New Hampshire Rental Agreement Templates

New Hampshire Rental Agreement

New Hampshire rental agreements are created for the leasing of property between a landlord and a tenant. The standard length of time a contract is one (1) year but can be any term as decided by the parties. The landlord may request a rental application to make sure that the tenant has an income that is verified by his or her employer.


New Hampshire Residential Lease Agreement

The New Hampshire residential lease agreement (“rental agreement”) conveys a landlord’s right to occupy their premises to a tenant for a monetary payment. Within the contract are stipulations that each party must adhere to in order to maintain a valid agreement. 

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New Hampshire Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

A New Hampshire month-to-month lease agreement is a type of tenancy that is renewed every month by the tenant via the rental payment to the landlord for another thirty (30) days. The tenant or landlord may choose to alter or terminate the agreement through written notice of at least one (1) month outlining the changes, or in the event of vacating, a termination notice. 

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New Hampshire Rental Application Form

The New Hampshire rental application form is part of the tenant screening process. Prospective tenants submit personal information and pay a small fee, and the landlord uses that information to order background reports. This can help a landlord choose the best tenant to rent or lease a property. 

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New Hampshire Roommate Agreement

New Hampshire roommate agreement is a combination of a lease agreement and rules on how to live inside the residence. When renting a property from a landlord, typically, a master lease will be signed between a landlord and a master tenant and the landlord will usually only deal with the person(s) named on the master lease. While this type of roommate arrangement is commonplace and seems informal, especially among students, it is generally recommended that paperwork be generated for a variety of reasons. For instance, if one wishes to avoid a lengthy discussion regarding the utility bill where neither party can claim to remember what was said any better than the other, a written agreement will save both individuals quite a bit of time, effort, and (possibly) contention.

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New Hampshire Commercial Lease Agreement 

New Hampshire commercial lease agreement is a document that provides a clear definition of the business relationship held between a landlord of commercial property (as opposed to residential) and a willing tenant wishing to conduct business therein. The form can be completed by either party but both must agree on the terms and conditions it contains, namely the cost of rent, the rights and responsibilities of both parties, and the length of the term, among others. Once completed, the tenant will be handed the keys and will have the right to operate out of the premises.

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New Hampshire Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Law created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires all landowners to inform their tenants of this hazardous paint. Only required if the residence was constructed before 1978.

Move-in Checklist (RSA 540-A:6(I)(c)) – The landlord must state, in writing, to the tenant a list of all repairs needed on the premises within five (5) days of occupancy.

Security Deposit Receipt (RSA 540-A:6(I)(b)) – Unless the tenant makes this payment via check, the landlord must give a receipt stating the amount and financial institution of where the money is being held.

New Hampshire Security Deposits

Maximum (RSA 540-A:6) – The landlord may ask for up to one (1) month’s rent or $100, whichever is greater.

Returning (RSA 540-A:7) – The landlord must send the deposit back to the tenant within thirty (30) days unless the tenant shared the property with the landlord. In such a shared arrangement, the funds must be returned within twenty (20) days unless there was a written agreement stating otherwise.

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.


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