Updated on June 23rd, 2023
A Nebraska lease agreement is a real estate document that provides a landlord with the ability to rent their property to a tenant while outlining important terms and conditions in writing. The contract conveys the duties and obligations of the tenant as well as the cost of rent, the security deposit amount, the length of the term, utilities and other fees, and the potential causes for termination. Whether the agreement is something as simple as a breakdown of chores and utilities between roommates, or as involved as a five-year commercial lease, the landlord and all tenants will be required to sign the document to render it legally binding.
Rental Application – A rental application enables landlords to do background checks and review the employment/credit history of their tenants prior to signing a lease.
Commercial Lease Agreement – A commercial lease agreement is a contract between a landlord and a business entity/owner that enables the latter to operate their business on the landlord’s rented property.
Rent-to-Own Agreement (Lease Option) – A lease with an option to purchase provides a tenant with the ability to rent a piece of property and purchase it from the landlord should they meet the requirements laid out in the lease document.
Month-to-Month Lease Agreement – A month-to-month lease agreement is a type of at-will agreement that enables a tenant to rent a residential property without a fixed lease term. Instead, the tenant will renew the lease each month through the payment of rent.
Roommate Agreement – A roommate agreement is a contract separate from the original lease agreement that delineates the rights and responsibilities of roommates.
Standard (1-year) Lease Agreement – A standard lease agreement has a fixed end date, is used for residential property, and requires the tenant to pay rent on a monthly basis in order to remain on the premises.
Sublease Agreement – A sublease agreement provides a tenant with the opportunity to rent out a portion or the entirety of their rental unit to a sublessee, usually for a reduced price. Permission must be sought from the landlord before drafting a sublease agreement (in most cases).
In accordance with Federal law, a lead-based paint disclosure form must be delivered to tenants if the property was constructed before the year 1978.
The landlord must disclose in their contract all persons allowed to enter the premises in addition to an official address for notices.
General Access (§ 76-1423(3)) – The tenant should receive at least one (1) day’s notice before the landlord may enter the premises.
Emergency Access (§ 76-1423(2)) – A landlord may access the rental property without consent in the case of an emergency.
Grace Period (§ 76-1414(3)) – No grace period is required by law; rent is due on the date agreed upon in the lease agreement.
Maximum Fees ($) (§ 76-1414(1)) – There is no statutory limit for late fees; the landlord may charge what they deem necessary so long as it’s relayed and signed off on in the lease agreement.
Rent Increase Notice (§ 76-1414(1)) – There is no defined rent increase notice in the Nebraska legislature. Any notice period must be relayed in the lease agreement.
Maximum Amount ($) (§ 76-1416(1)) – A lessor cannot demand in excess of one (1) month’s rent as a security deposit.
Returning to Tenant (§ 76-1416(2)) – The remaining balance after any applicable deductions for damages must be returned to the lessee within fourteen (14) days.
Interest Required? – No statute.
Separate Bank Account? – No statute.