Your lease or rental agreement should spell out your landlord’s key rent rules, including:
State laws in North Dakota cover several of these rent-related issues, including the amount of notice a landlord must provide to increase rent under a month-to-month tenancy, and how much time a tenant has to pay rent or move before a landlord can file for eviction.
Rent is legally due on the date specified in your lease or rental agreement (usually the first of the month). If you don’t pay rent when it is due, the landlord may begin charging you a late fee. North Dakota state law does not cover late rent fees. If your lease or rental agreement does not say anything about late fees, your landlord may not impose one, no matter how reasonable it is.
North Dakota landlords must give tenants at least 30 days’ notice (in writing) to increase rent or change another term of a month-to-month rental agreement. If you have a long-term lease, however, landlords may not increase the rent until the lease ends and a new tenancy begins—unless the lease itself provides for an increase.
North Dakota landlords may not raise the rent in a discriminatory manner—for example, only for members of a certain race.
States set specific rules and procedures for ending a tenancy when a tenant has not paid the rent. North Dakota landlords can file for eviction when rent is three days overdue and can terminate with an Unconditional Quit Notice.
For an overview of tenant rights when it comes to paying rent under North Dakota landlord-tenant law, see http://www.ag.nd.gov/Brochures/FactSheet/TenantRights.pdf.
For state rent rules and procedures on issues such as raising rent, see N.D. Cent. Code § §â