New Hampshire Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template
The New Hampshire standard residential lease agreement is a fixed arrangement where an individual pays a monthly amount to a landlord in return for the use of livable space. The payment is usually made on the first (1st) of every month and continues until the end of the term which is most commonly set for one (1) year. This document is usually not signed until a thorough background, reference, and credit check of the potential tenant is conducted. Once an agreement is authorized, the form is legally binding to the lessor and lessee. Both parties are required to follow all landlord and tenant laws and follow the basic checklist created by the State.
Laws – Chapter 540 (Actions Against Tenants)
Handbook – New Consumer’s New Hampshire Sourcebook
Required Disclosures (3)
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Only required if the property was constructed before 1978.
Move-In Checklist (RSA 540-A:6(I)(c)) – The landlord must record 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 by check, the landlord must provide a receipt detailing the amount and financial institution of where the money is being held.