Bill Summary

Tenant’s rights. Extends the time period for a “pay-or-quit” notice from 10 to 14 days, and removes a provision permitting termination of a rental agreement without notice. Allows a prevailing tenant in a landlord-tenant case to expunge records relating to the action. Establishes a procedure permitting a tenant to withhold rent from a landlord and deposit it with a court if the landlord has failed to comply with the landlord’s statutory obligations, or if the rental unit is in violation of an ordinance, rule, code or other law, and the violation may materially affect the health or safety of a tenant. Specifies the circumstances under which withheld rent may be returned, and authorizes a court to release some or all of the withheld rent to the tenant to permit the tenant to remedy the violation. Establishes a rental escrow fee of 1% of the amount of the withheld rent to be deposited in the clerk’s record perpetuation fund. Makes other changes and conforming amendments.

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Bill History

Date Action
2020-01-07First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2020-01-07Authored by Representative Shackleford


Name District
Robin ShacklefordHD-098