The Delaware rental forms are a tool for landlords to signup and hold a tenant bound to an agreement for the usage of commercial or residential property for monthly payments. The landlord will want to verify the tenant’s credentials with the rental application to make sure that they are reliable to make payment every month by viewing their credit report and monthly income. Once the agreement is signed by both parties it is enforceable and once the Security Deposit (if any) has cleared access to the property, such has keys, will be handed to the tenant.
Form Description Types
The landlord must include either their contact information in the lease or if there is a manager/agent that runs the property on their behalf.
- Code – Required that the landlord must give a copy of the Delaware laws to every new tenant.
- Lead Based Paint Disclosure – Required for all residential units built prior to 1978
- Utility Addendum – Optional
- Repair and Maintenance Agreement – Optional
- Pet Addendum – Optional
Security Deposit Limit(s)
Standard One (1) Year or More Agreement (No Pets); Up to one (1) month’s rent.
Standard One (1) Year or More Agreement (With Pets); Up to two (2) month’s rent.
Any lease less than one (1) year; No Limit
Returning Security Deposit
The landlord must give back the Security Deposit within twenty (20) days from the date the lease terminated or the tenant vacated the property, whichever is later. If there are any deductions the landlord is required to itemize them and have them attached to the payment.
Access to Rental Property
The landlord must give at least forty-eight (48) hours before entering the property for non-emergency related items.
Rent is due on the date written in the lease agreement. Although, the landlord may start the eviction process immediately after it is late but cannot begin to charge a late penalty until it has been five (5) days late. The late fee cannot be more than five (5%) of the total monthly rent amount.
*If the rent is late, the landlord has the right to begin the eviction process by notifying you through the five (5) day notice to quit form. This allows the tenant to either pay the rent, including any past payment(s), within the time-frame given or vacate the property.