Nebraska Lease Agreement Templates (6)

A Nebraska lease agreement is a legal document that must be adhered to and signed by both parties. This document sets out the responsibilities of both regarding the rental of a property, including the duration, security deposit, rent amount, and other stipulations. The landlord may request a credit check on the tenant to ensure the rent payment can be made.

Last updated April 11th, 2024

A Nebraska lease agreement is a legal document that must be adhered to and signed by both parties. This document sets out the responsibilities of both regarding the rental of a property, including the duration, security deposit, rent amount, and other stipulations. The landlord may request a credit check on the tenant to ensure the rent payment can be made.

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By Type (6)

Standard Lease Agreement – An agreement between a renter and a landlord that outlines each party’s duties and responsibilities.
Commercial Lease Agreement – This is a contract for a commercial property that a business will use to rent for a certain duration and at a specific price.
Month-to-Month Lease Agreement – Either the renter or landlord can void this contract with a 30-day notice.
Rent-to-Own Agreement – A  contract under which the renter can purchase the property they are renting from the landlord.
Roommate Agreement – An arrangement where two or more renters can legally define the rules of sharing a property.
Sublease Agreement – This agreement is for someone who is looking to sublet the space they are currently renting, but only with the landlord’s approval.

Disclosures (2)

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law states that a lead-based paint disclosure must be given to any renter if the building was built prior to 1978. EPA/HUD Fact Sheet

Landlord’s Contact Details – The landlord must disclose their contact information and anyone permitted to enter the premises. § 76-1417(1)

Security Deposit

Maximum Amount – The maximum amount that a landlord may charge for a security deposit is one month’s rent. § 76-1416(1)

Returning to Tenant – The landlord is responsible for returning the security deposit to the renter within 14 days of the lease’s end. § 76-1416(2)

  • Itemized List – If the security deposit has been deducted for any reason, then the landlord must provide a detailed list of all damages done within 14 days. § 76-1416(2)

Collecting Interest – There are no laws regarding what the landlord is to do with the interest earned on the security deposit.

Pet Deposit – The maximum amount a pet owner may be charged is one quartes month’s rent. § 76-1416(1)

Landlord Access

General Access – Nebraska’s law requires a 24-hour notice to the renters before the landlord may enter the property. § 76-1423(3)(a)

Emergency Access – If there is an emergency at the property, the landlord has the right to enter the leased space. § 76-1423(3)

Paying Rent

Grace Period – In Nebraska, there is no grace period for paying rent late. The rent is due on the date agreed to in the original agreement. § 76-1414(3)

Maximum Late Fee – There is no specific maximum amount a tenant may be charged for paying rent late.

Returned Checks (NSF) – Writing a bad rent check in Nebraska may result in a $10 fee. § 28-661(7)

Withholding Rent – If a tenant does not receive essential utilities after notifying the landlord, the tenant may remedy the situation and withhold the cost to fix it from the due rent. § 76-1427(1)(a)

Reasons for Eviction (4)

Non-Payment of Rent – If the tenant fails to pay the rent, they may be given a 7-day notice to quit or pay. § 76-1431(2)

Non-Compliance – If the tenant is not complying with the contract, they may be given a 30-day notice to quit and 14 days to comply. § 76-1431(1)

Lockouts – Locking out a tenant is strictly prohibited without a court order. If the landlord does so without the court’s permission, they may be faced with a three-month rent penalty. § 76-1430

Leaving Before the End Date – A tenant who vacates their rental is still responsible for paying rent until the end of the lease agreement. If the property sits vacant, the landlord shall attempt to re-rent it. § 76-1432(3)