New Hampshire Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

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A New Hampshire month-to-month rental agreement is a contract between a landlord and tenant that can be terminated with a minimum of 30 days’ notice. Also known as a ‘tenancy at-will’, this type of arrangement is for a short-term arrangement or if both parties do not know when the tenancy will end. This is common if the landlord is seeking to sell or do construction on the premises and cannot commit to a long-term agreement.

Minimum Termination Period – 30 days

Laws – § 540:11(2)

How to Write

Step 1 – Define the identity of the Landlord and Tenant on the first two blank spaces by entering their full names. Then on the third blank space, enter the Date of this agreement.

Step 2 – In the “Premises” paragraph supply the Street Address of the leased property on the first blank space and the City where it is located on the second blank space.

Step 3 – The area labeled “Lease Term” shall require only one piece of information and should be read carefully. On the blank space in this paragraph, enter the Start Date of this agreement.

Step 4 – In the “Lease Payments” paragraph, use the first two blank spaces to define the monthly rent the Tenant must pay the Landlord to lease the property. On the third blank space, here, enter the Address where this payment must be submitted.

Step 5 – “Late Charges” will need several pieces of information. First, enter the Calendar Date of the month where the rent must be paid or be considered late. Now, on the second blank space, enter the daily amount charged each day past the due date the Tenant will be responsible for. Finally, enter the Calendar Date where unpaid rent will be considered a violation of the lease.

Step 6 – Use the blank space in “Insufficient Funds” to enter the dollar amount a Tenant must pay for each check a bank does not authorize payment because a Tenant does not have enough money in his/her account.

Step 7 – In the “Defaults” section enter the number of Days from the receipt of a notice the Tenant shall have to remedy a problem or be considered in violation of this lease.

Step 8 – The “Occupants” section shall require the maximum number of people allowed to live with the Tenant be entered on the blank space provided.

Step 9 – Locate the paragraph labeled “Assignment and Sublease.” Here, check the first box if the Tenant will be allowed to sublet according to the directions in this paragraph. If not, then check the second box in this paragraph.

Step 10 – Check off all the items, in the “Utilities and Services” paragraph, the Landlord has agreed to pay for and maintain. If there are any utilities and/or services not listed the Landlord shall pay for list them in the space provided.

Step 11 – In the “Pets” paragraph enter the additional deposit amount the Landlord will require should the Tenant have any pets.

Step 12 – Locate the “Abandonment” paragraph. Here you will define how many consecutive days a Tenant may be missing from the property (with no explanation) that would require a Landlord to investigate for Abandonment. In the first blank space, enter this number of days. In the second blank space, enter the number of days (from a past due date) where the Tenant is missing from the property after allowing the rent to remain unpaid.

Step 13 – The “Display of Signs” paragraph will require the number of days before the ending of a lease where the Landlord may advertise for a replacement Tenant be entered.

Step 14 – In the “Noise” paragraph, define the times of day where the Tenant may move furniture in or out of the leased property. Do this by entering the earliest time of morning this may occur in the first blank space and the latest time of afternoon/evening this will be allowed on the second blank space.

Step 15 – In “Parking,” report if the Tenant will be granted a parking space or not. If so, check the first box in this paragraph. Then enter the location of the parking space that will be assigned to this Tenant on the first blank space. On the second blank space, enter the number of vehicles that may be parked there. If the Tenant will not be granted a parking space, place a check mark in the second box.

Step 16 –  In the “Balconies” paragraph, read the actions that are described in this paragraph. If the Tenant may perform these actions on a Balcony on the property, pace a check mark in the first box. If not, place a check mark in the second box.

Step 17 –  In the “Additional Terms and Conditions” write out any additional agreements or terms that both parties expect to be a part of this agreement. Be thorough and specific.

Step 18 – The final step in this contract form will be the signature lines. The Landlord must sign and print his/her name in the space provided. There will be enough room for two Tenants to enter this agreement by signing and printing their names. If more parties are involved they must sign and print their names while noting their roles.


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