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An Idaho residential lease agreement is a standard rental contract that typically lasts one (1) year, however, parties may negotiate a longer rental This is the most common type of agreement between a landlord and tenant. The contract sets forth the terms and conditions in regard to the tenant’s occupancy of the landlord’s rented dwelling. Although it is not required, it is recommended that the lessor verify all employment and income information through an Idaho rental application. Aside from the most basic terms such as rent amount, security deposit amount, lease term, etc., the agreement will outline all responsibilities of both landlord and tenant. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities could result in monetary or legal repercussions.

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Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – State law has no limit on the security deposit amount a landlord can demand.

Returning – Landlord must return the security deposit within a twenty-one (21) day period from the termination of the lease (§ 6-321).

Required Disclosures

Idaho does not have any State-specific rental disclosures.

Lead-Based Paint – A federally mandated disclosure form that must be provided to all tenants if the property they are renting was constructed before January 1, 1978.

Rent Grace Period

The rent is due on the day stated in the lease agreement. If the tenant does not pay rent on time, the landlord will serve a three (3) day notice to quit. This will give the tenant three (3) days to pay the rent in full, including late fees or penalties, or the landlord can terminate the lease and begin the process for eviction (§ 6-303(2)).

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