New Mexico Rental Laws 2017-09-06T10:15:46+00:00

New Mexico Rental Laws

Your Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of New Mexico

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of New Mexico was 2,085,572 on July 1, 2014, a 1.28% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of New Mexico has 33 counties.

New Mexico Rental Laws County MapState Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: Leases less than 1 year = 1 Month’s rent. Leases greater than 1 year = No Limit.
  • Return Deadline:  30 Days

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  7 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: Yes

Landlord Disclosures

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

  • Counties covered:  Bernalillo,  Catron,  Chaves,  Cibola,  Colfax,  Curry,  De Baca,  Dona Ana,  Eddy,  Grant,  Guadalupe,  Harding,  Hidalgo,  Lea,  Lincoln,  Los Alamos,  Luna,  McKinley,  Mora,  Otero,  Quay,  Rio Arriba,  Roosevelt,  Sandoval,  San Juan,  San Miguel,  Santa Fe,  Sierra,  Socorro,  Taos,  Torrance,  Union,  Valencia
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Last Updated: November 10, 2016

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