Yes, a lease can automatically renew in North Dakota. A lease may include an automatic renewal clause, which states the notice that must be given if the tenant doesn’t wish to renew the tenancy.
In this case, the landlord must send the tenant a notice informing them that the lease will renew at least 30 days before the expiration of the lease (ND Cent. Code §§ 47-16-06.01). This clause may renew the tenancy for the duration of the original lease. For example, a year-to-year lease will be renewed for one year upon the expiration of the first year.
If there is no notice given, the lease automatically becomes a month-to-month lease upon expiration if the landlord accepts the rent (ND Cent. Code §§ 47-16-06).
If no renewal clause exists in the lease, the lease can still be renewed. If the tenant stays on the property and the landlord accepts the rent, the lease automatically renews to a month-to-month tenancy (ND Cent. Code §§ 47-16-06).
For a month-to-month tenancy converted from a yearly lease, either party must send at least one-months’ notice to terminate the tenancy (ND Cent. Code §§ 47-16-15).
The information for this answer was found on our North Dakota Residential Lease Agreement answers.