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Create & download the North Dakota Residential Lease & Rental Agreement printable PDF for Landlords. This state-specific Lease is customizable & includes North Dakota law.

Document Last Modified: 11/6/2023

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North Dakota Residential Lease Agreement

North Dakota Landlords need a Lease Agreement that complies with all ND Lease laws. Ours is EZ to create and guaranteed to comply with all North Dakota Lease requirements.

Here’s how we make the process so EZ.

  1. Follow user-friendly prompts to customize your Lease Agreement entirely online.
  2. As you build your Lease, you’ll get State Assist tips to point out important Lease laws.
  3. All state-required terms and disclosures are automatically included in your Lease package.
  4. Add additional documents, disclosures, and addendums with just the click of a button. For example, you can include a Pet Addendum, Pool/Hot Tub Addendum, or Smoking Policy Disclosure.
  5. Review and sign your Lease online using our electronic signing tool, ezSign.

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Landlord-Tenant Laws

Our North Dakota Lease Agreement is guaranteed to comply with all ND Lease laws. Even so, we know Pro Landlords need to be familiar with state laws when managing their rental units.

Category State Law
Ending and Renewing Landlords may not enforce an automatic renewal clause in a Residential Lease without giving the Tenant at least a 30-day written notice prior to the end of the current Lease period. Notice may be delivered personally or by first-class mail. If such notice is not given by the Landlord, the Lease will convert to a month-to-month tenancy.

Please Note: In order to remain in compliance with state regulations, please review the information above BEFORE choosing the automatic renewal selection.

Month-to-Month: If there is no provision in the Month-to-Month Periodic Lease stating how much advance notice must be given to end the Lease (written or verbal), either party may terminate the Lease by giving at least 30 days written notice at any time.

Fixed Term: Lease termination automatically happens at the end of the Lease period without the need for any notice from either Landlord or Tenant, unless otherwise specified within the Lease.
Security Deposit A security deposit may not exceed an amount equal to 1 month’s rent. The Landlord may require a "pet deposit" which may not exceed $2,500 or 2 months' rent, whichever is greater.

The Landlord is obligated to deposit the money in a federally insured interest-bearing savings or checking account.
Returned Payment Fee The maker of a dishonored check may be liable for collection fees or costs not to exceed $30.
Late Fee The Landlord may charge a late fee, however, the Lease must state how much the late fee will be and on what date it will be effective.
Insurance Requirements Landlords may require Tenants to obtain renters insurance.
Notice to Enter Landlords must provide reasonable notice to enter leased premises.
Landlord Requirements No additional Requirements

Contact your local housing or zoning office to be sure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes, and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections and registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.

Required Disclosures

  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and Pamphlet: Pursuant to federal law, if a rental unit was built before 1978, all occupants must be provided with a lead-based paint disclosure and EPA lead-based paint pamphlet.
  • Property Condition Statement: At Lease signing, the Landlord must provide the Tenant with an inventory checklist describing the condition of the property at move-in. This must be signed by the Landlord and Tenant.

You can also add additional documents with just the click of a button. For example, a Pet Addendum, Smoking Policy Disclosure, or Tenant Guest Policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does a North Dakota Lease Agreement need to be notarized?

No, North Dakota Lease Agreements do not need to be notarized. As long as the contract meets the requirements of being a Lease and is signed by both parties, it’s considered legally binding and fully enforceable.

Who needs a Lease Agreement in North Dakota?

Anyone who Leases real estate needs a Lease Agreement. This is true whether it’s a single-family home, apartment, condo, or duplex.

The Lease is the most important form that Landlords use. It outlines all terms of the rental relationship and protects Landlords if problems arise with Tenants. Because of this, it’s vital to have a strong Lease in place before handing over possession of your rental.

While a basic or generic Lease template is better than nothing, these blank or fillable Lease forms can leave the Landlord, or lessor, exposed. To avoid this issue, it’s important to create a customized Lease that covers all terms of your rental relationship and gives you all the protection you need.

Do North Dakota Landlords need a state-specific Lease Agreement?

Yes. If you have rental property in North Dakota, you need a Lease that complies with all North Dakota Lease laws. While there are some state-specific Lease forms, like the one offered by the North Dakota Association of Realtors, these can’t be customized to your property.

Our North Dakota Lease is guaranteed to comply with all state Lease laws and is EZ to customize entirely online in minutes.

What’s the standard Lease term in North Dakota?

The standard Lease term in North Dakota is one year (12 months). Longer and shorter terms are accepted as long as they’re clearly stated in the Lease Agreement.

To meet every Landlord’s needs, we offer a short-term or Vacation Lease Agreement, Month-to-Month Rental Contract, and long-term Residential Lease Agreement.

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