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Indiana Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

An Indiana month-to-month lease agreement is a short-term lease agreement executed by a landlord and tenant to establish the terms and conditions of a monthly residential rental arrangement. As long as the tenant continues to pay rent every month, the lease renews for another month in perpetuity until the tenant leaves or the landlord provides a notice to quit.

The landlord does not need to have cause to terminate a month-to-month lease, they simply have to notify the tenant of such termination one (1) month in advance. Indiana law does not specifically mention the tenant’s ability to terminate a month-to-month agreement, but it is customary to provide notice to the landlord before vacating the premises.

Notice for terminating (IC 32-31-1-1(a)) – One (1) Month

Tenant screening – Indiana Rental Application


Disclosures (3)

  1. Flood Plain
  2. Identification
  3. Lead-Based Paint

1) Disclosure of Structure in Flood Plain

If the tenant’s rental unit is on the lowest floor or basement of the rental property or below 100-year frequency flood elevations, the landlord must provide a disclosure that relays this fact.

2) Identification

The landlord must disclose the names and addresses of any agents or managers who have access to the property and receive notices and demands.

3) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

If the leased property was built before 1978, the landlord must disclose that toxic-based may have been, or was, used on the premises.

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