1. What is a New Hampshire Lease Agreement?
Rent out your property with a New Hampshire (NH) Lease Agreement written according to New Hampshire’s landlord-tenant laws. The lease agreement creates a legally binding contract between you, the landlord, and your tenant(s). You agree to rent out all (or a part of) your property to a tenant, and they agree to the terms and conditions you lay out in the lease agreement.
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2. What to Include in a New Hampshire Residential Lease Agreement
Federal law mandates that landlords in all states, including New Hampshire, 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
States differ in their leasing and rental requirements. Familiarize yourself with New Hampshire’s landlord-tenant laws to protect your legal and financial rights.
3. New Hampshire Landlord and Tenant Laws
New Hampshire has specific regulations for landlords and tenants entering into a lease agreement. Some major regulations are as follows:
- A landlord can’t charge more than one month’s rent or $100, whichever is greater. (§ 540-A:6)
- A landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit within thirty days of the end of the lease. (§ 540-A:7)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must provide reasonable written or verbal notice. (§ 540-A:3)