How to Create a DVD Rental Agreement

By George Lawrence J.D.
a DVD Rental Agreement

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Whether you are looking to start your own DVD rental business or you simply want a form by which you can hold people who borrow your personal DVDs responsible for returning them, consider drafting a DVD rental agreement. Essentially, the DVD rental agreement is a simple contract between you (the owner) and another person (the renter).

Consult a DVD rental agreement form for your reference prior to drafting your own. Visit a local DVD rental store and ask if they have a rental agreement you can look over. In addition, a copy of a sample rental agreement is available in References, below.

Draft your document in plain language. The next steps will detail the essential sections of a DVD rental agreement. However, each section must be drafted in clear, easy-to-understand language.

Open a word processor and begin drafting your document. The first step is to title the agreement. Center your text and type "DVD RENTAL AGREEMENT" or similar title.

Describe the parties involved. First, indicate who is the renter and who is the owner. This can be a simple line to fill out at the top of the form.

Discuss the renter's responsibilities. Use bullet points or short sentences to describe each duty of the renter. For example, you could include the following provision: The renter agrees to the follow: (1) to keep the DVD in the same condition as it was when rented; (2) to return the DVD to the owner within three days of the date of this agreement; (3) to pay the following late fees for failing to return the DVD, etc.

Include a space for the renter to sign the agreement. Once you have detailed each of the renter's duties, include space to sign and date the document. Consider adding space at the top or bottom of the form to indicate which DVD the renter has.

About the Author

Based in Traverse City, Mich., George Lawrence has been writing professionally since 2009. His work primarily appears on various websites. An avid outdoorsman, Lawrence holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both criminal justice and English from Michigan State University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated with honors.

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