New Hampshire Landlord-Tenant Laws

New Hampshire Rental Laws

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540:1 to 540:29 and 540-A:1 to 540-A:8 and 540-B:1 to 540-B:10

Consumer Sourcebook – Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions

Termination for Nonpayment Notice
(Eviction Notice)
7-Day Notice
540:2 Termination of Tenancy
540:3 Eviction Notice
540:9 Payment After Notice. – No tenancy shall be terminated for nonpayment of rent, utility charges, or any other lawful charge contained in a lease or an oral or written rental agreement if the tenant, before the expiration of the notice, pays or tenders all arrearages plus $15.00 as liquidated damages; provided, however, that a tenant may not defeat an eviction for nonpayment by use of this section more than 3 times within a 12-month period.
Termination for Lease Violation Notice30-Day Notice;
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540:3
Small Claim Court LimitNew Hampshire Small Claim Court Limit is $10,000
Handling Abandoned Property
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540:3
Penalty for Self-Help EvictionActual damages or $1, 000 (whichever is greater) to two-three times more.
Tenant Withholding Rent for RepairsN.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540:13-d
Required Disclosures Move-In Checklist Required N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540-A-6
Non-Refundable Fees
Security Deposit RulesSecurity Deposit Amount: One Month or $100 or whichever is greater ;
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 30 days

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540-A-5
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540-A-8
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 540-B:10

Month-to-Month Notice30 Days
Payment of Rent
Property Entry
Reasonable notice under the circumstances
Section 540-A:3 Prohibited Practices

Landlord-Tenant State Laws