New Hampshire Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed September 29, 2017
Many of us will be parties to residential leases at some point in our lives, and unfortunately it's not uncommon to occasionally disagree with a landlord. Whether it's about the return of a security deposit, an increase in rent, or repairs to the unit, landlords and tenants have to navigate quite a lot together. Fortunately, every state has passed laws protecting your rights as a tenant.
New Hampshire Tenants Rights Laws at a Glance
New Hampshire law governs the landlord/tenant relationship, and it's a good idea to be familiar with your rights and obligations as a tenant. For example, New Hampshire law sets forth the circumstances when a landlord can evict you for failing to pay rent, and how much advance notice you must be provided. New Hampshire also requires your landlord to give you advanced notice if they raise your rent.
The law also defines your landlord's legal responsibilities, such as providing you with a safe and sanitary living environment and complying with housing codes. In addition, landlords may not discriminate against you on the basis of your race, religion, gender, or other classification. What's more, it's against New Hampshire law for your landlord to evict you or otherwise retaliate against you because you exercised your legally protected rights.
The below chart provides more detail about New Hampshire tenants' rights laws.
|New Hampshire Statutes Chapter 540
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related: New Hampshire Tenants' Rights Resources
- New Hampshire Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- New Hampshire Department of Justice: Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- Landlord Tenant Disputes FAQs
- Tips for Protecting Your Tenant Rights
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