delito de carácter sexual, incluso un delito menor; (F) drogas ilícitas o accesorios son encontrados
en su apartamento; o (G) usted(es) o cualquier ocupante presenta(n)
de mala fe una queja inválida sobre la habitabilidad ante un oficial o
empleado del gobierno o de una compañía de servicios.
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32.2 Desalojo. En caso del incumplimiento de usted(es) o de su posesión fuera de plazo, podremos terminar su derecho de ocupación
dándole(s) aviso de desalojar el apartamento con 24 horas de antelación. Se le(s) puede avisar por: (A) correo regular; (B) correo certificado con acuse de recibo; (C) entrega personal a cualquier residente; (D) entrega personal al apartamento a cualquier ocupante que
tenga 16 años o más; (E) fijando el aviso en el interior de la principal
puerta de entrada del apartamento; o (F) fijando el aviso firmemente
en el exterior de la principal puerta de entrada del apartamento,
según lo permita la ley. Las notificaciones enviadas por correo conforme a (A) o (B) se consideran entregadas en la primera de las fechas
siguientes: (1) la verdadera fecha de entrega, o (2) tres días (excluyendo domingos y feriados) a partir de la fecha en que son entregadas al correo con sellos. La terminación de sus derechos de posesión
o un nuevo arrendamiento posterior no le(s) releva a usted(es) de su
responsabilidad del pago de rentas futuras u otras obligaciones bajo
el Contrato. Después de dar aviso de desalojo o entablar una demanda de desalojo, podemos seguir aceptando las rentas u otras
cantidades adeudadas; el hecho de entablar una demanda o aceptar pagos no renuncia ni afecta nuestro derecho a efectuar el desalojo ni a ejercer todo derecho permitido por este Contrato o por la
ley. El hecho de aceptar dinero en cualquier momento no renuncia
nuestro derecho a compensación por daños y perjuicios, rentas vencidas o futuras u otras cantidades adeudadas, ni el derecho a tramitar la demanda de desalojo. En el caso de desalojo, son pagaderas las rentas de todo el plazo de arrendamiento y no serán
prorrateadas.
32.3 Vencimiento anticipado. A menos que decidamos no dar las rentas por vencidas anticipadamente, todas las rentas mensuales del
resto del plazo del Contrato o del plazo de renovación se darán automáticamente por vencidas anticipadamente sin necesidad de notificación o exigencia de pago (sea antes o después del vencimiento
anticipado) y se tendrán inmediatamente por vencidas y morosas si,
sin nuestro permiso por escrito: (A) usted(es) se muda(n), traslada(n)
bienes como preparativo de mudanza, o usted u otro ocupante
avise oralmente o por escrito su intención de mudarse antes de terminarse el plazo del Contrato o plazo de renovación; y (B) las rentas
por todo el plazo del Contrato o plazo de renovación no hayan sido
pagadas en su totalidad. Tal conducta se tiene por incumplimiento, sin necesidad de que se lo avisemos a usted(es). Las demás rentas se tienen también por vencidas anticipadamente si usted(es) es/
son desalojado(s) por decreto judicial o si se muda(n) previo requerimiento nuestro debido al incumplimiento por su parte. El vencimiento anticipado es sujeto a nuestras obligaciones de mitigar
daños y perjuicios, tal como se indica más adelante.
32.4 Posesión fuera de plazo. Ni usted(es) ni ningún ocupante, invitado
o huésped debe(n) hacer uso del apartamento después de la fecha
indicada en el aviso de su intención de mudarse o en nuestro aviso
Sus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
32.6 Mitigación de daños. Si usted(es) se muda(n) antes de la conclusión del Contrato, estará(n) sujeto(s) a las disposiciones del párrafo 10
y a todos los otros recursos. Con la diligencia habitual intentaremos
volver a arrendar el apartamento y minimizar los daños. Acreditaremos toda renta que recibamos posteriormente de los inquilinos subsecuentes a la cuenta de cantidades adeudadas por usted(es) en concepto de rentas vencidas, rentas futuras y otros cargos pendientes.
Cláusulas generales
33. Otras disposiciones importantes.
33.1 Poder de nuestros representantes; renuncias; notificaciones y
avisos. Nuestros representantes (incluyendo a personal administrativo, empleados y agentes) no están autorizados a renunciar,
enmendar o terminar este Contrato ni ninguna parte del mismo
salvo por escrito, ni están autorizados a hacer promesas, afirmaciones ni convenios que nos impongan a nosotros o a nuestros
representantes deberes de garantía u otros deberes, a menos que
lo hagan por escrito. Las dimensiones y medidas que se le(s) dan a
usted(es) respecto al apartamento son aproximadas; las dimensiones y medidas actuales pueden variar. Ningún acto u omisión de
nuestra parte constituye una renuncia a nuestros derechos respecto a violaciones actuales o subsecuentes, incumplimiento o momento o lugar de cumplimiento. El hecho que no hagamos cumplir
o que tardemos en hacer cumplir los requisitos de aviso por escrito,
fecha de vencimiento de la renta, vencimiento anticipado, embargo contractual u otros derechos, no constituye en absoluto una renuncia a nuestro derecho de hacerlo. Salvo cuando la notificación o
demanda sea requerida por ley, usted(es) renuncia(n) su derecho a
toda notificación y demanda de nuestra parte si usted(es) incurre(n)
en incumplimiento del Contrato. Si otra persona ha garantizado el
cumplimiento de este Contrato, cada aval debe firmar un formulario de Garantía por separado. Los avisos escritos enviados a nuestros
administradores o recibidos de ellos, constituyen avisos enviados o
recibidos por nosotros. Toda persona que dé aviso bajo este Contrato debe guardarse una copia del memorándum, fax o carta que entregó así como también verificaciones de transmisiones por fax. Las
firmas transmitidas por fax o vía electrónica son obligatorias. Todos
los avisos deben estar firmados. A menos que este Contrato o la ley
disponga en contrario, un aviso requerido que debe ser enviado o
entregado por escrito, puede ser entregado electrónicamente, conforme a nuestras normas.
33.2 Disposiciones misceláneas. Todos los recursos son cumulativos.
La ejecución de un recurso no constituye una elección ni la renuncia de otros recursos. Todas las disposiciones respecto a la ausencia de responsabilidad nuestra y la ausencia de deberes nuestros se
aplican a nuestros empleados, agentes y compañías administradoras. Ningún empleado, agente ni compañía administradora es personalmente responsable de ninguna de nuestras obligaciones con-
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39. Inspección al mudarse. Usted(es) debe(n) reunirse con nuestro representante para llevar a cabo una inspección al mudarse del apartamento.
Nuestro representante no tiene derecho a obligarnos o limitarnos con respecto a las deducciones por reparaciones, daños o cargos. Toda declaración y todo calcúlo hechos por nosotros o nuestro representante están
sujetos a corrección, modificación o desaprobación nuestras antes de finalizarse la cuenta definitiva o efectuarse el reembolso.
40. Deducciones del depósito en garantía y otros cargos. Usted(es) será(n)
responsable(s) por concepto de los siguientes cargos que sean aplicables:
rentas pendientes de pago; servicios pendientes de pago; cargos de servicios no reembolsados; reparaciones o daños (más allá del deterioro normal)
causados por negligencia, descuido, accidente o abuso, incluyendo adhesivos, rayas, roturas, quemaduras, manchas o perforaciones no aprobadas;
costos de reemplazar bienes nuestros que estaban dentro de o fijados al
apartamento y ya no están; reemplazo de pilas de los dispositivos de detección o alarma si en cualquier momento faltan o están descargadas; gastos
por servicios durante las reparaciones o limpieza; viajes para dejar entrar
a los representantes de las compañías que vienen a quitar su servicio telefónico, de Internet o televisión o a recoger artículos rentados (si ustedes lo
solicitan o cuando ya se hayan mudado); viajes para abrir el apartamento
cuando usted(es), sus huéspedes u ocupantes pierdan u olviden la llave;
llaves no devueltas; focos que faltan o están fundidos; quitar o reconfigurar dispositivos de seguridad o sistemas de alarma no autorizados; costos
convenidos por nuevo arrendamiento; embalaje, retiro o almacenamiento
de bienes sacados o almacenados de conformidad con el párrafo 14; retiro o inmovilización con cepo de vehículos estacionados ilegalmente; viajes especiales para recoger la basura debido a que vehículos estacionados
bloqueaban los basureros; cargos por alarmas de seguridad falsas a menos
que se deban a negligencia nuestra; cargos relacionados con los animales
conforme a los párrafos 6 y 27; cuotas o multas gubernamentales contra
nosotros debido a que usted(es) o huéspedes u ocupantes suyos violaron
las ordenanzas locales tocantes a dispositivos de detección, alarmas falsas,
reciclaje u otros asuntos; cargos por pagos atrasados y cheques devueltos;
un cargo (que no excederá de $100) por el tiempo y los inconvenientes
nuestros involucrados en el retiro de un animal conforme a ley o en cualquier procedimiento válido de desalojo contra usted(es), más honorarios
de abogados, gastos y costas judiciales o procesales incurridas; y otras cantidades adeudadas. Usted(es) será(n) responsable(s) ante nosotros de: (A)
cargos por reemplazar todas las llaves y dispositivos de acceso listados en
el párrafo 5 si usted(es) no los devuelve(n) en o antes de la fecha de su mudanza; (B) vencimiento anticipado de las rentas futuras conforme al párrafo 32; y (C) un cargo de nuevo arrendamiento si usted(es) ha(n) violado el
párrafo 10. Si usted(es) abandona(n) el apartamento en incumplimiento
de este Contrato, también podemos deducir de su depósito en garantía
los costos razonables incurridos por cambiar los aparatos de seguridad
cuyo cambio es requerido por ley.
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35. Afiliación a la TAA. Hacemos constar que en el momento de firmar este
Contrato, nosotros, la compañía administradora que nos representa, o cualquier servicio de localización que le(s) haya atraído a usted(es), somos
socios en vigor tanto de la Asociación de Apartamentos de Texas (Texas
Apartment Association) como de la asociación local de apartamentos afiliada en el área donde se encuentra el apartamento. El miembro es o miembro titular como propietario o compañía administradora o bien miembro
asociado funcionando como servicio de localización (cuyo nombre y dirección tienen que aparecer en la página 8). De lo contrario, se aplica lo
siguiente: (A) este Contrato es anulable a opción de usted(es) y nosotros no
podemos hacerlo valer (salvo en lo que toque a daños a la propiedad); y (B)
no podemos recuperar rentas vencidas o futuras ni otros cargos. Los recursos ya citados se aplican también si existen ambas de las siguientes situaciones: (1) el Contrato queda automáticamente renovado en plazos mensuales dos veces o más después de haber caducado la afiliación a la TAA y
a la asociación local, y (2) ni el propietario ni la compañía administradora
es socio de la TAA y de la asociación local al momento de la tercera renovación automática. Se considerará como prueba indisputable de falta de
asociación, un certificado firmado por la asociación local de apartamentos
afiliada atestando la falta de asociación al momento de firmarse el Contrato
o al momento de la renovación.
38. Limpieza. Usted(es) debe(n) limpiar a fondo el apartamento, incluyendo puertas, ventanas, muebles, baños, dispositivos de cocina, patios, balcones, garajes, cocheras y almacenes. Si se le han proporcionado instrucciones de limpieza, debe(n) seguirlas. Si usted(es) no realiza(n) la limpieza
de manera adecuada, será(n) responsable(s) de cargos razonables de limpieza, incluyendo cargos por limpieza de alfombras, cortinas, muebles,
paredes, etc. que estén más sucios de lo que los dejaría el uso razonable (o
sea, el uso o deterioro que ocurre sin negligencia, descuido, accidente ni
abuso).
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34. Pagos. El pago de cada cantidad adeudada constituye un convenio independiente. Cuando recibamos cantidades que no provengan de venta bajo
el párrafo 14 y que no sean pagos de servicios sujetos a reglamentos gubernamentales, a nuestra opción y sin aviso podemos abonarlas primero
en concepto de sus obligaciones pendientes y luego en concepto de renta
actual, sea lo que fuere el concepto anotado en los cheques o giros y sin
contemplar la fecha en que las obligaciones surgieron. Todas las sumas,
salvo la renta, son pagaderas a la vista. Después de la fecha de vencimiento,
no tenemos que aceptar ningún pago.
30 días para efectuar la devolución del depósito en garantía no empieza a
correr hasta que todos los residentes, huéspedes y ocupantes hayan entregado o abandonado el apartamento. Usted(es) debe(n) avisar por escrito tanto a nosotros como al servicio postal de Estados Unidos la dirección
de reenvío de cada residente.
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tractuales, legales o de otro tipo, simplemente por haber actuado
de nuestra parte. Este Contrato es obligatorio para los propietarios
subsecuentes. Este Contrato está subordinado a hipotecas actuales
o futuras registradas, a menos que el prestatario del propietario elija
en contrario. Todas las obligaciones del Contrato deben ser cumplidas en el condado donde se encuentra el apartamento. Ni una disposición inválida ni la omisión de iniciales en ninguna página invalida este Contrato. Si usted(es) tienen seguro del inquilino sobre el
apartamento o sus efectos personales, y usted(es) o nosotros sufrimos un daño, tanto usted(es) como nosotros convenimos en renunciar los derechos de subrogación del seguro. Todos los avisos y
documentos pueden ser en inglés y, a nuestra discreción, en cualquier otro idioma que usted(es) lea(n) o hable(n). Las palabras “incluyendo” e “inclusive” en este Contrato significan “incluyendo en
forma enunciativa pero no limitativa.”
Al mudarse del apartamento
36. Aviso de su intención de mudarse del apartamento.
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36.1 Requisitos y cumplimiento. El aviso de su intención de mudarse del
apartamento no le(s) releva de sus obligaciones por todo el plazo del
Contrato o plazo de renovación. Usted(es) seguirá(n) responsable(s)
de todo el plazo del Contrato aunque se mude(n) antes, salvo conforme a los párrafos 9, 17, 22, 23 o 31. El aviso de su intención de mudarse debe cumplir cada una de los siguientes requisitos:
(a) Debemos recibir aviso previo por escrito indicando la fecha de
la mudanza. Usted(es) debe(n) avisarnos con la antelación de
por lo menos el número de días exigidos en el párrafo 3 o en las
disposiciones especiales, aunque el Contrato se haya renovado
en plazos mensuales. A menos que requiéramos que nos avise
con más de 30 de antelación, si recibimos su aviso el primer día
del mes, esto será suficiente para que se mude(n) el último día
del mismo mes, siempre que se cumplan los otros requisitos
siguientes.
(b) El aviso de su intención de mudarse debe ser por escrito. Un
aviso oral no es suficiente y no terminará su Contrato.
(c) El aviso de su intención de mudarse no debe terminar el Contrato
antes del final del plazo del Contrato o plazo de renovación.
(d) Si exigimos que usted(es) nos notifique(n) por escrito su intención
de mudarse más de 30 días antes de la terminación del Contrato,
le(s) enviaremos un recordatorio entre 5 y 90 días antes de la fecha
límite para que nos entregue(n) usted(es) el aviso. Si no le(s) enviamos un recordatorio por escrito, se requiere que el aviso de su intención de mudarse sea con 30 días de antelación.
36.2 Aviso no aceptable. Su aviso no es válido si no cumple todos
los requisitos anteriores. Recomendamos que usted(es) utilice(n)
nuestro formulario de Aviso del residente de su intención de mudarse para así proporcionar la información necesaria. Usted(es)
debe(n) conseguir de nosotros un comprobante cuando entregue(n)
su aviso. Si no le(s) enviamos un recordatorio por escrito, se requiere que el aviso de su intención de mudarse sea con 30 días de antelación. Si terminamos el Contrato, debemos notificarle(s) a usted(es)
con la misma antelación, a menos que usted(es) esté(n) en incumplimiento del Contrato.
37. Procedimiento para mudarse del apartamento. La fecha de la mudanza
no puede cambiarse a menos que nosotros y usted(es) así convengamos
por escrito. Usted(es) no se mudarán antes del fin del plazo del Contrato o
del plazo de renovación a menos que se hayan pagado todas las rentas del
plazo del Contrato o plazo de renovación. La mudanza anticipada puede
resultar en cuota de nuevo arrendamiento y en el vencimiento anticipado
de rentas futuras, como disponen los párrafos 10 y 32. Le(s) queda prohibido por ley aplicar cualquier depósito en garantía a la renta. Usted(es) no
permanecerá(n) más allá de la fecha en que debe(n) mudarse. El período de
Sus iniciales: _____________
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Iniciales de nuestro representante: ___________
41. Devolución del depósito en garantía, entrega del apartamento
y abandono.
41.1 Su depósito en garantía. Le(s) devolveremos su depósito en garantía (menos deducciones legítimas) con una lista pormenorizada de cualquier deducción dentro de 30 días de la fecha en la que
nos entrega(n) usted(es) el apartamento o lo abandona(n), salvo disposición legal en contrario.
41.2 Entrega. Usted(es) ha(n) entregado el apartamento cuando haya
ocurrido cualquiera de los hechos siguientes: (A) ha pasado la fecha
de la mudanza prevista y, a nuestro juicio razonable, nadie vive en el
apartamento; o (B) las llaves y dispositivos de acceso listados en el
párrafo 5 nos han sido devueltos.
41.3 Abandono. Usted(es) ha(n) abandonado el apartamento cuando
ha ocurrido todo lo siguiente: (A) todos parecen haberse mudado, a
nuestro juicio razonable; (B) sus muebles, ropa y efectos personales
han sido sustancialmente trasladados, a nuestro juicio razonable; (C)
usted(es) ha(n) estado en mora en los pagos de renta durante 5 días
consecutivos o se ha interrumpido o transferido el servicio de agua,
gas o electricidad no conectado a nuestro nombre; y (D) han pasado 2 días sin que usted(es) responda(n) a un aviso nuestro en el interior de su puerta principal, avisándole(s) que consideramos que ha(n)
abandonado el apartamento. Un apartamento también se considera
abandonado 10 días después del fallecimiento de un residente único.
41.4 Extinción de sus derechos. Con la entrega, el abandono o el desalojo
por decreto judicial se extingue el derecho de posesión de usted(es)
para todo los efectos y se nos da el derecho inmediato de limpiar,
reparar y volver a arrendar el apartamento; calcular las deducciones
del depósito en garantía; y retirar bienes dejados en el apartamento.
La entrega, el abandono y el desalojo por decreto judicial afectan
su derecho a bienes dejados en el apartamento (párrafo 14) pero no
afectan nuestras obligaciones de mitigación (párrafo 32).
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RESUMEN DE DATOS PRINCIPALES
Prevalece el Contrato en caso de cualquier conflicto con este resumen.
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Dirección: ________________________________________________________________________________ Unidad # ____________
Fecha de inicio del Contrato (párrrafo 3) _______________
Fecha de fin del Contrato (párrafo 3) ___________________
Días de antelación del aviso de mudarse (párrrafo 3) _____
Permiso si huéspedes se quedan más de ____ días (párrrafo 2)
Total del depósito en garantía (párrafo 4) $ _____________
Depósito por tenencia de animales (si aplica)
$ _______
Depósito en garantía (párrafo 4) sí O no incluye un depósito por tenencia de animal.
Devolución del depósito en garantía (párrafo 4) será por (Marcar una) un cheque pagadero a todos los residentes colectivamente (opción por defecto), O un cheque pagadero a y enviado a ___________________________________________________
N.o de llaves/dispositivos de acceso (párrafo 5) ____ de la unidad, ____ del buzón, ____ de (otro) ____________________________
El aviso del residente de su intención de mudarse terminará el Contrato (párrafo 5): (Marcar una) el último día del mes O la
fecha exacta especificada en su aviso
Marcar aquí si la unidad será amueblada (párrafo 5)
Marcar aquí si hay un anexo sobre concesiones financieras
Renta pagadera (párrafo 6): (Marcar los que correspondan) en la oficina del gerente, en nuestro sitio de pago en Internet, O
en _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Marcar si está incluído en la renta mensual: garaje, unidad de almacenaje, garaje abierto, lavadora/secadora, otro __________
Total de renta mensual (párrafo 6)
$ ________________
Renta prorrateada (párrafo 6) por (Marcar una)
Cargos por atraso (párrafo 6) si no se paga la renta para el ______
el primer mes O el segundo mes $__________________
Cargo inicial por atraso (párrafo 6) $ ________________
Cargo diario por atraso (párrafo 6)
$ __________________
Cargo por cheque rechazado (párrafo 6) $ _____________
Cargos por violar disposiciones sobre animales (párrafo 6)
Renta mensual por tenencia de animal (si corresponde) $ _____
Inicial $ ________________ Diario $ __________________
Mensualidad por control de plagas (si corresponde) $ _______
Mensualidad por recogida de residuos (si corresponde) $ _______
Servicios pagados por el propietario (párrafo 7): (Marcar los que correspondan) electricidad, gas, agua, aguas residuales,
basura/reciclaje, cable o satélite, antena colectiva, Internet, agua de lluvia/canalización, otro _______________ __
Cargo por conexión de servicios (párrafo 12) $ ____________
Usted: (Marcar una) tiene que comprar seguro O
Cargo convenido por nuevo arrendamiento (párrafo 10) $________
no tiene que comprar seguro (párrafo 8)
Disposiciones especiales (párrafo 9): _____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Firmas y anexos
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42. Anexos. Le(s) proporcionaremos copias del Contrato conforme a ley.
Dichas copias pueden ser impresas o en forma electrónica si así las
solicita(n) usted(es), o por email si nos hemos comunicado por email
sobre el Contrato. Si corresponde, nuestras normas y políticas comunitarias serán adjuntas al Contrato y le(s) serán entregadas en el momento de firmarlo. Cuando se llena el formulario de inventario y estado del apartamento, una copia debe ser retenida tanto por usted(es)
como por nosotros. Los documentos marcados a continuación están
adjuntos a este Conrato y forman parte del mismo, siendo obligatorios aunque no hayan sido firmados o marcados con iniciales.
❒ Anexo con respecto al portón
❒ Disposiciones especiales adicionales
❒ Anexo sobre la distribución de cargos por servicios de: ❒ electricidad ❒ agua ❒ gas ❒ gastos del sistema central ❒ basura y reciclaje ❒ cable y satélite ❒ agua de lluvia y canalización ❒ servicios
públicos o privados y cargos gubernamentales
❒ Anexo sobre la tenencia de animales
❒ Normas del conjunto de apartamentos o Políticas comunitarias
❒ Anexo y declaración sobre la presencia de asbesto (si aplica)
❒ Anexo sobre las chinches
❒ Anexo sobre la terminación anticipada del Contrato
❒ Anexo sobre garajes, garajes abiertos y unidades de almacenaje
❒ Anexo sobre el sistema de alarma contra intrusos
❒ Formulario de inventario y estado del apartamento
❒ Anexo sobre el peligro de contaminación con plomo
❒ Garantía(s) del contrato de arrendamiento
❒ Descripción legal del apartamento (opcional, si el plazo de arrendamiento excede de un año)
❒ Anexo sobre la ley de ayuda civil a militares de los Estados Unidos (SCRA)
❒ Anexo sobre el moho y su prevención
❒ Instrucciones de limpieza al mudarse del apartamento
❒ Formulario de aviso del residente de su intención de mudarse
❒ Permiso o calcomanía de estacionamiento (¿cuántos? ______)
❒ Anexo sobre descuentos o concesiones financieras
❒ Anexo sobre el seguro de inquilinos o el de responsabilidad civil
❒ Formulario de solicitud de trabajos de mantenimiento
❒ Anexo sobre satelitales y antenas
❒ Anexo sobre normas de seguridad para residentes
❒ Guía de la PUC para inquilinos sobre la distribución de costos
del agua
❒ Anexo sobre la submedición de servicios de: ❒ electricidad
❒ agua ❒ gas
❒ Otro _________________________________________________
❒ Otro _________________________________________________
❒ Otro _________________________________________________
Nombre, dirección y número telefónico de servicio de localización (Si corresponde, debe completarse para poder comprobar su afiliación a la TAA, conforme al párrafo 35): ____________________________________________
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Este documente le(s) obliga a usted(es).
Favor de leerlo con atención.
Una firma facsímil o electrónica en este Contrato es
tan obligatoria como una firma autógrafa original.
Antes de presentar una solicitud de arrendamiento
o firmar un Contrato de arrendamiento,
usted(es) puede(n) llevarse una copia de estos documentos
para revisarlos y/o para consultar a un abogado.
Se puede añadir disposiciones o hacer cambios al Contrato
de arrendamiento si son convenidos por
escrito por todas las partes.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recbir un ejemplar de este
Contrato una vez que haya sido firmado por todas
las partes. Se debe guardar en un lugar seguro.
Este Contrato comprende todo el
convenio entre usted(es) y nosotros.
Usted(es) NO se basa(n) en declaraciones orales.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente
la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin
exclusivamente informativo.
Dirección y número telefónico del representante del propietario para efectos
de notificación
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
Número telefónico fuera del horario de trabajo ___________________
(Siempre llame al 911 para la policía, bomberos, o atención médica de
emergencia)
Formulario completado (misma fecha que en el encabezamiento de la
1.a página) ________________________________________________
Sus Iniciales: __________________
Iniciales de nuestro representante: _____________
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Anexo sobre el asbesto
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
___________________________________________,
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
u otra vivienda que se encuentra en ______________
___________________________________________
(dirección de la casa, el duplex, etc.)
4. Reglas y politicas comunitarias. Ni usted(es), ni
sus familias, ni otros residentes, ni huéspedes deben
alterar ni poner nada en las paredes, los techos, las
baldosas del suelo ni en el aislante detrás de las
paredes o de los cielorasos de su vivienda, a menos
que sea específicamente permitido por las reglas
del propietario o las políticas comunitarias adjuntas
por separado a este Contrato de arrendamiento. Lo
antedicho reina por encima de otras disposiciones del
Contrato de arrendamiento que digan lo contrario.
Favor de informar a la administración sin demora
sobre agua que entra por el techo, de manera que
los materiales del techo acústico no caigan al suelo
donde podrían soltar partículas de asbesto al ser
pisados.
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3. Recomendaciones federales. La Agencia Estadounidense de Protección del Medio Ambiente (la
EPA) ha determinado que la mera presencia de materiales de asbesto no representa un peligro para la
salud de los residentes y que dichos materiales son
seguros siempre que no sean quitados ni tratados
de tal manera que se escapen las fibras de asbesto.
Tales escapes resultan al pulir, lijar, rascar, golpear
o tratar los materiales de otro modo que produce
polvo y suelta las fibras al aire. La EPA no requiere
que se retiren los materiales de asbesto que estén en
buenas condiciones. Al contrario, la ley simplemente
requiere que tomemos precauciones razonables para
minimizar la posibilidad de dañar o molestar dichos
materiales.
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1. Anexo. Esto es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s), para
la vivienda que ha(n) convenido en arrendar. Dicha
vivienda es:
Apartamento N.º __________en___________________
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2. El asbesto. En la mayoría de las viviendas construídas antes de 1981, se usaba mucho el asbesto como
material de construcción. Es posible que en partes
de su vivienda se hayan usado materiales de asbesto,
sea en la construcción original o en las renovaciones
llevadas a cabo antes de la promulgación de leyes
federales que limitan el asbesto en ciertos materiales
de construcción.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
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Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
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Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-Y de la TAA, revisado en enero del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Asbestos Addendum
Date of Lease:______________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
___________________________________________,
(name of apartments)
or other dwelling located at __________________
___________________________________________
(street address of house, duplex, etc.)
___________________________________________
2. Asbestos. In most dwellings which were built prior to
1981, asbestos was commonly used as a construction
material. In various parts of your dwelling, asbestos materials may have been used in the original construction
or in renovations prior to the enactment of federal laws
which limit asbestos in certain construction materials.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
4. Community Policies and Rules. You, your families,
other occupants, and guests must not disturb or attach
anything to the walls, ceilings, floor tiles, or insulation
behind the walls or ceilings in your dwelling unless
specifically allowed in owner’s rules or community
policies that are separately attached to this Lease
Contract. The foregoing prevails over other provisions
of the Lease Contract to the contrary. Please report
any ceiling leaks to management promptly so that
pieces of acoustical ceiling material or ceiling tiles
do not fall to the floor and get disturbed by people
walking on the fallen material.
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3. Federal Recommendations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined
that the mere presence of asbestos materials does not
pose a health risk to residents and that such materials
are safe so long as they are not dislodged or disturbed
in a manner that causes the asbestos fibers to be
released. Disturbances include sanding, scraping,
pounding, or other techniques that produce dust and
cause the asbestos particles to become airborne. The
EPA does not require that intact asbestos materials
be removed. Instead, the law simply requires that we
take reasonable precautions to minimize the chance
of damage or disturbance of those materials.
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1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract
executed by you, the resident(s), on the dwelling you
have agreed to rent. That dwelling is:
Apt. # __________ at _________________________
_______________________________________________________
Date signed
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-Y, January, 2015.
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Bed Bug Addendum
Date of Lease:_____________________________
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Please note: We want to maintain a high-quality living environment for you. It’s important to work together to
minimize the potential for bed bugs in your dwelling and others. This addendum outlines your responsibility
and potential liability when it comes to bed bugs. It also gives you some important information about them.
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6. Notification. You must promptly notify us:
• of any known or suspected bed-bug infestation or presence in
the dwelling, or in any of your clothing, furniture, or personal
property;
• of any recurring or unexplained bites, stings, irritations, or
sores on the skin or body that you believe are caused by bed
bugs, or by any condition or pest you believe is in the dwelling;
AND
• if you discover any condition or evidence that might indicate
the presence or infestation of bed bugs, or if you receive any
confirmation of bed-bug presence by a licensed pest-control
professional or other authoritative source.
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2. Purpose. This addendum modifies the Lease Contract to address
any infestation of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) that might be found
in the dwelling or on your personal property. We will rely on representations that you make to us in this addendum.
multaneously as we treat the dwelling, you must, at your expense,
have your personal property, furniture, clothing, and possessions
treated according to accepted treatment methods by a licensed
pest-control firm that we approve. If you fail to do so, you will be
in default and we will have the right to terminate your right of occupancy and exercise all rights and remedies under the Lease Contract. You agree not to treat the dwelling for a bed-bug infestation
on your own.
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1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract that you,
the resident or residents, signed on the dwelling you have agreed
to rent. That dwelling is:
Apt. # _____________ at ___________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________ (name of apartments)
or other dwelling located at _______________________________
______________________________________________________
_________________________ (street address of house, duplex, etc.)
__________________________________________________ (city)
____________________________________ (state) _________ (zip).
3. Inspection. (Check one)
† You have inspected the dwelling before moving in or signing
this addendum, and you did not find any evidence of bed bugs
or bed-bug infestation.
OR
† You will inspect the dwelling within 48 hours after moving in
or signing this addendum and will notify us of any bed bugs or
bed-bug infestation.
4. Infestations. We are not aware of any current evidence of bed
bugs or bed-bug infestation in the dwelling. You must read the
information on the back of this addendum and then certify one of
the following statements: (check one)
† You are not aware of any infestation or presence of bed bugs
in your current or previous apartment, home, or dwelling or in
any of your furniture, clothing, personal property, or possessions, nor have you been exposed to any bed-bug infestation
or presence.
OR
† If you previously lived anywhere that had a bed-bug infestation, all your personal property (including furniture, clothing,
and other belongings) has been treated by a licensed pestcontrol professional and is now free of further infestation.
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If you disclose a previous experience of bed-bug infestation, we
can review documentation of the treatment and inspect your personal property and possessions to confirm the absence of bed
bugs. Describe here any previous bed-bug infestation that you
may have experienced: ___________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
5. Access for Inspection and Pest Treatment. You must allow us
and our pest-control agents access to the dwelling at reasonable
times to inspect for or treat bed bugs. You and your family members, occupants, guests, and invitees must cooperate and not interfere with inspections or treatments. We have the right to select
any licensed pest-control professional to treat the dwelling and
building. We can select the method of treating the dwelling, building, and common areas for bed bugs. We can also inspect and treat
adjacent or neighboring dwellings to the infestation, even if those
dwellings are not the source or cause of the known infestation. Si-
7. Cooperation. If we confirm the presence or infestation of bed
bugs, you must cooperate and coordinate with us and our pestcontrol agents to treat and eliminate them. You must follow all directions from us or our agents to clean and treat the dwelling and
building that are infested. You must remove or destroy personal
property that cannot be treated or cleaned before we treat the
dwelling. Any items you remove from the dwelling must be disposed of off-site and not in the property’s trash receptacles. If we
confirm the presence or infestation of bed bugs in your dwelling,
we have the right to require you to temporarily vacate the dwelling
and remove all furniture, clothing, and personal belongings so we
can perform pest-control services. If you don’t cooperate with us,
you will be in default and we will have the right to terminate your
right of occupancy and exercise all rights and remedies under the
Lease Contract.
8. Responsibilities. You may be required to pay all reasonable costs
of cleaning and pest-control treatments incurred by us to treat
your dwelling unit for bed bugs. If we confirm the presence or infestation of bed bugs after you move out, you may be responsible
for the cost of cleaning and pest control. If we have to move other
residents in order to treat adjoining or neighboring dwellings to
your dwelling unit, you may have to pay any lost rental income and
other expenses we incur to relocate the neighboring residents and
to clean and perform pest-control treatments to eradicate infestations in other dwellings. If you don’t pay us for any costs you are
liable for, you will be in default and we will have the right to terminate your right of occupancy and exercise all rights and remedies
under the Lease Contract, and we may take immediate possession
of the dwelling. If you don’t move out after your right of occupancy
has been terminated, you will be liable for holdover rent under the
Lease Contract.
9. Transfers. If we allow you to transfer to another dwelling in the
community because of the presence of bed bugs, you must have
your personal property and possessions treated according to accepted treatment methods or procedures established by a licensed
pest-control professional. You must provide proof of such cleaning
and treatment to our satisfaction.
You are legally bound by this document. Please read it carefully.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
_______________________________________________________
Date signed
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
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Bed Bugs
A Guide for Rental-Housing Residents
(Adapted with permission from the National Apartment Association)
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Bed bugs’ increased presence across the United States
in recent decades is due largely to a surge in international travel and trade. It’s no surprise then that bed
bugs have been found in some of the fanciest hotels
and apartment buildings in some of the nation’s most
expensive neighborhoods.
While bed bugs typically act at night, they often
leave signs of their presence through fecal markings
of a red to dark-brown color, visible on or near beds.
Blood stains also tend to appear when the bugs have
been squashed, usually by an unsuspecting sleeping
host. And because they shed, it’s not uncommon to
find the skin casts they leave behind.
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Bed bugs don’t discriminate.
cause of welts like that often go misdiagnosed. One
distinguishing sign is that bed-bug marks often appear in succession on exposed areas of the skin such
as the face, neck, and arms. But sometimes a person
has no visible reaction at all from direct contact with
bed bugs.
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Bed bugs are wingless, flat, broadly oval-shaped insects, with a typical lifespan of 6 to 12 months. Capable of reaching the size of an apple seed at full growth,
bed bugs are distinguishable by their reddish-brown
color, although after feeding on the blood of humans and warm-blooded animals—their sole food
source—the bugs assume a distinctly blood-red hue
until digestion is complete.
Nonetheless, false claims that associate bed bugs
presence with poor hygiene and uncleanliness have
caused rental-housing residents, out of shame, to
avoid notifying owners of their presence. This only
causes the bed bugs to spread.
While bed bugs are more attracted to clutter, they’re
certainly not discouraged by cleanliness. Bottom line:
bed bugs know no social or economic bounds; claims
to the contrary are false.
Bed bugs don’t
transmit disease.
Because humans serve as bed bugs’ main mode of
transportation, it’s especially important to be mindful
of bed bugs when away from home. Experts attribute
the spread of bed bugs across all regions of the United States largely to increases in travel and trade, both
here and abroad. So travelers are encouraged to take
a few minutes on arriving to thoroughly inspect their
accommodations before unpacking. Because bed
bugs can easily travel from one place to another, it’s
also a good practice to thoroughly inspect luggage
and belongings for bed bugs before heading home.
Know the bed-bug
dos and don’ts.
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Don’t bring used furniture from unknown sources into your dwelling. Countless bed-bug infestations have stemmed directly from bringing home
second-hand and abandoned furniture. Unless
you are absolutely sure that a piece of secondhand furniture is bed-bug-free, you should assume that a seemingly nice looking leather
couch, for example, is sitting curbside waiting to
be hauled off to the landfill because it’s teeming
with bed bugs.
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Do inspect rental furniture, including mattresses
and couches, for the presence of bed bugs before
moving it into your dwelling.
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Do address bed-bug sightings immediately. Rental-housing residents who suspect the presence of
bed bugs in their unit must immediately notify
the owner.
•
Don’t try to treat bed-bug infestations yourself.
Health hazards associated with the misapplication of traditional and nontraditional chemicalbased insecticides and pesticides poses too
great a risk to you, your family and pets, and your
neighbors.
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Do comply with eradication protocol. If the determination is made that your unit is indeed playing
host to bed bugs, you must comply with the bedbug-eradication protocol set forth by both your
owner and their designated pest-management
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There exists no scientific evidence that bed bugs
carry disease. In fact, federal agencies tasked with
addressing pests of public-health concern, namely
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have refused to elevate bed bugs to the threat level posed by
disease-carrying pests. Again, claims associating bed
bugs with disease are false.
Prevent bed-bug encounters
when traveling.
Learn to identify bed bugs.
Bed bugs can often be found in, around, behind, under, or between:
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Bedding
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Bed frames
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Mattress seams
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Upholstered furniture, especially under cushions
and along seams
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Wood furniture, especially along areas where drawers slide
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Curtains and draperies
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Window and door frames
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Ceiling and wall junctions
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Crown moldings
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Wall hangings and loose wallpaper
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Carpeting and walls (carpet can be pulled away from
the wall and tack strip)
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Cracks and crevices in walls and floors
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Electronic devices, such as smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors
Because bed bugs leave some people with itchy welts
similar to those made by fleas and mosquitoes, the
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-JJ, Revised January, 2015
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Anexo sobre los chinches
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Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
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Note por favor: Nuestro objetivo es mantener un entorno de vida con calidad para nuestros residentes. Para lograr este objetivo, es importante trabajar
juntos para reducir al mínimo la posibilidad de tener chinches en su vivienda y en las viviendas vecinas. Este anexo contiene información importante que
describe sus responsabilidades y su posible responsabilidad civil con respecto a la presencia de chinches en su vivienda.
posesiones personales, muebles, ropa y otros efectos, con métodos de tratamiento aceptados, realizados por una empresa de exterminio profesional, o por nosotros aprobada. Usted(es) debe(n)
hacer tratar sus pertenencias lo más cerca posible a la fecha en que
nosotros tratamos la vivienda. Si usted(es) no lo hiciera(n), lo(s) consideraremos en incumplimiento y tendremos derecho a terminar
su derecho de ocupación y ejercer todos los derechos y recursos
previstos en el Contrato de arrendamiento. Usted(es) acepta(n) no
tratar la infestación de la vivienda por su propia cuenta.
2. Objetivo. Este anexo modifica el Contrato de arrendamiento y se
refiere a situaciones relacionadas con las chinches (cimex lectularius) que puedan infestar la vivienda o los efectos personales del
arrendatario en la vivienda. Usted(es) acepta(n) que nos basemos
en las declaraciones de usted(es) en este anexo.
6. Notificación. Usted(es) nos debe(n) notificar con prontitud:
• toda infestación de chinches que conozca(n) o sospeche(n)
tanto en la vivienda como en cualquiera de sus prendas de vestir, muebles o efectos personales;
• toda mordedura, picadura, irritación o úlcera de la piel o del
cuerpo que sea recurrente o inexplicable y que usted(es)
crea(n) causado por chinches o por cualquier tipo de insecto
presente en la vivienda;
Y
• si usted(es) descubre(n) cualquier evidencia de la presencia o
la infestación de chinches o si tiene(n) confirmación de la presencia de chinches hecha por un exterminador profesional o
por otra fuente autorizada.
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3. Inspección. (Marcar una)
† Usted(es) ha(n) inspeccionado la vivienda previo a la mudanza
o antes de firmar este anexo y que no ha(n) observado ninguna evidencia de la presencia o infestación de chinches en la
vivienda;
O BIEN
† Usted(es) inspeccionará(n) la vivienda dentro de las 48 horas
después de la mudanza o del momento en que firma(n) este
anexo y nos notificará(n) de la presencia o infestación de
chinches.
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1. Documento anexo. Este es un documento anexo al Contrato de
arrendamiento firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s), en la vivienda que ha(n) consentido alquilar. Dicha vivienda es:
Apto. N.° _____________ en ________________________________
________________________ (nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
u otra vivienda ubicada en _______________________________________
____________________________(dirección de la casa, dúplex, etc.)
_______________________________________________ (ciudad)
__________________________________ (estado) _________ (C.P.).
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4. Infestaciones. No tenemos conocimiento de la presencia de
chinches o de infestación de chinches en la vivienda. Usted declara
que ha leído la información sobre chinches, al dorso de este Anexo
y que: (marcar una)
† usted(es) no tiene(n) conocimiento de ninguna infestación o
de la presencia de chinches en su apartamento, casa o vivienda actual o previa. Usted(es) no tiene(n) conocimiento de
ninguna infestación ni de la presencia de chinches en sus
muebles, prendas de vestir, efectos personales o pertenencias. Usted(es) acepta(n) que no ha(n) sido sometido(s) a ninguna infestación ni a la presencia de chinches.
O BIEN
† usted(es) acepta(n) que, si anteriormente vivía(n) en un lugar
infestado de chinches, todas sus pertenencias (incluyendo
muebles, ropa y otros efectos personales) han sido tratadas
por un exterminador profesional. Usted(es) declara(n) que estos artículos están libres de insectos.
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podemos revisar la documentación del tratamiento realizado e inspeccionar sus efectos personales y pertenencias para confirmar la
ausencia de chinches. Usted(es) acepta(n) que si hubo infestación
anterior, la misma está aquí declarada: ______________________
______________________________________________________
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5. Acceso para tratamiento de plagas e inspección. Usted(es)
debe(n) permitirnos a nosotros y a nuestros agentes de control de
plagas el acceso a su vivienda a horas razonables para inspeccionar la presencia de chinches o para exterminarlas. Tanto usted(es)
como los miembros de su familia, otros ocupantes, huéspedes e
invitados deben cooperar y no interferir con las inspecciones o
tratamientos. Tenemos derecho a elegir cualquier exterminador
profesional para el tratamiento de la vivienda y el edificio. Podemos elegir el método de tratamiento para la vivienda, el edificio
y las áreas comunes. También podemos inspeccionar y tratar las
viviendas vecinas o adyacentes, incluso si esas viviendas no son
la fuente de la infestación o la causa de la plaga. Usted(es) es/son
responsable(s) y debe(n), a sus propias expensas, hacer tratar sus
7. Cooperación. Si confirmamos la presencia o infestación de
chinches, usted(es) debe(n) cooperar y coordinar con nosotros y
nuestros agentes de control de plagas el tratamiento para eliminarlas. Debe(n) seguir nuestras indicaciones o las de nuestros agentes
para limpiar y tratar la vivienda y el edificio que estén infestados.
Debe(n) eliminar o destruir los efectos personales que no puedan
ser tratados o limpiados antes de que tratemos la vivienda. Todo
lo que debe ser eliminado, debe ser desechado fuera de nuestra
propiedad, no en los recipientes de basura de la propiedad. Si confirmamos la presencia o la infestación de chinches en su vivienda,
tenemos derecho a exigirle(s) que temporariamente abandone(n)
la vivienda y que retire(n) todos sus muebles, prendas de vestir y
pertenencias personales para poder realizar la exterminación de
plagas. Si usted(es) no coopera(n) con nosotros, estará(n) en incumplimiento y tendremos derecho a terminar su derecho de ocupación y a ejercer todos los derechos y recursos establecidos en el
Contrato de arrendamiento.
8. Responsabilidades. Es posible que usted(es) deba(n) pagar todos
los gastos derivados del tratamiento de control de plagas incurridos por nosotros para tratar su unidad. Si se confirma la presencia o
la infestación de chinches después de que usted(es) se haya(n) mudado de la vivienda, es posible que usted(es) sea(n) responsable(s)
de los costos de exterminación y limpieza. Si tenemos que mudar a
otros residentes para poder tratar las viviendas adyacentes o vecinas a su vivienda, usted(es) puede(n) ser responsable(s) del pago
de todo alquiler no habido y otros gastos incurridos por nosotros
para reubicar a los residentes vecinos y para limpiar y realizar tratamientos de control de plagas en las otras viviendas. Si usted(es) no
paga(n) los costos por los cuales es/son responsable(s), usted(es)
estará(n) en incumplimiento y tendremos derecho a rescindir su
derecho de ocupación y ejercer todos los derechos y remedios
bajo el Contrato de arrendamiento y obtener la posesión inmediata de la vivienda. Si usted(es) no se muda(n) inmediatamente
cuando termine su derecho de ocupación, será(n) responsable(s)
del pago de las rentas correspondientes conforme al Contrato de
arrendamiento.
9. Traslados. Si permitimos su mudanza a otra vivienda en la comunidad debido a la presencia de chinches, usted(es) debe(n)
hacer tratar sus efectos personales y pertenencias con métodos o
procedimientos establecidos por exterminadores profesionales.
Usted(es) debe(n) darnos un comprobante de dicha limpieza y
tratamiento que nos sea satisfactorio.
Este acuerdo legal es obligatorio—léalo con atención antes de firmarlo.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
©2015 TEXAS APARTMENT A SSOCIATION, INC.
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Chinches
Una guía para arrendatarios
(Adaptado con permiso de la National Apartment Association)
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El aumento en la cantidad de chinches en los Estados
Unidos en las últimas décadas puede atribuirse,
en gran parte, al aumento en viajes y comercio
internacional. No es de extrañar entonces que
se hayan encontrado chinches una y otra vez en
algunos de los hoteles y edificios más exclusivos de
los barrios más caros de la nación.
Mientras que las chinches normalmente prefieren actuar por la noche, a menudo no logran regresar a sus
escondites sin dejar huellas de su presencia, como
restos fecales de un color rojo a marrón oscuro, visibles en las camas y sus alrededores. También tienden
a aparecer manchas de sangre cuando las chinches
han sido aplastadas por una persona que duerme
sin sospechar la infestación. Y, como mudan de piel,
no es raro encontrar restos de caparazones en áreas
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mosquitos, el origen de tales marcas es a menudo
mal diagnosticado. Sin embargo, las ronchas causadas por las chinches muchas veces aparecen en
sucesión y en áreas expuestas de la piel, tales como
el rostro, cuello y los brazos. En algunos casos, la
persona no tiene reacción visible resultante de una
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Las chinches, con una expectativa de vida de
6 a 12 meses, son insectos sin alas, planos y de
forma ovalada. Capaces de alcanzar en pleno
crecimiento el tamaño de una semilla de manzana,
las chinches se distinguen por su color marrón
rojizo, aunque después de alimentarse de sangre
de seres humanos y de animales (su única fuente de
alimento) las chinches toman un tono claramente
rojo sangre hasta finalizar su digestión.
Sin embargo, el prejuicio que asocia la infestación de
chinches con una higiene deficiente ha hecho que
los inquilinos, por vergüenza, eviten notificar a los
propietarios la presencia de chinches. Esto sólo sirve
para facilitar la propagación de la plaga.
Si bien es verdad que las chinches están, por su
propia naturaleza, más atraídas al desorden, la
limpieza ciertamente no las desalienta. Conclusión:
las chinches no conocen diferencias sociales ni
económicas; toda reclamación contraria es falsa.
Las chinches no
transmiten enfermedades.
Puesto que los seres humanos servimos de transporte principal para las chinches, es muy importante
estar alerta cuando se está fuera de casa. Los expertos coinciden en que la propagación de las chinches
en todas las regiones de los Estados Unidos es
atribuida en gran parte a un aumento en los viajes y
el comercio, tanto nacionales como internacionales.
Por lo tanto, se recomienda que al llegar a su destino
temporario y antes de desempacar, el viajero tome
unos minutos para inspeccionar minuciosamente su
alojamiento a fin de garantizar que no existen huéspedes indeseados. Debido a que las chinches viajan
fácilmente de una habitación a otra, también se
recomienda que los viajeros inspeccionen minuciosamente su equipaje y pertenencias antes de dejar el
hotel o alojamiento temporario.
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No existe ninguna evidencia científica que pruebe
que las chinches transmiten enfermedades. De
hecho, las agencias federales encargadas de tratar
las plagas que son problemas de salud pública, a
saber, la Agencia de Protección del Medioambiente
y los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, han rehusado elevar la infestación de
chinches al nivel de amenaza que representan las
plagas diseminadoras de enfermedades. Una vez
más, las reclamaciones que asocian las chinches con
enfermedades, son falsas.
Prevención durante los viajes.
Cómo identificar las chinches.
Las chinches pueden encontrarse a menudo en el interior, los alrededores y entre:
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Camas
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Cabeceras y bastidores
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Costuras de colchones
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Tapizado de muebles, especialmente debajo de cojines y dentro de costuras
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Muebles de madera, especialmente en las zonas
donde se deslizan los cajones
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Cortinas
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Alrededor de los marcos de ventanas y puertas
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Las uniones entre techo y paredes
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Molduras
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En las paredes, detrás y alrededor de tapices sueltos
y empapelados despegados
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Entre las alfombras y paredes (se puede apartar la
alfombra de la tira donde esta clavada con tachuelas
junto a la pared)
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Fisuras y grietas en paredes y suelos
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Dentro de los dispositivos electrónicos, tales como
detectores de humo y monóxido de carbono
Debido a que las chinches dejan ronchas sorprendentemente similares a las causadas por pulgas y
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No traiga(n) muebles usados de fuentes desconocidas a su vivienda. Innumerables infestaciones
de chinches son causadas directamente por la
introducción de muebles de segunda mano y
abandonados, dentro de la vivienda. A menos
que pueda determinarse con absoluta certeza
que un mueble de segunda mano no está
infestado de chinches, usted(es) debe(n) asumir
que si un sofá de cuero de aspecto muy agradable se encuentra en la vereda esperando ser
transportado con los desechos, es porque está
infestado de chinches.
Sí debe(n) inspeccionar los muebles de alquiler,
inclusive los colchones y sofás, buscando
evidencia de chinches, antes de llevárselos a su
vivienda.
Sí debe(n) notificar al propietario inmediatamente toda sospecha de presencia de chinches.
El inquilino que sospeche la presencia de chinches en su vivienda debe notificar inmediatamente
al propietario.
No intente(n) tratar usted(es) mismo(s) una
infestación de chinches. Los riesgos para la salud
asociados con la aplicación incorrecta de productos químicos, insecticidas y pesticidas tradicionales y no tradicionales, suponen un riesgo
demasiado grande para usted(es) y sus vecinos.
Sí, debe(n) cumplir con el protocolo de erradicación. Si se determina que su vivienda está
infestada de chinches, usted(es) debe(n) cumplir
con el protocolo de erradicación establecido
por su propietario y la compañía exterminadora
designada.
Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-KK de la TAA, revisado en enero de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Electrical Submetering Addendum
Date of Lease:_____________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
ity for common areas or common facilities. Your per-KWH
cost will be what the electric utility company charges us for an
average KWH, that is, our total bill divided by the apartment
community’s total KWH consumption. There will be no extra
charge of any kind for electrical consumption through your
submeter. Billing calculations are governed by Rule 25.142 of
the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract
(”Lease”) executed by you, the resident(s), on the dwelling you
have agreed to rent. That dwelling is:
Apt. # ____________ at _______________________________
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4. Your Payment Due Date. You must pay your monthly electric
submeter bill within seven days after the date when we issue it.
If you don’t pay it within seven days, you’ll be liable for a late
payment charge of 5 percent of the bill. You must pay your bill
directly to [check one] ❒ us at the same place where you pay
your rent or ❒ the address specified in your submeter bill. If
your electric service is disconnected for nonpayment, we can
charge you up to $10 for a reconnection fee. The Public Utility
Commission regulates electric submetering rules. A summary
of the rules is set forth on the reverse side of this page.
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2. Electrical Submetering. Your dwelling unit is submetered
for electricity. You’ll receive electricity bills monthly, based on
how many kilowatt-hours (KWHs) you use as recorded on the
submeter for the dwelling unit described above.
5. Late Payment. If you are late in paying the electric bill, we may
cut off your electricity pursuant to statutory procedures. We
may also exercise all other lawful remedies, including eviction.
If your electric service must be re-established after it is disconnected for nonpayment, we will also charge you a $_______
reconnection fee (not to exceed $10, based on our average
cost to reconnect service.)
3. Coverage and Cost. Your monthly bill for electricity for your
dwelling unit will cover only electricity consumed within your
dwelling unit. The submeter bill will not include any electricResident or Residents (all sign below)
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A CHECKLIST OF ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION IDEAS FOR YOUR DWELLING
1.
Keep doors and windows closed when running your air conditioning unit for cooling or heating.
2.
When you’re inside your dwelling, set all thermostats at 78 degrees in the summer and use fans to make it feel cooler.
3.
When you’ll be gone more than four hours, change the thermostat to 80 degrees when cooling and 55 degrees when heating.
4.
In the winter, keep the temperature at 68 during the day and lower the thermostat temperature to 55 degrees at night.
5.
Adjust window blinds or drapes to keep out direct sunlight in the summer and let in direct sunlight in the winter.
6.
Use a microwave instead of using an oven, whenever possible.
7.
Take showers rather than tub baths to conserve hot water heated by electricity.
8.
Make sure your air conditioner is clean. Changing dust filters on your air conditioning unit is important. Filters are essential
to keep airborne dust from gathering on the cooling coils and preventing the air conditioning compressor from using more
electricity. Also, when a filter is dirty it loses its dust-gathering capacity, and it will then use more electricity in circulating
air because of the accumulation of dust in the filter.
9.
Turn off lights, TVs, computers and other electrical equipment when leaving a room.
10.
Close vents and doors to unused rooms.
11.
Use energy settings on dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers. Run when fully loaded. Use at night.
12.
Consider using compact fluorescent light bulbs rather than standard incandescent bulbs.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-G, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Summary of Texas Public Utility Commission
Submetering Rules for Electricity
The Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) has adopted comprehensive submetering rules for electricity. Those rules (or a summary
of those rules approved by the PUC) must be attached to your Lease Contract. PUC Substantive Rules §25.141 and §25.142, relating
to submetering, may be found on the PUC website at www.puc.state.tx.us. Specific questions about the PUC rules may be directed
to the PUC at 888/782-8477. This is a summary of our duties and your duties under the rules, which has been approved by the PUC.
As on the other side of this page, the terms “you” and “your” refer to all residents, and the terms “we” and “our” refer to the owner.
3.
How Your Submeter Bill Is Calculated. Your bill is calculated in the
following manner: after we receive the apartment utility bill from the
utility company, we’ll divide the net total charges for electrical consumption, plus applicable tax, by the total number of KWHs to obtain
an average cost per KWH. This average KWH cost is then multiplied by
your KWH consumption to obtain the charge to you. The computation
of the average cost cannot include any penalties charged by the utility
to us for disconnect, reconnect, late-payment or other similar service
charges.
What Your Submeter Bill Must Show. Your bill must show all of the
following information:
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(a) the date and reading of the submeter at the beginning and at the
end of the period for which the bill is rendered;
(b) the number of KWHs metered;
(c) the computed rate per KWH;
(d) the total amount due for electricity;
(e) a clear and unambiguous statement that the bill is not from the
utility company, which must be named in the statement;
(f ) the name and address of the person to whom the bill applies;
(g) the name of the firm rendering the submetering bill and the name
and title, address and telephone number of the person or persons
to be contacted in case of a billing dispute;
(h) the name, address and telephone number of the party to whom
payment is to be made; and
(i) the due date and the late-payment penalty (if a late-payment
penalty has been agreed to in the Lease Contract).
Due Date. The due date of your submeter bill is no less than seven
days after issuance. A bill for submetered electricity is delinquent if
it’s not received by the party indicated on the bill by the due date. The
postmark date on the envelope of the bill or on the bill itself constitutes
proof of the date of issuance. An issuance date on the bill constitutes
proof of the date of issuance if there is no postmark on the envelope
or bill. If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the due date for
payment purposes is the next work day after the original due date.
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Our Records. We’re required to keep the following records for the
current month and the preceding 12 months: (1) all electric utility
bills from the utility company; (2) all of your submeter readings; (3)
our calculations on how the average KWH cost was determined for
submeter billing purposes; and (4) any testing results on the submeters
if they have been tested during that time. You may examine and copy
the information during reasonable business hours at your manager’s
on-site office. If there is no such on-site office, you may examine and
copy the records at a mutually convenient time and place.
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Disputes. You and we must resolve any disputes regarding how to
compute your submeter bill. If a dispute arises and if an investigation
is necessary, we’re required to investigate promptly and report the
results to you within 30 days.
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Submeter Bills in General. Your submeter bill may cover only electricity consumed within your apartment unit, as measured by that unit’s
submeters. Electrical consumption for the common areas and common
facilities are our sole responsibility. Each month, the electric submeter
bill must be given as separate bills or as separate, distinct line items on
a multi-item bill. The bill must state that it is for “submetered electricity.”
Allocations of non-submetered mastermetered utilities and allocations
of utility costs of central hot-water systems or central air conditioning
or heating systems are lawful if (1) they are clearly separate from the
submetering charges for your apartment, and (2) they are covered by
a separate addendum. Proration of non-submetered mastermetered
utilities must also be covered by separate documents.
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Late Payment Charges. A one-time penalty not to exceed 5% may
be made for payment of your submetered electrical bill after the due
date (i.e., for late payment). In order for late payment penalties to be
charged, the bill must indicate the amount due if paid by the due date
and the amount due if the late penalty is incurred. No late penalty may
be applied unless agreed to by you in a written Lease Contract which
states the exact dollar or percentage amount of such late penalty.
Reconnection Fees. A reconnection fee may be charged if service to
you is disconnected for nonpayment of submetered electric bills in
accordance with the Texas Property Code and PUC rules (summarized
below). The reconnection fee is calculated based on our average actual
cost for the expenses associated with the reconnection, but under no
circumstances may it exceed $10. No reconnect charge may be assessed
unless you’ve agreed to it in a written Lease Contract that states the
exact dollar amount of the charge.
Additional Charges on Your Bill. We can’t impose any extra charges on
you over and above those charges billed to us by the utility company.
The bill may not include a deposit, late penalty, reconnect charge, or
any other charge unless otherwise provided above.
10. Overbilling or Underbilling. If submetered billings are found to be
in error, we must calculate a billing adjustment. If you are entitled
to a refund, we’ll make an adjustment for the entire period of the
overcharges. If you were undercharged, we may backbill you for the
amount underbilled. Any backbilling of electric charges cannot extend
back beyond six months unless we produce records to identify and
justify the additional amount of backbilling. If the underbilling is $25
or more, we must offer a deferred-payment plan option, for the same
length of time as that of the underbilling. But we may not disconnect
service if you fail to pay charges arising from an underbilling more than
six months before the date you were initially notified of the amount of
the undercharges and the total additional amount due. And we can’t
backbill you for usage by a previous resident.
11. Discontinuance of Electric Service Prohibited. According to the Texas
Property Code, Section 92.008(b), submetered, prorated or allocated
electric service provided by the landlord as an incident to tenancy or
other agreement may not be disconnected or interrupted unless the
interruption results from nonpayment by a tenant of an electric bill issued
to the tenant by the landlord for such electric service, bona fide repairs,
construction, or an emergency. Disconnection or interruption allowed
under Section 92.008 is subject to the specific requirements in that
section. Violation for disconnection or interruption of electric service,
including submetered, prorated or allocated electric service, may result
in the tenant terminating the Lease Contract or recovering possession
of the premises; and, in addition to other remedies available under law,
recovery of actual damages, one month’s rent plus $1,000, reasonable
attorney’s fees, and court costs, less any delinquent rents or other sums.
12. Submeter Tests. We’re required to keep records of any tests of the
submetering equipment. We must, at your request, test the accuracy
of your submeter. If you wish, you may watch the test, or you can send
a representative. The test must be made during reasonable business
hours at a time convenient to you if you desire to watch. If the submeter test indicates that the submeter is within the accuracy standards
required by PUC rules, a charge of up to $15 for electricity may be
charged to you for making the test. But if the submeter has not been
tested within a period of one year or if the submeter’s accuracy is not
within the accuracy standards required by PUC rules, no charge can
be made to you for making the test. After completing any requested
test, we’ll promptly advise you of the results.
13. Penalties for Noncompliance. Both the utility companies and we are
subject to enforcement under the PUC statutes, which may involve civil
penalties of up to $5,000 for each offense and criminal penalties for
willful and knowing violations.
14. Complete Copy of the Rules. A complete copy of the PUC electricity
submetering rules is available for you to inspect and copy at the on-site
manager’s office; or if there is no on-site office, it’s available at our street
address or the management company’s street address stated on the
other side of this page. The rules cover additional subjects such as: (1)
estimated bills in case of submeter malfunctions; (2) submeter accuracy
requirements; (3) bill adjustments due to a submeter malfunction; (4)
bill adjustments due to conversion from all-bills-paid to submetering;
(5) location of submeters; (6) submeter testing equipment; (7) submeter
testing; and (8) uniformity of submeters in the apartment complex.
Anexo sobre la submedición de la electricidad
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
por el consumo total en KWH del conjunto de apartamentos.
A través de su submedidor no habrá costo adicional de ningún
tipo por consumo eléctrico. Los cálculos para la facturación
están regidos por la Regla 25.142 de la Comisión de Servicios
Públicos de Texas (Public Utility Commission of Texas).
1. Anexo. Esto es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s), para la vivienda que
ha(n) convenido en arrendar. Dicha vivienda es:
Apartamento N.º __________ en _______________________
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
u otra vivienda que se encuentra en _____________________
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(dirección de la casa, el duplex, etc.)
Ciudad/Estado donde se encuentra la vivienda
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2. Submedición de la electricidad. Se submedirá el consumo
de electricidad en su vivienda. Usted(es) recibirá(n) facturas
mensuales por consumo de electricidad basadas en su consumo
de kilovatios hora (KWH) según las mide el submedidor de la
vivienda descrita anteriormente.
4. Fecha límite para hacer su pago. Usted(es) debe(n) pagar
la factura mensual de servicio eléctrico en un plazo de siete
días después de que la emitamos. Si no la paga(n) en el plazo
de siete días, debe(n) pagar un cargo por pago atrsado de un
5 por ciento del valor de la factura. Debe(n) pagar su factura
directamente a [Marcar uno] ❒ nosotros en el mismo lugar en
el que paga(n) la renta o ❒ en la dirección indicada en su factura de servicio submedido. Si se le(s) desconecta el servicio
eléctrico por falta de pago, podemos cobrarle(s) hasta $10
por reconectarlo. La Comisión de Servicios Públicos regula la
submedición del servicio eléctrico. Al dorso de esta página
tiene un resumen de tales reglas.
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3. Cobertura y costo. La factura mensual de electricidad de su
vivienda cubrirá sólo la electricidad que consuma dentro de su
propia vivienda. La factura submedida no incluirá la electricidad
de áreas ni de instalaciones comunes. Su costo por KWH será
el mismo que la compañía de electricidad nos cobra como
costo medio por KWH; esto es nuestra factura total dividida
5. Pagos atrasados. Si el pago de su factura está atrasada,
podemos suspender su servicio de electricidad conforme a
procedimientos estatutarios. También podemos ejercer todos
los remedios permitidos por ley, incluso el desalojo. Si resulta
necesario reconectar su servicio después de haber sido suspendido por falta de pago, también le(s) cobraremos una cuota de
reconexión de $___________ (suma que no debe exceder de
$10, en base a nuestro costo promedio para reestablecer su
servicio.)
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
UNA LISTA DE SUGERENCIAS PARA AHORRAR ELECTRICIDAD EN SU VIVIENDA
Mantenga las puertas y ventanas cerradas cuando tenga funcionando la unidad de climatización.
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Cuando esté dentro de su vivienda, ajuste(n) todos los termostatos a 78 grados en el verano y utilice ventiladores para refrescarse.
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Cuando se vaya a ausentar durante más de cuatro horas, cambie el termostato a 80 grados cuando usa la unidad para aire
acondicionado y a 55 grados cuando la usa para calefacción.
4.
En el invierno, mantenga el termostato en 68 grados de día y en 55 grados por la noche.
5.
Ajuste las persianas o cortinas de las ventanas para evitar la entrada de la luz solar directa en el verano y para permitir su entrada
en el invierno.
6.
Siempre que sea posible, use un horno de microondas en lugar de un horno convencional.
7.
Báñese con la regadera en lugar de usar la tina para conservar el agua caliente calentada con electricidad.
8.
Mantenga limpia su unidad de climatización. Es importante cambiar los filtros de polvo de su unidad de climatización. Los filtros
son esenciales para prevenir que el polvo se acumule en los serpentines de enfriamiento, lo cual causa que el compresor de la
unidad de climatización use más electricidad. Además, cuando el filtro está sucio, pierde su capacidad de recolectar el polvo, y
entonces se usará más electricidad para circular el aire debido a la acumulación de polvo en el filtro.
9.
Apague las luces, televisores, computadoras y otros aparatos eléctricos cuando sale del cuarto.
10. Cierre las rejillas de ventilación y las puertas de los cuartos que no usa.
11. Elija la opción de ahorro de energía en el lavaplatos, la lavadora y la secadora de ropa. Opérelos sólo para carga completa.
Opérelos por la noche.
12. Considere el uso de focos compactos fluorescentes en vez de focos normales incandescentes.
Formulario oficial 15-LL de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en enero de 2015.
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Resumen de las reglas de submedición de la electricidad
de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Texas
La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Texas (Texas Public Utility Commission, PUC) ha adoptado reglas globales para la submedición de la electricidad. Estas reglas (o un
resumen de estas reglas aprobado por la PUC) deben estar adjuntas a su Contrato de Arrendamiento. Las reglas sustantivas §25.141 y §25.142 de la PUC relacionadas
con la submedición, se pueden encontrar en el sitio Web de la PUC en www.puc.state.tx.us. Las preguntas específicas sobre las reglas de la PUC se pueden dirigir a la PUC
al teléfono 888/782-8477. Éste es un resumen de nuestras obligaciones y de sus obligaciones en virtud de estas reglas. El resumen fue aprobado por la PUC. Al igual que
en el reverso de esta página, los términos “usted” y “suyo” se refieren a todos los residentes, y los términos “nosotros” y “nuestro” se refieren al propietario.
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Lo que debe mostrar su factura submedida. Su factura debe mostrar
toda la información siguiente:
(a) la fecha y la lectura del submedidor al principio y al final del periodo
que cubre la factura;
(b) el número de KWH medidos;
(c) la tasa calculada por KWH;
(d) la cantidad total debida por electricidad;
(e) una declaración clara e inequívoca de que la factura no es de la
compañía eléctrica, cuyo nombre debe aparecer en la declaración.
(f ) el nombre y domicilio de la persona a quien se aplica la factura;
(g) el nombre de la compañía que está proporcionando la factura
submedida, y el nombre y título, dirección y número de teléfono
de la persona o personas con quien se debe comunicar en caso
de una disputa sobre la facturación.
(h) el nombre, dirección y número de teléfono de la parte a nombre
de la cual se va a hacer el pago; y
(i) la fecha de vencimiento y la multa por pago atrasado (si en el
Contrato de Arrendamiento se ha acordado una multa por pago
atrasado).
Fecha de vencimiento. La fecha de vencimiento de su factura submedida es no menos de siete días después de su emisión. Una factura de
electricidad submedida es morosa si la parte indicada en la factura no
recibe el pago en la fecha de vencimiento. La fecha del matasello en el
sobre de la factura o en la factura misma constituye un comprobante
de la fecha de su emisión. La fecha de emisión de la factura constituye
un comprobante de la fecha de emisión si no hay un matasello en el
sobre ni en la factura. Si la fecha de vencimiento cae en un día festivo o
en un fin de semana, la fecha de vencimiento para propósitos de pago
es el día laboral siguiente posterior a la fecha de vencimiento original.
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Nuestros registros. Se nos requiere que conservemos los siguientes
registros para el mes en curso y para los 12 meses precedentes: (1)
todas las facturas de los servicios eléctricos de la compañía de electricidad; (2) todas sus lecturas submedidas; (3) nuestros cálculos de la
manera en que se determina el costo medio de KWH para propósitos
de facturación submedida; y (4) cualquier resultado de las pruebas de
los medidores si se sometieron a pruebas durante ese tiempo. Usted
puede examinar y copiar la información durante horas hábiles razonables
en la oficina del administrador de su comunidad de apartamentos. Si
no hay tal oficina en la comunidad, usted puede examinar y copiar los
registros a una hora y en un lugar mutuamente conveniente.
9.
Disputas. Usted y nosotros debemos resolver cualquier disputa
referente al cálculo de su factura submedida. Si surge una disputa y es
necesario realizar una investigación, se nos requiere que la realicemos
rápidamente y que le entreguemos los resultados en un lapso de 30
días.
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Cómo se calcula su factura submedida. Su factura se calcula de
la siguiente manera: después de que recibamos de la compañía de
servicios la factura de servicios del apartamento, dividimos los cargos
totales netos de consumo eléctrico, más el impuesto aplicable, entre
el número total de KWH para obtener el costo medio por KWH. Luego,
este costo medio por KWH se multiplica por su consumo en KWH para
obtener el cargo para usted. El cálculo del costo medio no puede incluir
ninguna multa que la compañía de servicio nos cobre por concepto de
desconexión, reconexión, pago atrasado o por otros cargos similares
de servicio.
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Facturas submedidas en general. Su factura submedida puede cubrir
sólo la electricidad que se consume dentro de su apartamento, según
la miden los submedidores de esa unidad. El consumo eléctrico en las
áreas e instalaciones comunes son nuestra responsabilidad exclusiva.
Cada mes, la factura de electricidad submedida se debe proporcionar
como facturas separadas, o como una factura separada de múltiples
artículos con un desglose de los mismos. La factura debe indicar que es
una factura por “electricidad submedida”. Las asignaciones de servicios
medidos con el medidor maestro y no submedidos y las asignaciones
del costo de los servicios de sistemas centrales de agua caliente o de
sistemas centrales de acondicionamiento de aire o de calefacción son
legales si (1) están claramente separadas de los cargos por servicios
submedidos para su apartamento, y (2) están cubiertas por un anexo
separado. El prorrateo de servicios medidos con el medidor maestro y
no submedidos también debe estar cubierto en documentos separados.
10. Facturación excesiva y facturación insuficiente. Si se determina que
las facturas submedidas contienen un error, debemos calcular un ajuste
de facturación. Si usted tiene derecho a un reembolso, haremos un
ajuste de todo el período de los cargos excesivos. Si se le facturó menos
de lo debido, podemos facturarle retroactivamenter la cantidad no
cobrada. La facturación retroactiva de cargos por electricidad no puede
extenderse más allá de seis meses a menos que tengamos registros que
identifiquen y justifiquen la cantidad adicional en la facturación retroactiva. Si la facturación insuficiente es de $25 o más, debemos ofrecer
la opción de un plan de pagos diferidos por un tiempo equivalente al
de las facturas insuficientes. No podemos desconectar el servicio si no
paga los cargos que surjan de una facturación insuficiente ocurrida
más de seis meses antes de la fecha en que se le notificó inicialmente
de la cantidad de los cargos insuficientes y la cantidad total adicional
debida. Ni podemos facturarle retroactivamente el consumo de un
residente anterior.
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Cargos por pago atrasado. Se puede aplicar una multa única que
no exceda un 5% de su factura eléctrica submedida cuando se pague
después de la fecha de vencimiento (esto es, por pago atrasado). Para
que se puedan cobrar las multas por pagos atrasados, la factura debe
indicar la cantidad pagadera si se paga en la fecha de vencimiento y la
cantidad pagadera si se incurre en una multa por pago atrasado. No
se puede aplicar una multa por pago atrasado a menos que usted así
lo haya acordado en un Contrato de Arrendamiento por escrito que
indique exactamente la cantidad en dólares o el porcentaje de tal multa
por pago atrasado.
Tarifas de reconexión. Se le puede cobrar una tarifa de reconexión si
se le desconecta el servicio por falta de pago de sus facturas por servicio eléctrico submedido de acuerdo con el Código de la Propiedad de
Texas y las reglas de la PUC (resumidas abajo). La tarifa de reconexión se
calcula con base en nuestro costo medio real por los gastos asociados
con la reconexión, pero en ningún caso puede exceder de $10. No se
podrá cobrar la reconexión a menos que usted lo haya acordado en un
Contrato de arrendamiento por escrito en el que se indique la cantidad
exacta del cargo en dólares.
Cargos adicionales en su factura. No podemos imponer ningún cargo
adicional que exceda los cargos facturados a nosotros por la compañía
eléctrica. La factura no puede incluir un depósito, multa por pagos
atrasados, cargo por reconexión ni cualquier otro cargo, a menos que
se disponga de otra manera arriba.
11. Se prohibe suspender el servicio eléctico. Conforme a la Sección
92.008(b) del Código de Propiedad de Texas, no se puede suspender
o interrumpir el servicio eléctrico submedido, prorrateado o asignado proporcionado por el propietario incidente a la tenencia u otro
acuerdo, a menos que la interrupción sea por falta de pago por parte
del inquilino de una factura que le haya emitido el arrendatario por
el servicio eléctrico, o que se deba a reparaciones u obras de buena
fe o a una emergencia. La suspensión o interrupción permitida por la
Sección 92.008 es sujeta a los requisitos especificados en esa sección.
La violación al suspender o interrumpir el servicio eléctrico, incluso
el servicio eléctrico submedido, prorrateado o asignado, puede dar
al inquilino el derecho de terminar el Contrato de arrendamiento o
recuperar el uso de la vivienda; y además de los otros recursos legales
disponibles, puede recuperar los daños efectivos, un mes de alquiler
más $1,000, los honorarios razonables de abogados y costas procesales,
menos los pagos de arrendamiento en mora u otras sumas.
12. Pruebas del submedidor. Se nos requiere que conservemos los registros de cualquier prueba del equipo de submedición. Debemos, si
usted lo solicita, probar la precisión de su submedidor. Si lo desea, usted
puede observar la prueba, o usted puede enviar a un representante.
La prueba debe hacerse durante un horario hábil razonable, a una
hora conveniente para usted si es que la desea observar. Si la prueba
del submedidor indica que el submedidor se encuentra dentro de los
estándares de precisión requeridos por las reglas de la PUC, se le podrá
cobrar hasta $15 de electricidad por concepto de la prueba. Pero si
el submedidor no ha sido sometido a pruebas durante un período de
un año, o si la precisión del submedidor no se encuentra dentro de los
estándares de precisión requeridos por las reglas de la PUC, no se le
podrá cobrar por la realización de la prueba. Después de completar
cualquier prueba solicitada, rápidamente le daremos los resultados.
13. Multas por incumplimiento. Tanto la compañía de electricidad como
nosotros estamos sujetos al cumplimiento de las reglas de la PUC, de
otra manera se nos pueden imponer multas civiles de hasta $5,000
por cada violación y multas penales por violaciones intencionales y
premeditadas.
14. Copia completa de las reglas. Una copia completa de las reglas
de submedición de la electricidad de la PUC está disponible para su
inspección y copia en la oficina del administrador de la comunidad de
apartamentos; o si no existe tal oficina en la comunidad, está disponible
en nuestra dirección residencial o en la dirección residencial de la compañía de administración que se indica al reverso de esta página. Las
reglas cubren temas adicionales tales como: (1) facturas calculadas
aproximadamente en caso de mal funcionamiento del medidor; (2)
requisitos de precisión del submedidor; (3) ajustes a la factura debidos a
mal funcionamiento del submedidor; (4) ajustes a la factura debidos a la
conversión de todas las facturas pagadas a submedición; (5) ubicación
de los submedidores; (6) equipo de prueba de los submedidores; (7)
pruebas de los submedidores; y (8) uniformidad de los submedidores
en el conjunto de apartamentos.
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Para informacion en espanol, visite www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore o escribe a la
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20552.
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and
privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of
consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such as agencies
that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records).
Here is a summary of your major rights under the FCRA. For more information, including
information about additional rights, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore or write
to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street N. W., Washington, DC 20552.
You must be told if information in your file has been used against you. Anyone who
uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit,
insurance or employment – or to take another adverse action against you – must tell you,
and must give you the name, address, and phone number of the agency that provided the
information.
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You have the right to know what is in your file. You may request and obtain all the
information about you in the files of a consumer reporting agency (your "file
disclosure"). You will be required to provide proper identification, which may include
your Social Security number. In many cases, the disclosure will be free. You are entitled
to a free file disclosure if:
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a person has taken adverse action against you because of information in your
credit report;
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you are the victim of identity theft and place a fraud alert in your file;
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your file contains inaccurate information as a result of fraud;
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you are on public assistance;
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you are unemployed but expect to apply for employment within 60 days.
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In addition, all consumers are entitled to one free disclosure every 12 months upon
request from each nationwide credit bureau and from nationwide specialty consumer
reporting agencies. See www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for additional information.
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You have the right to ask for a credit score. Credit scores are numerical summaries of
your credit-worthiness based on information from credit bureaus. You may request a
credit score from consumer reporting agencies that create scores or distribute scores used
in residential real property loans, but you will have to pay for it. In some mortgage
transactions, you will receive credit score information for free from the mortgage lender.
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You have the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information. If you identify
information in your file that is incomplete or inaccurate, and report it to the consumer
reporting agency, the agency must investigate unless your dispute is frivolous. See
www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for an explanation of dispute procedures.
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Consumer reporting agencies must correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or
unverifiable information. Inaccurate, incomplete or unverifiable information must be
removed or corrected, usually within 30 days. However, a consumer reporting agency
may continue to report information it has verified as accurate.
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Consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information. In
most cases, a consumer reporting agency may not report negative information that is
more than seven years old, or bankruptcies that are more than 10 years old.
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Access to your file is limited. A consumer reporting agency may provide information
about you only to people with a valid need – usually to consider an application with a
creditor, insurer, employer, landlord, or other business. The FCRA specifies those with a
valid need for access.
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You must give your consent for reports to be provided to employers. A consumer
reporting agency may not give out information about you to your employer, or a potential
employer, without your written consent given to the employer. Written consent generally
is not required in the trucking industry.
For more information, go to
www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
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You may limit "prescreened" offers of credit and insurance you get based on
information in your credit report. Unsolicited "prescreened" offers for credit and
insurance must include a toll-free number you can call if you choose to remove your
name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt out with the
nationwide credit bureaus at 1-888-567-8688.
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You may seek damages from violators. If a consumer reporting agency, or in some
cases, a user of consumer reports or a furnisher of information to a consumer reporting
agency violates the FCRA, you may be able to sue in state or federal court.
Identity theft victims and active duty military personnel have additional rights. For
more information, visit www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
States may enforce the FCRA, and many states have their own consumer reporting laws.
In some cases, you may have more rights under state law. For more information, contact
your state or local consumer protection agency or your state Attorney General. For more
information about your federal rights, contact:
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TYPE OF BUSINESS:
CONTACT:
1. a. Banks, savings associations, and credit unions with total
assets of over $10 billion and their affiliates.
a. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1700 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20552
b. Such affiliates that are not banks, savings associations, or
credit unions also should list, in addition to the Bureau:
b. Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Response Center FCRA
Washington, DC 20580
(877) 382-4357
2. To the extent not included in item 1 above:
a. National banks, federal savings associations, and federal
branches and federal agencies of foreign banks
a. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Customer Assistance Group
1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3450
Houston, TX 77010-9050
b. State member banks, branches and agencies of foreign banks
(other than federal branches, federal agencies, and Insured State
Branches of Foreign Banks), commercial lending companies
owned or controlled by foreign banks, and organizations
operating under section 25 or 25A of the Federal Reserve Act
b. Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center
P. O. Box 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55480
c. Nonmember Insured Banks, Insured State Branches of
Foreign Banks, and insured state savings associations
c. FDIC Consumer Response Center
1100 Walnut Street, Box #11
Kansas City, MO 64106
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4. Creditors Subject to the Surface Transportation Board
5. Creditors Subject to the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921
6. Small Business Investment Companies
7. Brokers and Dealers
8. Federal Land Banks, Federal Land Bank Associations,
Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, and Production Credit
Associations
9. Retailers, Finance Companies, and All Other Creditors Not
Listed Above
d. National Credit Union Administration
Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)
Division of Consumer Compliance and Outreach (DCCO)
1775 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Asst. General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement &
Proceedings
Aviation Consumer Protection Division
Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board
Department of Transportation
395 E Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20423
Nearest Packers and Stockyards Administration area
supervisor
Associate Deputy Administrator for Capital Access
United States Small Business Administration
409 Third Street, SW, 8th floor
Washington, DC 20416
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549
Farm Credit Administration
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102-5090
FTC Regional Office for region in which the creditor operates
or Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Response Center –
FCRA
Washington, DC 20580
(877) 382-4357
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This form is not a binding guarantor agreement, but rather is an application to provide pertinent
guarantor information and to allow the rental property to proceed with credit/background screening.
If you and the resident(s) are approved, you will be asked to execute a Lease Contract Guaranty.
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Guarantor Pre-Leasing Application
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Please print.
About the Lease: Resident names (list all residents on Lease Contract):
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_____________________________________________________________
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GUARANTOR INFORMATION
Street address of dwelling being leased: ___________________________
_____________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip of above dwelling: _________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Please print. Use for one guarantor only (can include guarantor’s spouse).
About the Guarantor:
Full name (exactly as on driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
_____________________________________________________________
Current address: ______________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________________________________________
Alternative number or cell phone: ( _________) ______________________
Email address: ________________________________________________
Your Social Security #: __________________________________________
Birthdate: ____________________________________ Sex: ___________
Your Work:
Current employer: _____________________________________________
Employer’s address: ___________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________
Work phone: _______________________________________________________
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Your Spouse:
Full name (exactly as on driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
_____________________________________________________________
Driver’s license # and state: _____________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _____________________________________
Your Social Security #: __________________________________________
Your Credit and Rental History:
Your bank’s name: _____________________________________________
City/State ____________________________________________________
List major credit cards: _________________________________________
To your knowledge, have you, your spouse, or any resident listed in this Guaranty ever: been asked to move out? broken a rental agreement? been sued
for rent? declared bankruptcy?
You represent that all information submitted by you is true and complete.
You authorize verification of your information by consumer reports, rentalhistory reports, and other means. You acknowledge that our privacy policy
is available to you. A facsimile or electronic signature on this application
will be binding as an original signature.
Driver’s license # and state: _____________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _____________________________________
Marital status: single
married
divorced
widowed
separated
Total number of dependents under 18 or in college: _________________
What is your relationship to the resident or residents?
parent
brother/sister
employer
other __________________
Do you (check one) own OR
rent your home?
If renting, name of apartments: __________________________________
Manager’s name: ______________________ Phone: _________________
Are you or your spouse a guarantor for any other lease?
Yes
No
If so, how many? _______________________________________________
Alternative phone: ________________________________________
Email address: ________________________________________________
How long with this employer: __________ Position: ________________
Your gross monthly income is over: $ _____________________________
Supervisor’s name: _____________________ Phone: ________________
Birthdate: ____________________________________________________
Work phone: _____________________________________________
Alternative number or cell phone: _____________________________
Email address: ________________________________________________
Current employer: _____________________________________________
How long: _______________ Position: ___________________________
Your gross monthly income is over: $ ______________________________
To your knowledge, has any resident listed in this Guaranty ever: been sued
for property damage? been convicted of or received probation for any felony or sex crime? Please explain: ______________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Date of Signing
Signature of Guarantor
We recommend that you obtain a copy of the Lease and the Lease
Contract Guaranty and read them. We will give you a copy of the Lease and
the Lease Contract Guaranty if you request them in writing.
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Guarantor(s) information verified by:
phone OR
face-to-face meeting.
Third-party verification Requested on :______________________ (date)
Approved:
Yes
No
If not, letter of disclosure sent on __________________________ (date)
Processed by ______________________________________________
Signature of Guarantor’s Spouse (if applicable)
After signing, please return the signed original of this Guarantor PreLeasing Application to: __________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
at (street address or P.O. Box) ______________________________________
______________________________________________________________
OR email it to us at _________________________________________
OR fax it to us at _____________________________________________.
Our telephone number is ____________________________________.
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Inventory and Condition Form
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Resident’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Home #: (______)________________ Work #: (______)_______________
Apartment Community Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
or Street Address (if house, duplex, etc.): ______________________________________________________________________ Apt. # _________________________
Within 48 hours after move-in, you must note on this form all defects, damage, or safety or pest-related concerns and return it to our representative.
Otherwise, everything will be considered to be in a clean, safe, and good working condition. Please mark through items listed below or put “none” if the
items don’t exist. This form protects both you (the resident) and us (the owner). We’ll use it in determining what should and should not be considered
your responsibility upon move-out. You are entitled to a copy of this form after it is filled out and signed by you and us.
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Dining Room
Walls ____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Wallpaper ________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ___________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards _____________________________________
Ceiling __________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ________________________________________
Floor/carpet ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks _________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ___________________________________
Window coverings _________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves _______________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures _______________________________________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _____________
_________________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
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Living Room
Walls ____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Wallpaper ________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ___________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards _____________________________________
Ceiling __________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ________________________________________
Floor/carpet ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks _________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ___________________________________
Window coverings _________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves _______________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures _______________________________________
Lamps, bulbs______________________________________________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _____________
_________________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
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Kitchen
Walls ____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Wallpaper ________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ___________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards _____________________________________
Ceiling __________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ________________________________________
Floor/carpet ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks _________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ___________________________________
Window coverings _________________________________________
Cabinets, drawers, handles __________________________________
Countertops ______________________________________________
Stove/oven, trays, pans, shelves ______________________________
Vent hood _______________________________________________
Refrigerator, trays, shelves ___________________________________
Refrigerator light, crisper ___________________________________
Dishwasher, dispensers, racks ________________________________
Sink/disposal _____________________________________________
Microwave _______________________________________________
Plumbing leaks, water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards
_________________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
General Items
Thermostat _______________________________________________
Cable TV or master antenna __________________________________
A/C filter _________________________________________________
Washer/dryer _____________________________________________
Garage door ______________________________________________
Ceiling fans ______________________________________________
Exterior doors, screens/screen doors, doorbell ___________________
_________________________________________________________
Fireplace _________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
© TEXAS APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, INC., 2015
Halls
Walls ____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Wallpaper ________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ___________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards _____________________________________
Ceiling __________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ________________________________________
Floor/carpet ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks _________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves _______________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures _______________________________________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _____________
Other ____________________________________________________
Exterior (if applicable)
Patio/yard ________________________________________________
Fences/gates ______________________________________________
Faucets __________________________________________________
Balconies ________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
Bedroom (describe which one): __________________________________
Walls ____________________________________________________
Wallpaper ________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ___________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards _____________________________________
Ceiling ___________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ________________________________________
Floor/carpet ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks _________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ___________________________________
Window coverings _________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves _______________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures _______________________________________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _____________
_________________________________________________________
Other ____________________________________________________
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Bedroom (describe which one): ___________________________________ Bedroom (describe which one): ___________________________________
Walls _______________________________________________________
Walls _______________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Wallpaper ___________________________________________________
Wallpaper ___________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ______________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ______________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards ________________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards ________________________________________
Ceiling _____________________________________________________
Ceiling _____________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ___________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ___________________________________________
Floor/carpet _________________________________________________
Floor/carpet _________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks ____________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks ____________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ______________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ______________________________________
Window coverings ____________________________________________
Window coverings ____________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves __________________________________________
Closets, rods, shelves __________________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures __________________________________________
Closet lights, fixtures __________________________________________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _______________
Water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards _______________
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Other _______________________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________
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Bath (describe which one): _______________________________________ Bath (describe which one): _______________________________________
Walls _______________________________________________________
Walls _______________________________________________________
Wallpaper ___________________________________________________
Wallpaper ___________________________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ______________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ______________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards ________________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards ________________________________________
Ceiling _____________________________________________________
Ceiling _____________________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ___________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ___________________________________________
Exhaust fan/heater ____________________________________________
Exhaust fan/heater ____________________________________________
Floor/carpet _________________________________________________
Floor/carpet _________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks ____________________________________________
Doors, stops, locks ____________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ______________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ______________________________________
Window coverings ____________________________________________
Window coverings ____________________________________________
Sink, faucet, handles, stopper ___________________________________
Sink, faucet, handles, stopper ___________________________________
Countertops _________________________________________________
Countertops _________________________________________________
Mirror ______________________________________________________
Mirror ______________________________________________________
Cabinets, drawers, handles _____________________________________
Cabinets, drawers, handles _____________________________________
Toilet, paper holder ___________________________________________
Toilet, paper holder ___________________________________________
Bathtub, enclosure, stopper ____________________________________
Bathtub, enclosure, stopper _____________________________________
Shower, doors, rods ___________________________________________
Shower, doors, rods ___________________________________________
Tile ________________________________________________________
Tile ________________________________________________________
Plumbing leaks, water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards
Plumbing leaks, water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________
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Half Bath
Door knob locks _____________________________________________
Walls _______________________________________________________
Keyed deadbolt locks _________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Keyless deadbolts ____________________________________________
Wallpaper ___________________________________________________
Keyless bolting devices _______________________________________
Plugs, switches, A/C vents ______________________________________
Sliding door latches __________________________________________
Woodwork/baseboards ________________________________________
Sliding door security bars ______________________________________
Ceiling _____________________________________________________
Sliding door pin locks __________________________________________
Light fixtures, bulbs ___________________________________________
Doorviewers _________________________________________________
Exhaust fan/heater ___________________________________________
Window latches ______________________________________________
Floor/carpet _________________________________________________
Porch and patio lights _________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Smoke alarms (push button to test) ______________________________
Doors, stops, locks ____________________________________________
Other detectors ______________________________________________
Windows, latches, screens ______________________________________
Alarm system ________________________________________________
Window coverings ____________________________________________
Fire extinguishers (look at charge level—BUT DON'T TEST!) _______________
Sink, faucet, handles, stopper ___________________________________
Garage door opener ___________________________________________
Countertops _________________________________________________
Gate access card(s) ____________________________________________
Mirror ______________________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________
Cabinets, drawers, handles _____________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Toilet, paper holder ___________________________________________
Pest-related concerns _________________________________________
Tile ________________________________________________________
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Plumbing leaks, water stains or mold on walls, ceilings or baseboards
____________________________________________________________ Date of Move-In: _____________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________ or Date of Move-Out: _________________________________________
Acknowledgment. You acknowledge that you have inspected and tested all of the safety-related items (if in the dwelling) and that they are working, except as noted above. All items will be assumed to be in good condition unless otherwise noted on this form. You acknowledge receiving written operating
instructions on the alarm system and gate access entry systems (if there are any). You acknowledge testing the smoke alarms and any other detector(s) and
verify they are operating correctly. You acknowledge that you and our representative have inspected the dwelling and that no signs of bed bugs or other
pests are present.
In signing below, you accept this inventory as part of the Lease Contract and agree that it accurately reflects the condition of the
premises for purposes of determining any refund due to you when you move out and for bringing to our attention any safety or pestrelated concerns.
Resident or Resident’s Agent: ________________________________________________________________
Owner or Owner’s Representative: ___________________________________________________________
Date of Signing: ___________________
Date of Signing: ___________________
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-H, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Formulario de inventario y estado
del apartamento
Nombre del residente: ___________________________________ Teléfono, hogar: (____)______________ Teléfono, trabajo: (____)______________
Nombre del residente: ___________________________________ Teléfono, hogar: (____)______________ Teléfono, trabajo: (____)______________
Nombre del residente: ___________________________________ Teléfono, hogar: (____)______________ Teléfono, trabajo: (____)______________
Nombre del residente: ___________________________________ Teléfono, hogar: (____)______________ Teléfono, trabajo: (____)______________
Nombre del conjunto de apartamentos _______________________________________________________________________________________
o dirección (si es casa, dúplex, etc.): __________________________________________________________________________________________
En un lapso de 48 horas después de entrar a habitar el apartamento, usted(es) debe(n) anotar en este formulario todos los defectos, daños o inquietudes sobre seguridad o
plagas y devolverlo a nuestro representante. De otra manera, se considerará que todo está limpio, seguro y en buenas condiciones de funcionamiento. Si no existen artículos de
la siguiente lista en su unidad, favor de tacharlos o escribir “ninguno” donde corresponde. Este formulario le protege a usted(es) como residente(s) y a nosotros (el propietario).
Lo usaremos para determinar lo que se debe y lo que no se debe considerar que sea su responsabilidad cuando se mude de la unidad. Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una
copia de este formulario cuando todas las partes lo hayan firmado.
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Paredes __________________________________________________
Paredes __________________________________________________
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Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
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Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos ___
Lámparas, focos/bombillas __________________________________
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Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos
Otro _____________________________________________________
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Otro _____________________________________________________
Pasillos
Paredes __________________________________________________
Cocina
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Paredes __________________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
_________________________________________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos ___
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Gabinetes, cajoncillos, manijas _______________________________
Superficie de gabinetes _____________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
Estufa, horno, bandejas, recipientes, rejillas _____________________
Exterior (si corresponde)
Campana de extracción _____________________________________
Patio, jardín _______________________________________________
Refrigerador, bandejas, estantes ______________________________
Cercas y puertas ___________________________________________
Lámpara del refrigerador, compartimiento de fruta y verdura
Grifos ___________________________________________________
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Balcones _________________________________________________
Lavaplatos, surtidores, rejillas ________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
Fregadero, eliminador de desechos ___________________________
Horno microondas _________________________________________ Recámara (describa cuál): ______________________________________
Fugas de la cañería, manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo
Paredes __________________________________________________
raso o zócalos _____________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Artículos generales
Termostato _______________________________________________
Cable de TV o antena maestra ________________________________
Filtro de A/C _____________________________________________
Lavadora, secadora ________________________________________
Puerta del garaje __________________________________________
Ventiladores de techo ______________________________________
Puertas exteriores, mallas, puertas de malla, timbre de la puerta ____
_________________________________________________________
Chimenea ________________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
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Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos ___
_________________________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
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Paredes __________________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Ventilador de descarga, calentador ____________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Lavabo, grifo, manijas, tapón _________________________________
Superficie de gabinetes _____________________________________
Espejo ___________________________________________________
Gabinetes, cajoncillos, manijas _______________________________
Portapapel sanitario ________________________________________
Tina, recinto de la tina, tapón ________________________________
Regadera, puertas, varillas ___________________________________
Azulejos _________________________________________________
Fugas de la cañería, manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo
raso o zócalos _____________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
Recámara (describa cuál): __________________________________
Paredes __________________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos
_________________________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Baño (describa cuál): _______________________________________
Paredes __________________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Ventilador de descarga, calentador ____________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Lavabo, grifo, manijas, tapón _________________________________
Superficie de gabinetes _____________________________________
Espejo ___________________________________________________
Gabinetes, cajoncillos, manijas _______________________________
Portapapel sanitario ________________________________________
Tina, recinto de la tina, tapón ________________________________
Regadera, puertas, varillas ___________________________________
Azulejos _________________________________________________
Fugas de la cañería, manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo
raso o zócalos _____________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
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Artículos relacionados con la seguridad o inquietudes
sobre insectos
(Anote "ninguno" si no los hay)
Cerradura de la perilla de las puertas __________________________
Cerraduras con pestillo de resorte y llave _______________________
Pestillos de resorte sin llave __________________________________
Dispositivos de empernado sin llave __________________________
Cierre de puertas deslizantes ________________________________
Barras de seguridad de puertas deslizantes _____________________
Cerraduras de espiga de puertas deslizantes ____________________
Mirillas de las puertas _______________________________________
Cierres de las ventanas _____________________________________
Lámparas del portal y del patio _______________________________
Detectores de humo (presione el botón para probarlos) __________
Otros tipos de detectores ___________________________________
Sistema de alarma _________________________________________
Extintores (vea el nivel de carga, ¡PERO NO LOS PRUEBE!)
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Abridor de la puerta del garaje _______________________________
Tarjeta(s) de acceso a la comunidad ___________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
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Inquietudes relacionadas con los insectos ______________________
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Recámara (describa cuál): __________________________________
Paredes __________________________________________________
Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Armarios, varillas, estantes ___________________________________
Lámparas fijas y focos/bombillas de los armarios_________________
Manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo raso o zócalos
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Otro _____________________________________________________
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Paredes __________________________________________________
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Papel tapiz _______________________________________________
Enchufes, conmutadores, rejillas de A/C ________________________
Molduras de madera, zócalos ________________________________
Cielo raso ________________________________________________
Lámparas fijas, focos/bombillas _______________________________
Ventilador de descarga, calentador ____________________________
Piso, alfombra _____________________________________________
Puertas, topes, cerraduras ___________________________________
Ventanas, cierres, mallas ____________________________________
Cortinas, persianas, etc. _____________________________________
Lavabo, grifo, manijas, tapón _________________________________
Superficie de gabinetes _____________________________________
Espejo ___________________________________________________
Gabinetes, cajoncillos, manijas _______________________________
Portapapel sanitario ________________________________________
Azulejos _________________________________________________
Fugas de la cañería, manchas de agua o de moho en las paredes, cielo
raso o zócalos _____________________________________________
Otro _____________________________________________________
Fecha en que entra(n) a habitar el apartamento: __________________
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Fecha en que se muda(n) del apartamento: ______________________
Reconocimiento. Usted(es) reconoce(n) que ha(n) inspeccionado y probado todos los artículos relacionados con la seguridad (si los hay en la vivienda) y
que funcionan, exceptuando lo indicado arriba. Se supone que todos los artículos están en buenas condiciones si no se indica otra cosa en este formulario.
Usted(es) reconoce(n) que ha(n) recibido instrucciones por escrito sobre la operación del sistema de alarma y de los sistemas de entrada a la comunidad (si
los hay). Usted(es) reconoce(n) que ha(n) probado todo detector de humo y que ha(n) verificado su funcionamiento correcto. Reconoce(n) que usted(es) y
nuestro representante han inspeccionado la unidad y que no existen indicios de chinches u otros insectos.
Al firmar, usted(es) acepta(n) este inventario como parte del Contrato de arrendamiento y conviene(n) en que refleja exactamente el estado del lugar para efectos de la
determinación de cualquier reembolso pagadero cuando usted(es) se mude(n) del apartamento y para hacernos saber cualquier inquietud sobre seguridad o insectos.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Formulario oficial 15-HH de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en enero de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados, 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Federally Required Lead Hazard
Information and Disclosure Addendum
Date of Lease:_____________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: The following information is taken from a brochure entitled “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home” prepared
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
While the information must be distributed to residents before they become obligated under the lease for most types of housing built before 1978,
it does not mean that the dwelling contains lead-based paint (LBP). The brochure was written in general terms and applies to both home purchasers
and renters. The information outlines action that can be taken to test for, remove or abate LBP in a dwelling. The TAA Lease Contract (”Lease”) specifically
prohibits a resident from performing this type of work—only the dwelling owner may do so under the Lease. If you have any questions about the presence
of LBP in your dwelling, please contact the owner or management company before taking any action to test, abate or remove LBP. NOTE: Page references
in the content of this form are to pages in the EPA brochure.
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Are You Planning to Buy or Rent a Home Built
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Did you know that many homes built before 1978 have lead-based
paint? Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health
hazards.
Read this entire brochure to learn:
• How lead gets into the body
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• What you can do to protect your family
• Where to go for more information
Before renting or buying a pre-1978 home or apartment, federal
law requires:
• Sellers must disclose known information on lead-based paint or leadbased paint hazards before selling a house.
about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead.
• Landlords must disclose known information on lead-based paint
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
United States
Consumer Product
Safety Commission
If undertaking renovations, repairs, or painting (RRP) projects in
your pre-1978 home or apartment:
• Read EPA’s pamphlet,
to learn about the lead-safe work practices that contractors are
required to follow when working in your home (see page 12).
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Simple Steps to Protect Your Family
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Adults and children can get lead into their bodies if they:
If you think your home has lead-based paint:
• Breathe in lead dust (especially during activities such as renovations,
repairs, or painting that disturb painted surfaces).
• Don’t try to remove lead-based paint yourself.
• Swallow lead dust that has settled on food, food preparation surfaces,
and other places.
• Always keep painted surfaces in good condition to minimize
deterioration.
• Eat paint chips or soil that contains lead.
inspector or risk assessor at epa.gov/lead.
Lead is especially dangerous to children under the age of 6.
chipping paint.
• At this age, children’s brains
and nervous systems are
more sensitive to the
• Children’s growing bodies
absorb more lead.
• Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when
remodeling.
• Babies and young children
often put their hands
and other objects in their
mouths. These objects can
have lead dust on them.
• When renovating, repairing, or painting, hire only EPA- or state-
• Before buying, renting, or renovating your home, have it
checked for lead-based paint.
Women of childbearing age should know that lead is dangerous to
a developing fetus.
• Consult your health care provider about testing your children
for lead. Your pediatrician can check for lead with a simple
blood test.
• Women with a high lead level in their system before or during
pregnancy risk exposing the fetus to lead through the placenta
during fetal development.
• Make sure children avoid fatty (or high fat) foods and eat
nutritious meals high in iron and calcium.
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Check Your Family for Lead
It is important to know that
even exposure to low levels of lead can severely harm children.
Get your children and home tested if you think your home has
lead.
In children, exposure to lead can cause:
Children’s blood lead levels tend to increase rapidly from 6 to 12
months of age, and tend to peak at 18 to 24 months of age.
• Nervous system and kidney damage
Consult your doctor for advice on testing your children. A simple blood
test can detect lead. Blood lead tests are usually recommended for:
disorder, and decreased intelligence
• Speech, language, and behavior
problems
• Children at ages 1 and 2
• Children or other family members who have been exposed to high
levels of lead
• Poor muscle coordination
• Decreased muscle and bone growth
• Children who should be tested under your state or local health
screening plan
• Hearing damage
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Your doctor can explain what the test results mean and if more
testing will be needed.
While low-lead exposure is most common,
exposure to high amounts of lead can have
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Although children are especially susceptible to lead exposure, lead can
be dangerous for adults, too.
In adults, exposure to lead can cause:
• Harm to a developing fetus
• Increased chance of high blood pressure during pregnancy
• Fertility problems (in men and women)
• High blood pressure
• Digestive problems
• Nerve disorders
• Memory and concentration problems
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Identifying Lead-Based Paint and Lead-Based Paint
Hazards
Where Lead-Based Paint Is Found
In general, the older your home or childcare facility, the more likely it
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Many homes, including private, federally-assisted, federallyowned housing, and childcare facilities built before 1978 have
lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer
uses of lead-containing paint.2
Learn how to determine if paint is lead-based paint on page 7.
Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking,
cracking, or damaged paint) is a hazard and needs immediate
attention. Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on
surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear and tear, such
as:
• On windows and window sills
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Lead can be found:
• Stairs, railings, banisters, and porches
• In homes and childcare facilities in the city, country, or suburbs,
Lead-based paint is usually not a hazard if it is in good condition
and if it is not on an impact or friction surface like a window.
• In private and public single-family homes and apartments,
Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is scraped, sanded, or
heated. Lead dust also forms when painted surfaces containing
lead bump or rub together. Lead paint chips and dust can get on
surfaces and objects that people touch. Settled lead dust can reenter
the air when the home is vacuumed or swept, or when people walk
• On surfaces inside and outside of the house, and
• In soil around a home. (Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint or
other sources, such as past use of leaded gas in cars.)
Learn more about where lead is found at epa.gov/lead.
hazardous:
• 40 micrograms per square foot (μg/ft2
• 250 μg/ft2 and higher for interior window sills
Lead in soil can be a hazard when children play in bare soil or when
the following levels of lead in soil as hazardous:
• 400 parts per million (ppm) and higher in play areas of bare soil
• 1,200 ppm (average) and higher in bare soil in the remainder of the
yard
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lead levels greater than or equal to 1.0 milligram per square centimeter (mg/cm), or
more than 0.5% by weight.
Remember, lead from paint chips—which you can see—and lead
dust—which you may not be able to see—both can be hazards.
dried paint in excess of 90 parts per million (ppm) by weight.
test for them. The next page describes how to do this.
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Checking Your Home for Lead
In preparing for renovation, repair, or painting work in a pre-1978
• A lead-based paint inspection tells you if your home has leadbased paint and where it is located. It won’t tell you whether your
professional, called a lead-based paint
inspector, will conduct a paint inspection
using methods, such as:
• Take paint chip samples to determine if lead-based paint is
present in the area planned for renovation and send them to an
EPA-recognized lead lab for analysis. In housing receiving federal
lead-based paint inspector or risk assessor
• Use EPA-recognized tests kits to determine if lead-based paint is
absent (but not in housing receiving federal assistance)
• Lab tests of paint samples
• Presume that lead-based paint is present and use lead-safe work
practices
• A risk assessment tells you if your home
currently has any lead hazards from lead
in paint, dust, or soil. It also tells you what
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• Get lab tests of paint, dust, and soil samples
• A combination inspection and risk assessment tells you if your home
has any lead-based paint and if your home has any lead hazards, and
where both are located.
Be sure to read the report provided to you after your inspection or risk
assessment is completed, and ask questions about anything you do not
understand.
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Hearing- or speech-challenged individuals may access this number through TTY by
calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8399.
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What You Can Do Now to Protect Your Family
Reducing Lead Hazards
If you suspect that your house has lead-based paint hazards, you
can take some immediate steps to reduce your family’s risk:
Disturbing lead-based paint or
removing lead improperly can
increase the hazard to your family by
spreading even more lead dust around
the house.
• If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling or chipping paint.
• Thoroughly rinse sponges and mop heads often during cleaning of
dirty or dusty areas, and again afterward.
• In addition to day-to-day cleaning
and good nutrition, you can
temporarily reduce lead-based paint
hazards by taking actions, such as
repairing damaged painted surfaces
and planting grass to cover leadcontaminated soil. These actions are
not permanent solutions and will need
ongoing attention.
• Wash your hands and your children’s hands often, especially before
they eat and before nap time and bed time.
• You can minimize exposure to lead
when renovating, repairing, or painting by hiring an EPA- or state-
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frames, window sills, and other surfaces weekly. Use a mop or sponge
with warm water and a general all-purpose cleaner. (Remember:
never mix ammonia and bleach products together because they can
form a dangerous gas.)
• Carefully clean up paint chips immediately without creating dust.
practices. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, learn how to use lead–safe
work practices in your home.
animals regularly.
• Keep children from chewing window sills or other painted surfaces, or
eating soil.
abatement contractor. Abatement (or permanent hazard elimination)
methods include removing, sealing, or enclosing lead-based paint
with special materials. Just painting over the hazard with regular
paint is not permanent control.
• When renovating, repairing, or painting, hire only EPA- or state• Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tracking
in lead from soil.
hazards safely.
• Make sure children avoid fatty (or high fat) foods and eat nutritious
meals high in iron and calcium. Children with good diets absorb less
lead.
repair, or painting (RRP) projects that disturb painted surfaces.
professional. This will ensure your contractor knows how to work
safely and has the proper equipment to clean up thoroughly.
safety rules as set by their state or by the federal government.
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Reducing Lead Hazards, continued
Renovating, Remodeling, or Repairing (RRP) a Home
with Lead-Based Paint
If your home has had lead abatement work done or if the housing is
receiving federal assistance, once the work is completed, dust cleanup
activities must be conducted until clearance testing indicates that lead
dust levels are below the following levels:
If you hire a contractor to conduct renovation, repair, or painting
(RRP) projects in your pre-1978 home or childcare facility (such as
pre-school and kindergarten), your contractor must:
EPA-authorized state program
• 40 micrograms per square foot (μg/ft2
• 250 μg/ft2 for interior windows sills
work practices to prevent lead contamination
• 400 μg/ft2 for window troughs
• Provide a copy of EPA’s lead hazard information
document,
Renovate Right
call your state or local agency (see pages 14 and 15), or visit
epa.gov/lead, or call 1-800-424-LEAD.
RRP contractors working in pre-1978 homes and childcare facilities
must follow lead-safe work practices that:
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• Contain the work area. The area must be contained so that dust and
debris do not escape from the work area. Warning signs must be put
up, and plastic or other impermeable material and tape must be used.
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• Avoid renovation methods that generate large amounts of
lead-contaminated dust. Some methods generate so much leadcontaminated dust that their use is prohibited. They are:
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power tools and equipment not equipped with a shroud and
HEPA vacuum attachment and
• Using a heat gun at temperatures greater than 1100°F
• Clean up thoroughly. The work area should be cleaned up daily.
When all the work is done, the area must be cleaned up using special
cleaning methods.
• Dispose of waste properly. Collect and seal waste in a heavy duty
bag or sheeting. When transported, ensure that waste is contained to
prevent release of dust and debris.
To learn more about EPA’s requirements for RRP projects visit
epa.gov/getleadsafe, or read
Renovate Right.
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Other Sources of Lead
For More Information
While paint, dust, and soil are the most common sources of lead,
other lead sources also exist:
The National Lead Information Center
Learn how to protect children from lead poisoning and get other
information about lead hazards on the Web at epa.gov/lead and
hud.gov/lead, or call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
• Drinking water. Your home might have plumbing with lead or lead
solder. You cannot see, smell, or taste lead, and boiling your water will
not get rid of lead. If you think your plumbing might contain lead:
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EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline
For information about lead in drinking water, call 1-800-426-4791, or
visit epa.gov/lead for information about lead in drinking water.
• Use only cold water for drinking and cooking.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Hotline
For information on lead in toys and other consumer products, or to
report an unsafe consumer product or a product-related injury, call
1-800-638-2772, or visit CPSC’s website at cpsc.gov or
saferproducts.gov.
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• Run water for 15 to 30 seconds before drinking it, especially if
you have not used your water for a few hours.
about testing your water, or visit epa.gov/lead for EPA’s lead in
drinking water information.
State and Local Health and Environmental Agencies
Some states, tribes, and cities have their own rules related to leadbased paint. Check with your local agency to see which laws apply
• Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air.
• Your job. If you work with lead, you could bring it home on your body
or clothes. Shower and change clothes before coming home. Launder
your work clothes separately from the rest of your family’s clothes.
for reducing lead hazards. Receive up-to-date address and phone
information for your state or local contacts on the Web at epa.gov/lead,
or contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.
• Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass,
Hearing- or speech-challenged individuals may access any of the
phone numbers in this brochure through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
information about hobbies that may use lead.
• Old toys and furniture may have been painted with lead-containing
paint. Older toys and other children’s products may have parts that
contain lead.4
• Food and liquids cooked or stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed
pottery or porcelain may contain lead.
• Folk remedies, such as “greta” and “azarcon,” used to treat an upset
stomach.
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In 1978, the federal government banned toys, other children’s products, and furniture
with lead-containing paint (16 CFR 1303). In 2008, the federal government banned
lead in most children’s products. The federal government currently bans lead in
excess of 100 ppm by weight in most children’s products (76 FR 44463).
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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC protects the public against unreasonable risk of injury
from consumer products through education, safety standards
activities, and enforcement. Contact CPSC for further information
regarding consumer product safety and regulations.
IMPORTANT!
Lead From Paint, Dust, and Soil in and
Around Your Home Can Be Dangerous if
Not Managed Properly
CPSC
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814-4421
1-800-638-2772
cpsc.gov or saferproducts.gov
• Children under 6 years old are most at risk for lead
poisoning in your home.
• Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even
before they are born.
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD)
• Homes, schools, and child care facilities built before 1978
are likely to contain lead-based paint.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive
• Even children who seem healthy may have dangerous
levels of lead in their bodies.
further information regarding the Lead Safe Housing Rule, which
protects families in pre-1978 assisted housing, and for the lead
hazard control and research grant programs.
• Disturbing surfaces with lead-based paint or removing
lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to
your family.
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HUD
451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236
Washington, DC 20410-3000
(202) 402-7698
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• People can get lead into their bodies by breathing or
swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips
containing lead.
• People have many options for reducing lead hazards.
Generally, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not
a hazard (see page 10).
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This document is in the public domain. It may be produced by an individual or organization without
the statutes governing the co-authoring agencies. Following the advice given will not necessarily
provide complete protection in all situations or against all health hazards that can be caused by lead
exposure.
EPA-747-K-12-001
September 2013
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U. S. CPSC Bethesda MD 20814
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❖ Texas Department of State Health Services—512/458-7111
❖ HUD Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control—202/755-1785
❖ EPA Region 6 Office (includes Texas)—214/665-2704
❖ CPSC—800/638-2772
❖ National Lead Information Center—800/424-5323
FEDERALLY REQUIRED LESSOR DISCLOSURE, AGENT STATEMENT AND LESSEE ACKNOWLEDGMENT
OF INFORMATION ON LEAD-BASED PAINT AND LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS
LEAD WARNING STATEMENT Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors
(owners) must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Lessees (residents) must also receive
a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. (This addendum is a “pamphlet” within the meaning of federal regulations. The term “in
the housing” below means either inside or outside the housing unit.)
LEAD-FREE HOUSING If the housing unit has been certified as “lead free” according to 24 CFR Section 35.82, the lead-based paint and lead-based
paint hazard regulations do not apply, and it is not necessary to provide this addendum, or a lead-based paint warning pamphlet and lead-based paint
disclosure statement, to the lessee (resident).
LESSOR’S DISCLOSURE
Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards (check only one box)
❒ Lessor (owner) has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.
❒
Lessor (owner) knows that lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards are present in the housing (explain).
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Records and reports available to lessor (check only one box)
❒ Lessor (owner) has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.
Lessor (owner) has reports or records indicating the presence of some lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the
housing, and has provided the lessees (residents) with all such records and reports that are available to lessor (list documents).
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Agent’s Statement. If another person or entity is involved in leasing the dwelling as an agent of the lessor (i.e., as a management company, real estate
agent or locator service acting for the owner), such agent represents that: (1) agent has informed the lessor of the lessor’s obligations under 42 U.S.C.
4852(d); and (2) agent is aware of agent’s responsibility to ensure that lessor complies with such disclosure laws. Such compliance may be through
lessor himself or herself, or through lessor’s employees, officers or agents. Lessor’s obligations include those in 24 CFR Sections 35.88 and 35.92 and 40
CFR Sections 745.107 and 745.113. Agent’s obligations include those in 24 CFR Section 35.94 and 40 CFR Section 745.115.
Accuracy Certifications and Resident’s Acknowledgment. Lessor and any agent named below certify that to the best of their knowledge the above
information and statements made or provided by them, respectively, are true and accurate. The person who signs for the LESSOR may be: (1) the owner
himself or herself; (2) an employee, officer or partner of the owner; or (3) a representative of the owner’s management company, real estate agent or
locator service if such person is authorized to sign for the lessor. The person who signs for the AGENT may be: (1) the agent himself or herself; or (2) an
employee, officer or partner of the agent if such person is authorized to sign for the agent. The lessees (residents) signing below acknowledge that they
have received a copy of this TAA lease addendum before becoming obligated under the lease and have been informed that it contains the disclosure
form and pamphlet information required by federal law regarding lead poisoning prevention.
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Apartment name & unit number OR street address of dwelling
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City/State/ZIP
_______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________________
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________________
Lessee (Resident)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Printed name of LESSOR (owner) of the dwelling
______________________________________________________________
Printed name of any AGENT of lessor, i.e., management company, real
estate agent or locator service involved in leasing the dwelling
_______________________________________________________________
Signature of person signing on behalf of above LESSOR
Date signed
______________________________________________________________
Signature of person signing on behalf of above AGENT, if any Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
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TAA Official Statewide Form 15-AA/BB/CC
Copyright January, 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Lease Contract Guaranty
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Do not sign this form unless you understand that you have
the same liability as all residents for rent and other money owed.
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Date when filled out: __________________________
Please print.
About the Lease: Date of Lease Contract (see the top left
corner on page 1 of the Lease Contract): ____________________________
Owner’s name (or name of apartments): ___________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Resident names (list all residents on Lease Contract): __________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Please print. Use for one guarantor only (can include guarantor’s spouse).
About the Guarantor:
Full name (exactly as on driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
_____________________________________________________________
Current address: ______________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________
Phone: ( _________) ____________________________________________
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Alternative number or cell phone: ( _________) ______________________
Driver’s license # and state: _____________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _____________________________________
Marital status: single
married
divorced
widowed
separated
Total number of dependents under 18 or in college: _________________
What is your relationship to the resident or residents?
parent
brother/sister
employer
other __________________
Do you (check one) own OR
rent your home?
If renting, name of apartments: __________________________________
Manager’s name: ______________________ Phone: _________________
Are you or your spouse a guarantor for any other lease?
Yes
No
If so, how many? _______________________________________________
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GUARANTOR INFORMATION
Last date for Guarantor renewal: _________________________________
Unit # of apartment: ___________ AND street address of dwelling being
leased: ____________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________
Monthly rent for dwelling unit: $ _________________________________
Reletting charge: $ ____________________________________________
Beginning date of Lease Contract: ________________________________
Ending date of Lease Contract: __________________________________
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LEASE CONTRACT INFORMATION
Email address: ________________________________________________
Your Social Security #: __________________________________________
Birthdate: ____________________________________ Sex: ___________
Your Work:
Current employer: _____________________________________________
Employer’s address: ___________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________
Work phone: ( _________) _______________________________________
Alternative phone: ( _________) __________________________________
Email address: ________________________________________________
How long with this employer: __________ Position: ________________
Your gross monthly income is over: $ _____________________________
Supervisor’s name: _____________________ Phone: ________________
Your Spouse:
Full name (exactly as on driver’s license or gov’t ID card):
_____________________________________________________________
Driver’s license # and state: _____________________________________
OR gov’t photo ID card #: _____________________________________
Your Social Security #: __________________________________________
Birthdate: ____________________________________________________
Your Credit and Rental History:
To your knowledge, has any resident listed in this Guaranty ever: been sued
for property damage? been convicted of or received probation for any felony or sex crime? Please explain: ______________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Your bank’s name: _____________________________________________
City/State ____________________________________________________
List major credit cards: _________________________________________
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To your knowledge, have you, your spouse, or any resident listed in this Guaranty ever: been asked to move out? broken a rental agreement? been sued
for rent? declared bankruptcy?
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1. Scope of Liability. Each guarantor must submit and execute a separate
Lease Guaranty, unless guarantors are married. Termination of your obligation to guarantee the Lease applies only to future liabilities of the
resident. You will remain liable for sums owed to us by the resident,
including damages, until your Lease Guaranty ends. The term “you” in
this Guaranty refers to the guarantor and the guarantor’s spouse, if applicable.
2. Our Remedies. If we delay or fail to exercise lease rights, pursue remedies, give notices to you, or make demands to you, as guarantor, you
will not consider it a waiver of our rights against you. Our remedies
against the resident or residents apply to guarantor as well. All residents, guarantors, and guarantors’ spouses are jointly and severally
liable. It is unnecessary for us to sue or exhaust remedies against residents in order for you to be liable.
3. Location of Performance and Payment. This Guaranty is part of the
Lease and must be performed in the county where the dwelling unit is
located. Payments under this Guaranty must be mailed to or made in
the county where the dwelling unit is located.
4. Your Information. You represent that all information submitted by
you on this Guaranty is true and complete. You must inform us of any
change of address. We may require this document to be notarized. You
authorize verification of your information by consumer reports, rentalhistory reports, and other means. You acknowledge that our privacy
policy is available to you.
5. Signature. A facsimile or electronic signature on this Guaranty will be
binding as an original signature. You do not need to sign or be named
in the Lease, only this Guaranty.
Alternative number or cellphone: ( _________) ______________________
Email address: ________________________________________________
Current employer: _____________________________________________
How long: _______________ Position: ___________________________
Your gross monthly income is over: $ ______________________________
6. Copy of Lease Contract. We recommend that you obtain a copy of
the Lease and read it. This Guaranty applies even if you don’t do so. We
will give you a copy of the Lease if you request one in writing.
7. Your Acknowledgments. You acknowledge that by signing this
Lease Guaranty you unconditionally guarantee all obligations of
all residents under the Lease, including rent, late charges, property
damage, repair costs, animal-rules-violation charges, reletting
charges, utility payments, and all other sums which may become
due under the Lease. Guarantor is not liable for any increases in
the amount of rent stated in this agreement, or is not liable if the
lease parties change, regardless of any lease renewals or month-tomonth renewals, unless the Guarantor agrees to a different amount
or to different lease parties in a separate written agreement.
8. Length of Obligations. Your obligations as guarantor will continue for
(check one):
only the initial Lease term, OR
all Lease terms and renewals, including automatic renewals,
amendments, and modifications entered into by the date listed
above as the “last date for Guarantor renewal.” If neither box is
checked, your obligations continue for the duration of all the
Lease terms or renewals of the resident(s) entered into by the date
specified above for Guarantor renewal.
Signature of Guarantor
Signature of Guarantor’s Spouse (if applicable)
Date of Signing Guaranty
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Signatures of all Guarantors were verified by owner’s representative.
Verification was by phone OR face-to-face meeting.
Date or dates of verification: ______________________________________
Telephone numbers called: ______________________________________
Guarantor or Guarantors contacted: _______________________________
______________________________________________________________
Owner’s representative who talked to Guarantor or Guarantors:
______________________________________________________________
After signing, please return the signed original of this Guaranty to
______________________________________________________________
at (street address or P.O. Box) ______________________________________
______________________________________________________________
or fax it to us at ( _________) ______________________________________.
Our telephone number is ( _________) ______________________________.
You are entitled to a copy of this Lease Guaranty
when it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 16-U, Revised July, 2016
Copyright 2016, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Garantía del contrato de arrendamiento
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Escriba en letra de molde
se llena:______________________________
Información sobre el Contrato de arrendamiento
EL ARRENDAMIENTO: Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento (ver la parte superior
izquierda del Contrato de arrendamiento): ________________________________
Nombre del propietario (o del conjunto de apartamentos): _________________
__________________________________________________________________
Nombres de los residentes (lista de todos los residentes nombrados en el Contrato
de arrendamiento): __________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Fecha límite para la renovación de la Garantía:_____________
Escriba en letra de molde
N.º de la unidad _________ y dirección de la vivienda que se arrienda:
__________________________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: _________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Renta mensual por la unidad: $ ________________________________________
Cargo por nuevo arrendamiento: $ _____________________________________
El Contrato de arrendamiento comienza (fecha): _________________________
El Contrato de arrendamiento termina (fecha): ___________________________
Información sobre el aval
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DATOS DEL AVAL: Nombre completo (exactamente como aparece en su licencia
de manejar o documento nacional de identidad)
__________________________________________________________________
Dirección actual: __________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: _________________________________________________
Teléfono: (_______) _________________________________________________
Otro teléfono o celular: (_______) _____________________________________
Dirección de correo electrónico: _______________________________________
N.º de seguro social: _______________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: __________________________ Sexo: _______________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar: _________________________________
o N.º de su documento nacional de identidad: __________________________
Estado civil: ❒ soltero/a ❒ casado/a ❒ divorciado/a ❒ viudo/a ❒ separado/a
N.º total de dependientes menores de 18 años o estudiantes universitarios:
_____________________________________________________________________
¿Qué parentesco tiene usted con el/los residente(s)? ❒ padre/madre
❒ hermano/a ❒ empleador ❒ otro ___________________________________
(Marcar una) ❒ ¿Es usted propietario/a de su vivienda? ❒ ¿Arrendatario/a?
Si arrienda, nombre de los apartamentos: _______________________________
Nombre del gerente actual:___________________ Teléfono: _______________
¿Es usted o su cónyuge aval para otro(s) contrato(s) de alquiler? ❒ Sí ❒ No
SU TRABAJO: Empleador actual: _____________________________________
Dirección del empleador: ___________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ________________________________________________
Teléfono de trabajo: (_______) _______________________________________
Otro teléfono: (______) _____________________________________________
Dirección de correo electrónico: ______________________________________
¿Cuánto tiempo lleva Ud. en este empleo actual? ________________________
Puesto: __________________________________________________________
Ingresos brutos mensuales superiores a: $ ______________________________
Nombre del supervisor: _____________________ Teléfono: _______________
SU CÓNYUGE: Nombre completo (exactamente como aparece en su licencia de manejar o
documento nacional de identidad): __________________________________________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar: _________________________________
O Nº de documento nacional de identidad: _____________________________
N.º de seguro social: _______________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: el _____ día de ___________________ de ___________
Otro teléfono o celular:(______) ______________________________________
Dirección de correo electrónico: _______________________________________
Empleador actual: __________________________________________________
¿Por cuánto tiempo? ________________________________________________
SU HISTORIAL CREDITICIO Y DE ARRENDATARIO:
Que usted sepa, algún residente listado en esta Garantía ❒ ¿ha sido demandado por daños a la propiedad? ❒ ¿ha sido condenado o puesto en
libertad condicional por un delito mayor o sexual? Favor de dar detalles:
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
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No firme este contrato a menos que comprenda que tiene usted la misma
responsabilidad que todos los residentes por el pago
Fecha en que
de rentas y otras sumas adeudadas
Nombre de su banco: ________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado: ____________________________________________________
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Listar sus principales tarjetas de crédito: ________________________________
Que usted sepa, usted, su cónyuge u otro residente listado en esta Garantía:
❒ ¿ha sido desalojado? ❒ ¿ha roto un convenio de alquiler?
❒ ¿se ha declarado en quiebra? ❒ ¿ha sido demandado por rentas?
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1. Responsabilidad. Cada aval debe firmar y entregar un formulario de Garantía del
contrato de arrendamiento por separado a menos que los avales sean esposos. La
cancelación de su obligación como aval se aplica exclusivamente a las obligaciones
incurridas posteriormente por el residente. Usted seguirá siendo responsable de daños
y otras cantidades que el residente nos deba,hasta concluirse el término de su Garantía.
Toda referencia a "usted" en esta Garantía se refiere al aval y a su esposo/a, si corresponde.
2. Nuestros Recursos. Si tardamos en ejercer o no ejercemos nuestros derechos conforme al Contrato de arrendamiento, en buscar recursos, darle a usted notificaciones o
demandarle a usted como aval, usted no lo ha de considerar una renuncia de nuestros
derechos como propietario frente a usted como aval. Todos nuestros recursos frente a
residente(s) corresponden igualmente al aval. Todos los residentes, avales y cónyuges del
los avales son individual y conjuntamente responsables. No es necesario que entablemos
juicio ni que agotemos los recursos contra los residentes para que sea usted responsable.
3. Ubicación, cumplimiento y pagos. Esta Garantía forma parte del Contrato de arrendamiento y debe cumplirse en el condado donde se ubica la unidad. Conforme a la Garantía,
los pagos deben efectuarse en el condado donde se encuentra la unidad arrendada.
4. Los datos sobre usted. Usted declara que toda la información proporcionada por usted
en esta Garantía es correcta y completa y que nos informará de todo cambio de dirección.
Podemos exigir que este documento sea notarizado. Usted autoriza la verificación de dicha
información a través de informes crediticios, historiales sobre las rentas, y otros medios.
Usted consta que nuestra política de privacidad se encuentra disponible para usted.
5. Firma. Una firma facsímil en esta Garantía será tan obligatoria como una firma original.
No es necesario que usted firme el Contrato de arrendamiento ni que sea nombrado en
el mismo, sólo en esta Garantía.
6. Copia del Contrato de arrendamiento. Recomendamos que usted consiga una copia
del Contrato de arrendamiento y que lo lea. La Garantía tendrá vigor aunque usted no lo
haga. Le daremos una copia del Contrato de arrendamiento si usted lo solicita por escrito.
7. Reconocimiento de su parte. Usted, como aval que suscribe esta Garantía del
Contrato de arrendamiento, garantiza incondicionalmente todas las obligaciones de
todos los residentes de acuerdo con las disposiciones del Contrato de arrendamiento;
esto incluye, pero no se limita a pago de rentas, cargos por pagos atrasados, indemnizaciones por daños a la propiedad, cargos por violaciones a las reglas sobre tenencia
En caso afirmativo, ¿para cuántos? ____________________________________
Puesto:
__________________________________________
Ingresos mensuales superiores a: $ _____________________________________
de animales, cuotas por nuevo arrendamiento, reparaciones, servicios y todo otro
pago obligatorio bajo los términos del Contrato de arrendamiento. El aval no será
responsable de aumentos en la cantidad de la renta estipulada en este convenio, ni
será responsable si cambian las partes del Contrato, sin importar que el Contrato se
haya renovado, sea en plazos mensuales o en otra forma, a menos que el aval acepte
las otras rentas u otras partes firmando otro convenio por separado.
8. Duración de sus obligaciones. Sus obligaciones como aval perdurarán: (Marcar una):
❒ solamente durante el plazo inicial del Contrato de arrendamiento, o bien
❒ durante todos los plazos del Contrato de arrendamiento y plazos de renovación, incluso
renovaciones automáticas, enmiendas y modificaciones acordados para la fecha límite
señalada arriba bajo "Información sobre el Contrato de arrendamiento," en la línea "Fecha
límite para la renovación de la Garantía."
Si no se marca una casilla, su obligación perdurará durante todos los plazos del Contrato
de arrendamiento y plazos de renovación acordados por los residentes hasta la fecha límite
señalada arriba para la renovación de la Garantía.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da
con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Después de firmar la Garantía, favor de devolver el original de este documento
firmado a ____________________________________________________
en (dirección o apartado postal) ___________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
o (a elección) puede enviárnoslo por fax al (_______) _________________
Nuestro N.0 de teléfono (________) ________________________________
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de esta Garantía
del contrato de arrendamiento, una vez que haya sido firmada
por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
PARA EL USO EXCLUSIVO DE LA GERENCIA
El representante del propietario verificó la(s) firma(s) de el/los aval(es).
Se verificó ❒ por teléfono o ❒ de cara a cara.
Fecha(s) de verificación: ___________________________________________________________
Números de teléfono llamados: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Nombre(s) del/los aval(es) con quien(es) se habló: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Nombre del representante del propietario, el cual habló con el/los aval(es): _________________________________________________________________________
Formulario Estatal Oficial 16-U de la TAA, revisado en julio del 2016
Derechos de autor registrados en 2016 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Renovación del contrato de arrendamiento
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Nota: Esta Renovación del contrato de arrendamiento no es válida a menos que se cumplan tres condiciones: (1) el propietario y los
residentes son exactamente los mismos que figuran en el Contrato de arrendamiento original (es decir el último contrato completo), y
(2) esta Renovación del contrato de arrendamiento se firma antes del 1.º de enero de 2018 y (3) el Contrato de arrendamiento de la TAA
que se renueva es el de enero de 2015 o una versión posterior. Si no se comple cualquiera de estas condiciones, se debe usar el formulario
más reciente del Contrato de arrendamiento de la TAA.
2.
Ocupantes, los mismos del Contrato original. Durante
el plazo de renovación, la vivienda puede ser ocupada
sólo por usted(es) y los mismos ocupantes indicados en el
Contrato original, a menos que hayamos indicado algo en
contrario en el párrafo 9 de esta Renovación:): ___________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
Vencimiento. El Contrato de arrendamiento original o el plazo
de renovación anterior vence el _________________________ ,
__________ (año) (indique la última fecha de vencimiento).
4.
Renovación. Esta Renovación del contrato extiende el Contrato
original y cualquier renovación o extensión previa por un plazo
adicional (“el plazo de renovación”) que corre a partir del ____
_____________________________, __________ (año), hasta el
______________________________, __________ (año).
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Renta. Durante el plazo de renovación, usted(es) debe(n) pagar
$____________ por mes de renta.
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a los del Contrato original, excepto cualquier adjunto nuevo o
modificado descrito a continuación y adjunto a esta Renovación
del contrato. __________________________________________
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Cambios de condiciones. Todas las otras dis-posiciones del
Contrato original siguen iguales, excepto las siguientes: _______
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las palabras “usted(es)” y “su(s)” se refieren a todos los residentes
indicados a continuación y la persona autorizada a obrar en
caso del fallecimiento de un residente único. Las palabras “nosotros” y “nuestro(s)” se refieren al propietario indicado arriba,
no al administrador ni a nadie más. Este formulario renueva el
Contrato de arrendamiento (“Contrato original”) con fecha de
______________________________, _______ (año), entre usted(es)
(todos los residentes identificados en el Contrato original e indicados de
nuevo a continuación): ____________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
y nosotros, el propietario (al igual que en el Contrato original):
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
para la unidad N.º ___________, en ________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________ (N.º/calle)
en _____________________________________ (ciudad), Texas
____________ (código postal).
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1.
Nuevo arrendamiento. La cuota por nuevo arrendamiento,
conforme al párrafo 10 del Contrato de arrendamiento, será de
$____________ , cantidad que no excederá del 85% de la renta
mensual más alta del plazo de renovación.
7.
Otros cargos. Los cargos por pagos atrasados, cheques devueltos
y violación a las disposiciones sobre animales, serán los mismos
que en el Contrato de arrendamiento original, excepto: ______
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
8.
Adjuntos. Todos los adjuntos (como las Normas del conjunto
de apartamentos, anexos y enmiendas al Contrato) son iguales
10. No existen acuerdos orales. Ni usted(es) ni nosotros somos
legalmente obligados por ningún acuerdo oral con respecto a
esta Renovación del contrato. Todas las condiciones figuran o en
esta Renovación del contrato o en el Contrato original.
11. No se renuncian los derechos. Al firmar esta Renovación del
contrato, ni ustedes ni nosotros renunciamos ningún derecho ni
recurso permitido por el Contrato original.
12. Terminación automática. Si terminamos legalmente su derecho
de ocupación bajo el Contrato original antes de inciarse el plazo
de renovación, entonces se termina automáticamente su derecho
de ocupación durante el plazo de renovación.
13. Afiliación a la TAA. Declaramos que por lo menos una de las
partes siguientes es afiliada de la TAA y de la asociación local de
apartamentos cuando se firma esta Renovación del contrato:
• nosotros (el propietario);
• nuestra compañía administrativa;
• la asociación de condominios (si la unidad es condominio);
o
• la compañía administrativa que representa la asociación
de condominios (si la unidad es condominio).
Si no se cumplen estos requisitos de afiliación en el momento de
firmarse la Renovación del contrato, ustedes pueden declararla
nula, salvo en lo que concierne a daños a la propiedad.
14. Firmas de todas las partes. Este documento de Renovación
del contrato de arrendamiento es obligatorio sólo cuando haya
sido firmado por el representante del propietario y por todos los
residentes que firmaron el Contrato original. Excepción: Si sólo
un cónyuge firma, la Renovación del contrato de arrendamiento
es obligatoria sólo para ese cónyuge.
15. Representaciones. Ustedes afirman que toda la información en
su Solicitud de arrendamiento y en toda Garantía del Contrato
de arrendamiento sigue siendo correcta, excepto la siguiente
información nueva o corregida:
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de esta Renovación del contrato de arrendamiento una vez que haya sido debidamente
firmada por todas las partes. Guárde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Formulario oficial 15-T de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en octubre de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Lease Contract Renewal
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Please note: This Lease Contract Renewal is not valid unless: (1) the owner and residents are exactly the same as those in the original
Lease Contract (the last full lease); (2) this Lease Contract Renewal is filled out before January 1, 2018; AND (3) the TAA Lease Contract to
be renewed is the January 2015 form or a later version. If any one of these conditions is not met, use the latest TAA Lease Contract form.
9. Changed Terms. All other provisions in the original Lease Contract remain the same except as follows:
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10. No Oral Agreements. Neither you nor we are bound by any
oral agreements regarding this renewal. All the terms are contained either in this written renewal or in the original Lease Contract.
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1. Parties and Purpose. In this document, “you” refers to all residents listed below and to anyone authorized to act in the event
of a sole resident’s death. “We,” “us,” and “our” refer to the owner listed below (not to property managers or anyone else). This
form renews the original Lease Contract dated _____________
_____________________________________, __________(year)
between you (list all residents in the original Lease Contract):
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
and us (same as in original Lease Contract): _________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
______________________________ for Unit # ____________ at
___________________________________________________
_________________ (street address), in (city) _____________
______________________, Texas, ______________ (zip code).
2. Occupants Same As Original Lease Contract. During the renewal period, the dwelling may be occupied only by you and
the same occupants listed in the original Lease Contract unless
we’ve noted otherwise under “Changed Terms” in paragraph 9
of this renewal.
3. Expiration. The original Lease Contract or previous Lease Contract renewal period expires on _____________________________,
___________ (year) (use latest expiration date).
4. Renewal. This renewal extends the Lease Contract and any
previous renewal or extension of the Lease Contract for an additional period (“renewal period”) beginning on
______________________________ , _______ (year), and ending on
______________________________ , _______ (year).
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5. Rent. During the renewal period, you must pay $__________ per
month for rent.
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6. Reletting Charge. The reletting charge under paragraph 11 of
the Lease Contract is $____________ , an amount not to exceed
85% of the highest monthly rent during the renewal period.
11. No Waiver of Rights. By signing this renewal, neither you nor
we waive any of our rights or remedies under the original Lease
Contract.
12. Automatic Termination. If we lawfully terminate your right of
occupancy under the original Lease Contract before the renewal period begins, your right of occupancy during the renewal
period is automatically terminated.
13. TAA Membership. We represent that at least one of the following parties is a member of both TAA and the local apartment
association when this renewal is signed:
• us (the owner);
• our management company;
• the condominium association (if the unit is in a condominium project); or
• the management company representing the condominium association (if the unit is in a condominium project).
If these membership requirements are not met when this renewal is signed, you may declare it void if you choose — except
for the provision on property damage in the Lease Contract.
14. Signatures of All Parties. This Lease Contract Renewal is binding only when signed by the owner’s representative and all residents who signed the original Lease Contract—except that if
only one spouse signs, the renewal binds only that spouse.
7. Other Charges. Late-payment charges, returned-check charges, and animal-rules-violation charges are the same as in the
original Lease Contract except as follows: _________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
15. Representations. You affirm that all information on your Rental Application and any Lease Contract Guaranty is still correct
except for the following new or corrected information:
8. Attachments. All attachments (such as community rules or
Lease Contract addenda or amendments) are the same as in the
original Lease Contract, except for any new or modified attachments described below and attached to this renewal.
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___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
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You are legally bound by this document. Please read it carefully.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
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Date of Signing Renewal
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
Home Phone
( ______) ____________________
( ______) ____________________
( ______) ____________________
( ______) ____________________
( ______) ____________________
( ______) ____________________
Owner or Owner’s Representative (sign below)
_____________________________________________
Date of Signing Renewal
____________________________
Phone
( ______) ____________________
You are entitled to receive an original of this Renewal after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-T, Revised October, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Documento anexo: Información sobre el moho y su prevención
Nota: Nuestro objetivo es mantener un ambiente de calidad para los residentes. Teniendo esto en cuenta, es importante trabajar juntos para minimizar el crecimiento de moho en su vivienda. Por eso este documento anexo contiene
información importante sobre sus responsabilidades y las nuestras.
1.
Documento anexo. Este es un documento anexo al Contrato
de arrendamiento firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s) en la
vivienda que ha(n) convenido en arrendar. Dicha vivienda es:
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Apartamento N.º ____________ en _______________________
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(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
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(dirección de la casa, dúplex, etc., con el nombre de la calle)
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2.
Información sobre moho. El moho se encuentra virtualmente en
todo el medio ambiente, tanto en el interior como en el exterior
y tanto en estructuras viejas como nuevas. El moho, que existe
por naturaleza, está formado por organismos microscópicos que
se reproducen por esporas y han existido siempre. Toda la vida
hemos estado rodeados de esporas de moho. El moho degrada
el material orgánico del medio ambiente y utiliza el producto
final como alimento. Si no existiera el moho, tendríamos que
lidiar con grandes cantidades de material orgánico muerto.
Las esporas de moho (como el polen de las plantas), se esparcen
por el aire y son habitualmente transportadas en los zapatos, la
ropa y otros materiales. Cuando hay exceso de humedad dentro
de una vivienda, el moho puede crecer. La evidencia científica
es contradictoria respecto a qué cantidad de moho es suficiente
para producir efectos adversos en la salud. De todas maneras, se
deben tomar ciertas precauciones.
3.
Para evitar el crecimiento de moho, es importante prevenir
la acumulación de humedad excesiva en su vivienda. La falta de
atención inmediata a las pérdidas de agua o a la acumulación
de humedad en las superficies de la vivienda, a la humedad
que se filtra en las paredes o en los cielorasos, puede estimular
el crecimiento de moho. La acumulación de humedad puede
provenir de varias fuentes, tales como:
• agua de lluvia que gotea de techos, ventanas, puertas y paredes externas, al igual que el agua de inundaciones que sube
sobre el nivel del piso;
• agua que rebalsa de las duchas, bañeras, excusados, lavatorios,
tinas, máquinas lavadoras, deshumificadores, recipientes de
descarga de refrigeradores o de aparatos de aire acondicionado
o de mangueras de condensación tapadas;
• pérdidas de agua provenientes de las cañerías o de los sanitarios, pérdidas de agua hacia las paredes provenientes de
selladuras faltantes o deterioradas alrededor de las duchas,
bañeras o tinas;
• pérdidas en mangueras de lavadoras, agua de riego de plantas,
orina de animales, derrames en la cocina, derrame de bebidas
y vapor excesivo en la cocina;
• pérdidas provenientes de la descarga en secadoras de ropa
(que pueden inyectar humedad excesiva en el aire); y
• secado deficiente de alfombras, felpudos, paredes de ducha
y pisos de baño.
5.
La prevención comienza por casa. Para minimizar el potencial
de crecimiento de moho en su vivienda, usted debe hacer lo
siguiente:
• Mantener limpia la vivienda, especialmente la cocina, el/los
baño/s, las alfombras y los pisos. Para quitar la suciedad y los
depósitos que albergan el moho o que le sirven de alimento, es
importante limpiar regularmente, pasar la aspiradora, el trapo
de pisos y utilizar limpiadores domésticos para superficies duras.
Deshacerse inmediatamente de alimentos enmohecidos.
Siempre aplique el biocida sobre una superficie 5 a 6 veces
mayor que la mancha de moho, ya que puede haber moho
aún no visible. Se puede utilizar una aspiradora con un filtro de
partículas de alta eficiencia (HEPA) para quitar el moho no visible de superficies porosas, como fibras de sofás, sillas, cortinas
y alfombras, siempre y cuando las fibras estén completamente
secas. El lavado en máquina o la limpieza a seco de textiles son
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• Secar la humedad visible acumulada en las ventanas, paredes,
cielorasos, pisos y otras superficies, lo antes posible. Buscar
pérdidas de agua de las mangueras de máquinas lavadoras
y en las descargas, especialmente si la pérdida es lo suficientemente grande como para infiltrar las paredes cercanas.
Encender los ventiladores de extracción del baño y de la cocina
antes de empezar a bañarse o cocinar con trastes sin tapa. Al
ducharse, mantener la cortina de ducha dentro de la bañera o
cerrar bien la puerta corrediza de la ducha. Después del baño
o ducha, los expertos recomiendan: (1) pasar un trapo para
secar la humedad de las paredes, las puertas, la bañera y el piso;
(2) dejar la puerta del baño abierta hasta que se haya secado
toda la humedad restante en los espejos, paredes y azulejos;
y (3) colgar las toallas y tapetes de baño para que se sequen
completamente.
• Notificarnos inmediatamente por escrito cualquier problema de
aire acondicionado o calefacción. Siga nuestras instrucciones
para cambiar filtros de aire acondicionado, cuando corresponda.
Además, le recomendamos abrir periódicamente las ventanas
y puertas en días en que el aire exterior es seco (por ejemplo,
cuando la humedad es inferior a 50 por ciento) para ayudar a
secar las zonas húmedas de su vivienda.
• Notificarnos inmediatamente por escrito si encuentra señales
de pérdida de agua, infiltración o moho. Responderemos en
cumplimiento con derecho estatal y el Contrato de arrendamiento para reparar o remediar la situación, según sea necesario.
Control de moho. Si ya existen pequeñas áreas de moho en
superficies no porosas (como azulejos, formica, pisos vinílicos,
metal, madera o plástico), la Agencia Federal de Protección
del Medio Ambiente (Environmental Protection Agency, EPA)
recomienda limpiar primero las áreas afectadas con agua y jabón
(o detergente), dejar secar y dentro de las 24 horas siguientes,
colocar un biocida desinfectante de uso doméstico ya mexclado,
en spray como Lysol Desinfectant®, Original Pine-Sol® Cleaner,
Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover® o Clorox Clean-up® Cleaner +
Bleach. (Nota: Son pocos los limpiadores domésticos comunes
que realmente destruyen el moho). El Tilex® y el Clorox® contienen
cloro y pueden causar manchas o decoloración. Asegúrese de
seguir las instrucciones del envase. Colocar biocidas sobre una
superficie sin limpiar primero la suciedad y la grasa es como
pintar sobre pintura vieja sin haber preparado previamente la
superficie.
6.
No limpie ni aplique biocidas en: (1) el moho visible en superficies porosas, tales como cielorasos o paredes de placa de yeso, ni
(2) grandes áreas de moho visible, en superficies no porosas. En
tales casos, notifíquenos por escrito y nosotros investigaremos
y tomaremos las medidas adecuadas, en cumplimiento con la
Sección 92.051 et seq del Código de Propiedades de Texas, sujeto
a excepciones especiales en caso de desastres naturales.
7.
Cumplimiento. Cumplir con las recomendaciones de este anexo,
nos ayudará a prevenir el crecimiento de moho en su vivienda
y a responder correctamente, si surgen problemas que puedan
conducir al crecimiento de moho. Si tiene preguntas con respecto
a este anexo, por favor diríjase a la oficina de administración o
llame al número de teléfono en su Contrato de arrendamiento.
Si usted(es) no cumple(n) con las disposiciones de este
anexo, puede(n) ser responsable(s) de daños ocurridos a la
propiedad y de los problemas de salud que pudieran resultar. No podemos resolver los problemas en su vivienda si no
sabemos que existan.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir un original de este Documento anexo: información sobre el moho y su prevención,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guárde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Formulario oficial 15-FF de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en enero de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Mold Information and Prevention Addendum
Date of Lease:_____________________________
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Please note: We want to maintain a high-quality living environment for our residents. To help achieve this goal,
it is important that we work together to minimize any mold growth in your dwelling. This addendum contains
important information for you, and responsibilities for both you and us.
1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract executed by
4. Avoiding Moisture Buildup. To avoid mold growth, it’s important to
you, the resident or residents, on the dwelling you have agreed to rent.
prevent excess moisture buildup in your dwelling. Failing to promptly
attend to leaks and moisture accumulations on dwelling surfaces can
encourage mold growth, especially in places where they might get inside walls or ceilings. Prolonged moisture can come from a wide variety
of sources, such as:
That dwelling is: Unit # ______________________________________
at ________________________________________________________
•
rainwater leaking from roofs, windows, doors, and outside walls,
as well as flood waters rising above floor level;
or other dwelling located at __________________________________
•
overflows from showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, washing machines, dehumidifiers, refrigerator or air-conditioner drip pans, or
clogged air-conditioner condensation lines;
•
leaks from plumbing lines or fixtures, and leaks into walls from
bad or missing grouting or caulking around showers, bathtubs, or
sinks;
•
washing-machine hose leaks, plant-watering overflows, pet
urine, cooking spills, beverage spills, and steam from excessive
open-pot cooking;
•
leaks from clothes-dryer discharge vents (which can put a lot of
moisture into the air); and
•
insufficient drying of carpets, carpet pads, shower walls, and
bathroom floors.
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2. About Mold. Mold is found everywhere in our environment, both
indoors and outdoors and in both new and old structures. Molds are
nothing new—they are natural microscopic organisms that reproduce
by spores. They have always been with us. In the environment, molds
break down organic matter and use the end product for food. Without
molds we would all be struggling with large amounts of dead organic
matter. Mold spores (like plant pollen) spread through the air and are
commonly transported by shoes, clothing, and other materials. Mold
can grow inside a dwelling when excess moisture is present. There is
conflicting scientific evidence about how much mold must accumulate
before it creates adverse health effects on people and animals. Even so,
we must take appropriate precautions to prevent its buildup.
3. Preventing Mold Begins with You. To minimize the potential for
mold growth in your dwelling, you must:
Keep your dwelling clean—particularly the kitchen, the bathrooms, carpets, and floors. Regular vacuuming and mopping of
floors, plus cleaning hard surfaces using a household cleaner, are
all important to remove the household dirt and debris that harbor mold or food for mold. Throw away moldy food immediately.
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Remove visible moisture accumulations on windows, walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces as soon as reasonably possible.
Look for leaks in washing-machine hoses and discharge lines—
especially if the leak is large enough for water to seep into nearby
walls. If your dwelling has them, turn on exhaust fans in the bathroom before showering and in the kitchen before cooking with
open pots. Also when showering, keep the shower curtain inside
the tub (or fully close the shower doors). Experts also recommend
that after a shower or bath you (1) wipe moisture off shower walls,
shower doors, the bathtub, and the bathroom floor; (2) leave the
bathroom door open until all moisture on the mirrors and bathroom walls and tile surfaces has dissipated; and (3) hang up your
towels and bath mats so they will completely dry out.
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Promptly notify us in writing about any air-conditioning or heating-system problems you discover. Follow any of our rules about
replacing air filters. It’s also good practice to open windows and
doors periodically on days when the outdoor weather is dry (i.e.,
humidity is below 50%) to help humid areas of your dwelling dry
out.
Promptly notify us in writing of any signs of water leaks, water
infiltration, or mold. We will respond in accordance with state law
and the Lease Contract to repair or remedy the situation as necessary.
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
nonporous surfaces (such as ceramic tile, formica, vinyl flooring, metal,
wood, or plastic), the Environmental Protection Agency recommends
that you first clean the areas with soap (or detergent) and water and let
the surface dry thoroughly. (Applying biocides without first cleaning
away the dirt and oils from the surface is like painting over old paint
without first cleaning and preparing the surface.) When the surface
is dry—and within 24 hours of cleaning—apply a premixed spray-on
household biocide such as Lysol Disinfectant®, Original Pine-Sol®
Cleaner, Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover® or Clorox® Clean-up® Cleaner
+ Bleach. (Note two things: First, only a few of the common household cleaners can actually kill mold. Second, Tilex and Clorox contain
bleach, which can discolor or stain surfaces, so follow the instructions
on the container.) Always clean and apply a biocide to an area five or
six times larger than any mold you see—mold can be present but not
yet visible to the naked eye. A vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency
particulate air (HEPA) filter can be used to help remove nonvisible mold
products from porous items such as fibers in sofas, chairs, drapes, and
carpets—provided the fibers are completely dry. Machine washing or
dry-cleaning will remove mold from clothes.
6. Warning for Porous Surfaces and Large Surfaces. Do not clean or
apply biocides to visible mold on porous surfaces such as sheetrock
walls or ceilings or to large areas of visible mold on nonporous surfaces.
Instead, notify us in writing and we will take appropriate action to comply with Section 92.051 et seq. of the Texas Property Code, subject to
the special exceptions for natural disasters.
7. Compliance. Complying with this addendum will help prevent mold
growth in your dwelling, and both you and we will be able to respond
correctly if problems develop that could lead to mold growth. If you
have questions about this addendum, please contact us at the management office or at the phone number shown in your Lease Contract.
If you fail to comply with this addendum, you can
be held responsible for property damage to the
dwelling and any health problems that may result. We can’t fix problems in your dwelling unless
we know about them.
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
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(Name of Resident)
5. Cleaning Mold. If small areas of mold have already accumulated on
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Date signed
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-FF, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Resident’s Notice of Intent to Move Out
(Deliver to owner’s representative.)
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Date when filled out: __________________________
Apt. #: ________________ Apartment community ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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or street address (if house, duplex, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Names of all residents on Lease Contract: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date you will move out and surrender premises: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
• The move-out date passes and no one is living in the dwelling; OR
• You abandon the dwelling (as defined in the Lease Contract).
All residents and occupants lose their right of possession on the move-out date.
Any resident who wishes to remain lawfully in the dwelling unit must sign a new
Lease Contract.
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2. Changes in Move-Out Date. Under paragraph 37 of the Lease Contract, you
must get our prior written approval to change or retract the move-out date.
You may not hold over beyond the above move-out date. If the dwelling is relet
to others after we receive this notice, you won’t be granted any extensions. We
and any new residents must be able to rely on this move-out notice for all purposes.
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• You turn in all keys and access devices where you pay the rent;
5. Cleaning. Under paragraph 38 of the Lease Contract, you must leave the dwelling clean. Please follow any written move-out cleaning instructions that we’ve
furnished.
6. Security-Deposit Refund. The check for your security-deposit refund, less any
itemized deductions, will be handled as explained in paragraph 41 of the Lease
Contract. If you cause us to have to stop payment on the check and reissue another one, you will be responsible for any bank charges and other expenses
we incur. Please provide below the forwarding address of the person or people
listed in paragraph 4 of the Lease Contract.
7. Retaining Receipt. After our representative signs and acknowledges receiving
this notice, you should keep the bottom portion of this notice as verification
that you gave written move-out notice.
8. Proper Notice. When you use this form, notice from one resident is notice from
all, except when a co-resident (other than the terminating resident’s spouse or
dependent) terminates because of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA),
or because of family violence or sexual assault. Your advance notice must be at
least the number of days’ notice required in Paragraph 3 of the Lease Contract,
even if your contract has become a month-to-month lease. If we require you to
give us more than 30 days’ written notice to move-out before the end of the
lease term, we will give you a written reminder not less than 5 days nor more
than 90 days before your deadline for giving us your written move-out notice.
9. Move-Out Inspection. You should meet with our representative for a moveout inspection. Our representative is not authorized to bind or limit us from
charging for necessary repairs, damages, or charges. Any statement or estimate, either by us or by our representative, is subject to our correction, modification, or disapproval before final refunding or accounting.
10. Reasons for Moving. _______________________________________________
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1. Date of Surrender. Under paragraph 41 of the Lease Contract, you surrender
the dwelling for all purposes (including security-deposit refund, cleaning, and
all repairs) when any of these events occurs:
3. Early Move-Out and Other Lease Contract Violations. Under paragraph 36
of the Lease Contract, just because our representative gets this notice does not
mean that we have approved your early move-out or that you are no longer
liable for money that may become due under the Lease Contract. We reserve
all contractual and statutory remedies for unauthorized early move-out, including accelerated rent for the remainder of the lease term, reletting charges, late
charges, returned-check charges, damages, attorney’s fees, contractual lien
(unless otherwise prohibited by law), and liability for increased holdover rents
and Lease Contract extensions.
4. Holdover. If you stay past the move-out date, you will be subject to increased
rent for the holdover period and will incur substantial special damages as outlined in paragraph 32 of the Lease Contract.
Your Signature or Signatures
Your Forwarding Address (required)
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_________________________________________________________________
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You may be contacted now at:
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Home phone: ( ________ ) _________________________________________
Work phone: ( ________ ) _________________________________________
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Date when you delivered this notice: _________________________________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Owner’s representative who received this notice:
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Date notice was received: ________________________________________
Move-out date was † approved † not approved.
Tear Here
Owner’s Acknowledgment of Receiving Move-Out Notice
(Copy and return to resident.)
We have received your notice of intent to move out of Apt. # __________________ in ______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(name of apartment community), or street address (if house, duplex, etc.): ___________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (city, state, zip)
on _____________________________________ (date). If move-out is approved, your prorated rent (if any) through the move-out date will be $ _____________ .
If you fail to pay rent through the remainder of the Lease Contract term or renewal period, you will have to pay a reletting fee under paragraph 10 of the Lease
Contract.
If your move-out notice does not comply with paragraph 23 or 36 and we haven’t given you a written release of your obligations under the Lease Contract, your
right of occupancy will end on the move-out date and you will continue to be liable for all sums due until the Lease Contract or renewal period expires, including
a reletting fee under paragraph 10 of the Lease Contract.
We encourage you to reconsider your decision to move out, but at our option, we may rely on your notice and enter into a Lease Contract with someone else. That
lease will take effect the day after your move-out date.
Our receipt or acceptance of your move-out notice does not waive or diminish our remedies (such as reletting charges, suit for rent, exercise of liens, and the like)
for early move-out, nonpayment, holding over, and other Lease Contract violations.
(Owner to check only one of the following):
† We approve the move-out date that you submitted in your Notice of Intent to Move Out, and your Lease Contract term will end on that date.
† We acknowledge receipt of your move-out notice, but we do not have enough information at this time to approve or disapprove it. Your notice is
presumed disapproved until we notify you otherwise.
† We acknowledge receipt of your move-out notice. We do not approve it or release you from liability under the Lease Contract. We may rely on your
notice for purposes of reletting your dwelling unit to others.
Date notice was received by our representative: ________________ Signature of our representative: _________________________________________________
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Resident’s Notice of Intent to Move Out after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-F, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Aviso del residente de su intención de mudarse del apartamento
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Apartamento N.º ________, Conjunto de apartamentos ___________________________________________________________________________
o dirección (si es casa, duplex, etc.) _____________________________________________________________________________________
Residente(s) identificado(s) en el Contrato de arrendamiento: ____________________________________________________________________
Fecha en que usted(es) se mudarán y nos entregarán la unidad:___________________________________________________________
2. Fecha de la entrega del apartamento. Según el párrafo 37 del
Contrato, usted(es) nos entrega(n) la unidad para todos los propósitos
(inclusive para hacer el reembolso del depósito en garantía y para hacer
la limpieza y reparaciones) en cualquiera de los casos siguientes:
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Usted(es) entrega(n) al lugar donde se paga la renta todas las
llaves y los dispositivos de acceso;
Ha pasado la fecha de la mudanza y nadie vive en la unidad;
O
Usted(es) abandona(n) la vivienda (según se define en el
Contrato).
6. La devolución de su depósito en garantía. El trámite del reembolso
de su depósito en garantía menos deducciones detalladas se efectuará según se describe en el párrafo 41 del Contrato. Si usted(es) nos
obliga(n) a suspender el pago de un cheque y emitir otro, usted(es)
será(n) responsable(s) de todos los cargos bancarios y otros gastos en
que incurramos por ello. Favor de escribir abajo la dirección de la(s)
persona(s) listada(s) en el párrafo 4 del Contrato, a quien(es) se debe
enviar el cheque.
7. Retener el comprobante. Cuando nuestro representante haya firmado
y acusado recibo de este aviso, usted(es) deben guardar la parte inferior
de esta hoja como prueba de haber dado aviso de su intención de
mudarse.
8. Aviso aceptable. Cuando usted(es) utilice(n) este formulario, el aviso
de un residente se considera el aviso de todos los residentes, excepto
cuando uno de los residentes (que no sea el cónyuge o dependiente
del residente que da el aviso) termina el Contrato conforme a la Ley de
ayuda civil a militares (SCRA) o debido a la violencia familiar o sexual.
Debe(n) usted(es) avisarnos su intención de mudarse con la antelación
mínima del número de días exigidos en el párrafo 3 del Contrato, aunque
su Contrato se haya renovado en plazos mensuales. Si exigimos que
usted(es) nos notifique(n) por escrito su intención de mudarse más
de 30 días antes de la terminación del Contrato, le(s) enviaremos un
recordatorio entre 5 y 90 días antes de la fecha límite para que nos
entregue(n) usted(es) el aviso.
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5. Limpieza. Según el párrafo 38 del Contrato, usted(es) debe(n) dejar la
unidad limpia. Al mudarse, favor de seguir las instrucciones de limpieza
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de arrendamiento, usted(es) debe(n) obtener nuestra aprobación
previa por escrito para poder cambiar o cancelar la fecha de la mudanza. No puede(n) quedarse después de dicha fecha. Si la vivienda
es arrendada a otros después de que recibamos este aviso, no se le(s)
aplazará a usted(es) la fecha de la mudanza. Nosotros y todo nuevo
residente podemos confiar para todos los propósitos en este aviso de
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1. Cambio de la fecha de la mudanza. Según el párrafo 41 del Contrato
Todos los residentes y ocupantes pierden su derecho de ocupación en
la fecha de la mudanza. Cualquier residente que quiera permanecer
legalmente en la vivienda debe firmar un nuevo Contrato.
3. Mudanza anticipada y otras violaciones del Contrato. Según el
párrafo 36 del Contrato, el simple hecho de que nuestro representante
ha recibido este aviso no significa que hayamos aprobado la mudanza
anticipada ni le(s) libera a usted(es) de su responsabilidad por cantidades pagaderas conforme al Contrato. Reservamos todos los recursos
contractuales y legales respecto a la mudanza anticipada, incluyendo el
vencimiento anticipado de las rentas del resto del plazo del Contrato, la
cuota por nuevo arrendamiento, cargos por pagos atrasados y cheques
devueltos, daños, honorarios de abogados, embargo contractual (salvo
disposición legal en contrario) y la responsabilidad de usted(es) de rentas
aumentadas durante su posesión fuera de plazo y su responsabilidad
de extensiones del plazo del Contrato.
4. Posesión fuera de plazo. Si usted(es) permanece(n) en el apartamento
después de la fecha de la mudanza, será(n) responsables de rentas
aumentadas durante su posesión fuera de plazo e incurrirá(n) en daños
especiales, conforme al párrafo 32 del Contrato.
9.
Inspección al mudarse. Usted(es) debe(n) reunirse con nuestro representante para llevar a cabo una inspección al mudarse del apartamento.
Nuestro representante no tiene derecho a obligarnos o limitarnos con
respecto a las deducciones por reparaciones, daños o cargos. Toda
declaración y todo calcúlo hechos por nosotros o nuestro representante
están sujetos a corrección, modificación o desaprobación nuestras antes
de finalizarse la cuenta definitiva o efectuarse el reembolso.
10. Razones de la mudanza. (Opcional)____________________________
__________________________________________________________
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Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
PARA EL USO EXCLUSIVO DE LA GERENCIA:
Uno puede communicarse con usted ahora al:
Representante del propietario que recibió el aviso:
______________________________________________________
Teléfono de trabajo: (____) __________________________________
Fecha, aviso recibido: _______________________________
Fecha en que se entregó este aviso: ___________________________
La fecha de la mudanza fue ❒ aprobada ❒ no aprobada.
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Acuse de recibo del propietario del Aviso del residente de su intención de mudarse del apartamento
(Sacar una copia y devolver el original al residente para que lo guarde.)
Acusamos recibo del aviso de su intención de mudarse del Apartamento N.º______________en_______________________________________________
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos) o dirección (si es casa, duplex, etc.): ________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________ (ciudad, estado, código postal) el _____________________________ (fecha)
Si se aprueba la fecha de la mudanza, la renta prorrateada hasta esa fecha (si corresponde) será: $________________.
Si usted(es) no paga(n) la renta por el resto del plazo del Contrato o del plazo de renovación, tendrán que pagar una cuota por nuevo arrendamiento,
conforme al párrafo 10 del Contrato de arrendamiento.
Si el aviso de su intención de mudarse del apartamento no cumple con las disposiciones del párrafo 23 o 36 y no le hemos notificado por escrito que le
liberamos de sus obligaciones bajo este Contrato, su derecho de permanencia terminará en la fecha de la mudanza establecida y usted(es) seguirá(n) siendo
responsable(s) de todos las cantidades pagaderas hasta el término del Contrato o del plazo de renovación, incluyendo la cuota por nuevo arrendamiento
descrito en el párrafo 10 del Contrato.
Recomendamos que reconsidere(n) su decisión de mudarse, pero a nuestra opción tenemos el derecho de confiar en su aviso y firmar otros Contratos de
arrendamiento con otras partes que comenzarán el día inmediatamente posterior a la fecha establecida de su mudanza.
El que recibamos o aceptemos el aviso de su intención de mudarse del apartamento no anula ni disminuye nuestros recursos (tales como la cuota por
nuevo arrendamiento, la demanda judicial por rentas y el embargo de sus bienes) en caso de la mudanza anticipada, la falta de pago, permanencia fuera
de plazo, y otras violaciones al contrato.
(El propietario debe marcar solamente una casilla)
❒ Aprobamos la fecha de la mudanza señalada por usted(es) en el aviso de su intención de mudarse, y su Contrato terminará en esa fecha.
❒ Acusamos recibo del aviso de su intención de mudarse, pero al momento no tenemos bastante información para aprobarlo ni desaprobarlo. Por lo
tanto, se debe considerar desaprobado hasta que le avisemos de otra manera.
❒ Acusamos recibo del aviso de su intención de mudarse. No lo aprobamos ni le(s) liberamos de sus responsabilidades estipuladas en este Contrato.
Podemos basarnos en su aviso con el fin de volver a arrendar su unidad a otras personas.
Fecha en que nuestro representante recibió el aviso: __________ Firma de nuestro representante: ____________________________________________
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Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-F de la TAA, revisado en enero del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Lease Contract Addendum
for Per-Person Rental of Dwelling
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(This addendum is not for use after the original lease term has expired.)
Date when filled out: __________________________
1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the TAA Lease Contract between you and us on the dwelling described below:
10. Liability for Damages And Violations.
10.1 Your fault. You are fully liable for animal-rules violations, late
fees, returned-check charges, the cost of missing batteries
from smoke or other detectors, government fines, and damage to the dwelling or common areas caused solely by you,
your family, or your invitees.
Resident (you) __________________________________________
Owner (us) _____________________________________________
______________________________________________________
10.2 Per-person share of fault. You are liable for your per-person
share for animal-rules violations, late fees, returned-check
charges, the cost of missing batteries from smoke or other
detectors, and damage to the dwelling if we cannot, in our
reasonable judgment, determine who was at fault. “Per person” is determined by the number of residents authorized
under the Lease Contract at the time of the damage, charge,
fine, or violation. (See Lease Contract paragraphs 12 and 24.)
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Dwelling (Apt. # or type if # is not yet known ________________ )
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at_________________________________________ (street address)
in_________________________________________________(city),
Texas, _________________________________________ (zip code).
10.3 A co-resident’s fault. You are not liable for another co-resident’s rent or for animal-rules violations, late fees, returnedcheck charges, the cost of missing batteries from smoke or
other detectors, government fines, or damage that are due,
in our reasonable judgment, solely to the fault of another coresident or the co-resident’s family or invitees.
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Date of Lease Contract ___________________________________
Beginning date of lease term ______________________________
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Ending date of lease term _________________________________
2. Purpose of Addendum. This addendum modifies the TAA Lease
Contract to allow the resident named above to occupy the dwelling with other co-residents without being jointly liable for rent and
various other obligations owed by the other co-residents. This addendum controls over any conflicting provisions in the TAA Lease
Contract. Each resident in the dwelling will execute a separate
lease to which this addendum will be attached.
3. Exclusive-Use and Joint-Use Areas. We (check one) † may OR
† may not assign another person to share a bedroom with you.
If the dwelling has a separate bathroom for each bedroom, you
and any other person assigned to your bedroom will have exclusive use of that bathroom. You will share the use and occupancy of
the dwelling’s common living areas with up to _________________
other people who lease from us and share the common living areas
of your dwelling. (See Lease Contract paragraph 2.) The common
living areas include the kitchen, living room, any private balconies
or patios, and any storage rooms assigned to your dwelling.
4. Security Deposit. The security-deposit amount stated in the
Lease Contract is your security deposit, not the total security deposit of all co-residents. (See Lease Contract paragraph 4.)
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5. Keys. At your expense, and upon your written request, we will:
(1) rekey the lock or locks on your exterior doors and provide a key
to each co-resident, (2) rekey the lock on your bedroom door or
doors and provide a key to you and to any other person assigned to
your bedroom, or (3) rekey both dwelling and bedroom doors and
distribute keys as specified. If you want other co-residents to share
the cost of rekeying, they must also sign the request. If you are still
living in the dwelling and your dwelling or bedroom is rekeyed
without your written request, we will still give you a new key. (See
Lease Contract paragraph 5.)
11. Contractual Lien. We will not exercise a contractual lien under
Section 54.042 of the Texas Property Code on your property or
any property in your possession that is left behind after surrender,
abandonment, or eviction. We will remove and store the property,
and you will be liable for the costs we incur in packing, removing,
and storing it. No other liens are waived. (See Lease Contract paragraph 14.)
12. Requests and Notices. A notice of your intent to move out must
be signed by you, personally. A request by any resident in your
dwelling for maintenance or repair constitutes a request from all
co-residents. A notice from us that is intended only for you will be
addressed only to you, including a notice from us to you to pay
sums owed only by you, or regarding sale of property that belongs only to you or that was in your possession and care. A notice
intended by us for all co-residents in your dwelling may be addressed to “all residents” of your dwelling. A notice intended by us
for all residents in a multi-unit community may be addressed to “all
residents.” (See Lease Contract paragraphs 26, 28, and 29.)
13. Default. The resident defaults contained in the Lease Contract will
be limited to conduct by you or any of your invitees or guests, or
to conduct in which you or they participated. The remedies for a
default committed solely by another co-resident in the dwelling
will be limited to those that affect that co-resident only. (See Lease
Contract paragraph 32.)
14. Refunds. Refunds will be paid to you only and not by joint check to
you and others. The time period for refund begins when you move
out. (See Lease Contract paragraph 41.)
15. Relocation.
6. Rent. You are liable for your monthly rent as stated in the Lease
Contract. The rent amount stated in the Lease Contract is rent
owed by you and is not the total rent owed by all co-residents. (See
Lease Contract paragraph 6.)
15.1 Requests within 10 days after moving in. We will try to
honor requests for a particular dwelling to the extent practical in our sole judgment. If we assigned specific bedrooms
and you and another resident in your unit ask to switch
within 10 days after you move in, and if you comply with our
procedures and required documentation, you may change
bedrooms without owing a transfer fee.
7. Utilities. As provided in the Lease Contract, we will arrange to activate utilities and services to the dwelling for the benefit of the
dwelling’s residents. We will bill you monthly for your itemized
per-person share of any submetered or allocated utilities for the
dwelling. Your share is determined by the number of residents authorized under the Lease Contract at the time of billing. (See Lease
Contract paragraph 7.)
15.2 Requests more than 10 days after moving in. If you ask
to move to another bedroom in your dwelling more than 10
days after moving in, you must submit the required documentation and pay a transfer fee of $___________. Transfer to
a dwelling other than the one you initially occupied requires
our prior written approval and a similar fee.
8. Security Devices. Upon your written request, we will install at
your expense a keyed deadbolt on the door or doors that provide
access to your bedroom. (See Lease Contract paragraph 11.) A bedroom door opening into the interior of the dwelling is not an exterior door for purposes of the security-device statute.
15.3 Our right to require transfer. To operate efficiently and
harmoniously, we reserve the right at any time, on five days’
written notice to you, to relocate you to another bedroom
in the dwelling or to another dwelling within the apartment
community. If we require transfer, we will help you in moving
your personal property, pay for rekeying, and not charge you
a transfer fee.
9. Reletting Charge. Any reletting charge that might become due
under paragraph 10 of the Lease Contract will be based on your
rent amount and not the total rent of all residents in the dwelling.
(See Lease Contract paragraph 10.)
You are entitled to receive an original of this Lease Contract Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
Signatures
Date of signing addendum
Owner or owner’s representative
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Resident
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TAA Official Statewide Form 15-Z, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association
Anexo al contrato de arrendamiento
cuando se arrienda la vivienda por persona
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(Este anexo no debe usarse si el Contrato de arrendamiento original se ha vencido.)
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Fecha en que se llena: ________________________
Residente (usted) _________________________________________
Propietario (nosotros) _____________________________________
Vivienda (N.º o tipo si el N.º aún no se sabe) ____________________
ubicado en ___________________________________________ (calle)
en ______________________________________________ (ciudad),
Texas, ______________________________________ (código postal).
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento (”Contrato”) ______________
Fecha en que comienza el Contrato __________________________
Fecha en que vence el Contrato _______________________________
3.
Propósito del anexo. Este anexo modifica el Contrato de
arrendamiento de la TAA para que el residente mencionado arriba
pueda ocupar la vivienda con otros residentes sin ser conjuntamente
responsable del pago de las rentas y otras obligaciones varias de los
otros residentes. Este anexo prevalece sobre cualquier disposición
en contrario contenida en el Contrato de arrendamiento de la TAA.
Cada residente de la vivienda tendrá un contrato por separado al que
se le adjuntará este anexo.
10.2 Su parte de la responsabilidad. Usted es responsable del pago de
su parte de los cargos por violaciones a las reglas sobre la tenencia
de animales, cargos por atraso, cargos por cheques devueltos,
el costo de reemplazar pilas que faltan en detectores de humo
o de otro tipo, multas gubernamentales y daños a la vivienda
o las áreas de uso compartido, si no podemos, a nuestro
criterio razonable, determinar la identidad del culpable.
La cantidad “por persona” dependerá del número de personas
autorizadas en el Contrato a habitar en la vivienda en el momento
del cargo, daño, multa o violación. (Ver Contrato, párrafos 13 y 24.)
10.3 Responsabilidad de un co-residente. Usted no es responsable
de los cargos de otros residentes por violaciones a las reglas
sobre la tenencia de animales, cargos por atraso, cargos por
cheques devueltos, el costo de reemplazar pilas que faltan en
detectores de humo o de otro tipo, multas gubernamentales
y daños a la vivienda o las áreas de uso compartido, si a nuestro
criterio razonable fueron causados exclusivamente por los otros
residentes o por la familia o invitados del los otros residentes.
11. Embargo contractual. No impondremos el embargo contractual
descrito en la Sección 54.042 del Código de Propiedad de Texas
sobre las pertenencias de usted ni sobre las pertenencias de otros
que se encuentren en su posesión y que usted deje en su vivienda al
entregárnosla, abandonarla o ser desalojado de ella. Retiraremos y
almacenaremos dichas pertenencias y usted será responsable de pagar
los costos de embalaje, retiro y almacenamiento correspondientes.
No renunciamos a ningún otro tipo de derecho de embargo. (Ver
Contrato, párrafo 14.)
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Anexo. Este documento es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento
de la TAA entre usted y nosotros, en referencia a la vivienda descrita
a continuación:
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Áreas de uso exclusivo y de uso común. ❒ Podemos ❒ No podemos
(Marcar una) asignar a otra persona para que comparta un dormitorio
con usted. Si cada dormitorio tiene su propio baño, usted y cualquier
otra persona asignada a su dormitorio tendrán el uso exclusivo del
baño correspondiente. Usted compartirá el uso y la posesión de las
áreas comunes de la vivienda con hasta ________________ personas
más que sean inquilinos nuestros y que compartan las áreas comunes
de su vivienda. (Ver Contrato, párrafo 2.) Las áreas comunes incluyen
la cocina, la sala de estar, balcones o patios privados y cualquier tipo
de depósito o almacén que corresponda a su vivienda.
12. Solicitudes y notificaciones. Usted mismo debe firmar el aviso de
su intención de mudarse de la vivienda. Las solicitudes de trabajos de
mantenimiento o reparaciones hechas por cualquiera de los residentes
de su vivienda, se consideran solicitudes de todos los residentes de
dicha vivienda. Una notificación nuestra que sea exclusivamene para
usted, le será dirigida solamente a usted; esto incluye las notificaciones
por pago de dinero que usted nos debe o notificaciones sobre la venta
de sus propias pertenencias o aquéllas en su posesión. Toda notificación
nuestra cuya intención sea informar algo a todos los residentes de su
vivienda, puede ser dirigida a “todos los residentes” de la vivienda.
Toda notificación nuestra cuya intención sea informar algo a todos
los residentes de un conjunto de varias unidades, puede ser dirigida
a “todos los residentes.” (Ver Contrato, párrafos 26, 28 y 29.)
Depósito de guarantía. El depósito en garantía establecido en el
Contrato es el depósito en garantía de usted y no el depósito en
garantía total de todos los residentes. (Ver Contrato, párrafo 4.)
5.
Llaves. Si usted realiza un pedido por escrito y se hace cargo de
los gastos, nosotros: (1) cambiaremos las cerraduras de las puertas
exteriores de la vivienda y le daremos una llave a cada residente
de la misma y, (2) cambiaremos las cerraduras de las puertas de su
dormitorio y le(s) daremos una llave a usted y a toda otra persona
asignada a su dormitorio. Si usted desea que otro residente comparta los
costos, éste también debe firmar el pedido. Si cambiamos las llaves de
su vivienda o su dormitorio sin que usted lo solicite y mientras usted
todavía vive ahí, le daremos llaves nuevas. (Ver Contrato, párrafo 5.)
13. Incumplimiento. Todo incumplimiento por parte del residente
y descrito en el Contrato se limita al comportamiento de usted o
cualquiera de sus huéspedes o invitados o a las actividades en las
cuales usted o ellos hayan participado. Nuestros recursos legales por
incumplimiento exclusivamente por parte de otro residente de la
vivienda se limitarán a aquéllos que afectan solamente a ese residente.
(Ver Contrato, párrafo 32.)
6.
Las rentas. Usted será responsable del pago de la renta mensual,
como se establece en el Contrato. La cantidad de la renta establecida
en el Contrato es la cantidad que usted debe, no la cantidad total
debida por todos los residentes. (Ver Contrato, párrafo 6.)
14. Reembolsos. Los reembolsos se harán a cada residente en particular
y no por medio de cheque conjunto para todos los residentes. El plazo
para su reembolso comienza cuando usted se muda de la vivienda.
(Ver Contrato, párrafo 41.)
7.
Servicios. Según se establece en el Contrato, nos encargaremos de
activar los servicios públicos de la vivienda, para el beneficio de todas
las personas residentes en la misma. Le facturaremos mensualmente,
con detalles indicando la parte que a usted le corresponde por todo
servicio medido individualmente o calculado en forma proporcional
para la vivienda. La parte que le corresponde a usted dependerá
del número de personas autorizadas en el Contrato a habitar en la
vivienda en el momento en que se prepara su factura. (Ver Contrato,
párrafo 7.)
15. Traslados.
15.1 Pedido hecho en el lapso de 10 días del momento en que entra
a habitar. Siempre que sea práctico, a nuestro criterio, trataremos
de cumplir los pedidos para habitar en una vivienda en particular.
Si le(s) asignamos dormitorio(s) específico(s), y usted y otro
residente de la misma vivienda piden cambiarse de dormitorio en el
lapso de 10 días del momento en que entran a habitar y si
ustedes cumplen con nuestros procedimientos y presentan
la documentación requerida, pueden cambiar de dormitorio
sin tener que pagar una cuota por traslado.
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Dispositivos de seguridad. A petición por escrito de usted y a su
costa, le instalaremos un pestillo con llave en la(s) puerta(s) que
da(n) acceso a su dormitorio. (Ver Contrato, párrafo 11.) En lo que
respecta al estatuto sobre cerraduras de seguridad, no se considera
puerta exterior aquélla que abre de un dormitorio hacia el interior
de la vivienda.
Cargo de nuevo arrendamiento.Todo cargo de nuevo arrendamiento
de la vivienda, según los términos del párrafo 10 del Contrato, se
basará en la cantidad de renta que usted paga, no en la cantidad de
la renta de todas las personas residentes en la vivienda. (Ver Contrato,
párrafo 10.)
10. Responsabilidad civil de daños y violaciones.
10.1 Usted es responsable. Usted es completamente responsable
de los cargos por violaciones a las reglas sobre la tenencia de
animales, cargos por atraso, cargos por cheques devueltos, el
costo de reemplazar pilas que faltan en detectores de humo o
de otro tipo, multas gubernamentales y daños a la vividenda
15.2 Pedido hecho más de 10 días después de entrar a habitar.
Si usted pide cambiarse a otro dormitorio de su vivienda más de
10díasdespuésdeentrarahabitar,debepresentarladocumentación
requerida y pagar una cuota de traslado de $__________. El traslado
a otra vivienda distinta de la que usted ocupó inicialmente requiere
nuestra aprobación previa por escrito y el pago de una cuota
semejante.
15.3 Nuestro derecho a exigirle que se traslade. Para lograr un
funcionamiento eficiente y armonioso, nos reservamos el
derecho en todo momento, a trasladarlo a otro dormitorio en
la vivienda o a otra vivienda del conjunto habitacional,
notificándole lo mismo con cinco días de antelación. Si le obligamos
a trasladarse, le ayudaremos a mudar sus efectos personales,
pagaremos los cambios de cerraduras y no le cobraremos
una cuota de traslado.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo,
una vez que haya sido firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Formulario oficial 15-Z de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en enero de 2015.
Derechos de autor registrados, 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Solicitud de arrendamiento para residentes y ocupantes
Cada co-residente y cada ocupante que tenga más de 18 años
debe presentar una solicitud por separado.
Los cónyuges pueden presentar una solicitud conjuntamente.
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DATOS TOCANTES A USTED Nombre completo (exactamente como aparece en su
licencia de manejar o documento estatal de identidad) ________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Dirección (tal como aparece en su licencia de manejar o documento estatal de identidad):
___________________________________________________________________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar: ____________________________________
o de su documento estatal de identidad: ________________________________
Otros apellidos (de soltera y casada): _____________________________________
Su número de seguro social: ____________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento:_____________ Estatura: __________ Peso: _____________
Sexo: _________ Color de ojos:____________ Color del pelo: _______________
Estado civil: ❒ soltero ❒ casado ❒ divorciado ❒ viudo ❒ separado
¿Es usted ciudadano de los Estados Unidos? ❒ Sí ❒ No
¿Fuma Ud. u otro ocupante? ❒ Sí ❒ No
¿Tendrá usted, su cónyuge u otro ocupante un animal? ❒ Sí ❒ No
¿De qué clase, peso, raza y edad? ________________________________________
SU CÓNYUGE Nombre completo: ______________________________________
Otros apellidos (de soltera y casada): _____________________________________
N.º de seguro social de su cónyuge: ______________________________________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar: ____________________________________
o de su documento estatal de identidad: ________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento:_____________ Estatura: __________ Peso: _____________
Sexo: _________ Color de ojos:____________ Color del pelo: _______________
¿Es usted ciudadano de los Estados Unidos? ❒ Sí ❒ No
Empleador actual: ____________________________________________________
Dirección: ___________________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Teléfono, trabajo: (____) _____________ Teléfono celular (____) _______________
Puesto:_____________________ Inició el trabajo (fecha): _____________________
Correo electrónico: ____________________________________________________
Ingresos brutos mensuales son más de: $ _________________________________
Nombre y teléfono del supervisor: _______________________________________
OTROS OCUPANTES Nombres de todas las personas que ocuparán la unidad sin firmar
el Contrato de arrendamiento. Si hay más de tres, siga en otra página aparte.
Nombre: ___________________ Relación: _______________Sexo: ____________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar o de su documento
estatal de identidad: ___________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: ___________ N.º de seguro social: __________________
Nombre: ___________________ Relación: _______________Sexo: ____________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar o de su documento
estatal de identidad: ___________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: ___________ N.º de seguro social: __________________
Nombre: ___________________ Relación: _______________Sexo: ____________
N.º y estado de su licencia de manejar o de su documento
estatal de identidad: ___________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: ___________ N.º de seguro social: __________________
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Dirección actual_______________________________Apartamento N.º _________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Teléfono en casa o celular: (_____)_______________ Renta actual: $ ___________
Correo electrónico: ___________________________________________________
Nombre de los apartamentos donde vive actualmente: ______________________
Nombre del propietario o gerente actual: _________________________________
Teléfono del propietario o gerente: ______________________________________
Fecha de ocupación de la dirección actual: ________________________________
¿Por qué se muda de su residencia actual? _________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Dirección anterior más reciente: _________________________________________
__________________________________________ Apartamento N.º __________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Nombre del conjunto de apartamentos: __________________________________
Nombre del propietario o gerente de ese conjunto: _________________________
Teléfono del propietario o gerente: ______________________________________
Renta mensual anterior: $ ______________________________________________
Fecha de ocupación: ______________ Fecha de desocupación: ________________
SU TRABAJO
Fecha en que se llena: ________________________
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Empleador actual: _______________________________________
Dirección: __________________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Teléfono en el trabajo: (_______) ________________________________________
Puesto: _____________________________________________________________
SUS VEHÍCULOS
Enumere todos los vehículos pertenecientes a o conducidos por
usted, su cónyuge y otros ocupantes (incluyendo carros, camiones, motos, remolques,
etc.) Si hay más de tres, siga en otra página aparte.
Marca, modelo y color: ________________________________________________
Año: ________ N.° de placas: ________________________ Estado: __________
Marca, modelo y color: ________________________________________________
Año: ________ N.° de placas: ________________________ Estado: __________
Marca, modelo y color: ________________________________________________
Año: ________ N.° de placas: ________________________ Estado:
__________
¿POR QUÉ ELIGIÓ ESTA PROPIEDAD? ¿Se le fue recomendada? ❒ Sí ❒ No
En caso afirmataivo, ¿por quién?
Nombre de la agencia de localización: ____________________________________
Nombre del agente de localización: ______________________________________
Fecha en que empezó: ________________________________________________
Nombre del amigo u otra persona :_______________________________________
¿Encontró la propiedad por su cuenta? ❒ Sí ❒ No En caso afirmativo, ¿cómo?
❒ Sitio Internet:___________________ ❒ Revista de propiedades:______________
❒ De paso ❒ Periódico (¿cuál?):________________ ❒ Otro:__________________
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Sus ingresos brutos mensuales son más de: $ ______________________________
Nombre y teléfono del supervisor: _______________________________________
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Empleador anterior (más reciente): _______________________________________
Dirección: ___________________________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Teléfono de trabajo: (_______) __________________________________________
EN CASO DE EMERGENCIA Contacto de emergencia, mayor de 18 años y que no
conviva con usted(es):
Puesto: _____________________________________________________________
Nombre: ____________________________________________________________
Sus ingresos brutos mensuales fueron más de: $ ___________________________
Dirección: ___________________________________________________________
Fechas en que empezó y terminó: ________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P.: ___________________________________________________
Nombre y teléfono del supervisor anterior: ________________________________
Teléfono, trabajo: (___) ________________ Teléfono, casa: (___) _________________
ANTECEDENTES CREDITICIOS Nombre, ciudad y estado de su banco:
___________________________________________________________________
Teléfono celular: (___) ________________ Relación: _________________________
Correo electrónico: ___________________________________________________
Si usted fallece, se enferma gravemente, desaparece o está encarcelado, según una
Principales documentos de crédito: ______________________________________
declaración jurada hecha por [elija una o más]: ❒ la persona anteriormente listada, ❒ su
Ingresos no provenientes del trabajo que se deben tomar en cuenta. Explicar.
cónyuge, ❒ su padre, madre o hijo, podemos permitir que dicha(s) persona(s) entre(n)
en su vivienda a retirar todo lo contenido, inclusive los bienes de usted en el buzón
postal, los almacenes y áreas comunes. Si ninguna opción es señalada, cualesquiera
serán autorizados, a nuestra opción. Si está usted gravemente enfermo o lesionado,
usted nos autoriza a llamar al servicio médico de emergencia o a pedir una ambulancia
a la cuenta de usted. No somos legalmente obligados a hacerlo.
____________________________________________________________________
Problemas crediticios que desea explicar. (Usar otra hoja.)
ANTECEDENTES DE ARRENTATARIO Y PENALES (Obligatorio marcar si corresponde.)
Usted, su cónyuge, u otro ocupante listado en esta Solicitud:
❒ ¿ha sido desalojado alguna vez o le han pedido que se mudara?
❒ ¿se ha mudado de una vivienda antes de finalizar el contrato, sin el consentimiento
del propietario?
❒ ¿se ha declarado en quiebra?
❒ ¿ha sido demandado por rentas?
❒ ¿ha sido demandado por daños a la propiedad?
❒ ¿ha sido condenado o puesto en libertad condicional por un delito mayor o sexual?
Favor de indicar el año, el lugar y la clase de cada delito mayor y cada delito sexual
por el cual ha sido condenado o puesto en libertad condicional. Tal vez tengamos
que saber más detalles antes de tomar una decisión. ________________________
____________________________________________________________________
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© 2016, A FAVOR DE LA TEXAS APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, INC.
AUTORIZACIÓN
Le autorizo/autorizamos a (nombre del propietario)
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a que (1) comparta la información anterior con la compañía que proporciona servicio
eléctrico al propietario y (2) verifique los datos anteriores por cualquier medio, incluyendo informes de agencias crediticias antes, durante o después del inquilinato, en lo que
concierne al Contrato de arrendamiento y al antecedente laboral u otro proporcionado
por empleador(es) a una agencia estatal de seguridad en el empleo (p.ej., Texas Workforce
Commission). Dichos antecedentes laborales pueden ser utilizados sólo a los efectos de
esta Solicitud de arrendamiento y la autorización para obtenerlos vence 365 días a partir
de la fecha de esta Solicitud.
Firma del solicitante ___________________________________________________
Firma del cónyuge ____________________________________________________
El/La solicitante también debe firmar al dorso de esta solicitud.
SIGUE AL DORSO
Información sobre el contrato de arrendamiento contemplado
Debe llenarse sólo si el Contrato de arrendamiento no es firmado por el/los residente(s) en el momento de presentar la solicitud de arrendamiento.
El contrato de arrendamiento que se usa debe ser el formulario más reciente del (márquese uno): ❒ Contrato de arrendamiento de apartamento, ❒ Contrato de arrendamiento residencial o ❒ Contrato de arrendamiento de condominio o casa en unidad habitacional, a menos que se adjunte a esta Solicitud otra versión anterior del Contrato
que lleva las inciales de el/los residente(s). Los espacios en blanco del formulario tendrán que contener los siguientes datos:
• Cargo por atraso por cada día adicional: $________________;
• Cargo por cheque devuelto: $________________;
• Cargos por violación tocante a tenencia de animales: Inicial $_________;
Diario $____________;
• ❒ Marque si la vivienda será amueblada;
• Servicios que el propietario pagará (Marque todo lo que corresponda):
❒ gas ❒ agua ❒ aguas residuales ❒ electricidad ❒ basura ❒ servicio de
cable o satélite ❒ antena colectiva ❒ Internet ❒ agua de lluvia y canalización
❒ otros servicios_______________________________________________;
• Cargo por conexión de servicios: $_________________;
• Usted (Marque uno): ❒ debe comprar seguro ❒ no tiene la obligación de
comprar seguro;
• Cargo convenido por nuevo arrendamiento: $_________________;
• Su depósito en garantía será devuelto por (Marque uno):
❒ un solo cheque pagadero a todos los residentes (a falta de otra alternativa)
o ❒ un cheque pagadero a y enviado a _______________.
• Su aviso de su intención de mudarse pondrá fin al contrato de arrendamiento
(señálese uno): ❒ el último día del mes, ❒ la fecha exacta anotada en el aviso
de su intención de mudarse;
• Si la vivienda es casa o dúplex, el propietario es responsable, según lo indica el
párrafo 12.2 del Contrato de arrendamiento, de: ❒ mantener plantas y jardines,
❒ regar plantas y jardines, ❒ fertilizar plantas y jardines, ❒ recoger basura
de los jardines, ❒ mantener y vaciar contenedores de basura. El inquilino es
responsable de lo que no esté marcado.
• El inquilino es responsable del pago de los primeros $________ de cada
reparación.
• Disposiciones especiales con respecto al estacionamiento, el almacenaje,
etc. (ver página adjunta, si fuera necesario):_________________________.
Información sobre el Contrato de arrendamiento. El Contrato de arrendamiento
que las partes piensan celebrar está adjunto al presente—o si no está adjunto, el
contrato ha de ser el Contrato de arrendamiento actual de la TAA, tal como se anota
arriba. Toda información o condición especial debe ser explícitamente anotada en el
Contrato de arrendamiento adjunto o en esta hoja de Información sobre el Contrato
de arrendamiento contemplado.
Cuota de solicitud (puede ser reembolsable o no). Usted ha entregado a nuestro
representante una cuota de solicitud en la cantidad indicada en el párrafo 14 a continuación, la cual amortiza parcialmente el costo de los trámites administrativos.
Depósito de solicitud (puede ser reembolsable o no). Además de cualquier cuota
de solicitud, usted le ha entregado a nuestro representante un depósito de solicitud
en la cantidad indicada en el párrafo 14. El depósito de solicitud no es un depósito
en garantía Sin embargo, será descontado al pago del depósito en garantía cuando
el Contrato de arrendamiento haya sido firmado por todas las partes O será devuelto,
según lo especifica el párrafo 10, si su solicitud no es aprobada O será retenido como
liquidación de daños si usted no firma el contrato o intenta hacer una revocación,
según lo indican los párrafos 6 o 7, o si deja de contestar cualquier pregunta o si
proporciona información falsa.
Aprobación cuando el Contrato de arrendamiento es firmado por adelantado.
Si usted y todos los solicitantes ya han firmado el Contrato de arrendamiento cuando
aprobamos la Solicitud, nuestro representante le notificará de la aprobación a usted
(o a uno de ustedes si son co-solicitantes), firmará el Contrato de arrendamiento, y
entonces acreditará el depósito de solicitud de todos los solicitantes a cuenta del
depósito en garantía.
Aprobación cuando el Contrato de arrendamiento no ha sido firmado todavía.
Si usted y todos los solicitantes no han firmado todavía el contrato de arrendamiento
en el momento en que aprobamos la Solicitud, nuestro representante le notificará de
la aprobación a usted (o a uno de ustedes si son co-solicitantes), firmará el contrato
de arrendamiento, y, cuando usted y todos los solicitantes han firmado el contrato,
entonces acreditará el depósito de solicitud de todos los solicitantes a cuenta del
depósito en garantía.
Si usted(es) no firma(n) el contrato después de haber sido aprobado(s). A menos
que autoricemos disposición contraria por escrito, una vez que le(s) haymos aprobado
en persona o por teléfono o por correo electrónico, usted y todos los solicitantes deben
firmar el Contrato de arrendamiento dentro de los 3 días, o dentro de los 5 días si le(s)
aprobamos por correo. Si usted o cualquiera de los solicitantes no firma el contrato
como es debido, guardaremos el depósito de solicitud en carácter de liquidación por
daños y terminaremos toda obligación futura bajo este acuerdo.
Si usted hace una revocación antes de la aprobación. Ni usted ni ninguno de los
solicitantes puede retirar ni la solicitud ni el depósito de solicitud. Si, antes de firmar
el Contrato de arrendamiento, usted o cualquiera de los solicitantes retira una solicitud o nos avisa de un cambio de opinión en cuanto al arrendamiento de la vivienda,
tendremos derecho a retener todos los depósitos de solicitud en carácter de daños
liquidados y no existirá obligación futura entre las partes.
Solicitud completa. Una solicitud no se considera “completa” ni se procesa hasta que
se nos haya dado todo lo listado a continuación (a menos que haya algo no marcado):
❒ una solicitud por separado completa y firmada por cada uno de los solicitantes; ❒ se
nos ha pagado una cuota de solicitud; ❒ se nos ha pagado un depósito de solicitud. Si
no se señala ningún ítem, se requieren todos para que la Solicitud se considere completa.
Falta de aprobación dentro de siete días. Le(s) notificaremos si ha(n) sido aprobado(s)
dentro de siete días de la fecha en que recibimos una solicitud completa. Su solicitud
debe considerarse“desaprobada”si no le(s) avisamos de su aprobación dentro de siete
días de la fecha en que recibimos la solicitud completa. La notificación puede ser en
persona, por correo o por teléfono, a menos que usted(es) haya(n) solicitado que la
notificación sea por correo. No debe(n) usted(es) tomar la solicitud por aprobada
hasta recibir la notificación de aprobación.
Reembolso después de la desaprobación. Si se le desaprueba a usted o a cualquier solicitante o si se le(s) toma por desaprobado(s) conforme al párrafo 9, le(s)
reembolsaremos todos los depósitos de solicitud cuyo reembolso es requerido por
la ley dentro de ________ días (no más de 30 días; 30 días si se deja en blanco) de
dicha desaprobación. Los cheques de reembolso pueden ser pagaderos a todos los
solicitantes y ser enviados a un solicitante.
Extensión de fechas limite. Si la fecha limite para firmar, aprobar o reembolsar,
conforme a los párrafos 6, 9 o 10 sea sábado, domingo o día festivo estatal o federal,
la fecha limite se aplazará hasta el fin del próximo día hábil.
Avisos para los solicitantes o de ellos. Cualquier aviso que le damos a usted o a
un co-solicitante se considera un aviso a todos los solicitantes; y cualquier aviso de
usted o de un co-solicitante se considera un aviso de todos los solicitantes.
Llaves o dispositivos de acceso. Entregaremos las llaves o dispositivos de acceso
sólo después de que: (1) todas las partes hayan firmado el Contrato de arrendamiento
y otros documentos relacionados y (2) la renta y los correspondientes depósitos en
garantía hayan sido pagados en su totalidad.
Recibo. Cuota de solicitud (puede o no ser reembolsable): $____________________
Depósito de solicitud (puede o no ser reembolsable): $_________________________
Cargo administrativo (reembolsable sólo si la solicitud no es aprobada):$___________
Suma de la cuota de solicitud y el depósito de solicitud: $___________________
Cantidad total que hemos recibido hasta esta fecha: $______________________
Firma. La firma de nuestro representante indica sólo que hemos aceptado el convenio
de solicitud que antecede. No nos obliga a aceptar al solicitante como residente ni a
firmar el Contrato de arrendamiento que se propone.
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• Nombres de todos los residentes que firmarán el contrato de arrendamiento
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• Nombre del propietario/arrendador__________________________________;
• Nombre de la propiedad y clase de vivienda (cuántas recámaras y baños)
_______________________________________________________________;
• Dirección completa ______________________________________________
Ciudad/Estado/C.P. ______________________________________________;
• Nombres de todos los ocupantes que no firmarán el contrato de arrendamiento (hijos, parientes, amigos, etc.) _________________________________
_______________________________________________________________;
• Número total de ocupantes ______________;
• Se requiere nuestro permiso para huéspedes que se queden más de _____ días;
• Fechas de comienzo y del fin del contrato de arrendamiento ______________
_______________________________________________________________;
• Número de días de aviso de su intención de mudarse ___________;
• Total del depósito en garantía: $________________;
• Depósito en garantía para tenencia de animal: $________________;
• N.º de llaves o dispositivos de acceso a la unidad _____, el buzón_____, otras
cosas____________;
• Total de renta mensual para la unidad será $_______________________;
• Pagará la renta: ❒ en la oficina del administrador, localizada en el conjunto
residencial; ❒ por nuestro sistema de pagos en línea; o
❒ en __________________________________________________________;
• Prorrateo de la renta del ❒ primer mes o ❒ segundo mes: $_____________;
• Fecha en que se impone un cargo por retraso si la renta es impaga: _______
________________________________;
• Cargo inicial por atraso: $________________;
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Si usted se enferma o se lesiona gravemente, ¿a qué médico podemos avisar? (No tenemos la obligación de comunicar información médica a médicos o personal de emergencia.)
Nombre: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Teléfono: (_______) _________________________________
Información médica de importancia en caso de emergencia: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Declaración que la información es correcta. Usted(es) afirma(n) que todas sus declaraciones en la primera página de esta solicitud son correctas y completas y nos autoriza(n) a verificarlas por
cualquier medio, incluso con agencias crediticias y propietarios de otras unidades arrendadas. Afirma(n) también que ha(n) tenido la oportunidad de leer nuestros criterios de selección
de inquilinos y las razones por las cuales se puede rechazar su solicitud, entre ellas, por antecedentes criminales, historia crediticia, ingresos actuales o historia de rentas. Usted(es)
reconoce(n) que si no cumple(n) nuestros criterios de selección o si deja(n) de contestar cualquier pregunta o si proporciona(n) información falsa, podemos rechazar esta solicitud,
retener la totalidad de cuotas, cargos administrativos y depósitos asociados a la solicitud como pena convencional por daños y poner término a su derecho de ocupación. La provisión
de datos falsos es un grave delito criminal. En cualquier pleito relacionado a esta solicitud o Contrato de arrendamiento, la parte que predomina tiene derecho a recobrar de la parte que no
predomina todos los honorarios de abogado y gastos de litigio. Podemos en cualquier momento proveer a agencias crediticias y a propietarios de otras viviendas arrendadas, información relacionada a la manera en que usted(es) cumple(n) con las obligaciones de su contrato de arrendamiento, incluso tanto lo favorable como lo desfavorable relacionado con su cumplimiento con el
contrato de arrendamiento, los reglamentos y sus obligaciones financieras. Las firmas recibidas por fax o vía electrónica son obligatorias. Usted(es) reconoce(n) que nuestra política de privacidad
se encuentra a su disposición.
Derecho a revisión de contratos: Antes de presentar una solicitud o de pagar cualquier cargo o depósito, usted tiene derecho a estudiar el formulario de solicitud de arrendamiento,
el contrato de arrendamiento y todo reglamento o política de la comunidad. Puede también consultar un abogado. Una vez firmados, estos documentos adquieren carácter legal obligatorio. No retiraremos ninguna vivienda del mercado hasta que hayamos recibido una solicitud completa y toda otra información necesaria o el dinero para rentar dicha vivienda. Se
podrán hacer cambios y agregar provisiones adicionales al contrato de arrendamiento, si todas las partes se ponen de acuerdo por escrito. Usted tiene derecho a un original del contrato
de arrendamiento una vez firmado por todas las partes.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés. La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
PARA USO EXCLUSIVO DE LA GERENCIA
1.
Nombre del conjunto de apartamentos o dirección de la vivienda (calle, ciudad): _________________________________________________ N.º o tipo de unidad: ______________________
2.
Nombre de la persona que recibió la solicitud: ______________________________________________________________________________ Teléfono: (______) _______________________
3.
Nombre de la persona que tramitó la solicitud: ______________________________________________________________________________ Teléfono: (_______) ______________________
4.
Fecha en que el solicitante o co-solicitante fue notificado ❒ por teléfono, ❒ por carta, o ❒ en persona de que la solicitud fue ❒ aprobada ❒ desaprobada: ______________________________
(El plazo fatal para que el solicitante y todos los co-solicitantes firmen el contrato de arrendamiento es tres días a partir de la fecha de notificación de aprobación en persona o por teléfono, cinco
días, si por correo.)
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Nombre(s) de la(s) persona(s) notificada(s) (si hay co-solicitantes, por lo menos uno debe ser notificado): ______________________________________________________________________
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Nombre del representante del propietario que notificó a la(s) persona(s) ya indicada(s): ___________________________________________________________________________________
Formulario oficial 16-Q de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en julio de 2016
Derechos de autor registrados en 2016 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Enmienda al contrato de arrendamiento
para añadir o cambiar un compañero
de cuarto durante el plazo del contrato
(Esta enmienda no debe usarse después del vencimiento del plazo inicial del contrato.)
Fecha:_______________________________________
(en que se llena el Contracto de arrendamiento
1.
Propósito de la enmienda. Esto constituye una enmienda al
Contrato de arrendamiento (“Contrato”) fechado el __________
día de ___________________________, ________ (año) entre “el
propietario”______________________________________________
________________ y “los residentes” ________________________
Cualquier fiador de parte del antiguo residente (Marcar uno de los
siguientes si el antiguo residente tiene un fiador:)
❒ seguirá responsable bajo el contrato hasta el fin del plazo del
Contrato original.
❒ será liberado de sus responsabilidades bajo la garantía cuando
esta Enmienda entra en vigor.
(incluir a todos los residentes originales que figuran en el párrafo 1 del Contrato
2.
Nuevo residente. ____________________________________ ____
________________________________ (“el nuevo residente”) puede
occupar la vivienda como residente bajo el Contrato.
3.
Antigo residente. _________________________________ ________
___________________________ (“el antiguo residente”) (Marcar uno)
❒ se ha mudado o ❒ se mudará. Al mudarse, el antiguo residente ya no
puede ocupar la vivienda. El antiguo residente ❒ es o ❒ no es liberado
de toda responsabilidad futura, bajo los términos del Contrato. Si el
antiguo residente no es liberado, éste continuará siendo responsable
de las obligaciones bajo los términos del Contrato, si el resto de los
residentes, incluyendo al nuevo residente, dejan de cumplir con sus
obligaciones especificadas en el Contrato.
Residentes que se quedan. Los residentes que anteriormente
firmaron el Contrato y que no se mudan (“los residentes que se
quedan”) seguirán responsables bajo el Contrato.
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Fecha del cambio. El nuevo residente puede ocupar la vivienda el
_______ de _____________________, _______ (año) (“la fecha del
cambio”). El antiguo residente se mudará antes de esa fecha.
6.
Depósito en guarantía. El depósito en guarantía será tramitado
como se dispone a continuación (Marcar uno o más según conviene):
❒ El antiguo residente transfiere al nuevo residente su parte
del depósito en garantía y al final del plazo del contrato o de
renovación, el nuevo residente tiene derecho al reembolso de
la parte del depósito en garantía del antiguo residente menos
las deducciones permitadas por ley.
❒ El antiguo residente no transfiere al nuevo residente su parte
del existente depósito en garantía.
❒ El antiguo residente tiene derecho al reembolso de $__________
del existente depósito en garantía (menos deducciones
permitidas por ley) dentro de 30 días de la fecha en que se muda
el antiguo residente y se le enviará dicha cantidad al antiguo
residente a la dirección de reenvío indicada abajo.
❒ El antiguo residente tendrá derecho a ser cobeneficiario
de cualquier reembolso del depósito en garantía, menos
deducciones permitidas por ley, dentro de 30 días de que todos
los residentes hayan mudado al final del plazo del contrato.
❒ El nuevo residente le pagará al propietario $___________ por
concepto de depósito en garantía adicional, por encima de los
depósitos en garantía existentes que tiene el propietario.
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Daños y cargos. El nuevo residente acepta la vivienda en la condición
existente al principio del plazo del Contrato según el inventario firmado
por los residentes originales. Las deducciones del depósito en garantía,
si existen, se harán, sin importar si los daños o cargos han ocurrido
antes o después de la fecha de cambio y sin tomar en cuenta cuál de
los residentes, ocupantes o huéspedes puede ser culpable.
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Llaves existentes. El antiguo residente (Marcar uno) ❒ ha entregado
o ❒ entregará su(s) llave(s) y dispositivo(s) de acceso a (Marcar uno):
❒ el nuevo residente, ❒ los residentes que se quedan, ❒ el propietario,
o ❒ no es pertinente.
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para la vivienda ubicada en _________________________________
______________________________, en ______________________,
Texas. El propósito de esta Enmienda es (Marcar una o ambas):
❒ agregar a un nuevo residente, o ❒ dar de baja a un residente que
está por mudarse o ya lo ha hecho. Esta Enmienda debe ser anexada
al Contrato de arrendamiento y el nuevo residente debe recibir un
original de la misma. Toda persona liberada del contrato debe recibir
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de arrendamiento) __________________________________________
Fiadores. El nuevo residente (Marcar uno):
❒ tendrá como fiador(es) del Contrato: ___________________
_________________________________________________; o
❒ no tendrá ningún fiador para el Contrato de arrendamiento.
10. Cambio de llaves. La vivienda tiene una cerradura de seguridad
sin llave (un pestillo que funciona sin llave) en cada puerta exterior.
El propietario no tiene la obligación de cambiar las cerraduras que
funcionan con llave cuando se añade o se cambia un compañero de
cuarto; sin embargo, el nuevo residente y los residentes que se quedan
pueden obligarle a cambiarlas a costa de ellos. El nuevo residente y
los residentes que se quedan (Marcar uno): ❒ exigen o ❒ no exigen
que se cambie la llave de las puertas exteriores cuando se muda el
antiguo residente. Si no se marca ninguna opción, se considerará que
no se exige cambio de llave. Si se exige, el costo del cambio será de
$____________.
11. Fecha de vigor. Esta Enmienda entra en vigor cuando haya ocurrido
todo lo siguiente (salvo casos en que el propietario haya renunciado
por escrito algún requisito):
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el nuevo residente ha completado y firmado una Solicitud de
arrendamiento;
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todo fiador requerido bajo el párrafo 7 ha completado, firmado
y devuelto al propietario una Garantía del Contrato;
•
el propietario ha aprobado la Solicitud de arrendamiento del
nuevo residente y la garantía del fiador;
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el nuevo residente cumple con el párrafo 6 sobre los depósitos
en garantía; y
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esta Enmienda ha sido firmada por todas las partes.
12. No hay que firmar el Contrato. Cuando esta Enmienda entra en
vigor, el nombre y la firma del nuevo residente se considerarán
como insertados en el 1er párrafo y en la página 8 del Contrato. Por
consiguiente, no es necesario que nadie firme ni ponga sus iniciales en
el contrato de arrendamiento. No se requiere la firma de un residente
que ya ha mudado contraveniendo el Contrato.
13. Acuerdo obligatorio. El nuevo residente y cualquier fiador certifican
que han recibido una copia del Contrato o que lo han leído. El residente
consiente en ser obligado por todo el contrato como si hubiera firmado
el Contrato.
14. Otras disposiciones. ____________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de esta enmienda
al Contrato, una vez que haya sido firmada
por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Forma Oficial 15-C de la TAA para aplicación en todo el Estado, enero de 2015.
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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(This amendment is not intended for use after the
original lease term has expired.)
Purpose of Amendment. This is an Amendment to the Lease
Contract (“Lease”) dated the ______________________________
day of ______________________________________, _______
(year) between (“owner”) ________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
and (“residents”) (list all original residents in paragraph 1 of the Lease)
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
on the dwelling located at ______________________________
___________________, in ______________________________,
Texas. The purpose of this Amendment is to (check one or both):
❑ add a new resident, or ❑ delete an existing resident who is
moving or has already moved out. This Amendment should be
attached to the Lease, and the new resident should be furnished
with an original of the Amendment. Any person being released
should be furnished with a copy.
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Date of Lease:_____________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
New resident will pay $ ___________ to owner as an extra
security deposit, in addition to existing security deposits
being held by owner.
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Guarantors. New resident will (check one):
❑ have the following guarantor(s) guarantee the Lease:
______________________________________________; or
❑ not have any guarantor guarantee the Lease.
Any guarantor for old resident will (check one of the following if old
resident has a guarantor):
❑ continue to be liable under the Lease until the end of the
original Lease term; or
❑ be released from liability under the guaranty when this
Amendment becomes effective.
8.
Damages and Charges. New resident accepts the dwelling in the
condition existing at the beginning of the Lease term according
to the move-in inventory signed by the original residents. Security
deposit deductions, if any, will be made regardless of whether
damages or charges occurred before or after the changeover date
and regardless of which resident, occupant, or guest may have
been at fault.
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to Add or Change a Roommate
During Lease Term
New Resident. ____________________________________ ___
_______________________________ (“new resident”) may move
into the dwelling as a resident under the Lease.
Old Resident. _________________________________________
________________________________ (“old resident”) (check
one) ❑ has moved out or ❑ will move out. Upon move-out, old
resident may no longer live in the dwelling. The old resident ❑ is
or ❑ is not released from further liability under the Lease. If the
old resident is not released, he or she will continue to be liable for
all obligations under the Lease if the new or remaining residents
fail to perform their obligations under the Lease.
Remaining Residents. The residents who earlier signed the Lease
and are not moving out (“remaining residents”) will continue to
be liable under the Lease.
5.
Changeover Date. New resident may move in on __________
_____________________, _______ (year) (“change-over date”).
Old resident will move out before that date.
6.
Security Deposit. The security deposit will be handled as follows
(check one or more as appropriate):
❑ Old resident will transfer his or her share of the existing
security deposit to new resident, and new resident will be
entitled to old resident’s undivided share of any security
deposit refund at the end of the Lease term or renewal
period, less lawful deductions.
❑ Old resident will not transfer his or her share of the existing
security deposit to new resident.
❑ Old resident will be entitled to a refund of $ ___________ of
the existing security deposit within 30 days after old resident
moves out (less lawful deductions), and such amount will
be mailed to old resident at the forwarding address below.
❑ Old resident will be entitled to be a co-payee of any security
deposit refund, less lawful deductions, within 30 days after
all residents move out at the end of the Lease term.
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Resident or Residents (all sign below)
9.
Existing Keys. Old resident (check one) ❑ has turned over or ❑ will
turn over his or her key(s) and access device(s) to (check one): ❑
new resident, ❑ remaining residents, ❑ owner, or ❑ not applicable.
10. Rekeying. The dwelling has a keyless deadbolt (keyless bolting
device) on each exterior entry door. Owner is not required to rekey
keyed locks when roommates are added or changed; but new
resident and remaining residents can require rekeying at their
expense. New resident and remaining residents (check one) ❑ do
or ❑ do not require that exterior door(s) be rekeyed when old
resident moves out. If neither is checked, no rekeying is required.
If required, the rekeying charge will be $________________.
11. Effective Date. This Amendment becomes effective when all of
the following occur (except to the extent that owner has waived
any requirement in writing):
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new resident has completed and signed a Rental Application;
•
any guarantors required under paragraph 7 have completed,
signed, and returned a Lease Guaranty to owner;
•
owner has approved the Rental Application of new resident
and the Guaranty by any guarantor;
•
new resident complies with paragraph 6 regarding security
deposits; and
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this Amendment is signed by all parties.
12. Signatures on Lease Unnecessary. When this Amendment
becomes effective, new resident’s name and signature will be
deemed as inserted in paragraph 1 and on page 8 of the Lease.
Therefore, it will not be necessary for anyone to sign or initial the
Lease itself. Signature of a resident who has already moved out in
violation of the Lease is not necessary.
13. Binding Agreement. New resident and any guarantor
acknowledge(s) that he or she has received a copy of the Lease or
has read it. New resident agrees to be bound by the Lease just as
if he or she signed the Lease at the beginning of the Lease term.
14. Other Provisions. ____________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
_______________________________________________________________
Remaining resident (not moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Remaining resident (not moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Remaining resident (not moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Remaining resident (not moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Remaining resident (not moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
New resident (who is moving in)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Old resident (who is moving out)
Date signed
_______________________________________________________________
Old resident’s forwarding address (street, city, state, zip)
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Amendment after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-C, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________,
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
• Trate de conocer a sus vecinos. El cuidado mutuo
es una de las mejores defensas contra el crimen.
• Observe siempre con atención sus alrededores y
evite áreas poco concurridas o mal iluminadas.
• Tenga sus llaves a mano cuando se dirija hacia su
carro o su apartamento.
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1. Anexo. Esto es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento
firmado por usted(es), el/los residente(s), para la vivienda que ha(n) convenido en arrendar. Dicha vivienda es:
Apartamento N.º __________ en ___________________
u otra vivienda que se encuentra en _________________
(dirección de la casa, el duplex, etc.)
• Verifique que las cerraduras, trabas y puertas
corredizas estén siempre bien cerradas.
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• No entre a su apartamento si al legar encuentra la
puerta abierta. Llame a la policía desde otro lugar
y pida que lo acompañe para entrar.
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_______________________________________________
• Coloque el pestillo cuando se encuentre en su casa.
Haga conocer estas normas de seguridad a todos los
ocupantes de su vivienda, incluyendo a los niños. Recomendamos que todos los residentes y ocupantes usen su
sentido común y sigan consejos como los siguientes para
prevenir la delincuencia:
• Verifique con regularidad el funcionamiento
de los dispositivos de seguridad y todos los
detectores, sea de humo o de otra cosa. Se debe
verificar las pilas de los detectores mensualmente
y reemplazarlas dos veces al año como mínimo.
• En caso de emergencia, llame al 911. Llame primero a
las autoridades pertinentes y después a la gerencia.
• Notifique a la gerencia por escrito (fechado y
firmado) e inmediatamente cuando se necesite
hacer reparaciones en dispositivos de seguridad,
en puertas y ventanas, en detectores de humo o de
otro tipo y en todo otro dispositivo de seguridad
que no funcione bien en la propiedad, como
portones de acceso, luces exteriores, etc.
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2. Normas de seguridad. No nos hacemos responsables
de ninguna garantía de seguridad, sea expresa o
implícita. Nos importa la seguridad de usted(es) y
de los otros ocupantes y huéspedes. Usted(es)
consta(n) que hará(n) todo lo posible por cumplir
con toda norma de seguridad que esté adjunta a
este Contrato. Ningún sistema de seguridad es infalible. Ni el mejor sistema puede prevenir el crimen.
Compórtese siempre como si dichos sistemas no existieran, puesto que están siempre expuestos a fallas
mecánicas, alteración delictiva intencional y errores
humanos. Las mejores medidas de seguridad son las que
usted(es) mismo(s) toma(n) de costumbre y con sentido
común.
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• Notifique toda conducta sospechosa primero a la policía
y luego por escrito a la gerencia.
• No coloque su nombre y dirección en su llavero
ni esconda llaves en lugares obvios, como debajo
de una maceta. Si usted pierde sus llaves o le
preocupa la seguridad en referencia a sus llaves,
podemos cambiar el cerrojo a su cargo, según las
disposiciones del párrafo 9 de este Contrato.
• Antes de abrir la puerta, verifique por la mirilla
quién llama. No abra si no conoce a la persona o
si tiene dudas. Los niños con edad para quedarse
solos, nunca deben dejar entrar a nadie si no hay
un adulto presente.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tiene(n) derecho a recibir una copia de este documento una vez
que haya sido debidamente firmado por todas las partes. Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-M de la TAA, revisado en octubre del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
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Security Guidelines for Residents
Date of Lease:_____________________________
Addendum
(when the Lease is filled out)
Apt. # ____________ at ______________________________
__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________,
(name of apartments)
or other dwelling located at __________________________
• Always be aware of your surroundings and avoid areas
that are not well-traveled or well-lit.
• Keep your keys handy at all times when walking to your
car or home.
• Do not go inside if you arrive home and find your door
open. Call the police from another location and ask them
to meet you before entering.
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1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract
(”Lease”) executed by you, the resident(s), on the dwelling you
have agreed to rent. That dwelling is:
• Make sure locks, latches and sliding glass doors are
properly secured at all times.
_________________________________________________
• Don’t put your name or address on your key ring or hide
extra keys in obvious places, like under a flower pot. If
you lose a key or have concerns about key safety, we will
rekey your locks at your expense, in accordance with
paragraph 11 of the Lease.
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• Use the keyless deadbolt in your unit when you are at
home.
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(street address of house, duplex, etc.)
_________________________________________________ .
2. Security Guidelines. We disclaim any express or implied
warranties of security. We care about your safety and that of
other occupants and guests. No security system is failsafe.
Even the best system can’t prevent crime. Always act as if
security systems don’t exist since they are subject to malfunction, tampering, and human error. The best safety measures
are the ones you perform as a matter of common sense and
habit.
Inform all other occupants in your dwelling, including any
children you may have, about these guidelines. We recommend
that all residents and occupants use common sense and follow
crime prevention tips, such as those listed below:
• In case of emergency, call 911. Always report emergencies
to authorities first and then contact the management.
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follow up with a written notice to us.
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• Know your neighbors. Watching out for each other is one
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• Regularly check your security devices, smoke alarms and
other detection devices to make sure they are working
properly. Alarm and detection device batteries should
be tested monthly and replaced at least twice a year.
• Immediately report in writing (dated and signed) to us
any needed repairs of security devices, doors, windows,
smoke alarms and other detection devices , as well as
any other malfunctioning safety devices on the property,
such as broken access gates, burned out exterior lights,
etc.
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
• Check the door viewer before answering the door. Don’t
open the door if you don’t know the person or have any
doubts. Children who are old enough to take care of
themselves should never let anyone inside when home
without an adult.
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Date signed
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
______________________________________________________
(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-M, Revised October, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Solicitud suplementaria de arrendamiento
para las unidades que participan en los programas
de alojamiento económico por el gobierno
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Fecha en que se llena esta Solicitud:______________________________
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Información suplementaria. El propósito de esta Solicitud suplementaria de arrendamiento es averiguar si usted(es) cumple(n) los requisitos para alojamiento
de renta económica como parte de un programa reglamentado por el gobierno. Es muy importante que usted(es) de(n) respuestas correctas y completas a
todas las preguntas.
Actualización de datos laborales. Empleador actual: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Dirección: ______________________________________________________________________ Ciudad, estado y zip: _______________________________
Teléfono en el trabajo: _____________________________________ Puesto: ________________________________________________________________
Composición de la familia. Hágase una lista de todas las personas, inclusive a sí mismo, que convivirán en su hogar.
Número de personas
Relación
Nombre completo
¿Estudiante?
Edad
❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
1 (Cabeza de familia)
2
3
4
5
6
❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
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Entre las personas listadas arriba, ¿figura algún niño acogido (no adoptado)? ❒ Sí ❒ No
¿algún empleado con quien convive? ❒ Sí ❒ No
Entre las personas listadas arriba, ¿figuran algunos que eran estudiantes durante el año en que se completó esta solicitud? ❒ Sí ❒ No ¿Algunos que piensan
ser estudiantes durante el año en que se completa esta solicitud? ❒ Sí ❒ No. Si respondió "Sí" a cualquiera de estas preguntas, favor de explicar a continuación:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ingresos. Indíquense todos los ingresos de todos los adultos y personas que conviven con usted(es), incluso los menores de 18 años de edad (pero
excluyéndose los ingresos del trabajo de los menores de 18 años que sean dependientes de otro miembro de la familia ).
Ingresos brutos mensuales y fuentes: Indique(n) si alguien
que convive con usted(es) tiene ingresos de las siguientes fuentes
Otros Residentes
Solicitante
Total
Co-Solicitante
Sueldo
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Pago por horas extradordinarias de trabajo ❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
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❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
❒ Tiempo completo ❒ Tiempo parcial ❒ No
¿Convive con usted(es) ahora alguien que no figura en la lista anterior? ❒ Sí ❒ No. ¿Piensa convivir con usted(es) alguien no indicado en la lista anterior?
❒ Sí ❒ No. Si contesta(n) usted(es) “Sí” a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores, favor de explicar a continuación: ____________________________________
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Comisiones y honorarias
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Propinas y gratificaciones
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Intereses p dovodemdps
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Ingresos netos de negocios
❒ Sí ❒ No
Ingresos netos de rentas
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Ingresos de seguro social, Seguro
social suplementario
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Pensiones, ingresos de fondos
de jubilación
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Apoyo de padres u otros pareientes ❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Compensación por desempleo
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Compensación del seguro obrero
por lesión i enfermedad, etc.
Pensión alimenticia
Pensión para hijos menores:
• por orden judicial (se pague o no)
• pagos voluntarios
• pagos esperados
AFDC/TANF (asistencia federal)
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
❒
❒
❒
❒
Ayuda económica para estudientes
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Sí
Sí
Sí
Sí
❒ No
❒ No
❒ No
❒ No
Otra: ❒ Sí ❒ No (explicar)
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Cuenta(s) corriente(s)
❒ Sí ❒ No
Cuenta(s) de ahorros
❒ Sí ❒ No
Cuenta(s) con cooperativas
de crédito
Acciones/Bonos/Fondos
mutuales
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
Bienes raíces, hogar propio ❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
Cuenta personal de
jubilación (IRA o Keough)
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
Fondo de jubilación
(401(k), 457, 403(b), etc.)
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
Fondo de pensiones
❒ Sí ❒ No
Fondo fiduciario
❒ Sí ❒ No
Interés hipotecario
de acreedor
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
Valor efectivo de seguro
de vida entera
❒ Sí ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Otra: ❒ Sí ❒ No (explicar)
6.
7.
8.
TOTAL $
Activos. Hágase una lista de todos los activos de todos los adultos y personas que conviven con usted(es), incluso los menores de 18 años de edad.
Nombre de la organización
Intereses, dividendos
Valor en
financiera
o rentas anuales
Lista de todos los activos
N.° de cuenta
o descripción del activo
de los activos
efectivo
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5.
Ayuda ecónomica con el arrendamiento. ¿Recibe(n) usted(es) algún tipo de asistencia para pagar el arrendamiento, de parte del gobierno federal, estatal o
local? ❒ Sí ❒ No Si respondió "Sí", favor de explicar a continuación. _________________________________________________________________________
Atestado. Al firmar esta Solicitud suplementaria de arrendamiento, usted(es) certifican que toda la información anterior es correcta y verdadera. Usted(es) consiente(n)
en que su empleador y las instituciones financieras donde tiene(n) sus activos divulguen información sobre su sueldo y datos financieros. Usted(es) certifican que, durante los dos años anteriores a la fecha en que suscribe(n) esta solicitud, usted(es) no se ha(n) deshecho de ningún activo por menos de su valor normal en el mercado.
Renovación. Si se presenta este formulario como parte de una revisión de su derecho al alojamiento económico y usted(es) ha(n) cambiado de empleo durante
el año pasado, debe(n) completar la sección titulada “Su trabajo” en la Solicitud de arrendamiento de la TAA.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Forma Oficial 15-W de la TAA para aplicación en todo el Estado, octubre de 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Supplemental Rental Application for Units
Under Government Regulated
Affordable Housing Programs
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Supplemental Information. The purpose of this Supplemental Rental Application is to determine whether you qualify for affordable rental housing under a
government regulated affordable housing program. It is very important that you answer all questions fully and accurately.
2.
Employment Update. Present employer: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City, State, ZIP: _____________________________________
Work Phone: _____________________________________ Position: _______________________________________________________________________
3.
Household Composition. List all persons, including yourself, who will be living in your household.
Relationship
Full Name
Number of Persons
Student Status
Age
❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
1 (Head of Household)
2
3
4
5
6
❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
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❒ Full-time ❒ Part-time ❒ N/A
Does anyone live with you now who is not listed above? ❒ Yes ❒ No. Does anyone plan to live with you in the future who is not listed above? ❒ Yes ❒ No. If
you answered “Yes” to any question, please explain: ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Income. List all income of all adults and persons in your household, including those under 18 (except for income earned from employment by persons under
the age of 18 who are dependents of another household member).
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Are any of the household members listed above: Foster children? ❒ Yes ❒ No
Live-in attendants? ❒ Yes ❒ No
Were any of the names listed above students in the year this application was completed? ❒ Yes ❒ No. Do any of them plan to be students in the year this
application is completed? ❒ Yes ❒ No. If you answered “Yes” to either question, please explain: _________________________________________________
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Gross Monthly Income Source: Indicate whether anyone in
your household receives income from the following
$
$
Overtime Pay
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Commissions and Fees
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Tips and Bonuses
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Interest and/or Dividends
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Net Income from Business
❒ Yes ❒ No
Net Rental Income
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Social Security, Supplemental
Security Income
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Pensions, Retirement Funds, etc.
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Support from Parents or Relatives
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Unemployment Benefits
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Workers’ Compensation, etc.
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Alimony
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
Sources of Child Support:
• Court-ordered (regardless if paid)
• Voluntary payments
• Anticipated payments
❒ Yes ❒ No
❒ Yes ❒ No
❒ Yes ❒ No
AFDC/TANF
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Student Financial Assistance
❒ Yes ❒ No
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$
$
$
$
$
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Assets. List all assets of all adults and persons in your household, including those under the age of 18.
Cash Value
Checking Account(s)
❒ Yes ❒ No
Savings Account(s)
❒ Yes ❒ No
Credit Union Account(s)
Stocks, Bonds or
Mutual Funds
Annual Interest,
Dividends or Rent
from Assets
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
Real Estate or Home
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
IRA/Keough Account
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
Retirement Fund
(401(k), 457, 403(b), etc.)
Pension Fund
Trust Fund
Mortgage Note Held
Whole Life Insurance
Cash Value
❒ Yes ❒ No
$
$
❒ Yes
❒ Yes
❒ Yes
❒ Yes
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Other: ❒ Yes ❒ No (explain)
8.
Total
$
Listing of All Assets
7.
Other Household
Members
$
Other: ❒ Yes ❒ No (explain)
6.
Co-Applicant
❒ Yes ❒ No
Salary
5.
Applicant
❒ No
❒ No
❒ No
❒ No
Name of Financial Institution
or Description of Asset
Account Number
Rental Assistance. Do you receive any type of federal, state, or local government rental assistance? ❒ Yes ❒ No. If yes, please explain: __________________
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Certification. By signing this Supplemental Rental Application, you as the applicant are certifying that all the above information is true and correct. You are
consenting to disclosure of income and financial information from your employer(s) and any financial institutions where your assets are kept. You certify that
you have not disposed of any assets for less than fair market value in the last two years preceding the date of this application.
Recertification. If this form is being used for recertification and you have changed employment during the past year, you must complete the “Your Work” section of the TAA Rental Application.
Applicant
__________________________________________________________
Co-Applicant
__________________________________________________________
Date of Signing Application
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Date of Signing Application
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TAA Official Statewide Form 15-W, October, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Formulario suplementario a la solicitud
de arrendamiento (para extranjeros)
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Cada uno de los residentes y ocupantes extranjeros mayores de 18 años
debe presentar una solicitud por separado. Las personas casadas pueden presentar una solicitud conjunta.
Le(s) pedimos que llene(n) este formulario porque ha(n) indicado no ser ciudadano(s) de los Estados Unidos. Pedimos a todos los solicitantes extranjeros que
completen este formulario. Nos comprometemos a cumplir con las leyes de vivienda equitativa y no discriminamos con base en raza, color, religión, sexo,
origen nacional, incapacidad ni estado familiar. El propósito es:
1. darle(s) a usted(es) la opción de proporcionarnos información sobre personas allegadas en su país en caso de emergencia;
2. verificar que usted se encuentra en los Estados Unidos en forma legal;
3. determinar si su derecho a permanecer en los Estados Unidos vence durante el término del contrato de arrendamiento y
4. poder cooperar de la mejor manera con los agentes del gobierno en el cumplimiento de sus obligaciones.
No prevemos compartir la información de este formulario suplementario con personas que no sean agentes del gobierno que pudieran preguntar sobre
usted(es).
SU ESPOSO/A Su nombre completo (exactamente como figura en documentación o tarjeta de identidad emitida por el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración
de EE.UU.): ______________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
País o países de los cuales usted es ciudadano/a (liste todos):
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
País o países de los cuales usted es ciudadano/a (liste todos):
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INFORMACIÓN PERSONAL Su nombre completo (exactamente como figura
en documentación o tarjeta de identidad emitida por el Servicio de Ciudadanía e
Inmigración de EE.UU.): ____________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Aproximadamente ¿cuánto hace que usted está en los Estados Unidos?
Años: ___________ Meses: ___________
Aproximadamente ¿cuánto hace que usted está en los Estados Unidos?
Años: ___________ Meses: ___________
¿Se le ha encontrado alguna vez sujeto a traslado forzoso bajo las leyes de
EE.UU u otro país? ❒ Sí ❒ No En caso afirmativo, por favor explique cuándo y
qué país o países (liste todos): _______________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
¿Se le ha encontrado alguna vez sujeto a traslado forzoso bajo las leyes de EE.UU
u otro país? ❒ Sí ❒ No En caso afirmativo, por favor explique cuándo y qué
país o países (liste todos): ___________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Persona en su país de origen a quien podemos llamar en caso de emergencia
(opcional). Nombre: _______________________________________________
Relación: ________________________________________________________
Dirección postal: __________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Teléfono: _______________________________________________________
Persona en su país de origen a quien podemos llamar en caso de emergencia
(opcional). Nombre: _______________________________________________
Relación: ________________________________________________________
Dirección postal: __________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Teléfono: _______________________________________________________
Por favor indique la documentación del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración
de Estados Unidos (USCIS) que le permite permanecer en los Estados Unidos:
❒ Formulario I-551 Tarjeta de residente permanente [Evidencia de inscripción]
(El formulario incluye foto y huella digital).
Número de extranjero: _________________________________________
Por favor indique la documentación del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración
de Estados Unidos (USCIS) que le permite permanecer en los Estados Unidos:
❒ Formulario I-551 Tarjeta de residente permanente [Evidencia de inscripción]
(El formulario incluye foto y huella digital).
Número de extranjero: _________________________________________
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❒ Formulario I-485 (Solicitud de ajuste de estatus)
❒ Formulario I-485 (Solicitud de ajuste de estatus)
Número de su expediente: _____________________________________________
Número de su expediente: _____________________________________________
❒ Formulario I-94 Documento de entrada y salida (El formulario no incluye
foto ni huella digital). Fecha de caducidad: __________________________
Número del formulario: ________________________________________
❒ Otro documento oficial del USCIS (dé detalles): _____________________
❒ Otro documento oficial del USCIS (dé detalles): _____________________
❒ Comprobante del USCIS por reemplazo de alguno de los documentos
anteriores, con evidencia del USCIS de su derecho al documento.
❒ Comprobante del USCIS por reemplazo de alguno de los documentos
anteriores, con evidencia del USCIS de su derecho al documento.
Si usted presenta un documento que carece de fotografía, deberá presentar su
pasaporte u otra forma de identificación y contestar las preguntas a continuación
respecto al documento presentado.
❒ País emisor de su pasaporte: ____________________________________
Número del pasaporte: ________________________________________
Fecha de caducidad: ___________________________________________
Si usted presenta un documento que carece de fotografía, deberá presentar su
pasaporte u otra forma de identificación y contestar las preguntas a continuación
tocantes al documento presentado.
❒ País emisor de su pasaporte: ____________________________________
Número del pasaporte: ________________________________________
Fecha de caducidad: ___________________________________________
❒ Licencia de manejar o tarjeta de identidad con fotografía, emitida por un
estado o territorio de EE.UU. Número: _____________________________
❒ Licencia de manejar o tarjeta de identidad con fotografía emitida por un
estado o territorio de EE.UU. Número:_______________________________
❒ Cédula de identidad del país del cual es ciudadano.
❒ Cédula de identidad del país del cual es ciudadano.
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❒ Formulario I-94 Documento de entrada y salida (El formulario no incluye
foto ni huella digital). Fecha de caducidad: __________________________
Número del formulario: ________________________________________
Podemos hacer fotocopias de cualesquiera de los documentos del
USCIS indicados arriba y, si es necesario, de su pasaporte y su visa.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés. La
traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Formulario Estatal Oficial 15-GG de la TAA, revisado en enero del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados en 2015 a favor de la Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Supplemental Rental Application
for Non-U.S. Citizens
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must submit a separate application.
Spouses may submit a joint application.
Date when filled out:_____________________________
We are requesting you to fill out this Supplemental Rental Application because you have indicated that you are not a U.S. citizen. We are asking all applicants
who are not U.S. citizens to fill out this form. We are committed to compliance with fair housing laws and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. The purpose of this form is:
1. to give you the option to furnish information about an emergency contact person for you in your home country;
2. to verify that you are lawfully in the United States;
3. to determine whether your right to be in the U.S. expires during your Lease Contract term; and
4. to enable us to better cooperate with government officials in the performance of their duties, when requested.
We don’t anticipate sharing this Supplemental Application with anyone except government officials who might inquire about you.
ABOUT YOU
Your full name (exactly as your name appears on any identification
YOUR SPOUSE Your full name (exactly as your name appears on any identifica-
tion card or document issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services): ____
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card or document issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services):
Country or countries of which you are a citizen (list all): __________________
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Approximately how long have you been in the United States?
Years: ___________ Months: ___________
Have you ever been found removable under the laws of the U.S. or any other country?
Approximately how long have you been in the United States?
Years: ___________ Months: ___________
Have you ever been found removable under the laws of the U.S. or any other country?
❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, please state when and what country or countries (list all):
❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, please state when and what country or countries (list all):
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________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
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Person in your home country whom we may contact in event of an emergency
Person in your home country whom we may contact in event of an emergency
(optional). Name: _________________________________________________
(optional). Name: _________________________________________________
Relationship: _____________________________________________________
Relationship: _____________________________________________________
Mailing address: __________________________________________________
Mailing address: __________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Email address: ___________________________________________________
Email address: ___________________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________________________
Please check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Please check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
document that entitles you to be in the United States:
document that entitles you to be in the United States:
❒ Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card [Alien Registration Receipt or
❒ Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card [Alien Registration Receipt or
Alien Registration Receipt Card] (form includes photo and fingerprint).
Alien Registration Receipt Card] (form includes photo and fingerprint).
Alien number: ________________________________________________
❒ Form I-485 (Application for Adjustment of Status or Application to Register
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Alien number: ________________________________________________
❒ Form I-485 (Application for Adjustment of Status or Application to Register
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Permanent Status) Case number: _________________________________
❒ Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record (form does not include photo or fin-
Permanent Status) Case number: _________________________________
❒ Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record (form does not include photo or fin-
gerprint). Expiration date: _______________________________________
gerprint). Expiration date: _______________________________________
Form number: ________________________________________________
Form number: ________________________________________________
❒ Other official USCIS document (describe in detail): ___________________
❒ Other official USCIS document (describe in detail): ___________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
❒ USCIS receipt for replacement of one of the above documents, with
verification by USCIS of your entitlement to the document.
❒ USCIS receipt for replacement of one of the above documents, with
verification by USCIS of your entitlement to the document.
If you are relying on an immigration status document without a photograph, please
If you are relying on an immigration status document without a photograph, please
present your passport or other form of identification, and answer the questions
present your passport or other form of identification, and answer the questions
below relevant to the presented identification document.
below relevant to the presented identification document.
❒ Country issuing your passport: _______________________________
❒ Country issuing your passport: _______________________________
Your passport number: _____________________________________
Your passport number: _____________________________________
Expiration date: ____________________________________________
❒ Driver’s license or ID card issued by a state or possession of the United
States with a photograph. Number: ___________________________
❒ Identification card from the country where you are a citizen.
We may ask to make a photocopy of any of the USCIS documents
checked above and, if needed, your passport and visa.
Expiration date: ____________________________________________
❒ Driver’s license or ID card issued by a state or possession of the United
States with a photograph. Number: ___________________________
❒ Identification card from the country where you are a citizen.
Applicant’s signature ______________________________________________
Spouse’s signature ________________________________________________
Date ___________________________________________________________
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-GG, January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Water and Wastewater
Submetering Addendum
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Date of Lease:_____________________________
(when the Lease is filled out)
1. Addendum. This is an addendum to the Lease Contract
(”Lease”) executed by you, the resident(s), on the dwelling you
have agreed to rent. That dwelling is:
fail to pay our mastermeter bill to the utility company on
time and incur penalties or interest, no portion of these
amounts will be included in your bill.
Apt. # _________ at ________________________________
(D) We will calculate your submetered share of the mastermetered water bill according to PUC rules, Section 24.124.
(name of apartments)
or other dwelling located at __________________________
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(street address of house, duplex, etc.)
City/State where dwelling is located ___________________
(F) PUC rules require us to publish figures from the previous
calendar year if that information is available. The average monthly bill for all dwelling units in the apartment
community last year was $__________ per unit, varying
from $__________ for the lowest month’s bill to $__________
for the highest month’s bill for any unit. This information may or may not be relevant since the past amounts
may not reflect future changes in utility-company water
rates, weather variations, future total water consumption,
changes in water-consumption habits of residents, and
other unpredictable factors.
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(E) We will bill you monthly for your submetered water
consumption from approximately the _______ day of the
month to the _______ day of the month, the latter being
our scheduled submeter-reading date. Your bill will be calculated in accordance with PUC rules and this Addendum
and will be prorated for the first and last months you live
in the unit.
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2. PUC. Water conservation by submeter billing is encouraged by
the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC). Submeter billing
is regulated by PUC rules, and a copy of the rules is attached to
this addendum. This addendum complies with those rules.
3. Mutual Conservation Efforts. We agree to use our best efforts
to repair any water leaks inside or outside your apartment no
later than 7 days after we learn about them. You agree to use
your best efforts to follow the water-conservation suggestions
listed in the checklist below.
4. Submeter Billing Procedures. Your monthly rent under the
TAA Lease does not include a charge for water and wastewater.
Instead, you will receive a separate monthly bill from us for submetered water and wastewater use, as follows:
(A) Your monthly water and wastewater bill will conform to
all applicable rules of the PUC (see attached).
(B) As permitted by state law, a service fee of _______% (not to
exceed 9%) will be added to your monthly water-service
charges .
(C) No other administrative or other fees will be added to
your bill unless expressly allowed by law or PUC rules. No
other amounts will be included in the bill except your unpaid balances and any late fees (if incurred by you). If we
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5. Your Payment-Due Date. Payment of your submeter water and
wastewater bill is due 16 days after the date it is postmarked or
hand delivered to your apartment. You agree to mail or deliver
payment to the place indicated on your bill so that payment is
received no later than the due date. You will pay a late charge of
5% of your water and wastewater bill if we do not receive your
payment on time.
Owner or Owner‘s Representative (sign below)
Resident or Residents (all sign below)
(Name of Resident)
(G) During regular weekday office hours, you may examine:
(1) our water and wastewater bills from the utility company; (2) our calculation of your monthly submeter bill;
and (3) any other information available to you under PUC
rules. Please give us reasonable advance notice to gather
the data. Any disputes relating to the computation of
your bill will be between you and us.
Date signed
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Attached: PUC Rules for Submetered Water or Wastewater Service
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Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
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(Name of Resident)
Date signed
You are entitled to receive a copy of this Addendum after it is fully signed. Keep it in a safe place.
A Checklist of Water-Conservation Ideas for Your Dwelling
In the bathroom . . .
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Never put cleansing tissues, dental floss, cigarette butts, or other trash
in the toilet.
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When brushing your teeth, turn off the water until you need to rinse
your mouth.
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When shaving, fill the sink with hot water instead of letting the faucet
run.
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Take a shower instead of filling the tub and taking a bath.
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Take a shorter shower. Showers may use up to half of your interior water
consumption.
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If you take a tub bath, reduce the water level by one or two inches.
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Shampoo your hair in the shower.
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Test toilets for leaks. Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank, but
do not flush. Watch to see if the coloring appears in the bowl within a
few minutes. If it does, the fixture needs adjustment or repair. A slow
drip can waste as much as 170 gallons a day or 5,000 gallons per month.
Report all leaks to management.
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Don’t leave water running while cleaning bathroom fixtures.
In the kitchen . . .
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Run your dishwasher only when you have a full load.
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If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for washing
or rinsing. Fill the sink instead.
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Use your sink disposal sparingly, and never for just a few scraps.
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Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator.
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When cleaning vegetables, use a pan of cold water rather than letting
the faucet run.
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For cooking most food, use only a little water and place a lid on the pot.
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Report all leaks to management.
When doing the laundry . . .
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Wash only full loads of laundry or else adjust the water level to match
the size of the load (if you have this option).
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Use cold water as often as possible to save energy and to conserve the
hot water for uses that cold water cannot serve.
TAA Official Statewide Form 15-EE, Revised January, 2015
Copyright 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Water allocation and submetering is regulated by the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC). In accordance
with PUC rules, a copy of the applicable rules are provided to you below:
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§24.121. General Rules and Definitions.
(a) Purpose and scope. The provisions of this subchapter are intended to establish
a comprehensive regulatory system to assure that the practices involving
submetered and allocated billing of dwelling units and multiple use facilities for
water and sewer utility service are just and reasonable and include appropriate
safeguards for tenants.
(b) Application. The provisions of this subchapter apply to apartment houses,
condominiums, multiple use facilities, and manufactured home rental
communities billing for water and wastewater utility service on a submetered
or allocated basis.
(c) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(1) Allocated utility service - Water or wastewater utility service that is master
metered to an owner by a retail public utility and allocated to tenants by
the owner.
(2) Apartment house - A building or buildings containing five or more
dwelling units that are occupied primarily for nontransient use, including
a residential condominium whether rented or owner occupied, and if a
dwelling unit is rented, having rental paid at intervals of one month or
longer.
(3) Customer service charge - A customer service charge is a rate that is not
dependent on the amount of water used through the master meter.
(4) Dwelling unit - One or more rooms in an apartment house or
condominium, suitable for occupancy as a residence, and containing
kitchen and bathroom facilities; a unit in a multiple use facility; or a
manufactured home in a manufactured home rental community.
(5) Dwelling unit base charge - A flat rate or fee charged by a retail public
utility for each dwelling unit recorded by the retail public utility.
(6) Master meter - A meter used to measure, for billing purposes, all water
usage of an apartment house, condominium, multiple use facility,
or manufactured home rental community, including common areas,
common facilities, and dwelling units.
(7) Manufactured home rental community - A property on which spaces
are rented for the occupancy of manufactured homes for nontransient
residential use and for which rental is paid at intervals of one month or
longer.
(8) Multiple use facility - A commercial or industrial park, office complex,
or marina with five or more units that are occupied primarily for
nontransient use and are rented at intervals of one month or longer.
(9) Occupant - A tenant or other person authorized under a written
agreement to occupy a dwelling.
(10) Owner - The legal titleholder of an apartment house, a manufactured
home rental community, or a multiple use facility; a condominium
association; or any individual, firm, or corporation that purports to be the
landlord of tenants in an apartment house, manufactured home rental
community, or multiple use facility.
(11) Point-of-use submeter - A device located in a plumbing system to
measure the amount of water used at a specific point of use, fixture, or
appliance, including a sink, toilet, bathtub, or clothes washer.
(12) Submetered utility service - Water utility service that is master metered
for the owner by the retail public utility and individually metered by
the owner at each dwelling unit; wastewater utility service based on
submetered water utility service; water utility service measured by
point-of-use submeters when all of the water used in a dwelling unit is
measured and totaled; or wastewater utility service based on total water
use as measured by point-of-use submeters.
(13) Tenant - A person who owns or is entitled to occupy a dwelling unit or
multiple1 use facility unit to the exclusion of others and, if rent is paid,
who is obligated to pay for the occupancy under a written or oral rental
agreement.
(14) Utility service - For purposes of this subchapter, utility service includes
only drinking water and wastewater.
construction began after January 1, 2003, shall provide for the measurement of
the quantity of water, if any, consumed by the occupants of each unit through
the installation of:
(1) submeters, owned by the property owner or manager, for each dwelling
unit or rental unit; or
(2) individual meters, owned by the retail public utility, for each dwelling
unit or rental unit.
Plumbing system requirement. An owner of an apartment house on which
construction began after January 1, 2003, and that provides government
assisted or subsidized rental housing to low or very low income residents shall
install a plumbing system in the apartment house that is compatible with the
installation of submeters for the measurement of the quantity of water, if any,
consumed by the occupants of each unit.
Installation of individual meters. On the request by the property owner or
manager, a retail public utility shall install individual meters owned by the
utility in an apartment house, manufactured home rental community, multiple
use facility, or condominium on which construction began after January 1,
2003, unless the retail public utility determines that installation of meters is
not feasible. If the retail public utility determines that installation of meters is
not feasible, the property owner or manager shall install a plumbing system
that is compatible with the installation of submeters or individual meters. A
retail public utility may charge reasonable costs to install individual meters.
Records. The owner shall make the following records available for inspection
by the tenant or the commission or commission staff at the on-site manager’s
office during normal business hours in accordance with subsection (g) of this
section. The owner may require that the request by the tenant be in writing
and include:
(1) a current and complete copy of TWC, Chapter 13, Subchapter M;
(2) a current and complete copy of this subchapter;
(3) a current copy of the retail public utility’s rate structure applicable to the
owner’s bill;
(4) information or tips on how tenants can reduce water usage;
(5) the bills from the retail public utility to the owner;
(6) for allocated billing:
(A) the formula, occupancy factors, if any, and percentages used to
calculate tenant bills;
(B) the total number of occupants or equivalent occupants if an
equivalency factor is used under §24.124(e)(2) of this title (relating
to Charges and Calculations); and
(C) the square footage of the tenant’s dwelling unit or rental space and
the total square footage of the apartment house, manufactured
home rental community, or multiple use facility used for billing if
dwelling unit size or rental space is used;
(7) for submetered billing:
(A) the calculation of the average cost per gallon, liter, or cubic foot;
(B) if the unit of measure of the submeters or point-of-use submeters
differs from the unit of measure of the master meter, a chart for
converting the tenant’s submeter measurement to that used by
the retail public utility;
(C) all submeter readings; and
(D) all submeter test results;
(8) the total amount billed to all tenants each month;
(9) total revenues collected from the tenants each month to pay for water
and wastewater service; and
(10) any other information necessary for a tenant to calculate and verify a
water and wastewater bill.
Records retention. Each of the records required under subsection (e) of this
section shall be maintained for the current year and the previous calendar year,
except that all submeter test results shall be maintained until the submeter is
permanently removed from service.
Availability of records
(1) If the records required under subsection (e) of this section are maintained
at the on-site manager’s office, the owner shall make the records available
for inspection at the on-site manager’s office within three days after
receiving a written request.
(2) If the records required under subsection (e) of this section are not
routinely maintained at the on-site manager’s office, the owner shall
provide copies of the records to the on-site manager within 15 days
of receiving a written request from a tenant or the commission or
commission staff.
(3) If there is no on-site manager, the owner shall make copies of the records
available at the tenant’s dwelling unit at a time agreed upon by the tenant
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§24.122. Owner Registration and Records.
(a) Registration. An owner who intends to bill tenants for submetered or allocated
utility service or who changes the method used to bill tenants for utility service
shall register with the commission in a form prescribed by the commission.
(b) Water quantity measurement. Except as provided by subsections (c) and (d)
of this section, a manager of a condominium or the owner of an apartment
house, manufactured home rental community, or multiple use facility, on which
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within 30 days of the owner receiving a written request from the tenant.
(4) Copies of the records may be provided by mail if postmarked by midnight
of the last day specified in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection.
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§24.123. Rental Agreement.
(a) Rental agreement content. The rental agreement between the owner and
tenant shall clearly state in writing:
(1) the tenant will be billed by the owner for submetered or allocated utility
services, whichever is applicable;
(2) which utility services will be included in the bill issued by the owner;
(3) any disputes relating to the computation of the tenant’s bill or the
accuracy of any submetering device will be between the tenant and the
owner;
(4) the average monthly bill for all dwelling units in the previous calendar
year and the highest and lowest month’s bills for that period;
(5) if not submetered, a clear description of the formula used to allocate
utility services;
(6) information regarding billing such as meter reading dates, billing dates,
and due dates;
(7) the period of time by which owner will repair leaks in the tenant’s unit
and in common areas, if common areas are not submetered;
(8) the tenant has the right to receive information from the owner to verify
the utility bill; and
(9) for manufactured home rental communities and apartment houses, the
service charge percentage permitted under §24,1 24(d)(3) (related to
Charges and Calculations) of this title that will be billed to tenants.
(b) Requirement to provide rules. At the time a rental agreement is discussed,
the owner shall provide a copy of this subchapter or a copy of the rules to
the tenant to inform the tenant of his rights and the owner’s responsibilities
under this subchapter.
(c) Tenant agreement to billing method changes. An owner shall not change
the method by which a tenant is billed unless the tenant has agreed to the
change by signing a lease or other written agreement. The owner shall provide
notice of the proposed change at least 35 days prior to implementing the new
method.
(d) Change from submetered to allocated billing. An owner shall not change from
submetered billing to allocated billing, except after receiving written approval
from the commission after a demonstration of good cause and if the rental
agreement requirements under subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section have
been met. Good cause may include:
(1) equipment failures; or
(2) meter reading or billing problems that could not feasibly be corrected.
(e) Waiver of tenant rights prohibited. A rental agreement provision that purports
to waive a tenant’s rights or an owner’s responsibilities under this subchapter
is void.
to the owner multiplied by the tenant’s monthly water consumption;
wastewater utility service: the retail public utility’s total monthly
charges for wastewater service (less dwelling unit base charges or
customer service charges, if applicable), divided by the total monthly
water consumption measured by the retail public utility, multiplied by
the tenant’s monthly consumption or the volumetric wastewater rate
charged by the retail public utility to the owner multiplied by the tenant’s
monthly water consumption;
(3) service charge for manufactured home rental community or the owner or
manager of apartment house: a manufactured home rental community
or apartment house may charge a service charge in an amount not to
exceed 9% of the tenant’s charge for submetered water and wastewater
service, except when;
(A) the resident resides in a unit of an apartment house that has
received an allocation of low income housing tax credits under
Texas Government Code, Chapter 2306, Subchapter DD; or
(B) the apartment resident receives tenant-based voucher assistance
under United States Housing Act of 1937 Section 8, (42 United
States Code,§ 1437f ); and
(4) final bill on move-out for submetered service: if a tenant moves out
during a billing period, the owner may calculate a final bill for the tenant
before the owner receives the bill for that period from the retail public
utility. If the owner is billing using the average water or wastewater
cost per gallon, liter, or cubic foot as described in paragraph (1) of this
subsection, the owner may calculate the tenant’s bill by calculating the
tenant’s average volumetric rate for the last three months and multiplying
that average volumetric rate by the tenant’s consumption for the billing
period.
Calculations for allocated utility service.
(1) Before an owner may allocate the retail public utility’s master meter bill
for water and sewer service to the tenants, the owner shall first deduct:
(A) dwelling unit base charges or customer service charge, if applicable;
and
(B) common area usage such as installed landscape irrigation systems,
pools and laundry rooms, if any, as follows:
(i) if all common areas are separately metered or submetered,
deduct the actual common area usage;
(ii) if common areas that are served through the master meter
that provides water to the dwelling units are not separately
metered or submetered and there is an installed landscape
irrigation system, deduct at least 25% of the retail public
utility’s master meter bill;
(iii) if all water used for an installed landscape irrigation system
is metered or submetered and there are other common
areas such as pools or laundry rooms that are not metered
or submetered, deduct at least 5% of the retail public utility’s
master meter bill; or
(iv) if common areas that are served through the master meter
that provides water to the dwelling units are not separately
metered or submetered and there is no installed landscape
irrigation system, deduct at least 5% of the retail public utility’s
master meter bill.
(2) To calculate a tenant’s bill:
(A) for an apartment house, the owner shall multiply the amount
established in paragraph (1) of this subsection by:
(i) the number of occupants in the tenant’s dwelling unit divided
by the total number of occupants in all dwelling units at the
beginning of the month for which bills are being rendered;
or
(ii) the number of occupants in the tenant’s dwelling unit using
a ratio occupancy formula divided by the total number of
occupants in all dwelling units at the beginning of the retail
public utility’s billing period using the same ratio occupancy
formula to determine the total. The ratio occupancy formula
will reflect what the owner believes more accurately
represents the water use in units that are occupied by multiple
tenants. The ratio occupancy formula that is used must assign
a fractional portion per tenant of no less than that on the
following scale:
(I) dwelling unit with one occupant = 1;
(II) dwelling unit with two occupants = 1.6;
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(a) Prohibited charges. Charges billed to tenants for submetered or allocated
utility service may only include bills for water or wastewater from the retail
public utility and must not include any fees billed to the owner by the retail
public utility for any deposit, disconnect, reconnect, late payment, or other
similar fees.
(b) Dwelling unit base charge. If the retail public utility’s rate structure includes a
dwelling unit base charge, the owner shall bill each dwelling unit for the base
charge applicable to that unit. The owner may not bill tenants for any dwelling
unit base charges applicable to unoccupied dwelling units.
(c) Customer service charge. If the retail public utility’s rate structure includes a
customer service charge, the owner shall bill each dwelling unit the amount
of the customer service charge divided by the total number of dwelling units,
including vacant units, that can receive service through the master meter
serving the tenants.
(d) Calculations for submetered utility service. The tenant’s submetered charges
must include the dwelling unit base charge and customer service charge, if
applicable, and the gallonage charge and must be calculated each month as
follows:
(1) water utility service: the retail public utility’s total monthly charges
for water service (less dwelling unit base charges or customer service
charges, if applicable), divided by the total monthly water consumption
measured by the retail public utility to obtain an average water cost
per gallon, liter, or cubic foot, multiplied by the tenant’s monthly
consumption or the volumetric rate charged by the retail public utility
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rate.
(c) Submeter reading schedule. Submeters or point-of-use submeters shall be
read within three days of the scheduled reading date of the retail public
utility’s master meter or according to the schedule in the rental agreement if
the owner is billing using the retail public utility’s rate.
(d) Billing period.
(1) Allocated bills shall be rendered for the same billing period as that of
the retail public utility, generally monthly, unless service is provided for
less than that period.
(2) Submeter bills shall be rendered for the same billing period as that of
the retail public utility, generally monthly, unless service is provided for
less than that period. If the owner uses the retail public utility’s actual
rate, the billing period may be an alternate billing period specified in the
rental agreement.
(e) Multi-item bill. If issued on a multi-item bill, charges for submetered or allocated
utility service must be separate and distinct from any other charges on the
bill.
(f ) Information on bill. The bill must clearly state that the utility service is
submetered or allocated, as applicable, and must include all of the following:
(1) total amount due for submetered or allocated water;
(2) total amount due for submetered or allocated wastewater;
(3) total amount due for dwelling unit base charge(s) or customer service
charge(s) or both, if applicable;
(4) total amount due for water or wastewater usage, if applicable;
(5) the name of the retail public utility and a statement that the bill is not
from the retail public utility;
(6) name and address of the tenant to whom the bill is applicable;
(7) name of the firm rendering the bill and the name or title, address, and
telephone number of the firm or person to be contacted in case of a
billing dispute; and
(8) name, address, and telephone number of the party to whom payment
is to be made.
(g) Information on submetered service. In addition to the information required
in subsection (f ) of this section, a bill for submetered service must include all
of the following:
(1) the total number of gallons, liters, or cubic feet submetered or measured
by point- of-use submeters;
(2) the cost per gallon, liter, or cubic foot for each service provided; and
(3) total amount due for a service charge charged by an owner of a
manufactured home rental community, if applicable.
(h) Due date. The due date on the bill may not be less than 16 days after it is mailed
or hand delivered to the tenant, unless the due date falls on a federal holiday
or weekend, in which case the following work day will be the due date. The
owner shall record the date the bill is mailed or hand delivered. A payment is
delinquent if not received by the due date.
(i) Estimated bill. An estimated bill may be rendered if a master meter, submeter,
or point-of-use submeter has been tampered with, cannot be read, or is out
of order; and in such case, the bill must be distinctly marked as an estimate
and the subsequent bill must reflect an adjustment for actual charges.
(j) Payment by tenant. Unless utility bills are paid to a third-party billing company
on behalf of the owner, or unless clearly designated by the tenant, payment
must be applied first to rent and then to utilities.
(k) Overbilling and underbilling. If a bill is issued and subsequently found to be
in error, the owner shall calculate a billing adjustment. If the tenant is due
a refund, an adjustment must be calculated for all of that tenant’s bills that
included overcharges. If the overbilling or underbilling affects all tenants,
an adjustment must be calculated for all of the tenants’ bills. If the tenant
was undercharged, and the cause was not due to submeter or point-of- use
submeter error, the owner may calculate an adjustment for bills issued in the
previous six months. If the total undercharge is $25 or more, the owner shall
offer the tenant a deferred payment plan option, for the same length of time
as that of the underbilling. Adjustments for usage by a previous tenant may
not be back billed to a current tenant.
(l) Disputed bills. In the event of a dispute between a tenant and an owner
regarding any bill, the owner shall investigate the matter and report the results
of the investigation to the tenant in writing. The investigation and report must
be completed within 30 days from the date the tenant gives written notification
of the dispute to the owner.
(m) Late fee. A one-time penalty not to exceed 5% may be applied to delinquent
accounts. If such a penalty is applied, the bill must indicate the amount due
if the late penalty is incurred. No late penalty may be applied unless agreed
to by the tenant in a written lease that states the percentage amount of such
late penalty.
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(III) dwelling unit with three occupants = 2.2; or
(IV) dwelling unit with more than three occupants =
2.2 + 0.4 per each additional occupant over three; or
(iii) the average number of occupants per bedroom, which shall
be determined by the following occupancy formula. The
formula must calculate the average number of occupants in
all dwelling units based on the number of bedrooms in the
dwelling unit according to the scale below, notwithstanding
the actual number of occupants in each of the dwelling unit’s
bedrooms or all dwelling units:
(I) dwelling unit with an efficiency = 1;
(II) dwelling unit with one bedroom = 1.6;
(III) dwelling unit with two bedrooms = 2.8;
(IV) dwelling unit with three bedrooms = 4 + 1.2 for each
additional bedroom; or
(iv) a factor using a combination of square footage and occupancy
in which no more than 50% is based on square footage. The
square footage portion must be based on the total square
footage living area of the dwelling unit as a percentage of
the total square footage living area of all dwelling units of
the apartment house; or
(v) the individually submetered hot or cold water usage of the
tenant’s dwelling unit divided by all submetered hot or cold
water usage in all dwelling units;
(B) a condominium manager shall multiply the amount established
in paragraph (1) of this subsection by any of the factors under
subparagraph (A) of this paragraph or may follow the methods
outlined in the\ condominium contract;
(C) for a manufactured home rental community, the owner shall
multiply the amount established in paragraph (1) of this subsection
by:
(i) any of the factors developed under subparagraph (A) of
this
paragraph; or
(ii) the area of the individual rental space divided by the total
area of all rental spaces; and
(D) for a multiple use facility, the owner shall multiply the amount
established in paragraph (1) of this subsection by:
(i) any of the factors developed under subparagraph (A) of this
paragraph; or
(ii) the square footage of the rental space divided by the total
square footage of all rental spaces.
(3) If a tenant moves in or out during a billing period, the owner may calculate
a bill for the tenant. If the tenant moves in during a billing period, the
owner shall prorate the bill by calculating a bill as if the tenant were there
for the whole month and then charging the tenant for only the number
of days the tenant lived in the unit divided by the number of days in the
month multiplied by the calculated bill. If a tenant moves out during
a billing period before the owner receives the bill for that period from
the retail public utility, the owner may calculate a final bill. owner may
calculate the tenant’s bill by calculating the tenant’s average bill for the
last three months and multiplying that average bill by the number of
days the tenant was in the unit divided by the number of days in that
month.
Conversion to approved allocation method. An owner using an allocation
formula other than those approved in subsection (e) of this section shall
immediately provide notice as required under §24.123(c) of this title (relating
to Rental Agreement) and either:
(1) adopt one of the methods in subsection (e) of this section; or
(2) install submeters and begin billing on a submetered basis; or
(3) discontinue billing for utility services.
§24.125. Billing.
(a) Monthly billing of total charges. The owner shall bill the tenant each month
for the totalcharges calculated under §24.124 of this title (relating to Charges
and Calculations). If itis permitted in the rental agreement, an occupant or
occupants who are not residing in ther ental unit for a period longer than
30 days may be excluded from the occupancy calculation and from paying a
water and sewer bill for that period.
(b) Rendering bill.
(1) Allocated bills shall be rendered as promptly as possible after the owner
receives the retail public utility bill.
(2) Submeter bills shall be rendered as promptly as possible after the owner
receives the retail public utility bill or according to the time schedule in
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preceding 24 months and determined to be within the accuracy
standards established by the AWWA for water meters or ASME
standards for point-of-use submeters; or
(B) have the submeter or point-of-use submeter removed and tested
and promptly advise the tenant of the test results.
(8) Billing for submeter or point-of-use submeter test.
(A) The owner may not bill the tenant for testing costs if the submeter
fails to meet AWWA accuracy standards for water meters or
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(B) The owner may not bill the tenant for testing costs if there is
no evidence that the submeter or point-of-use submeter was
calibrated or tested within the preceding 24 months.
(C) The owner may bill the tenant for actual testing costs (not to exceed
$25) if the submeter meets AWWA accuracy standards or the pointof-use submeter meets ASME accuracy standards and evidence as
described in paragraph (7)(A) of this subsection was provided to
the tenant.
(9) Bill adjustment due to submeter or point-of-use submeter error. If a
submeter does not meet AWWA accuracy standards or a point-of-use
submeter does not meet ASME accuracy standards and the tenant
was overbilled, an adjusted bill must be rendered in accordance with
§24.125(k) of this title (relating to Billing). The owner may not charge
the tenant for any underbilling that occurred because the submeter or
point-of-use submeter was in error.
(10) Submeter or point-of-use submeter testing facilities and equipment.
For submeters, an owner shall comply with the AWWA’s meter testing
requirements. For point-of-use meters, an owner shall comply with
ASME’s meter testing requirements.
Plumbing fixtures. After January 1, 2003, before an owner of an apartment
house, manufactured home rental community, or multiple use facility or a
manager of a condominium may implement a program to bill tenants for
submetered or allocated water service, the owner or manager shall adhere
to the following standards:
(1) Texas Health and Safety Code, §372.002, for sink or lavatory faucets,
faucet aerators, and showerheads;
(2) perform a water leak audit of each dwelling unit or rental unit and each
common area and repair any leaks found; and
(3) not later than the first anniversary of the date an owner of an apartment
house, manufactured home rental community, or multiple use facility or
a manager of a condominium begins to bill for submetered or allocated
water service, the owner or manager shall:
(A) remove any toilets that exceed a maximum flow of 3.5 gallons per
flush; and
(B) install toilets that meet the standards prescribed by Texas Health
and Safety Code, §372.002.
Plumbing fixture not applicable. Subsection (b) of this section does not apply
to a manufactured home rental community owner who does not own the
manufactured homes located on the property of the manufactured home
rental community.
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§24.127. Submeters or Point-of-Use Submeters and Plumbing Fixtures.
(a) Submeters or point-of-use submeters
(1) Same type submeters or point-of-use submeters required. All submeters
or point-of-use submeters throughout a property must use the same unit
of measurement, such as gallon, liter, or cubic foot.
(2) Installation by owner. The owner shall be responsible for providing,
installing, and maintaining all submeters or point-of-use submeters
necessary for the measurement of water to tenants and to common
areas, if applicable.
(3) Submeter or point-of-use submeter tests prior to installation. No
submeter or point-of-use submeter may be placed in service unless its
accuracy has been established. If any submeter or point-of-use submeter
is removed from service, it must be properly tested and calibrated before
being placed in service again.
(4) Accuracy requirements for submeters and point-of-use submeters.
Submeters must be calibrated as close as possible to the condition
of zero error and within the accuracy standards established by the
American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water meters. Point-ofuse submeters must be calibrated as closely as possible to the condition
of zero error and within the accuracy standards established by the
AmericanSociety of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for point- of-use and
branch- water submetering systems.
(5) Location of submeters and point-of-use submeters. Submeters and
point-of-use submeters must be installed in accordance with applicable
plumbing codes and AWWA standards for water meters or ASME standards
for point-of-use submeters, and must be readily accessible to the tenant
and to the owner for testing and inspection where such activities will
cause minimum interference and inconvenience to the tenant.
(6) Submeter and point-of-use submeter records. The owner shall maintain
a record on each submeter or point-of-use submeter which includes:
(A) an identifying number;
(B) the installation date (and removal date, if applicable);
(C) date(s) the submeter or point-of-use submeter was calibrated or
tested;
(D) copies of all tests; and
(E) the current location of the submeter or point-of-use submeter.
(7) Submeter or point-of-use submeter test on request of tenant. Upon
receiving a written request from the tenant, the owner shall either:
(A) provide evidence, at no charge to the tenant, that the submeter
or point-of- use submeter was calibrated or tested within the
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(c)
Anexo sobre la submedición
de agua y aguas residuales
Fecha del Contrato de arrendamiento:______________________________
(fecha en que se llena el Contrato)
1.
quier tarifa por pagos atrasados incurrida por usted(es). Si
no pagamos a la compañía de servicios oportunamente
nuestra factura del medidor maestro e incurrimos en
multas o intereses, ninguna parte de estas cantidades se
incluirá en su factura.
Anexo. Esto es un anexo al Contrato de arrendamiento firmado
por usted(es), el/los residente(s), para la vivienda que ha(n)
convenido en arrendar. Dicha vivienda es:
Apartamento N.º __________ en _______________________
(D) Calcularemos su porción submedida de la factura del
medidor maestro del agua de acuerdo con las reglas de
la PUC, Secciones 291.124(a), (b), (c) y (d).
___________________________________________________
__________________________________________________,
(nombre del conjunto de apartamentos)
(E) Le facturaremos mensualmente su consumo submedido
de agua desde aproximadamente el _______ día del mes
hasta el _______ día del mes, siendo esta última nuestra
fecha de lectura programada del submedidor. Su factura
se calculará de acuerdo con las reglas de la PUC y de este
Anexo, y será prorrateada el primer y el último mes que
usted(es) viva(n) en la unidad.
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u otra vivienda que se encuentra en _____________________
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(dirección de la casa, el duplex, etc.)
Ciudad/Estado donde se encuentra la vivienda
(F) Las reglas de la PUC nos obligan a informarle(s) datos del
año pasado si dicha información es disponible. Durante
el año pasado, tomando en cuenta todas las unidades de
este conjunto de apartamentos, la factura media mensual
por unidad fue de $_________ por unidad, variando entre
$_______ en el mes de menor consumo y $_______ en
el mes de mayor consumo. Esta información puede ser
o no ser relevante, ya que las cantidades mencionadas
no reflejan cambios futuros en las tarifas de agua de la
compañía de servicios, variaciones estacionales, futuro
consumo total de agua, cambio en los hábitos de consumo
de agua de los residentes, ni otros factores no previsibles.
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2.
PUC. La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Texas (Texas Utility
Commission, PUC) recomienda la conservación de agua mediante
la facturación por submedición. Las reglas de la PUC regulan la
facturación por submedición, y al reverso de este Anexo se encuentra un resumen de sus reglas (llamado guía del inquilino).
Este Anexo cumple con esas reglas.
3.
Esfuerzos mutuos de conservación. Convenimos en realizar
nuestros mejores esfuerzos para reparar cualquier fuga de agua
en el interior o en el exterior de su apartamento no más de 7
días después de que nos enteremos de su existencia. Usted(es)
conviene(n) en realizar sus mejores esfuerzos para seguir las
sugerencias de conservación de agua que se encuentran abajo.
4.
(G) Durante las horas hábiles regulares de la oficina, usted(es)
puede(n) examinar: (1) nuestras facturas de agua y aguas
residuales de la compañía de servicios; (2) nuestros cálculos de su factura mensual submedida; y (3) cualquier otra
información que le(s) sea disponible a usted(es) según las
reglas de la PUC. Por favor notifíquenos con anticipación
razonable para que podamos reunir los datos. Cualquier
disputa relacionada con el cálculo de su factura será entre
usted(es) y nosotros.
Procedimientos de facturación por submedición. Su renta
mensual bajo el Contrato de arrendamiento de TAA no incluye un
cargo por el servicio de agua y aguas residuales. En lugar de ello,
le enviaremos mensualmente una factura separada por el servicio
submedido de agua y aguas residuales, de la siguiente forma:
(A) Su factura mensual de agua y aguas residuales acatará todas
las reglas de la PUC aplicables (Ver adjunto).
(B) Conforme lo permite el derecho estatal, se sumará a su factura
mensual por aguas un cargo de _____% (que no debe exceder
del 9%) en concepto de servicios administrativos.
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(C) No se añadirán a su factura otras tarifas, ni administrativas ni
de ningún otro tipo, a menos que el derecho o las reglas de la
PUC expresamente las permitan. No se incluirá en su factura
ninguna otra cantidad, excepto sus saldos pendientes y cual-
5.
Fecha límite para hacer su pago. El pago de su factura
submedida de agua y aguas residuales se vence 16 días
después de la fecha del matasellos o la fecha en que se
le entregó personalmente en su apartamento. Usted(es)
conviene(n) en enviar el pago por correo o entregarlo en el
lugar indicado en su factura, de manera que se reciba para
la fecha límite. Usted(es) pagará(n) una cuota por atraso del
5% de su factura de agua y aguas residuales si no recibimos
oportunamente el pago.
Todas las partes deben firmar únicamente la versión en inglés.
La traducción al español se le(s) da con fin exclusivamente informativo.
Usted(es) tienen derecho a recibir una copia de este Anexo una que haya sido firmado por todas las partes.
Guarde(n) su copia en un lugar seguro.
LISTA DE SUGERENCIAS PARA CONSERVAR AGUA EN SU VIVIENDA
En el baño…
• Nunca use el inodoro para desechar pañuelos de papel, hilo dental, colillas de cigarrillos ni otro tipo de basura.
• Si lava los platos a mano, no deje correr el agua al lavar o enjuagar. En lugar de
ello, llene el fregadero.
• Al cepillarse los dientes, cierre el grifo hasta que necesite enjuagarse la boca.
• Use su triturador de desperdicios con moderación, y nunca para unos pocos
residuos.
• Al afeitarse, llene el lavabo con agua caliente en lugar de dejar correr el agua.
• Tenga un recipiente de agua potable en el refrigerador.
• Báñese en la ducha en lugar de la tina.
• Al limpiar vegetales, use una cacerola con agua fría en lugar de dejar correr el
agua.
• Tome duchas más cortas. Las duchas pueden representar hasta un 50% del consumo
de agua en el interior.
• Si se baña en la tina llena, reduzca el nivel del agua una o dos pulgadas.
• Lávese el pelo con champú en la ducha.
• Verifique que el sanitario no tenga fugas. Añada al tanque unas gotas de colorante de
alimentos, pero no le jale. Observe si aparece el color en la taza del inodoro en unos
minutos. Si es así, el inodoro requiere un ajuste o una reparación. Un goteo lento puede
desperdiciar tanto como 170 galones al día o 5,000 galones al mes. Reporte todas las
fugas a la administración.
• Para cocinar la mayoría de los alimentos, use sólo un poco de agua y tape la olla.
• Reporte todas las fugas a la administración.
Al lavar la ropa…
• Sólo lave cargas completas de ropa o ajuste el nivel del agua al tamaño de la carga
(si esto es una opción).
• Use agua fría siempre que pueda para ahorrar energía y conservar el agua caliente
para usos en los que no el agua fría no sirve.
• No deje correr el agua mientras limpia los accesorios del baño.
En la cocina…
• Opere el lavaplatos sólo cuando tenga una carga llena.
Documento oficial 15-KK de la TAA para aplicación en todo el estado, revisado en enero del 2015
Derechos de autor registrados, 2015, Texas Apartment Association, Inc.

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