Rental Agreement - 3944 S Jefferson Ave

This Rental Agreement is made this 4th day of December, 2022 by and between the owner of the premises, Ryan Ostrander, hereinafter referred to as "Owner" and Thomas Lynch, Maxwell Roy, Landon Lynn and Carson Sotelo, hereinafter referred to as "Resident".

The Owner hereby rents to the Resident the dwelling located at 3944 South Jefferson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH on the following terms and conditions:

  1. Term

    The resident agrees to occupy said premises for an original term of month-to-month commencing on the 11th day of May, 2018.

  2. Rent

    The Resident agrees to pay, without demand, the 12-month rental fee of $19,200, payable in advance in monthly installments of $1,600 each, and due on or before the first day of each month of this Agreement. Please see Item 4 for manner of payment.

  3. Late Charge

    The rent is due and payable on the first day of the month. If the full amount of rent is not received by the Owner within 7 days of said due date, the Resident agrees to pay a late charge of $100. It is expressly understood that a late charge shall not be considered a waiver of the Owner’s rights to begin eviction proceedings. If the late charge is not tendered with the Resident’s monthly rental payment, the Owner shall not be obligated to accept late rent. The owner reserves the right to subtract any late fees from the Security Deposit at the time of lease expiration.

  4. Manner of Payment

    Residents are to submit one single check per month on behalf of all residents. Payment is to be mailed or delivered to Ryan Ostrander at 5236 Salem Hills Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45230. All payments are to be made by check or money order only, made payable to Ryan Ostrander. If a check is returned by the bank for any reason, there shall be a $40 charge for the returned check plus additional late charges as described above, and personal checks from the Resident will then no longer be accepted.

  5. Security Deposit

    The Resident shall keep on deposit at all times with the Owner a sum equal to one month’s rent ($1,600) which shall be held as security for the faithful performance of this Agreement. At no time during the term of this Agreement shall the Resident use the Security Deposit for rent or other charges which may become due and owing under the terms of this Agreement. The Security Deposit will be refunded to the Resident in full within 30 days of the Resident’s vacating the premises provided all of the following conditions have been met:

    • This Agreement has been terminated in accordance with Paragraph #6 of this Agreement.
    • The Resident has given a minimum of 60 days notice, with said notice beginning only on the monthly rental due date specified in Paragraph #2 of this Agreement.
    • All rent, utilities and other charges have been paid in full.
    • The Resident has not breached any provisions of this Agreement.
    • The Resident has returned the premises in the same or better condition as when received, or as they may be put, reasonable wear accepted.
    • The Resident has left the entire premises clean, including the range and/or oven, refrigerator, closets and cupboards, bathrooms, floors and windows; and the Resident has removed all trash and personal belongings from the premises. Failure to leave the residence in a clean condition, ready for the next occupant, shall result in a minimum charge of $200 for general cleaning, which shall be deducted from the security deposit.
    • The Resident has returned all keys.
    • The Resident has left a forwarding address with the Owner.

    If prior to occupancy the Resident elects to cancel this Agreement, the Security Deposit shall be forfeited.

  6. Condition of premises upon occupying and vacating the Residence

    Upon vacating the premises, the Resident shall leave the premises in the same or better condition as when accepted by the Resident or as they may be put by the Owner or Resident, reasonable wear excepted. The condition of the premises shall be verified by the Resident and Owner completing a Move-In/Move-Out Checklist which is hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Agreement.

  7. Renewal

    Unless another rental agreement is made between the owner and the Resident, or unless written notice of termination is given by one party to the other at least 60 days before the expiration of this Agreement, this contract shall be automatically renewed on bi-monthly basis and all other terms and provisions of this Agreement shall remain the same.

  8. Resident’s Liability

    It is expressly understood and agreed that if the Resident vacates the premises prior to the expiration of this Agreement even in the case of eviction, the Resident shall still be responsible for damages measured by the rentals to the expiration of this Agreement or until such time as the premises are re-rented, whichever occurs first. Additionally, the Resident shall be responsible for the cost of restoring the premises to its original condition as of the commencement of this Agreement, as well as any damages which the Owner may have sustained as a result of the Resident’s use and occupancy of the premises.

  9. Abandonment of Property

    Any personal property remaining in or about the premises after the termination of this Agreement or after the Resident vacates the premises shall be considered abandoned, and at the sole discretion of the Owner, shall be disposed of in any manner. (Failure of the Post Office to deliver a certified letter to the Resident shall be considered bona fide evidence that the Resident has vacated the premises.) Any costs of disposal of abandoned property shall be the Resident’s and shall be deducted from the Security Deposit or paid to the Owner if said balance is insufficient to reimburse Owner for disposal of the property. The Resident shall hold the owner harmless from any and all liability arising there from. This provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

  10. Use and Occupancy

    The Resident shall personally use and occupy the premises solely as a private dwelling for the following people whose names are: Thomas Lynch, Maxwell Roy, Landon Lynn and Carson Sotelo.

  11. Utilities

    The Resident agrees to have all utilities for the premises placed in his/her name and to pay for the same, except for water, sewer and trash, which shall remain in the Owner’s name and be billed to the Resident by the Owner. Some minor common area utilities are the tenant’s Responsibility. Any temporary interruption of utility services shall not be the cause for termination of this Agreement, nor shall the Resident have the right to any damages or reduction in rent. The Owner assumes no liability with regard to the phone service and associated equipment.

  12. Pets

    No pets shall be allowed on the premises at any time unless a Pet Addendum is attached. Such violation shall be grounds for immediate termination of this Rental Agreement.

  13. Resident’s Responsibilities

    The Resident shall:

    1. Pay the rent at the times and place and in the manner specified above;
    2. Notify the Owner of any necessary repairs required of the Owner;
    3. Mow the grass during the growing season (A working lawn mower will be provided by the owner for use on the premises).
    4. Maintain in good working order and condition any appliances supplied by the Owner;
    5. Use and operate all electrical and plumbing fixtures properly;
    6. Keep all plumbing fixtures clean as their condition permits and free of all foreign materials;
    7. Prohibit tampons, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, condoms, or other foreign material to be flushed down the toilet;
    8. Maintain the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in working order at all time, including replacing batteries if needed;
    9. Maintain a minimum of 55 degrees in the premises, even during the Resident’s absence, in order to prevent pipes from bursting in cold weather.
  14. Alterations

    The Resident shall not remodel, paint, wallpaper, or make any other changes to any part of the premises, its furnishing or appliances, nor shall the Resident attach or remove any fixtures, accessories, locks, window air conditioners, etc., without the Owner’s prior written consent.

  15. Liability for Damage, Injury and Property

    The Owner shall not be liable for any damage, injury or loss to person or property caused by anyone not under the direct control and specific order of the Owner, including but not limited to the acts or omissions of the Resident or other residents. Furthermore, all personal property kept in or about the premises by the Resident or the Resident’s visitors shall be kept at the Resident’s own risk. The Resident hereby releases the Owner from all liability for damages as described herein and agrees to obtain Renter’s Insurance covering personal property and liability, with minimum liability coverage of $100,000.

    The Resident is responsible without limitation for the cost of repairing any and all damage caused by the Resident, the Resident’s family, or visitors, including damage resulting from drain stoppages caused by the same. The Resident shall pay for such damages within thirty (30) days of presentation of a bill for same from the Owner, or the sum shall become additional rent payable on demand. Residents shall give Owner prompt written notice of any pest problem, accident, fire, or damage occurring on, about, or to the premises, its furnishings or fixtures.

    The Resident shall also be responsible for the cost of any and all repairs made by the Resident without the Owner’s prior written permission.

  16. Access

    The Resident agrees not to unreasonably withhold consent for the Owner to enter on the premises for the purpose of inspecting the premises or to make ordinary, necessary or agreed repairs, pest inspection and eradication, any alterations, decorations or improvements, or to supply necessary or agreed services, including the delivery of parcels which are too large for the Resident’s mail facilities. Additionally, the Owner shall have the right to enter the premises for the purpose of exhibiting the premises to prospective or actual purchasers or mortgagees, to prospective residents, or to inspectors, appraisers, workmen or contractors. The Owner will normally give advance notice of intent to enter and will normally enter only at reasonable times.

  17. Nonwaiver

    No waiver by the Owner of any breach of any term, covenant or condition hereof shall be constructed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other term, covenant or condition. No waiver by the Owner shall be deemed to have been made unless expressed in writing and signed by the Owner.

  18. Owner’s Right to Recover

    If the rent is not received on the due date specified in Paragraph #2 of this Agreement, or if the Resident violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or any addendums or amendments thereof, including any Community Guidelines herein or hereafter adopted by the Owner, then the Owner may at anytime begin eviction proceedings, enter and take possession of the premises, sue for and recover all of the rent and damages occasioned by such violation along with any other damages or costs to which the Owner may be entitled by law, and re-rent the premises for the remainder of the term at the best rent obtainable.

  19. Notices

    Any and all notices and/or communication required or permitted by this Agreement shall be given in writing and shall be deemed fully served and given when personally delivered to any of the parties whom it directed or when sent by certified or registered mail (return signature receipt) to the Owner at 5236 Salem Hills Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45230, or to the Resident at the address of the premises or such forwarding address which the Resident may provide to the Owner in writing.

  20. Successors and Assigns

    This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall insure to the benefit of the Resident and the Owner and their respective heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns. The Resident may assign this Agreement or sublet the premises provide the Resident receives prior written permission from the Owner. Any sublease arrangements will incur a $125 administrative fee. In the event of a transfer in ownership of the premises, the new owner may at their option cancel this Agreement by giving sixty day written notice to the Resident.

  21. Joint and Several Liability

    Each Resident agrees to individually accept full responsibility for the full amount of rent or other sums which become due and owing under the terms of this Agreement.

  22. Time of Essence

    Time is of the essence with regard to this Agreement and any provisions thereof.

  23. Severability of Provisions

    The parties agree that each provision of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and if for any reason any provision or provisions hereof are found to be invalid, unenforceable, or contrary to any existing or future law, such invalidity shall not affect the applicability or validity of any other provision of this Agreement.

  24. Entire Agreement

    This Agreement, along with the Community Guidelines, the Move-in/Move-Out Inspection Report, Lead Based Paint Disclosure and any other document signed by Resident and Owner at the time of execution of this Rental Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the Owner and the Resident, there being no oral conditions, representations, warranties or agreements. The Community Guidelines may be amended or added to by the Owner giving written notice to the Resident. Any other subsequent amendments or additions to this Agreement shall not be valid unless placed in writing and signed by both the Owner and the Resident.

  25. Acknowledgement

    The Resident(s) Acknowledges that they have read this Agreement, that they understand and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and that they have been given a copy of this Agreement, including all addendums mentioned herein.

    Tenant Name: Thomas Lynch
    Email Address:
    Phone Number: (704) 467-7726


    Tenant Name: Maxwell Roy
    Email Address:
    Phone Number: (513) 907-3718


    Tenant Name: Landon Lynn
    Email Address:
    Phone Number: (940) 207-0147


    Tenant Name: Carson Sotelo
    Email Address:
    Phone Number: (513) 504-0565