Rhode Island Standard Residential Lease Agreement

The Rhode Island Standard Residential Lease Agreement is an official, binding contract between a landlord and tenant that outlines all guidelines during the rental duration. Remaining in effect for twelve (12) months, the lease serves multiple purposes, including assurance that the tenant submits all payments on-time and accountability for any damage to the property. It is the responsibility of both parties to review the stipulations contained within the contract prior to signing.

Rhode Island Landlord-Tenant Laws

State Laws – Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (§§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57)

Maximum Security Deposit – One (1) month’s rent

Deadline for Returning Security Deposits – Twenty (20) days

Required Notice for Property Access – Two (2) days (§ 34-18-26)