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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Landlord-tenant relations. Amends the statute concerning landlord-tenant relations as follows: (1) Specifies that the notice from a landlord to a tenant of the 10 day period in which a tenant may cure a failure to pay past due rent before the landlord may terminate the lease must: (A) be in writing; and (B) specify the amount of rent and any late fees owed by the tenant to remedy the breach. (Current law does not require the notice of a tenant's right to cure to be in writing or to specify the amount of rent and late fees owed.) (2) Provides Landlord-tenant relations. Amends the statute concerning landlord-tenant relations as follows: (1) Specifies that the notice from a landlord to a tenant of the 10 day period in which a tenant may cure a failure to pay past due rent before the landlord may terminate the lease must: (A) be in writing; and (B) specify the amount of rent and any late fees owed by the tenant to remedy the breach. (Current law does not require the notice of a tenant's right to cure to be in writing or to specify the amount of rent and late fees owed.) (2) Provides that with respect to a rental agreement that is subject to the residential landlord-tenant statutes, a landlord may not initiate an eviction proceeding or otherwise terminate a tenant's lease for certain alleged violations by the tenant unless the landlord provides the tenant with at least 10 days written notice and the opportunity to cure the alleged violation. (3) Specifies that a landlord that seeks to terminate for any reason a lease for: (A) a tenancy at will; or (B) a tenancy of not more than three months that extends from one period to the next; must serve advance written notice on the tenant within the statutory time frames for the determination of such tenancies. (4) With respect to a rental agreement that is subject to the residential landlord-tenant statutes, provides that: (A) before entering into or renewing a rental agreement with a tenant after June 30, 2020, the landlord shall reduce the rental agreement to writing and provide the tenant with a copy of the rental agreement that sets forth the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of the rental unit, including certain specified information; and (B) at the time of consummation of the rental agreement, the landlord shall obtain the signature of each tenant responsible for paying rent under the rental agreement and shall furnish each such tenant with a copy of the written and signed rental agreement. (5) With respect to a rental agreement that is subject to the residential landlord-tenant statutes, requires a landlord to give a tenant at least 60 days written notice before: (A) modifying the rental agreement in any way; or (B) increasing the rent. (Current law requires a landlord to give at least 30 days written notice before modifying the rental agreement in any way.) ... View more