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Lease Agreements in New Hampshire

Legal Assistance Preparing Written Lease Agreements

Are you looking for an experienced attorney to assist you in drafting a lease agreement? At Hebert & Dolder PLLC, our Concord real estate lawyers have assisted clients with a variety of matters pertaining to landlord-tenant law for over 20 years in Concord. We are aware that running one or several rental properties entails many legal responsibilities ranging from how you choose your tenants to how much you charge for a security deposit and when and how you must return it.

When landlords don't understand the law, it can cost them a lot of money; therefore, we are happy to provide landlords with information about their rights and responsibilities under New Hampshire law, and help them in drafting legally sound and enforceable lease agreements. Since the rental or lease agreement that you and your tenant sign is legally binding, it will incorporate crucial business details such as:

  • Who will pay for utilities (gas, water, electricity)
  • When the lease period begins and when it expires
  • The amount of the security deposit
  • The monthly lease or rent amount
  • The conditions that must be met in order to have the security deposit returned
  • Lead paint disclosure (homes built before 1978)

Landlord Responsibilities

Leases are important legal documents that govern the rights of renters in commercial and residential buildings such as apartments, mobile homes, single family residences, office space and retail space etc. Leases are usually prepared by landlords and they are legally binding contracts, thus it is important for landlords and tenants to understand and agree with the terms of the lease before signing.

If a landlord and tenant agrees to change any of the terms of the printed lease, this change must be made in writing and both the landlord and tenant should initial the change. All promises made by the landlord to make repairs to the property should be made in writing and New Hampshire law requires that landlords give a copy of the lease to the tenant within 30 days after signing.

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Landlords have a number of responsibilities when it comes to writing leases and adhering to building codes; therefore, it is a wise business move for all landlords and property owners to become fully informed of their rights and responsibilities under the law so they can maximize their investments and minimize their losses.

At Hebert & Dolder PLLC, we can explain your landlord rights and responsibilities and help you draft legally sound lease agreements that adhere to all applicable laws. While not all losses can be entirely avoided in the rental industry, with proper legal advice, they can certainly be mitigated.

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