North Dakota Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed November 02, 2017
If you rent your home, you probably know that there's a wide array of issues that can come up in the landlord-tenant relationship. To provide guidance and safeguard certain rights, North Dakota has a number of landlord-tenant laws, in addition to federal and local law. Read on to learn more about North Dakota's tenant rights laws and how they might apply to your situation.
Tenant Rights: From Discrimination to Eviction
Similar to federal law, North Dakota prohibits housing discrimination based on race, religion, disability, and other protected characteristics. This includes refusing to rent to someone or offering discriminatory terms and conditions based on those protected traits. Additionally, at the start of your tenancy, state law limits the amount your landlord may charge you for the security deposit to one month's rent.
You are also entitled to live in a unit in fit and habitable condition. This means your landlord must comply with the applicable housing codes materially affecting health and safety. They must also make necessary repairs and maintain services such as heating, air conditioning, and sanitation if those are supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord. However, you and your landlord can agree in writing that you will be responsible for certain repair and maintenance tasks under certain circumstances.
North Dakota Tenant Rights Laws at a Glance
The following chart provides a summary of North Dakota state law governing the landlord-tenant relationship, including links to important code sections.
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.
North Dakota Tenant Rights Laws: Related Resources
- North Dakota Lease and Rental Agreement Laws
- North Dakota Tenant Rights
- Tenant Lease Agreement FAQs
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in North Dakota
- North Dakota Fair Housing
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