North Dakota Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The North Dakota rental agreements are written specifically for residential and commercial property in the State and follows all State Laws (View Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities). A rental contract usually comes into formation after a potential tenant views and approves of a property that is owned by the landlord. From there, a verbal agreement is negotiated between the parties and once the basic terms are agreed upon will the property owner/manager check the applicant’s credit and background (including any references). Once approved, a lease is drafted and signed by the lessor and lessee making the form legally binding. Access to all facets of the property should be given to the tenant immediately after this point.


The North Dakota commercial lease agreement may be used for any business related use when occupying property from a landlord. The standard types of space include retail, office, industrial, and restaurant uses which may be made legally bound via signature of the lessor and lessee. Verification of Tenant Legal advisors will often cite that the use of a rental application for the individual or the principal(s) of the entity should be used to ensure that they are able to pay…

The three (3) day North Dakota notice to quit is a form that is served upon a tenant that is currently behind in their rent. The document gives the tenant(s) the period (three (3) days), to either gather the funds and pay the landlord or leave the property. The tenant should keep in mind that if they do not leave the property that they will be held liable for the monies owed to the landlord. Furthermore, if the tenant does…

The North Dakota month to month lease agreement is a form that may be used for a tenant that wants to rent property with the condition that they, or the landlord, may cancel the agreement with at least thirty (30) days’ notice (Statute 47-16-15). The tenant may cancel within twenty-five (25) if the landlord gives notice to change any part of the terms and conditions. The landlord should understand that they will have to follow the same process for evicting…

The North Dakota rental application is a verification form used by property owners and managers to collect the following data from a potential tenant; First, Middle, and Last Name Social Security Number (SSN) Drivers License Number Previous Addresses From the Last Five (5) Years Monthly Income Bank Account Information including: Numbers, Bank Name/Institution, and Contact Number(s) References including: Employment (also prior employers), Previous Landlords, Co-Workers Credit Authorization – The applicant must sign the bottom waiving their rights to let the…

The standard North Dakota residential lease agreement is a contract between a landlord, known as the lessor, and a tenant, known as the lessee, lasting one (1) year (although may be any fixed time-period). The tenant’s main duty is to pay the landlord a monthly amount typically due on the first (1st) of every month while the landlord’s job is to make sure the space is always in livable condition. How to Write After the potential lessee shows interest in…

The North Dakota sublease agreement is a special type of contract where the tenant that holds a lease acts as the lessor and collects rent from a sub-tenant looking to occupy the same space. The landlord is often times notified of this arrangement due to the master lease usually requesting it or not allowing it for use on the property (NOTICE: Every sublessor should carefully read their lease and look for the section titled ‘SUBLETTING’ to see what the rules…

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Lead-Based Paint – If any housing unit was constructed before 1978, the landlord will need to furnish this document to the tenant informing them of this hazardous material.

Move-in Checklist (Statute 47-16-07.2) – The landlord must give this form to the tenant stating the current condition of the property upon move-in. The tenant should review the property to ensure it is correct and sign the document.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS – All Lease Laws Located in Title 47 > Chapter 16

Security Deposits (Statute 47-16-07.1)

Maximum – The landlord may not charge more than one (1) month’s rent.

Pet Deposit – If the tenant has an animal, the landlord may charge an additional month’s rent not to exceed two-thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500)

Returning – Upon thirty (30) days after the tenant has vacated the property, the landlord must give back any and all funds, including any itemized deductions, back to the tenant.

Access to Premises by Landlord/Manager (Statute 47-16-07.3)

According to State law the landlord must give the tenant sufficient notice before entering the property for any type of non-emergency issue. There is no specific time-frame given, but the general rule of thumb is between twenty-four (24) and forty-eight (48) hours.