A “Massage Therapist (Booth) Rental Agreement” is a contract that is drafted and entered into between an owner of a massage parlor and a therapist who basically rents the booth. The agreement basically stipulates that the tenant takes up occupancy of the booth in exchange for rental income.
It also goes beyond to incorporate other conditions such as the manner in which the rent is paid, when the premise shall be opened, and the uses to which the premise may be devoted.
How to write?
Step I: Download the Form
Kick off the exercise by downloading the form here:
Before you embark on the task of filling it, take your time to read through it and understand it completely. If you encounter any issues, seek the necessary interventions and clarifications before proceeding.
Step II: Specify the Terms of Agreement
The terms of the agreement are the manner in which the property is to be leased out. Generally, there are three main terms that may govern such an agreement. These are:
- Fixed Lease – Runs from one start date to another. It is generally non-renewable and often goes beyond one month. It is good for a person who intends to make use of the premise for too long a duration of time.
- Month-to-month Lease – This one runs within a month (30 days.) It is for a large part renewable at the expiration of the 30-day window. The agreement is also flexible in the sense that it gives either party the leeway to opt-out prematurely.
- Week-to-lease Lease – As its name suggests, this one runs within 7 days. Like the month-to-month lease, it is also renewable and may hence run longer than the 7 days. Yet again, this one may also give a party the leeway to opt-out prematurely.
Step III: Denote the Rental Terms
Move now to denote the rental terms. These are terms that spell out the way in which the rental dues are to be paid. There are two main kinds of rental arrangements, stipulated hereunder:
- Fixed – A fixed sum of money is paid to the landlord periodically. The amount of rent is mainly determined by the size of the premise rather than the profitably of the firm.
- Percentage Rent – Under this arrangement, the tenant surrenders a portion of the profits he makes periodically. This one largely relies on the profitability of the enterprise rather than the size of the room.
Step IV: Method of Payment of Rent
How would you wish that the rental dues be remitted? At this stage, you notify the tenant how you wish to have him remit the payments. Four main options exist. These are:
- Check – The tenant writes a check and forwards it to you. You then take it to the bank and have it cleared after which the funds are remitted to your account.
- Cash – Would you rather that the payments be made on cash? If you want so, then check the box against this option. You will have to meet the tenant periodically and have him give you the cash.
- Cards – If you so wish, you should also make provisions for the use of cards. To make use of the card, you may swipe them or extract the information via online means.
- Online – Some online payment options do exist. Chief of these is the PayPal, Payoneer, Moneybookers, and Alipay. Check against the box if you want to use them.
Step V: Conditions and Use of the Premise
Write down the conditions that you want the tenant to adhere to when occupying your premise. At the same time, you should also showcase what exactly will happen if the conditions are violated.
Step VI: Governing Laws
In case a dispute arises out of the use of the premise, where and how exactly would you want them to be addressed? At this stage, you have to state the exact jurisdictions where you would rather the mediation happens. The same goes for the laws that are to be used to govern such disputes.
Step VII: Append your Signature
Lastly, append your signatures to prove that the information you have entered is accurate and to the point. As always, let the other parties to the agreement, if any, to similarly append their signatures. Make several copies of the agreement and serve each party with a copy of the same.