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Does a lease single family home in Idaho need to be

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Does a lease for a single family home in Idaho need to be notarized and recorded to be valid for more than 1 year?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

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No, a lease agreement does not need to be notarized.

Lease agreements are not recorded - a lease does not give the tenant an ownership interest in the real property, so there is nothing to record.

You can find a copy of the Idaho State Attorney General's landlord/tenant handbook here:, in it you will find a list of what should be included in a lease agreement.