DHA Residence Agreement: What You Need to Know

The DHA Residence Agreement is a legal contract between the Defense Housing Authority (DHA) and its residents regarding the terms and conditions of the occupancy of DHA properties.

As a resident, it`s important that you fully understand the terms of this agreement before signing it. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

Lease Term and Renewal Options

The DHA Residence Agreement usually has a lease term of one year, with the option to renew the lease on an annual basis. It`s important to note that the renewal is subject to the availability of the unit and the resident`s compliance with all terms of the original agreement.

Rent Payment and Late Fees

The agreement outlines the amount of rent due, the payment schedule, and any late fees that may apply if the rent is not paid on time. It`s important to pay rent on time to avoid late fees and any consequences that may result from a breach of the agreement.

Security Deposit

The DHA Residence Agreement also outlines the amount of security deposit required, which is typically equivalent to one or two months` rent. The security deposit is refundable at the end of the lease term, provided that there is no damage to the property and all rent has been paid in full.

Maintenance and Repairs

The DHA is responsible for maintaining and repairing any appliances and systems in the unit that were provided by them. However, residents are responsible for any damage caused by neglect or misuse. It`s important to report any maintenance or repair issues promptly to ensure that they are resolved in a timely manner.

Termination of Agreement

The agreement outlines the circumstances under which either party can terminate the agreement, such as non-payment of rent, violation of any terms of the agreement, or breach of any laws or regulations. If the resident decides to terminate the agreement before the end of the lease term, there may be penalties and fees to pay.

In summary, the DHA Residence Agreement is a binding legal contract outlining the terms and conditions of occupancy of DHA properties. It`s important to read and understand the agreement fully before signing it, and to comply with all its terms throughout the lease term. By doing so, residents can ensure a smooth and worry-free living experience in DHA properties.