Nebraska Standard Residential Lease Agreement

Last updated September 25th, 2021

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A Nebraska standard residential lease agreement is a rental contract designed to establish all terms and conditions of a residential tenancy between a landlord and a tenant. These terms and conditions will include the amount of rent the tenant has to pay, the payment date, the length of the lease, termination options, utilities and services, security deposit amount, and the duties and responsibilities of both parties. Each property rental will vary depending on a number of factors, so the landlord may choose to add or subtract certain provisions of the lease agreement to fit the rental type. Once the contract is signed by the landlord and the tenant, it becomes a legally binding document.

Rental LawsChapter 76, Article 14

Handbook (Guide)Nebraska Landlord and Tenant Handbook


Security Deposits

Maximum (§ 76-1416(1)) – One (1) Month’s Rent

Returning (§ 76-1416(2)) – Fourteen (14) Days

When is Rent Due?

Rent is due on the date established by the lease agreement; otherwise, rent is due at the beginning of the lease term or in equal monthly installments at the beginning of each month (§ 76-1414(3)).

Disclosures (2)

1) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

If the rental property was built prior to 1978, the landlord must disclose whether or not lead-based paint may be present on the premises.

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2) Names and Addresses

The names and addresses of all persons authorized to manage the premises must be provided in writing to the tenant at the beginning of the tenancy as well as the name and address of the owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner for the purposes of service of process and for the purpose of receiving and receipting for notices and demands.