A North Dakota lease agreement is a document that establishes a relationship between a landlord and a tenant. A landlord writes this contract to rent all or some of their property to a tenant for a fee. In return, a tenant agrees to the terms and conditions in the document.
The tenant and landlord’s details, information about the premises, the allocation of pets, and the rent amount are some of the details a lease agreement outlines.
By Type (6)
Rent Control: No
Limit on Late Fees: No
Late Fees in Rental Agreement: Yes
Grace Period: No
License Required for Landlord: No
Required Lease Disclosures
- Lead-Based Paint Disclosure. According to 42 U.S. Code § 4852d, any landlord renting a property built before 1978 must disclose this information to tenants. They need to specify that the property may have lead-based paint on its interior, as this situation may result in lead poisoning, especially in pregnant women and young children.
- Property Condition Statement. Within it, landlords should detail the property itself as well as any furniture, fixtures, and utilities (North Dakota Century Code § 47-16-07.2).
A landlord can charge up to one month’s rent for a security deposit from a tenant. Once the lease ends, the landlord has thirty days to return the security deposit to the tenant if the property is in suitable condition (§ 47-16-07.1).
Landlord Right of Entry
A landlord must provide reasonable written or verbal notice to a tenant before entering the rental property (§ 47-16-07.03).
Small Claims Court
If a landlord doesn’t refund a tenant for their security deposit at the end of the lease and there are no issues with the property, the tenant may bring the landlord to small claims court. Here, the tenant can sue for up to $15,000 (§ 27-08.1-01).
Review our North Dakota lease agreement below, which you can download as a PDF or Word file for your convenience: