Rhode Island Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Rhode Island standard residential lease agreement is a document designed for landlords looking to rent livable space to a tenant for a period of one (1) year or more. Terms of the rental arrangement should be discussed between the two parties before any agreement is signed. This will include particulars such as length of lease, termination date and conditions, rent payment amount and time, and rights and responsibilities of both parties. Once the terms are agreed upon, the parties will inscribe their signatures on the form and the tenant will pay the security deposit (typically equivalent to one (1) month’s rent).

LawsChapter 34-18 (Residential Landlord and Tenant Act)

Required Disclosures (3)

Code Violations (§ 34-18-22.1) – If the landlord is violating any building codes, they must be reported to the tenant(s).

Landlord/Manager Disclosure (§ 34-18-20) – The owner or the person authorized to manage the property must be disclosed in writing.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – For structures built prior to 1978.

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