South Dakota Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The South Dakota Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal document that is basically a residential rental contract that is not as complicated as a usual residential rental agreement,  for use between landlord and tenant. Although the form may be a basic form, all landlord/tenant’s rights will remain in tact and remains enforceable by South Dakota laws. The form must be properly completed and carefully reviewed by all parties involved, prior to the entering of signatures. If any party is unsure of what the language means to them, they may choose to consult with a knowledgeable attorney for guidance and advice.

Laws – Chapter 43-32 (Lease of Real Property)

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the agreement and enter the following:

  • Enter the date in the upper right corner
  • Enter the tenant’s name(s)
  • Enter the owner/landlord’s name
  • Enter the address of the property
  • Enter the date of the commencement of the lease
  • Enter the ending date of the lease

Step 2 – Titled Sections – Tenant(s) must the read the entire contract as presented:

  • Other Matters Affecting Lease Term
  • Notice
  • Security Deposit (landlord must enter the amount owed by the tenants)
  • Residents (Landlord must enter the amount to be paid by tenants, enter the final day of each month a tenant may pay without late fees – Enter late fees that must be paid with late payment – enter the service charge for any rent checks returned insufficient)
  • Utilities – (landlord will enter the utilities that will be paid by the landlord only)
  • Apartment Will Be Occupied Only By -(Enter the names of the occupants)
  • Pets
  • Subletting
  • Condition of the Premises- Moving In/Moving Out
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Resident Agrees to Reimburse Owner/Manager Promptly
  • Owner/Manager Will Not Be Liable
  • Repairs and Malfunctions
  • Owner/Manager May Enter
  • Owner/Manager’s Obligation
  • Default By Resident
  • Abandonment
  • General
  • This Contract
  • Special Provisions

Step 3 – Signatures – Submit the following

  • All Resident’s Signatures
  • Owner or Owner’s Representative’s Signatures