RENTAL AGREEMENT - PREVOST APARTMENTS
STATE OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, Greenville County
Property address: ______________ Greenville, SC 29601
This Rental Agreement is
entered into between PREVOST APARTMENTS, LLC, hereinafter known as LANDLORD
and ______________ hereinafter known as TENANT.
In consideration of the
rent to be paid by Tenant to Landlord, the parties agree as follows:
The property which is the subject of this Rental Agreement consists of the
land and buildings located thereon and is known generally as Prevost
Occupants of the property shall be limited to the names listed on this lease
and no other.
The Landlord leases the premises to the Tenant subject to the provisions of
this Rental Agreement for a term of 12 months starting _______ and
ending on ________ The Tenant agrees to vacate the property on the
ending date leaving it clean and in good condition, free of Tenantís personal
property, garbage and other waste, and to return the key(s) to the Landlord.,
unless the lease is renewed.
The rent for the term of this lease is payable in monthly installments of
_____without demand, at Prevost Apartments, LLC, 4129 Chisolm Rd, Johns
Island, SC 29455 or at such other place as the Landlord may designate in
writing. First monthís rent (or the pro rata amount) is due prior to moving
into the apartment.
- LATE CHARGES AND
RETURNED CHECKS. Rent is due in
advance on the 1st day of the month. If rent is not RECEIVED by
the 5th of the month a 10% late fee _____ shall be added. If rent
is not postmarked by the 10th of the month, an additional 10% late
fee ______ shall be added. If rent, plus all applicable late fees, is
not received by the 20th of the month, the Landlord may declare
this rental agreement void and immediately terminated. Returned checks shall
be subject to a charge of $25 plus late charges, if payment is not made good
before the 5th of the month. Any check returned for insufficient
funds automatically requires that Tenant pay rent (plus all applicable late
fees) in cash, Money order or Cashierís check. Furthermore, any check
returned for insufficient funds may cause the Landlord to declare this rental
agreement void and immediately terminated.
The sum of ______ (equal to one monthís rent) will be paid by the
Tenant upon execution of this agreement and prior to occupancy to be held by
Landlord until the termination of this tenancy, or as otherwise agreed, as
security for the full and faithful performance by Tenant of all the terms of
this agreement. Landlord is given permission to place said security deposits
with other security deposits in a trust account and to deduct therefrom the
cost of any cleaning or repairs made necessary by negligence or abuse/misuse
of property by Tenant and/or any accrued rent or other charges. Tenant may
not use Security deposit as payment of any rents or charges due under this
agreement. Security deposits or the remaining portion thereof will be
returned within thirty (30) days after the termination of this tenancy.
Deductions, if any, will be itemized and reported to Tenant in writing. To
receive a refund within this time, Tenant shall provide Landlord, in writing,
with a forwarding address where the deposit shall be sent. In the event the
security deposit is not sufficient to pay all charges due, Tenant shall pay
said charges within five (5) working days after receiving notice from
If there is a failure to deliver possession of the premises at the
commencement of this lease, the monthly rental provided shall be abated
pro-rata on a daily basis and shall not be due until occupancy is available.
Lease is subject to property being available by N/A. Landlord shall
not have any liability for delay in possession.
It is agreed that the check out inspection will be made within seven (7)
working days after Tenant has completely vacated the premises and notified
Landlord in writing. Said inspection to be conducted between the hours of 9
AM and 5 PM Monday Ė Friday. No inspection will be made on holidays or
weekends, and utilities must be left on for this inspection. Tenant may be
charged if a return visit of the Landlord is necessary due to Tenant not being
ready to check out. Tenant has a right to be present during the inspection
and Tenantís failure to appear at the mutually agreed upon time, shall
constitute the Tenantís agreement to accept the Landlordís report as
conclusive and final.
Tenant shall not keep any dogs on the premises but is allowed one indoor cat
as provided under the Property and Rent Rules. The Cat is not allowed to roam
outdoors. Tenant shall be responsible for the cat, its behavior, and any
damage done by the animal. The landlord will have the right to withdraw
consent and demand removal of previously permitted animal upon the first
complaint registered against such animal or upon evidence of injury or damage
to person or property by the animal.
- CONDITIONS OF PREMISES.
Tenant acknowledges that he has inspected the premises and agrees that the
premises and any common areas are in safe, fit and habitable conditions except
as noted by the Tenant which is attached in writing to this agreement. Tenant
acknowledges presence of smoke detectors in the apartment. Tenant
acknowledges that tobacco smoking of any kind and all illicit drug use is
forbidden in the apartment or on the premises.
- MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIRS. Landlord agrees to make
repairs and do what is necessary to keep the premises in a fit and habitable
condition as specified in the South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant
Act. The Landlord further agrees to maintain in reasonably good and safe
working order and condition all electrical, gas, plumbing, sanitary, HVAC,
smoke detectors and other facilities supplied by the Landlord. Landlord is
not responsible for changing batteries of smoke detectors. It is specifically
understood that the Tenant agrees to keep the dwelling unit and all parts of
the premises that he/she leases safe and clean, to keep sinks, lavatories,
commodes open, report any initial problems within five (5) days of occupancy.
After this time, Tenant agrees to pay for the cost of all repairs made
necessary by negligence or careless use of the premises and to pay for repairs
or loss resulting from theft, malicious mischief or vandalism by
Tenant/Tenancy. Tenant agrees to be responsible for, and to make at Tenantís
expense, all routine maintenance including, but not limited to, stoppage of
sewer, broken water pipes or fixtures due to neglect or carelessness of
Tenant. Tenant is directly responsible for any damage caused by not checking
tripped breakers, changing smoke detector batteries and minor housekeeping
repairs. Tenant will be held liable for damage to HVAC systems caused by
damages resulting from unreported problems.
- PEST CONTROL.
Tenant shall report any pest problem within three (3) days of possession.
Tenantís failure to identify any pest infestation within said three (3) days
shall constitute Tenantís agreement that premise has no infestation of any
kind. Any future infestation of any kind from roaches, mice or ants shall be
the responsibility of Tenant. Tenant is responsible for reporting any
suspected or known termite infestation but is not responsible for termite
- MILITARY CLAUSE.
In the event Tenant is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States,
stationed in the Greenville County area and after the first six (6) months of this tenancy, receives
permanent change of station orders out of the
Greenville area. Tenant may present a copy of
said orders to Landlord along with a thirty (30) day notice in writing of
his/her intent to vacate the premises and payment of all due rent through the
- RENTAL APPLICATION.
Tenant acknowledges that Landlord has relied on information provided by the
Tenant in the Rental Application. If any material facts stated are untrue,
Landlord shall have the right to terminate the tenancy immediately and to
collect from the Tenant any damages or losses resulting therefrom, including
reasonable attorney fees. Tenant and only those persons named in the
application or lease shall occupy or use the premises as a residence.
- PROPERTY RULES.
Tenant acknowledges that Landlord has supplied Tenant a copy of the Property
Rules and Tenant acknowledges that he/she has read, has signed , understands
and will comply with these rules.
The unexplained absence of a Tenant from the premises for a period of fifteen
(15) days after default in the payment of rent, with utility services in place
or the unexplained absence of tenant after default in the payment of rent with
utility services disconnected shall be construed as abandonment of the
premises. When premises have been abandoned, or the Rental Agreement has come
to an end and the Tenant has removed a substantial portion of his property or
allowed his utilities to be terminated and has left personal property on the
premises with a fair market value of five hundred ($500) or less, the Landlord
may enter the premises, using forcible entry if required and dispose of the
property. All property not covered by this section will be handled under the
provisions of the South Carolina Code of Laws. If Tenant abandons the unit,
Tenant shall be liable for the rent for the remaining term of this agreement.
- TRUST ACCOUNT
INTEREST. According to the rules
and regulations of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and the Code of
Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, the Landlord has the option to place
Tenantís security deposit into an interest bearing account and to retain all
interest incurred in said account. Tenant agrees to and understands that the
Tenant has been informed of Tenants right to ownership of the interest, but
relinquishes to the Landlord by this written agreement said right of ownership
of Security Deposit.
- LIMITATIONS OF
LIABILITY. Tenant acknowledges that
Landlord/Agent is relieved of any future liability under the terms of this
Rental Agreement after Landlord/Agent delivers written notice to the Tenant of
the termination of his management.
ADDENDA/ENCLOSURES LISTED BELOW
- PROPERTY and RENT
- OTHER: none
BREACH OF LEASE: Tenant is responsible
for the total monthly rent for a period of 12 months as set forth in this
lease. Should Tenant break the lease before the end of the lease term, Tenant
is responsible for the balance of the lease owed to Prevost Apartments, LLC
until or unless it is re leased to another tenant. Additionally, if the lease
is broken the security deposit is forfeited. At such time as the apartment is
re rented to another person, the Tenantís monthly payments shall end.
21. TENANT IS LIABLE
FOR ALL ATTORNEY AND COURT FEES ASSOCIATED WITH COURT ACTION BASED ON NON
PAYMENT OF RENT OR FROM BREACH OF LEASE.
This Rental Agreement is
made pursuant to the South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and
provisions of said act shall control.
EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES
THAT THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS BEEN READ PRIOR TO SIGNING AND THE TERMS ARE
Gary Lamberson, Agent for Prevost Apartments,
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