Idaho Rental Agreement

The Idaho rental agreements are documents written between a landlord overseeing a real property and the tenant who will use it in exchange for regular payments (“rent”). These contracts include terms and conditions about the use of the property, but they must comply with Idaho landlord-tenant law.

Idaho Rental Agreement Types

10 pages
Residential Lease Agreement

The Idaho residential lease agreement (“rental agreement”) legally binds a lessor (“landlord”) and lessee (“tenant”) to a rental contract for residential property.

8 pages
Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

The Idaho month-to-month rental agreement is a legal contract between a tenant and a landlord who has come to a mutual agreement on the terms of a tenant renting a property or unit for one month at a time for a fee.

3 pages
Rental Application Form

The Idaho rental application form is a document that landlords send out to a prospective tenant to collect personal and financial information.

8 pages
Residential Sublease Agreement

The Idaho sublease agreement allows a tenant to rent (“sublet”) all (or a portion) of a rental property to a new tenant (“sublessee”) in exchange for regular payments.

3 pages
Roommate Agreement

The Idaho roommate agreement (“room rental agreement”) is a contract between all tenants in a shared residential situation (“cotenants”).

12 pages
Commercial Lease Agreement

The Idaho commercial lease agreement is a written contract that establishes the relationship between a landlord and a tenant, or a business.

Idaho Required Lease Disclosures

  • Lead Based Paint Disclosure (required for some) – For the safety of new tenants, any Idaho property that was built before 1978 is required to include a lead based paint disclosure in or alongside the lease that includes a disclosure form, informational pamphlet from the EPA, and a report of existing hazards.

To learn more about required disclosures in Idaho, click here.

Idaho Landlord Tenant Laws

  • Warranty of Habitability – Idaho requires landlords in the state to provide tenants with locking doors and windows, running hot and cold water, smoke detectors, plumbing, and more. When a repair is requested for these amenities, that landlord must also perform repairs within 3 days. Otherwise, an effected tenant has the option to perform a repair and deduct.
  • Evictions – Idaho tenants can be evicted legally if they fail to pay rent (3-day notice), commit an illegal act (24-hour notice), or break a leasing term (3-day notice). As such, an eviction in Idaho can be carried out in under a week in many cases.
  • Security Deposits – Idaho does not currently limit how much its landlords can charge for a security deposit. However, any funds collected for this purpose must be returned to their rightful tenant 21 days after they move out.
  • Lease Termination – Idaho tenants must provide 1 month of notice prior to breaking a month-to-month lease. However, they may be able to do the same in less time with one of the following justifications: active military duty, landlord harassment, or statutory uninhabitability of their unit.
  • Rent Increases & Fees – Idaho landlords are free to raise rent whenever they please without providing advance justification. However, any rent increases in Idaho must be preempted by a 15 day notice period. With regards to fees, Idaho landlords can charge most types and amounts due to a lack of statutory limitations.
  • Landlord Entry – Idaho’s laws do not establish a landlord’s right to entry. As such, all entry standards of this kind must derive from an applicable lease agreement. This includes entry standards in emergency situations.
  • Settling Legal Disputes – Idaho allows landlords and tenants to resolve recent disputes (within 4 or 5 years for oral and written contracts, respectively) in the state’s small claims court. Eviction cases are not heard here, but other cases valued at up to $5,000 are.

To learn more about landlord tenant laws in Idaho, click here.