New Hampshire Standard Residential Lease Agreement – PDF – Word
The New Hampshire residential lease agreement is a standard twelve (12) month arrangement where a renter (lessee) pays monthly payments to the landlord (lessor) in exchange for living and occupying the premises. In addition to payment, both parties must abide by the terms and conditions of the contract or either side may be able to claim the lease is broken. If this should happen, one side may go after the other for damages.
The landlord should always collect the credit information of any potential tenant before authorizing an agreement. This will lessen the chance of a future eviction for the most common way a lease is broken which is non-payment of rent.
- If the residential unit was built prior to 1978, the landlord must provide the lead paint disclosure form to inform the tenant about the harmful chemical.
- Consumer Sourcebook – Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions