Prepare notices to serve on your tenant or your landlord with these downloadable template Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms for Delaware.
Q. Can Delaware landlords charge a late fee if the rent is late?
A. The Delaware Residential Landlord-Tenant Code provides that rent is due and payable on the date set out in the rental agreement / lease. If the tenant fails to pay the rent on the due date, the landlord may give a 5-day notice to pay or move. If the tenant does not comply, the landlord can start the eviction process and may also have the right to charge late fees. The amount of the late fee cannot exceed 5% of the monthly rent and cannot be charged unless the rent is more than 5 days late.
Q. How much notice must the landlord give to the tenant before the rent can be increased?
A. For a month-to-month rental in Delaware, the landlord must give the tenant at least 60 days written notice before any change to the rental agreement can come into effect, including a rental increase. The tenant then has 15 days in which to terminate the tenancy. Under a fixed term lease, the rent cannot be increased until the renewal of the lease term unless the lease agreement specifically provides for rental increases.
Terminate a tenancy before it expires with this Delaware Notice to Landlord of Early Termination of Rental Agreement (other than month to month tenancies).
This form of Notice is for a lease or rental agreement that runs longer than month to month, such as a yearly lease. It must be served on the landlord in accordance with the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code.
This Notice CAN ONLY BE USED to terminate the lease early under the following circumstances:
Has your landlord failed to provide you with essential services, such as water or heat? Serve the landlord with this Delaware Notice of Failure to Provide Essential Services, pursuant to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code.
The landlord is notified that unless essential services are restored to the premises within 48 hours, the tenant may either: