Rhode Island Standard Residential Lease Agreement

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Updated June 17, 2022

A Rhode Island standard residential lease agreement is a legally binding rental arrangement between a landlord and tenant usually lasting for a one (1) year period. The tenant’s credentials will usually be reviewed and approved by the landlord prior to signing the lease through a rental application. The tenant will be obligated to pay the security deposit and first (1st) month’s rent at lease signing or prior to taking occupancy.

LawsChapter 34-18 (Residential Landlord and Tenant Act)

HandbookThe Rhode Island Landlord-Tenant Handbook (PDF)


Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requires a landlord to complete and both parties to sign if the residence was constructed before 1978.

Other Versions (2)

Rhode Island Assoc. of Realtors Lease Agreement

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Rhode Island Standard Residential Lease Agreement – Version 2

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