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N.E. Prime Properties  ·  208 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840  ·  (401) 849-1800

What You Need to Know About Renting in RI

Renting in Rhode Island is a truly unique, indulgent experience. Waking up to the smell of ocean in the air, strolling downtown through all the shops and restaurants, enjoying a night out on the town, and learning about the gripping history behind it all, it’s hard not to love Rhode Island.

Before you indulge though, there are a few things you may want to know before renting in Rhode Island. The first being the town ordinances saying how many unrelated people can stay in a dwelling together. The list below is a short compilation of the numbers for some of our surrounding towns in the Newport area.

Allowed number of unrelated persons per dwelling:


Please view the documents below for more information regarding town ordinances, the Lead Hazard Mitigation Law, and various other topics covered in The Rhode Island Landlord-Tenant Handbook. Additionally, our Rental Specialists are well equipped and ready to help you with any questions you may have.

City of Newport Ordinances
Landlord-Tenant Handbook
Tenant Right and Responsibilities Regarding Lead
Lead Paint Booklet