1. What is a Nebraska Lease Agreement?
A Nebraska (NH) Lease Agreement is a legally binding document between a landlord and a tenant, written in accordance with Nebraska’s landlord-tenant laws. The landlord agrees to rent all (or a portion of) their property to a tenant for a fee, and the tenant agrees to the lease agreement’s terms and conditions.
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2. What to Include in a Nebraska Residential Lease Agreement
Federal law mandates that landlords in all states, including Nebraska, add specific details in their lease agreements. These details include:
- Tenant/Landlord Details: names and current addresses of both the tenant and landlord
- Premises: the address of the premises being rented
- Pets: whether pets are allowed, and any other pet-related rules
- Health Hazards: any known health hazards or risks
- Rent Specifics: the amount of rent and security deposit due, and payment dates and methods
Be aware that each state has different laws that govern the relationship between you (the landlord) and your tenant(s). It’s in your best interest to learn Nebraska’s landlord-tenant laws.
3. Nebraska Landlord and Tenant Laws
Nebraska imposes specific and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a lease or rental agreement. Some of those requirements include:
- A landlord may request up to one month’s rent as a security deposit from a tenant. (§ 17-1416)
- A landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit within 14 days of the end of the lease. (§ 17-1416)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must provide at least one day’s advance notice to a tenant before entering the rental property. (§ 76-1423)