Rhode Island Landlord Tenant Handbook
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This official Rhode Island Landlord Tenant Handbook summarizes the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.
Document Last Modified: 5/14/2023
Who: Property managers and landlords.
What: This Handbook is a general reference on landlord-tenant relationships based on Rhode Island General Law (RIGL) Chapter 34-18, entitled the "Residential Landlord and Tenant Act," effective since January 1, 1987.
When: As part of your ongoing management duties, informational documents provide a landlord with useful knowledge and reading such material periodically is useful.
Please Note: This document is reproduced here for educational purposes only
Rhode Island Rental Forms & Templates
- Rhode Island 5-Day Demand for Rent: Use this form if Tenants are more than 15 days late with rent. It’s a necessary first step in the eviction process.
- Rhode Island Notice of Noncompliance: This Notice should be given to Tenants with Lease violations other than nonpayment of rent. It gives Tenants 20 days to cure the violation or risk Lease termination.
- Rhode Island Landlord-Tenant Handbook: This resource summarizes Landlord and Tenant rights and responsibilities.
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