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Example of lease contract for apartment

  1. Lessor:    Bjørum Trading AS, Holmenkollveien 120 B, N-0787 Oslo
  2. Lessee:    
  3. Property:    Frederik Stangs gt 31 A, gnr.: 212, bnr.: 306, snr.: 15, county: Oslo
  4. Description:     8 room flat with hallway, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and balcony.
  5. STORAGE:    Lessee shall be entitled to store items of personal property during the Term of this Lease. Storage rooms are provided in the cellar and loft.
  6. Fittings:    Kitchen range, oven/microwave, steam cooker, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge/freezer, fresh-air ventilation with heat and moisture recovery, cable-TV outlets in five rooms, wired for sound system.
  7. Furnishing:    Unfurnished.
  8. Term:    From:                To:
  9. Notice of termination:    Both parties can terminate this Lease with three months' written notice. During this notice period the Lessee must give the Lessor and interested parties access to the Property. Extension of the Lease term is by separate contract.
  10. Lease payments:    Lessee shall pay Lessor in advance by the first of every month (or, if not a business day, the last business day in the previous month) kr. xx.xxx,-. Payment is to account no.:                        For late payments interest and other costs are payable as provided for by law.
  11. ESCALATION CLAUSE:    The parties may with one month's written notice request the Lease Payments adjusted for inflation as defined in Statistisk Sentralbyrås konsumprisindeks (Consumer Price Index). The adjustment can only happen once per year. The basis for the escalation of the Lease Payments is the Consumer Price Index for the month two months prior to the beginning of the Term of this Contract. 
  12. Additional payments:    Lessee is responsible for all utilities, fees, dues and service charges relating to the Property, including costs like electricity, cable-TV, telephone and internet.
  13. Security Deposit:    Lessee shall pay to Lessor, in trust, on signing this Lease kr. xxx.xxx,-, to be disbursed for Lessee's damages (if any) to the Property and any other financial obligation of the Lessee relating to this Lease. Once any financial obligation of the Lessee or any claims against the Lessee has been settled the Security Deposit will be returned to Lessee.
  14. Possession:    Lessee shall be entitled to possession by 12:00 on the first day of Term, and shall yield possession to Lessor no later than 12:00 on the last day of Term, unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing.
  15. Use of Property:    Lessee shall occupy and use the Property as a dwelling unit and comply with the rules and regulations pertaining to the building. No more than four (4) persons may use the property as a dwelling unit.
  16. Habitability:    Lessee leases the Property "as-is" and assumes the Property to be in a reasonable and acceptable condition of habitability for its intended use, and that the Lease payments are fair and reasonable. Any faults in the Property by law or contract must be submitted in writing to the Lessor within 14 (fourteen) days of the beginning of Term. If the faults were hidden the fault must be reported within 14 (fourteen) days of discovery.
  17. Maintenance:    Lessee shall have the responsibility to maintain the Property during the Term of this Lease. Lessee shall also maintain and, if necessary, change locks, keys, fuses, windowpanes, faucets and other items of a perishable nature. Lessee must maintain all wires, cables, pipes, fittings, equipment and other objects belonging to the Property.
  18. TERMINATION:    At the end of the Term of this Contract the Lessee shall return the Property in the condition it was at the beginning of the Term of this Contract. Lessor can elect to take possession, without compensation, of items left behind by Lessee as provided for by law. Any defects which the Lessee is responsible for and which Lessor should have discovered must be acknowledged by Lessor to Lessee within fourteen (14) days of the end of the Term of this Contract. This does not apply if Lessee has acted with fraudulent intent. Defects which Lessee has not rectified within seven days of being notified may be rectified by the Lessor at the expense of the Lessee.
  19. Keys:    The Lessee will be given two (2) complete set of keys. Lessee can request from Lessor additional keys at Lessee's expense. Lessee is not allowed to make additional keys without Lessor's prior written consent. If all keys are not returned at the end of the Term, the Lessee will be charged the cost of replacing the key(s) and lock(s).
  20. ACCESS TO PROPERTY:    Subject to Lessee’s consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, Lessor shall have the right to enter the Property to make inspections, provide necessary services, or show the unit to prospective buyers, mortgagees, tenants or workers. In the case of an emergency, Lessor may enter the Property without Lessee’s consent.
  21. Insurance:    Lessee shall be responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance to cover Lessee's interests in and possession on the Property, this includes at least protection against accidents, burglary, fire and flooding.
  22. Dangerous materials:    Lessee shall not keep or have on the Property any objects of a dangerous, inflammable, or explosive character that might substantially increase the danger of fire on the Property, or that might be considered hazardous by a responsible insurance company, unless written consent of the Lessor is obtained and proof of adequate insurance protection is provided to the Lessor.
  23. VERMIN AND PEST:    Lessor and Lessee acknowledge by signing this Lease that neither the Property nor any objects belonging to Lessee are infested or infected.
  24. SUBLETTING:    Lessee may not assign or sublease any interest in the Property.
  25. PETS:    No pets shall be allowed on the Property without the Lessor's prior written consent. Consent and any other conditions for keeping pets will be added to this Lease.
  26. TAXES:    Lessee shall pay all personal and ad valorem taxes, duties, fees and any other charges which may be levied against the Property and which are attributable to Lessee’s use of the Property. Lessor shall pay all real estate taxes and assessments for the Property.
  27. DEFAULTS: Lessee shall be in default of this Contract if Lessee fails to fulfil any rental obligation or term by which Lessee is bound. Subject to any governing provisions of law to the contrary, if Lessee fails to cure any obligation within 14 days after written notice of such default is provided by the Lessor to Lessee, Lessor may take possession of the Property without further notice, and without prejudicing Lessor’s rights to damages. In the alternative, Lessor may elect to cure any default and the cost of such action shall be added to Lessee’s financial obligations under this Contract. Lessee shall pay all costs, damages, and expenses by Lessor by reason of Lessee’s default. 
  28. SALE OF PROPERTY:    If the Lessor elects to sell the Property the Lessee shall give the Lessor consent to enter the Property according to article 19 of this Contract.
  29. NOTICE: Notices under this Contract shall not be deemed valid unless given or served in writing and forwarded by mail, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

      Lessor: Bjørum Trading AS

      Holmenkollveien 120b

      N-0787 Oslo, Norway




    Such addresses may be changed from time to time by either party by providing notice as set forth above.

  30. ENTIRE AGREEMENT/AMENDMENT: This Contract contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.
  31. SEVERABILITY. If any portion of this Contract shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid and unenforceable, but that by limiting such provisions it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
  32. CUMULATIVE RIGHTS. The rights of the parties under this Contract are cumulative, and shall not be construed as exclusive unless otherwise required by law.
  33. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Norway.
  34. SUBORDINATION OF CONTRACT. This Contract is subordinate to any mortgage that now exists, or may be given later by Lessor, with respect to the Property.
  35. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS. Lessee waives all rights to damages from Lessor, its servants, agents or contractors in respect of Lessee’s use of Property and any and all acts and omissions and failures to perform arising hereunder or in connection herewith. The exclusion of liability contained in this Contract shall survive the Term of this Contract howsoever arising.


    Bjørum Trading AS                     Place                 Date


    Sign: _____________________ ______________ __________


    {Person or company}                 Place                 Date


    Sign: _____________________ ______________ __________


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