North Dakota Rent Increases & Fees

Last Updated: May 4, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. North Dakota state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, North Dakota landlords must provide 30 days’ notice from next rent due date.
  • Bounced Check Fees. North Dakota state landlords may charge up to $40 for bounced checks.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A North Dakota landlord may not increase rent during the term of a lease. However, landlords can increase month-to-month tenants’ rent with proper notice.

When is it Illegal to Raise Rent?

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for a North Dakota landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, religion, nation or origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.

Is there a Rent Increase Limit?

There is no limit on the amount a landlord may increase rent in North Dakota.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

When seeking to raise rent on a month-to-month tenant, a North Dakota landlord must provide a minimum 30-Day Notice before increased rent may be expected (N.D. Stat. §47-16).

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

There is no state statute on how often a North Dakota landlord can increase rent.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

North Dakota does not legislate late fees. Late fee information should be in the lease agreement.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees

A North Dakota landlord may charge up to $40 for insufficient funds. (N.D. Cent. Code § 6-08-16(2)(a))

Cities in the State with Rent Control

North Dakota has not legislated rent control. The state preempts the ability of local municipalities to enact, maintain, or enforce any ordinance intended to control the amount of rent charged for leasing private property. (N.D. Stat. § 47-16)