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The New Hampshire rental agreements give a landlord and tenant a legal contract that states the basic terms and conditions of one party, the lessee, occupying space for a period of time from a property owner, the lessor, in exchange for monthly payment. Once a tenant approves of a property shown by the landlord or their representative, the rental application will typically be completed. If the potential lessee is approved, the Security Deposit will be requested and the lease shall be written. Once all parties authorize, the form becomes legally binding.


The New Hampshire commercial lease agreement is ideal for tenants of retail, office, or industrial space seeking a long or fixed term arrangement that protects their right to operate and conduct business on the premises. Before the landlord binds themselves into a binding contract, they will usually run a credit check on the individual, or principal of the entity, through the application as well as verify that the company is valid through the Secretary of State (See the Business Database)….

The New Hampshire month to month rental agreement is sometimes also referred to as a tenancy at will because it allows both parties to create a relationship that does not cancel until notice is issued by one of the parties. Under Statute 540:3, a landlord or tenant may cancel the agreement with at least thirty (30) days’ notice to be made in writing (and further it is recommended that it is sent via Certified Letter with a Returned Receipt for proof)….

The New Hampshire rental application is a tool used for the landlord’s financial security as it allows them to check the credit and background of any potential lessee before authorizing a lease. The landlord is allowed to collect a non-refundable payment for the processing and verification of all credit checks, background, and any references provided by the tenant. The landlord must make sure that before looking up the credit of the individual that they sign the bottom acknowledging they are…

The New Hampshire residential lease agreement is a standard 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 one (1) year. This document is usually not signed until a thorough background, reference, and credit check is completed on behalf of the landlord and once an…

The New Hampshire notice to quit for non-payment is served upon a tenant who is currently behind in their monthly payment(s) to the landlord and offers them a choice of paying within seven (7) days or vacating the premises. The notice to quit must also be served with the Demand for Rent in accordance with Statute 540:2 which gives an itemized list of all the amounts that are due to the landlord.

The New Hampshire sublease contract is a document primarily used by roommates and university students as it allows the renting of property by a person who holds a fixed lease with a landlord. Most often the property manager/owner must be notified as the original lease forbids the use of subletting without their consent. If this is the case the lessor’s signature is required on a document that states permission has been granted to the original tenant. The sublessor, or the…

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Lead-Based Paint – Landlords must issue this form via federal law that requires all housing units built before 1978 to identify the potential existence of this hazardous material in the structure. Must be signed and attached to any lease.

Move-in Checklist (Statute 540-A:6) – Required for the tenant to mark down any repairs or defects in or on the property prior to moving in. This is to protect the tenant’s Security Deposit in the chance they get billed for a repair, at the end of the term, for damage they did not cause.

Security Deposit (Statute 540-A:6) – The landlord must provide a receipt only if the deposit was not made via bank/government/personal check.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits (Statute 540-A)

Maximum (Statute 540-A:6) – The landlord may only charge the equivalent of one (1) month’s rent or $100, whichever is greater.

Returning (Statute 540-A:7) – The landlord must return the deposit back to the tenant, along with any itemized deductions, within thirty (30) days from the date the tenant moved out.

Landlord’s Access to the Premises (Statute 540-A:3)

The landlord may enter the tenant’s property only when notice has been made “that is adequate under the circumstances”.