New Hampshire rental/lease agreements

Make use of the free New Hampshire rental and lease agreement template for the creation of a contract between a lessor and a lessee in New Hampshire to rent a property. The property could be used for living or business-related purposes. After a potential occupant has viewed the property they will usually complete a rental application that allows the landlord to verify their income and background information. Rental Application – The property owner uses it with the consent of the applicant to obtain the potential occupant’s background and financial details to ensure their capability to afford the rent. 

New Hampshire rental/lease agreement templates

New Hampshire rental/lease agreements

Applicable Regulations

Residential – Chapter 540 (Actions Against Tenants)

6 types of New Hampshire lease agreements:

Commercial Rental Lease Agreement – This is a contractual agreement that’s entered into between a landlord and a tenant that needs a space for commercial activities. 

Monthly Rental lease Agreement (§ 540:11(2)) – This is a type of short-term lease agreement. In it, rent is payable every month and can be terminated with a minimum of thirty days’ notice by either party.

Rent-to-Own Rental Agreement – This is a lease his lease allows the occupant to purchase the property. Certain conditions must be met before the tenant can purchase the property and the price can be negotiated before the purchase or after the tenant has exercised their option to buy. 

Roommate Lease Agreement – A contract for occupants of a shared dwelling. It regulates their behavior and obligations while living on the property. 

Standard Residential Lease Agreement – A common residential contract with a clearly stated start and end date - it’s usually for twelve months or more. It can be used for most types of residential property as long as the landlord and the tenant agree. 

Sublease Agreement – A lessee that intends to transfer rental obligations to a new occupant. There are two major types of sublease agreements - a commercial sublease and a residential sublease. This type of tenancy may require the lessor’s approval.

Three disclosure requirements

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – The landlord must provide notice to all tenants, that is if the building was constructed before 1978, of the presence of lead-based paint material on the interior that may be hazardous to the occupants as required by law.

Move-in Checklist (RSA 540-A:6(I)(c)) –  A signed acknowledgment of the condition of the dwelling must be provided during occupancy within five days.

Security Deposit Receipt (RSA 540-A:6(I)(b)) – If the lessee makes this payment via check, the lessor is required to issue a receipt outlining the amount and bank where the funds are stored.

Access to property

The lessor can enter the property whenever, going by RSA 540-A:3, by providing a notification to the occupant for any reason.

Money deposited as security

Maximum (RSA 540-A:6) – A lessor is allowed to demand a maximum of one month’s rent or $100, whichever is greater.

Returning (RSA 540-A:7)– The lessor is required to return the funds within thirty days unless the premises were shared with the property owner. In situations where the property is shared between the property owner and lessee, monies have to be sent back within twenty days unless there was an otherwise agreement.

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