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New Hampshire Tenant Background Check

New Hampshire Tenant Screening

New Hampshire Tenant Screening Background checks are essential for all New Hampshire landlords to conduct every time a prospective tenant seeks to rent in one of the New Hampshire rental properties. The days of being able to just talk to the applicant to get a feel of whether the applicant was honest and truthful with the information provided during the application process are over. New Hampshire landlords must make all efforts to thoroughly check each rental applicant, as and every adult that will reside within the property. A New Hampshire tenant screening background checks provide you with crucial background checks that allow you to conduct vital background checks but enable you to cross-reference the background Check reports with additional background check information. As a result, you'll quickly have an accurate picture of whether the prospective tenant will be honest and transparent in the details provided on the application or if applicants are untruthful, provide false information, or have something to cover up.

The Koleman Group LLC features a variety of complete tenant screening packages that will satisfy your tenant screening requirements as a landlord in New Hampshire landlord. Credit reports are vital to discover information about the applicant's past history of promptly paying off their bills. However, they do not contain details about the applicant's rental history or Eviction history. New Hampshire landlords must include the Eviction History in their New Hampshire Tenant Screening Background Checks to determine whether the applicant is a victim of expulsions. The Telecheck Verification will also tell you whether your tenant has a history of writing poor or fraudulent checks.

If an applicant attempts to conceal an old address, it's typically due to an eviction, or maybe the tenant has caused damage to the property or has a debt to the landlord cash for unpaid rent. First, check the history of the previous address tenant to find out if the prior addresses your applicant provided in the process of applying corresponded with the prior addresses that were revealed in the lookup.

Include your Criminal History search on each of your applicants; not only the primary applicant can protect you from potential problems when you find that either the applicant or co-applicant has criminal records. For example, suppose only one applicant is able to complete the application process. In that case, it is possible to run into the possibility that those who fail to complete the process are either afflicted with an arrest record or a poor rental background. Criminal records are not only found by conducting searches on local records, but it is imperative to include an extensive New Hampshire tenant background check that include an investigation of criminal history at the federal and state levels. Incorporating searches for the Sex Offender Search along with the Terrorist search when you conduct the extensive New Hampshire Tenant Background Screening checks keeps serious criminals out of the premises of your rental properties and protects your tenants and your reputation as a landlord who rents only to those who are qualified.

The Koleman Group LLC makes conducting your New Hampshire Tenant Screening Background Checks a simple and quick procedure that includes all the necessary background checks crucial to you as an owner or landlord of New Hampshire rental properties. If you own one or more rental properties, performing the New Hampshire Tenant Screening Background checks is crucial to safeguard your property from applicants who are not qualified and could use your property to serve as a sanctuary for illegal activities. You protect your properties and safeguard the tenants of your property and innocent passers-by from an injury that could cause a legal decision that you are liable when one of your tenants is injured while living within the premises of your New Hampshire rental property.


The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for a tenant screening report for an additional state other than New Hampshire? Check out the tenant background checks page to find out more.

New Hampshire Landlord-Tenant Law

The following laws do not constitute an all-inclusive listing of all pertinent New Hampshire landlord-tenant laws and regulations. It is also not meant to provide legal advice. Suppose you have legal issues or questions about New Hampshire Landlord-Tenant Laws. We strongly suggest that you seek out a qualified lawyer. Many state and local bar associations offer assistance with referrals that will assist you in finding an attorney.

New Hampshire Landlord-Tenant Laws:

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated Chapters 540, 540-A and 540-B.

Security Deposit

The Maximum Security Deposit: Yes. A landlord is allowed to charge the tenant the equivalent of one month's rent as a security deposit of $100, which is the greater amount. When both the tenant together with the landlord are sharing the rental home, New Hampshire does not set a legal restriction on what the landlord is allowed to charge for the security deposit. New Hampshire Rev Stat SSSS 540 A:5 to 540-A:8; 540B:10.

Security Deposits Security Deposit: Interest The landlord is legally required to pay the interest on all security deposits that are held for at least one year. The NH Rev Stats SSSS 540 A:5 to the 540-A:8 and 540-B:10.

The return of security deposit: A landlord is obliged to return the security deposit within 30 days of the date the tenant has moved out of their rental property. When there is a shared rental property, the landlord and the tenant are sharing the rental property, and that security deposit amount is more than 30 days of rent. The landlord is required to sign an agreement that outlines the time frame within which the security deposit needs to be returned. If the landlord is unable to sign a formal agreement and the time frame when the deposit must be returned to him is twenty days after the tenant has left their rental property. N.H. Rev Stat. SSSS: 540-A:5; the 540-A:8 and 540-B:10.

Receipt: A landlord must give the tenant an acknowledgment of the deposit amount and the name of the institution in which the deposit is kept (unless the tenant has paid by check). The NH Rev Stats SSSS: 540-A:5; 554-A:8; 540B:10.

Exceptions to Security Deposit Laws: Security deposits are not applicable to tenants who rent a single-family home and have no additional rental property. Security deposit laws are also not applicable to landlords leasing properties in an owned-by-owner building with five or fewer spaces (with being exempted from rental units on the premises that are occupied by someone who is 60 years old or more). The NH Rev Stats SSSS 540 A:5 to the 540-A:8 and 540-B:10.

Lease and Fees, Rent and Fees:

Lease Conditions There is no state law. But generally, it is accepted that leases should use terms that have common meanings and be simple and logical.

Late Fees: The law is not a state-wide one. However, we do note the legal deadline for rent to be paid on the date that is stipulated in your lease contract. If the tenant does not pay the rent, the landlord is allowed to apply a late fee. However, there is a caveat that the landlord cannot impose any late fees if the lease agreement does not include an obligation to pay late fees.

The rent increase: There is no state law. However, we recommend that the landlord provide the tenant with at-least 30 days' written notice in writing to increase the rental amount or to alter the terms of the month-to-month lease agreement. In the case of long-term leases, we suggest that the landlord does not increase the rent until the rental sum until the lease has been terminated. Rev Stats SSSS NH 554:2 and 540:3.

The law prohibits discrimination and retaliation: In the United States, a landlord is not allowed to raise the rent in a discriminatory manner, i.e., race, gender, religion, etc. In addition, the landlord is also not allowed to increase the rent as a case of retaliation against the tenant if the tenant has had a legal right to exercise, for example, filing an appropriate complaint with the local housing authority regarding their tenure.

Termination of Non-Payment of Rent If the tenant is unable to pay on-time rent, the landlord must provide the tenant with seven days to pay rent or leave the property. If the tenant is not paying to do so, the landlord is allowed to bring an eviction suit. The NH Rev Stats SSSS 540.02. as well as 540:9.

Notices to the Landlord:

Required Disclosures: The landlord must give tenants a checklist to move in. The landlord must also inform the tenant that should the tenant finds any issues within the rental unit that need to be repaired; the tenant can note the repair on the receipt for security deposits or in any other written form and return the receipt to the landlord after five working days. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. SS A:6.

Extra Disclosures: We suggest reviewing the rules and regulations regarding the need to provide notices, especially if the rental property is covered under rent control.

The Warrant for Habitability as well as Withholding Rent

Fundamental Rights: Every tenant in New Hampshire is legally entitled to a property that meets the minimum health, structural, and safety standards and is in good working order.

The Withholding of Rent: Yes. A tenant can withhold rent when the landlord is unable to maintain their rental unit in a livable state. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. SS 543:13-d.

* In addition to New Hampshire state laws and rules, we recommend you speak with your local municipal officials to discuss all local regulations and rules regarding tenant rights regarding repairs.

Eviction, Termination, and Other Rules:

"Unconditional Quit" Notice: These notices oblige the tenant to vacate within a shorter time set by the lease contract. In the state of New Hampshire, there are distinct laws that apply to "restricted" properties (which are the majority houses) and "nonrestricted" properties. If you are looking for "restricted" property, the landlord must give seven days' notice. In the case of "nonrestricted" property, the landlord must provide 30 days' notice. N.H. rev. Stat. Ann. SSSS Ann. 540:1-a, 540.2 and 540:3.

Eviction: There is no law. The law in New Hampshire, a landlord, can end their lease with an Unconditional Quit notice.

Victims of Domestic Violence: In New Hampshire, the following rules apply to domestic violence cases (1) the landlord has the right to prove the status of a tenant's domestic violence (2) landlords cannot terminate the lease of a victim of domestic violence. the landlord cannot end the lease for the victims of domestic violence. (3) that the landlord or the court is able to split or split the lease (i.e.the landlord is permitted to remove the perpetrator but not the victim of domestic violence).


US Department. of Housing and Urban Development: Tenant Rights, Laws, and Security: New Hampshire

Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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