A South Dakota month-to-month lease agreement is a legally binding document executed by a landlord and tenant whereby the tenant is granted occupation of the landlord’s rental property without a set termination date. Instead of committing to a specific lease term, the tenant renews their lease when they pay the rent each month. This type of arrangement is preferred by tenants who are unable to commit to a standard one-year lease agreement and require more flexibility.
Landlords can alter the terms of a month-to-month lease with no cause, including raising the rent or terminating the agreement, by giving the tenant thirty (30) days’ notice. After receiving such notice, the tenant will have fifteen (15) days to cancel their lease with notice to the landlord if they do not agree to the new terms.
Notice for terminating (§ 43-32-13) – Thirty (30) days for landlords; fifteen days for tenants
Tenant screening – South Dakota Rental Application
1) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Landlords are required to complete this disclosure if the property was constructed before 1978.
2) Methamphetamine Disclosure (§ 43-32-30) – Landlords are required to complete this disclosure if the property has a history of storing or manufacturing methamphetamines.