NH Law About... Evictions

Introduction to... Evictions

Updated February 22, 2017. 

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WEBSITES

New Hampshire Legal Aid. Self-Help Guides. Housing. Evictions

Link verified on: February 22, 2017

A Question/Answer Walk Through the Eviction Process -- Evictions from Manufactured Housing -- The Sheriff is Coming to Lock Me Out ... Now What? -- Property Left In Apartment After Eviction.   GO>

Circuit Court. District Division - Landlord and Tenant Procedure

Link verified on: April 21, 2017

Information for Landlords -- Forms -- Checklists -- [Costs] -- Information for Tenants.   GO>


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Residential landlord and tenant law in New Hampshire / prepared by Fred K. Mayer III , Brian C. Shaughnessy. Eau Claire, WI : Lorman Education Services, c2014.

The eviction process -- The security deposit statute -- Leases -- Ethical considerations -- Collecting rent -- Prohibited practices in residential tenancies -- Residential landlord and tenant law.   GO>

Link verified on: May 23, 2017

Every landlord's legal guide / Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner, & Janet Portman. [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2016.

Screening tenants : your most important decision -- Preparing leases and rental agreements -- Basic rent rules -- Security deposits -- Discrimination -- Property managers -- Getting the tenant moved in -- Cotenants, sublets, and assignments -- Landlord's duty to repair and maintain the premises -- Landlord's liability for tenant injuries from dangerous conditions -- Landlord's liability for environmental health hazards -- Landlord's liability for criminal activity -- Landlord's right of entry and tenants' privacy -- Ending a tenancy -- Returning security deposits and other move-out issues -- Problems with tenants : how to resolve disputes without a lawyer -- Late rent, terminations, and evictions -- Lawyers and legal research -- Appendix A. State landlord-tenant law charts.   GO>

Link verified on: May 23, 2017

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NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 205-A. Regulation of Manufactured Housing Parks  GO>

Link verified on: May 23, 2017

RSA 502-A. District Courts  GO>

Link verified on: February 22, 2017

RSA 540. Actions Against Tenants   GO>

Link verified on: April 21, 2017

RSA 540-B. Rental of Shared Facilities   GO>

Link verified on: May 23, 2017

RSA 540-C. Vacation or Recreational Rental Units   GO>

Link verified on: April 21, 2017

Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

Link verified on: June 26, 2017

Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

Learn About New Hampshire Statutes: New Hampshire statutes are the laws of the State of New Hampshire as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court. GO>
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT RULES

Circuit Court. District Division. Landlord and Tenant Actions (Rules 5.1 to 5.12)

Link verified on: April 21, 2017

Rule 5.1. Landlord and Tenant Writ -- Rule 5.2. Return Day -- Rule 5.3. Entry of Actions -- Rule 5.4. Failure to Answer --Rule 5.5. Appearance, Setoff and Counterclaims -- Rule 5.6. Discovery and Continuances -- Rule 5.7. Writ of Possession and Judgment -- Rule 5.8. Damages -- Rule 5.9. Notice Form -- Rule 5.10. Post Trial Motions and Appeals -- Rule 5.11. Dismissal of Appeals -- Rule 5.12. Dismissal of Writs After Sixty Days.   GO>

Learn About New Hampshire Court Rules: Follow this link to learn how to search court rules online as well as what court rules are and how they're published. GO>
 

FORMS

Circuit Court. District Division. Landlord/Tenant Forms  GO>

Link verified on: April 7, 2017


FOR MORE HELP ...

LawLine

Link verified on: May 23, 2017

Volunteer attorneys are available to answer legal questions through LawLine, a free service of the NH Bar Association. LawLine is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. To reach LawLine, call (toll free) 800-868-1212.   GO>

Legal Advice & Referral Center (LARC)

Link verified on: April 7, 2017

LARC provides legal information, referrals, and pro se assistance for eligible low-income people in New Hampshire   GO>


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