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California landlords can rent or lease a premises to a tenant with these affordable California Residential Lease Forms.


  • Prepare leases, rental and room & board agreements quickly and easily using our standard form templates.
  • Once you've paid for the form, it's yours - you can reuse it as often as necessary. No renewal fees or expiration dates to worry about.
  • Write your own documents and save money on costly legal fees.
  • If you need to serve a notice to quit or other form of notice, check out our California Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms section.
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California Agreement to Terminate Lease Early

Cancel a residential lease before the end of its term with this California Agreement for Early Termination of Lease.

  • This form can only be used if both the landlord and tenant agree to end the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential units only. For commercial properties, you need to use a different form.
  • The tenant must give written notice setting out the proposed termination date.
  • The tenant agrees to pay a specified amount in order to buy out of the lease early.
This California Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form is in MS Word format, and is easy to customize to fit your circumstances.
$6.29

California Apartment Rental Agreement

Rent an apartment in California to a tenant with this California Apartment Rental Agreement.

The Rental Agreement can be used for either a fixed term or periodic tenancy (week-to-week, month-to-month, year-to-year). Provisions of the Agreement include:
  • payment of rent, late charges and NSF check fees,
  • the tenant's responsibility for maintenance of the premises,
  • joint and several obligations, if there are multiple tenants,
  • proper use of the common areas in the apartment building,
  • lead paint disclosure,
  • no pets,
  • subletting or assignment of the rental, with the landlord's consent.
This California Apartment Rental Agreement is available in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your particular circumstances.
$29.99

California Extension of Residential Lease

CA landlords, extend the period of a lease on a residential rental property with this California Extension of Residential Lease Agreement template.

  • The landlord and tenant must both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period.
  • Rent will be paid monthly at the rate agreed to by the parties.
  • All other provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain in force.
  • This agreement is for residential properties only. It should not be used for a commercial lease.
The California Residential Extension of Residential Agreement is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable and easy to use.
$6.29

California Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in California to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year. The Lease Agreement contains standard conditions governing residential rentals such as:
  • how and when the rent, the security deposit and other charges are to be paid;
  • who is responsible for maintenance and repairs;
  • what happens if the property is abandoned by the tenant;
  • any assignment or subletting by the tenant requires the landlord's consent;
  • provisions covering pets on the premises;
  • the landlord's remedies if the tenant breaches any of the lease conditions;
  • the tenant's responsibility to carry renter's insurance;
  • procedure for early termination of the lease.
The form also includes a Lead Paint Disclosure form as required by federal law, and a Premises Inspection Checklist and Inventory Report, to be completed by the landlord and tenant at the beginning and end of the tenancy.

This California Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement is in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your specific needs.
$29.99

California Lease Cosigner Agreement

California landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The cosigner agrees to:
  • have the landlord check his ⁄ her credit,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This California Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in MS Word format. It should be attached as a schedule to the lease or rental agreement.
$6.29

California Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease

CA tenants, get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet the rental premises with this California Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must be approved by the landlord.
  • The template can be used to get consent for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant responsible for performing the tenant's obligations until the end of the lease term, or alternatively, to release the tenant from all obligations under the lease once a new tenant is approved.
This California Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease is available as a downloadable and fully editable MS Word template.
$6.29