Nebraska Rental Lease Agreement Templates

The Nebraska Rental Lease Agreements are, as the name implies, a group of legal forms that facilitate the temporary transfer of property from a property owner or manager to a tenant. There are a variety of different kinds of leases. Which kind you will need depends on the type of property, the length of the agreement and what the property will be used for. If you wish to sell or lease property in Nebraska, you will need a Real Estate Broker License.

Each lease is completely unique, with a variety of different clauses and local laws applying to it. As such, regardless of the length or purpose of the lease, it should be read carefully, to avoid misunderstandings. Residential leases are required to contain simple, clear language that even a layman can understand, but they should still be read carefully. What follows are some of the most common types of lease agreements.

Form Description Types

Nebraska Commercial Lease Agreement

The Nebraska Commercial Lease Agreement is a type of lease that allows a commercial entity to rent a property for business or industrial reasons. These types of leases are unique to commercial entities, they could not be used by a…Read more ›

Nebraska Month to Month Rental Agreement

The Nebraska Month to Month Lease Agreement is an agreement used for shorter term living arrangements or leases in need of more flexibility. In this kind of lease, the agreement terminates at the end of ever pay period and renews…Read more ›

Nebraska Rental Application

The Nebraska Rental Application Form is the only document on this form that is not a lease, but rather an application a landlord will typically want a tenant to complete before signing a long term lease. As eviction can be…Read more ›

Nebraska Sublease Agreement

The Nebraska Sublease Agreement is an addendum to an existing lease that will allow the current tenant to rent out all or part of the property they are renting to another party. This is typically used when the original tenant…Read more ›

Nebraska Residential Lease Agreement

The Nebraska Standard One (1) Year Lease Agreement is the most common kind of long term Residential Lease. Unlike shorter term leases, such as the Month to Month Lease, the One Year Lease will for the full year specified in…Read more ›

Nebraska Rental Laws

  • Nebraska Revised Statutes, Title 76-1401 to 76-1449

Rental Laws

Security Deposit

Almost all landlords will want to charge a security deposit to account for the possibility the tenant will leave without paying rent, or to pay for any damages done to the property during a tenancy. Under Nebraska state law, a landlord can charge up to one (1) month’s rent for a security deposit, unless the tenant has pets in which case the landlord can charge up to one and one fourth (1.25) month’s rent for a security deposit. A Nebraska landlord is required to return the deposit within fourteen (14) days of the tenant vacating the property.

Rent

There is no legal limit to how much a landlord can charge for rent in Nebraska, as there are no rent controlled areas. All of the rules for rent, including how much it is, when it is due and where it must be delivered will be included in the lease itself.

Late Fees

If the tenant fails to pay rent on time and in full, they may accrue a late fee. There are no laws dictating a maximum amount a landlord can charge for a late fee, but a late fee policy must be spelled out clearly in the lease, or no fee, regardless of how little, can be charged.

Rent Increases

In a Month to Month Lease a landlord can alter the rent by giving the tenant thirty (30) days written notice. In a long term lease, such as a One Year Lease, the rent cannot be altered until the lease has terminated, unless a clause in the lease itself allows for a rent increase.

Eviction

If a tenant has violated the lease in some way, the landlord can serve them with written notice of their violation. This written notice will give them fourteen (14) days to fix the violation. If they do not mend the violation in that time, the landlord must then give them sixteen (16) more days to move out before filing for eviction.

If the tenant violates the lease twice in six (6) months, the landlord can serve them with an Unconditional Quit Notice, which gives them fourteen (14) days to move out before filing for eviction. In Month to Month Lease however, a landlord can evict the tenant at their discretion, simply by giving them thirty (30) days written notice to vacate.

Once the required amount of time is up, the landlord must seek an Eviction Notice from a judge. The judge will typically have a hearing, at which point the tenant will have the opportunity to defend themselves. If the landlord is successful, the tenant will be served with an Eviction Notice.

Until the tenant has been served with an Eviction Notice the landlord cannot try to force the tenant out by severing utilities, tampering with the locks, removing the tenant’s property or installing a deadbolt.

Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate (IE refuse housing, deny a property is available when it is, alter rent) on the basis of the following:

  • race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, physical or mental disability
  • note that age, gender identity and sexual orientation are not covered

Landlord’s Right to Enter

In Nebraska, a landlord is required to give the tenant at least one (1) day’s notice before entering, and can only enter at a reasonable time. In an emergency setting, or if the property has been abandoned for seven (7) days, this is suspended and the landlord can enter the property without giving notice.