If you’re looking to rent out your property, you’ll need a North Dakota (ND) Lease Agreement written according to North Dakota’s landlord-tenant laws. The lease agreement creates a binding relationship between you (the landlord) and your tenant. You agree to rent all (or some of) your property for a fee, and in return, the tenant agrees to the terms and conditions you lay out in the document.
1. What to Include in a North Dakota Residential Lease Agreement
As a landlord in North Dakota, you’re required by Federal law to include certain details in your lease agreements. Specifically, you need to 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 North Dakota’s landlord-tenant laws to protect your legal and financial rights.
2. North Dakota Landlord and Tenant Laws
If you’re ready to rent out your property, ensure that your lease agreement complies with North Dakota’s regulations, including:
- A landlord can charge up to one month’s rent for a security deposit from a tenant. (§ 47-16-07.1)
- A landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit within thirty days of the end of the lease. (§ 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)