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Timely Maintenance Guarantee

The management responsible for maintaining the dwelling located at the address given below hereby guarantees to repair any defects discovered in the dwelling which are hazardous to life, health, or safety within [--] days following notification by the tenants who occupy the dwelling.

Tenants notice may be either written or verbal, but it must be acknowledged in writing by someone who the management has authorized to accept such a notice.

Should management fail to repair the defects, either temporarily or permanently, within [--] days, tenants shall be relieved of the responsibility of paying rent for every day or portion thereof during which the defects go unrepaired following the initial [--] day period allotted for completing the work in a timely manner.

Tenants responsibility for paying rent shall begin again once the defects have been repaired.

To receive the benefit of any rent abatement owed to them under this guarantee, tenants must be current in their rent payments and must pay their next rent in full when due. Whatever rent abatement is owed will then be paid in the form of a rebate within forty-eight hours following receipt of their rent payment.

This guarantee only applies to those defects which are the responsibility of management to maintain as mandated by law and/or outlined in the applicable lease or rental agreement.

This guarantee does not apply when a portion of the dwelling becomes uninhabitable as a result of flooding, fire, earthquake, or an act of God, and the tenants choose to remain in residence during reconstruction. In such cases, the management and tenants will negotiate a fair rent covering the reconstruction period.

This guarantee shall remain in effect so long as there is a valid lease or rental agreement between the parties below covering the dwelling located at the address given below.

Dated:

Signature

Tenant

Signature

Owner/Manager

*** If Required By State Law ***

This Section for Notary:

Acknowledgment

STATE OF -------)

) ss: [date]

COUNTY OF ------)

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.

[signature]

[Name of Notary Public]

My commission expires: [date]

(Seal)