Rhode Island Month to Month Rental Agreement Form

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The Rhode Island Month to Month Rental Agreement is a legal document that is designed to provide the ability to tenant(s) to rent a property on a month to month basis. Written according to § 34-18-37, there will be a beginning date stated on the document, but there is no ending date except a 30 notice to vacate by either party.

The agreement provides, for the most part, all of the same rules presented in a standard residential lease, with the exception that the tenant and landlord have the right to end the lease with 30 days notice as opposed to being locked into a long term lease.

Minimum Termination Period – 30 days

Laws – § 34-18-37

How to Write

Step 1 – After downloading the document – enter the date the lease is being completed in dd/mm/yyyy format

  • Enter the landlord’s name
  • Enter the tenant(s) name(s)
  • Enter the street address of the property
  • Tenant’s read the remainder of this section

Step 2 – Term – Landlord must enter the commencement date of the agreement (ending only with 30 days notice from either party)

Step 3 – Rent –

  • Landlord must enter the day of each month the rent is due
  • Landlord must enter the monthly installment amount

Step 4 – Damage Deposit –

  • Landlord must enter the sum of the deposit that will be due upon signing of the agreement

Step 5 – Use of Premises –

  • Enter the names of the allowable occupants to be the exclusive residents of the premises. This is to be used as a private family dwelling only

Step 6 – Titled Sections –

  • Along with reading of the terms and conditions at the beginning of the document, tenants must carefully read through all of the Titled Sections of the lease as follows:
  • Condition of Premises
  • Parking (landlord must either select and describe the parking area or select the box stating that there is no parking provided)
  • Assignment and Sub-Letting
  • Extermination
  • Rubbish
  • Alterations and Improvements
  • Non-Delivery of Possessions
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance and Repair Rules (A through L)
  • Damage to Premises
  • Inspection of Premises
  • Subordination of Lease
  • Surrender of Premises
  • Pets
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Indemnification
  • Default
  • Delinquent Rent Payments (landlord must enter the amount of the additional fee if the for late payments)
  • Abandonment
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Recording of Agreement
  • Governing Law
  • Severability
  • Binding Effect
  • Descriptive Headings
  • Construction
  • Non-Waiver
  • Modification
  • Notice (Both landlord and tenant must provide their address where notices may received one from and to the other)

Step 7 – Signatures –

  • Landlord must date their signature in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Landlord’s Signature
  • Printed Name
  • Date
  • AND
  • Tenant must date their signatures in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • All tenant’s over 18 must provide signature
  • Print Names
  • Each tenant must date their signature individually

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