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North Dakota Tenant-Landlord Law

by Joe Bredar

North-Dakota

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act was created in order to ensure that everyone is treated equally during the housing process. It protects tenants from discrimination when seraching for a rental property. At the federal level the Fair Housing Act protects the following classes…

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Learn about fair housing at the federal level here https://resources.hemlane.com/landlord-must-know-fair-housing/

North Dakota protects the same categories as federal law, in addition to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of...

Eviction Laws

North-Dakota-Eviction-Laws
  • When it is failure to pay rent, the tenant has 3 days to pay you otherwise the eviction notice can be filed with the courts.
  • When there is another lease violation (e.g. subletting), the tenant has 3 days to resolve the violation from the point that the eviction notice is served. Otherwise the eviction notice will be filed with the courts.

Early Termination of Lease

When there is not a lease violation, but the landlord or tenant wants to break the lease, the following regulations apply:

Early termination by landlord

If the landlord wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of "at least as long before end of rental period as the length of the rental period, not to exceed 30 days. Month to month tenancy may be terminated at any time on 30 days notice."

Early termination by tenant

If the tenant wishes to terminate the lease early, they have to give a notice period of "at least as long before end of rental period as the length of the rental period, not to exceed 30 days. Month to month tenancy may be terminated at any time on 30 days notice."

For more information on North Dakota Landlord Tenant laws please visit their website here.