A Rhode Island month-to-month rental agreement is a legal document that allows a landlord and tenant to enter into a month-to-month arrangement. Tenants who can’t commit to an annual lease can benefit from the short-term rental period, which receives renewal as long as they pay their rent and neither party issues a termination notice.
Landlords benefit from the freedom this arrangement provides. They can change the lease terms, raise the rent, or end the agreement by issuing written notice to the tenant. Before a landlord and tenant enter into this agreement, the landlord often has the tenant complete a rental application and undergo a credit check to ensure the tenant is a good candidate.
Minimum Termination Period: A tenant or a landlord must issue at least thirty days’ notice before terminating a month-to-month lease in Rhode Island.