Wyoming Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

Last Updated: December 12, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Wyoming month-to-month rental agreement is a contract (not necessarily in writing) which allows a tenant to rent property from a landlord, for one month at a time, in exchange for a fee (“rent”). The rental renews monthly, until either party gives proper notice to end it.

For information about fixed-term leases in Wyoming (i.e., a term of one year or more), click here.

Basics of a Wyoming Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

In Wyoming, a landlord and tenant create a month-to-month lease by agreeing to rent a property according to acceptable terms. Written rental agreements are clearer and legally stronger, but oral leases are legal in a month-to-month context.

Parties under a month-to-month lease enjoy full rights under Wyoming landlord-tenant law. The tenant must use the property in a responsible way and pay rent on time. The landlord must keep essential features of the property in habitable condition, and protect the tenant’s quiet enjoyment of the lease.

The main difference between a month-to-month lease and a fixed-term lease is that month-to-month leases can be terminated (with proper notice) by either party for any reason without penalty. Landlords also can usually modify terms from one month to the next, again with proper notice.

Required Disclosures for Month-to-Month Rentals in Wyoming

Wyoming landlords may not rent a property out without making the following disclosures to a potential tenant, as relevant:

  • Non-Refundable Fees – For Wyoming landlords to charge a non-refundable fee, it must be disclosed and agreed as such in the lease.
  • Lead-Based Paint – Landlords must provide an EPA-approved disclosure and informational pamphlet to tenants renting any property built before 1978.

Required Notice To End a Month-to-Month Rental in Wyoming

Wyoming lets both the landlord or tenant terminate a month-to-month lease with reasonable advance notice. In general, any reason that isn’t landlord retaliation is a legal and valid grounds for ending a month-to-month lease. There’s no statute defining the required amount of notice, but in general at least 30 days will be reasonable in most cases.

Required Notice To Raise the Rent on a Wyoming Month-to-Month Lease

Wyoming does not require a specific amount of advance notice before a rental increase, as long as the landlord acts in a “reasonable” way. In most cases, this means 30 days of advance notice before increasing the rent.

Eviction in Wyoming Month-to-Month Rentals

Wyoming tenants may face eviction for violating a month-to-month lease or remaining on the property after the notice period allowed by a valid termination (typically 30 days, except for rent default or other lease violations). Evictions in Wyoming typically take a few weeks.

For more information on the eviction process in Wyoming, click here.