South Dakota Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The South Dakota rental contracts are allowed for the use of commercial and residential tenants whilst being in accordance with all State laws (Chapter 43-32 - Real Property). The landlord and tenant will usually come together in an agreement for the use of property while maintaining a good relationship by the tenant paying every month and following all necessary rules of the premises. Likewise the landlord will need to make sure all the facilities of the property are in good repair and order for the remainder of the term.


The South Dakota notice to quit, according to Section 21-16-2, is a document that is served upon a tenant by a landlord due to a tenant not paying their payment on time and as stated in their written lease agreement. Under State law, the lessee has exactly three (3) days to decide whether to pay all that is owed to the landlord or face moving out of the premises. Tenant’s Options Paying Rent – If the lessee pays all that…


The South Dakota commercial lease is a document to be completed between a business tenant, either as an individual or entity, and an owner of retail, office, or industrial type of space. The main part of the contract will deal with the rental payment, how it is calculated, and the options to renew or lease term length. Once the main financial issues are addressed both parties are ready to fill-in the document and sign which marks it legal and good for…


Download and fill-in the South Dakota month to month lease which sets an agreement between a landlord and a tenant over the use of residential space that may be cancelled or terminated with fifteen (15) days by either party (Statute 43-32-13). This type of arrangement usually happens after a standard one (1) year lease is complete and there has been relationship between lessor and lessee. Although this type of contract may be originated between new parties but the landlord should always review…


The South Dakota rental application is primarily used by landlords when figuring out if a tenant is suitable for a residential or commercial lease agreement. The landlord may ask for a non-refundable fee which should be used to perform the lookup along with any administrative costs on the lessor. Once the application is accepted, the landlord will have the legal right to verify the tenant’s credit report, employment status (and history), renting history, and any references included for the character…


The South Dakota residential lease agreement is a written contract between a property owner and/or manager and an individual looking to rent the space for a livable use. The document specifies terms and conditions between the parties, most importantly, the amount of monthly payment to be made on behalf of the lessee. Also included is who will be responsible for the utilities and if there are any other fees such as; parking, pet(s), etc. Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities Rental Application – It…


The South Dakota sublease agreement is a document that is used to allow an occupied residential dwelling to permit other residents to live on the premises while paying rent to the current tenant. The rental contract between the landlord and original tenant, or sublessor, remains intact but any new lessee’s, or subtenants, shall pay rent to the sublessor. All aspects of the original rental contract remain the same and any attempt by the sublessor or subtenant to break it shall be…

If any disputes arise from the contract, the Attorney General’s Guide to Common Disputes should be read by both parties.


Lead-Based Paint – Required for every housing unit in the United States built before 1978 due to this hazardous material located in the undercoatings of the walls and ceiling. If this is applicable all lessee’s must watch for any type of chipping or paint that may be cracking on the premises.

Methamphetamine Labs (Statute 43-32-30) – If the landlord has any knowledge of prior use of the premises for a meth lab, the tenant needs to be informed. See Landlord’s Cleanup Guide.


Security Deposits

Maximum (Statute 43-32-6.1) – The landlord may only charge one (1) month unless the tenant poses a “specific” high danger of maintenance to the property. Then more may be required but the State does not exactly clarify “higher danger”.

Returning (Statute 43-32-24) – The landlord must return any and all funds associated with the deposit within two (2) weeks.

Access to the Premises

There is no statute that required the landlord to give any type of notice to the tenant before entering for common maintenance purposes. Although, the tenant may add a section to their lease agreement that states there must be sufficient notice.