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Leases & Security Deposits

Security Deposits

Security Deposits, Who is Protected?, What Happens When Things Go Wrong?

Breaking a Lease

If you rent a room, apartment, or house, then you have a lease, even if there is nothing in writing. Any agreement to rent property, even if the only condition is how much rent to pay, is a lease.

Rent Increases

Most tenants in New Hampshire do not have written leases. For these tenants, the landlord can request a rent increase at any time.

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