Rhode Island Lease Contract

Rhode Island Lease Contract Forms

The Rhode Island Lease Contract is used to form an agreement between a lessor and a lessee. The contract grants the lessee with the right to use property specified in the lease contract for a specified term in exchange for payments to the lessor. The Rhode Island Residential Lease Agreement is the most common type of lease contract used by landlords and Rhode Island property management companies.

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Rhode Island Lease Contract - What should I Know?

Your Rhode Island Lease Contract will probably continue for a fixed term (for tenancies at will, see the month-to-month Rhode Island rental agreement). Most property mangers and rental property owners prefer their Rhode Island lease agreement to last for a fixed term and then continue month-to-month until the tenancy is ended by the Landlord (lessor) or the Tenant (lessee) by providing written notice in advance. You should examine your lease contract to understand the minimum lease term and any actions that must be taken to terminate the lease contract.

Is Notice Required to Terminate Rhode Island Lease Contracts?

Rhode Island has specific laws that govern Residential Lease Agreements, and if you have a tenancy at will (also known as month-to-month lease agreement), you will probably need to use the Rhode Island Notice to Vacate to end your lease contract. This is different than the Rhode Island Notice to Quit, which is instead used to terminate the lease when there is a breach in contract. The Rhode Island Landlord Notice to Vacate can be used by landlords LLNOTIFY to notify tenants that the lease will terminate and the property must be returned. Tenants can use the Rhode Island Tenant Notice to Vacate TTNOTIFY to terminate their rental agreement with the landlord. Most states have very specific rules, and Rhode Island is no exception. You can learn more about Rhode Island tenant rights and protections from the Rhode Island Department of Housing and Urban Department website. Keep in mind that the Rhode Island Lease Termination Notice is not the same as the Rhode Island Eviction Notice, and that a Writ of Possession can only be issued by the courts in an unlawful detainer lawsuit.

Rhode Island Lease Contracts - What else should I know?

Before entering into a lease contract, you can use the Rhode Island Rental Application form to screen prospective tenants and the Rhode Island Rental Credit Check form to get authorization to conduct a credit check. Many Rhode Island landlords and property managers use Simplify'em property management software to track their leases online and make sure they are getting paid on time. You can also use TReXGlobal's tenant screening solution to get leasing recommendations, credit reports, and criminal history for each tenant.

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