North Dakota Residential Lease Agreement Form
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure - All realtors or landlords are required to inform tenants if a property was built before 1978 and has lead-based paint. They must also provide the tenant with educational materials about the dangers of lead-based paint (Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 § 1018).
Property Condition Statement - North Dakota landlords must provide an inventory checklist describing the state of the rental property and its premises to the tenant. The two parties will sign this document (North Dakota Century Code § 47-16).
Rent Grace Period
There is no statute for a rent grace period in North Dakota. It means that rent is due on the date noted in the lease. Rent is considered late the day after the due date. The landlord can send an eviction notice if a certain period has passed with no payment.
According to North Dakota law: “In any action for eviction, the time specified in the summons for the appearance of the defendant may not be fewer than three nor more than fifteen days from the date on which the summons is issued (North Dakota Century Code § 47-32-02).”
A North Dakota landlord can collect a maximum security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent. However, they can ask for as much as two months’ rent if the tenant is a convicted felon or someone with a history of eviction or breaking a lease agreement.
The state also has a provision for a pet security deposit: “A lessor may charge a lessee a pet security deposit for keeping an animal that is not a service animal or companion animal required by a tenant with a disability as a reasonable accommodation under fair housing laws. A pet security deposit may not exceed the greater of two thousand five hundred dollars or an amount equivalent to two months' rent. (North Dakota Century Code § 47-16-07.1).”
The landlord must deposit the amount to an interest-bearing account. The interest will be given to the tenant at the end of the tenancy, along with the security deposit or the balance thereof. A North Dakota landlord has 30 days to return the amount after the lease has ended.