New Hampshire Standard (1-Year) Residential Lease Agreement

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The New Hampshire standard residential lease is a legal document that is used by a owner/landlord/manager to establish a rental agreement/lease, that will remain in tact for one year (12) months. The document will provide the cost of the rental property, amounts of deposits. added charges, late charges, rules and laws to be observed while the tenants reside upon the property/premises.

Tenant(s) must carefully review the document to ensure that they understand the terms of the lease. If the tenants are unsure of the language, they may consider an attorney consultation, for clarification and legal guidance.

Laws – Consumer Sourcebook

How to Write

Step 1 – The Parties – Enter the following:

  • The date the document is executed in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • The landlord’s name
  • AND
  • The name of the tenant(s) or Lessee(s)

Step 2 – Offer to Rent – Landlord must provide:

  • The physical address of the rental premises
  • The City where the premises is situated
  • The term of the agreement
  • Commencement date of the lease
  • Ending date of the lease

Step 3 – Rent – Landlord must enter:

  • The total amount of the lease
  • The amount of the lease, broken down into monthly installments
  • Instruction as to where the rent should be received

Step 4 – Rent Proration – Enter:

  • The daily amount to be charged in the event the tenant(s) move into the premises prior to the beginning of the month
  • Enter the desired method of payment (personal check, cashier’s check, money order, etc)

Step 4 – Deposit – Landlord –

  • Must enter the amount of the security deposit
  • Tenant(s) must read the entire section to educate themselves with regard to the rules of receiving a return of their deposit at the end of their lease

Step 5 – Titled Sections – Tenants must carefully review all titled sections prior to signing, as follows:

  •  Possession
  • Assignment, Subletting, Abandonment
  • Right of Entry
  • Utilities (landlord must enter any utilities and/or services they are willing to pay, in the lines provided. All other utilities and services would be the responsibility of the tenant(s)
  • Maintenance, Repairs, Alterations
  • Lawn Care (landlord must check the applicable box)
  • Pets
  • Noise/Waste
  • Compliance with Law
  • Waiver
  • Furnished Unit
  • Indemnification
  • Covenants
  • Occupants (landlord must enter the number of allowable occupants)
  • Move In Checklist
  • Notices (Both parties will be required to provide an address where each may be able to receive notices from the other)
  • Entire Agreement

Step 6 – Signatures –

  • Date the signatures in dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter the landlord’s Signature
  • Print landlord’s name
  • AND
  • Tenant(s) Signature(s)
  • Print the tenant(s) name(s)

 


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