Delaware Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Delaware lease agreements are for the owner of a property seeking to rent their property to a paying tenant. The form can be downloaded and completed that matches the landlord-tenant agreed upon terms and conditions. Each document is specifically tailored to the lessor and lessee's needs, and also includes fillable blanks to fill-in on either a personal computer, tablet, or smart phone. These rental application should be completed by the tenant before any agreement is signed in order to verify the person's financial and background credentials.


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The Delaware five (5) day eviction form may be used for tenants that are late on their rent. The document gives the lessee the option to pay the past due amount in full or leave the premises at the end of the period. If the tenant remains on the property and does has not paid any rent, the landlord may file the following documents with the courts in an attempt to seek re-possession of the property: Complaint – See Sample…

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Designed for property owners looking to lease their properties out to hopeful retail, office, or industrial business owners. This Delaware commercial lease agreement will help a commercial landlord pave the way to a successful lease that protects the property owner’s financial interests. Like any rental contract, it is recommended that the landlord ask the applying business owner to complete a rental application to give the landlord an overview of the business owners credit, criminal, rental, and employment history, which can be essential when…

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This Delaware Month-to-Month lease agreement is popular with individuals who are unsure of their exact time of stay in a property. This is because the contract ends and begins with every month, with the option of the landlord or tenant of canceling with at least sixty (60) days’ notice (25-5106), with no penalty to either party. Because the tenant’s time is potentially short, some landlords may disregard the need of a security deposit from the tenant. This is not a recommended course…

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The Delaware Rental Application is by far one of the most important tools a landlord can use and can be the difference between a landlord accepting or denying an applying tenant into the property. Typically the landlord will ask the applying individual to fill out the form, and once processed, the landlord will have access to the applying tenant’s credit, criminal, rental, and employment history. This will allow the landlord to make a reasonable decision upon accepting the new tenant. An…

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The Delaware Residential Lease Agreement is the most common type of lease agreement, and is typically structured around one (1) month payments and a yearly contract. The agreement will go into effect once the landlord and tenant agree on who pays what maintenance or repair bills, they both sign the agreement, and the landlord obtains a security deposit (maximum of one (1) months’ rent – See Law) from the tenant (if required). A security deposit is typically equivalent to one (1)…

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Extremely popular with college students and individuals that desire a cheaper form of housing, the Delaware Sub-lease Agreement can help you designate your worries to more meaningful things in life – not your monthly rental costs. Typically a sub-lease agreement consists of the current tenant of a property, called the sub-lessor, sub-leasing out the currently rented property to another individual (for an agreed-upon amount), now called the sub-lessee. Although not completely necessary, the sub-lessor should inform the landlord that there are additional…

State and FederalDisclosures

Landlord/Tenant Code (25-5118) – The landlord must give a copy of the Landlord/Tenant Code to any prospective residential tenant. See Online Version.

Landlord/Agent/Manager Information (25-5105) – The agreement must state the property owner(s) as well as any person(s) authorized on the premises.

Lead-Based Paint – Federal law requiring landlords to inform their tenants, if the housing unit was built prior to 1978, that there is a chance of the existence of lead paint throughout the structure.

SECURITY DEPOSIT LAWS (25-5514)

Maximum – Delaware allows landlords to collect up to one (1) months’ rent for all fixed residential leases. There is no limit on any tenancy at will contracts.

Return – Twenty (20) Days. If the landlord made any deductions against the deposit it must be stated in an itemized structure.

ACCESS/ENTRY (5509)

Landlord must give the tenant at least two (2) days before entering the property for any standard repair or alteration.