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Safe Housing for Residential Tenants

February 23, 2024



Bill 24-094 modifies and clarifies existing warranty of habitability laws to delineate actions that constitute a breach of the warranty of habitability and procedures for warranty of habitability claims alleged by the tenant. These modifications include, requiring landlords to address an uninhabitable condition until such condition is remedied or repaired, establishing a rebuttable presumption that a landlord has failed its duty to remedy or repair a condition if it exists either 7 or 14 days after the landlord has notice of the condition, and clarifying certain conditions that are considered inhabitable. This bill also establishes legal standards and court procedures for tenants' claims and landlords' defenses to the claims, clarifies and prohibits retaliation, and delineates the jurisdiction of the attorney general and courts over matters regarding the warranty of habitability.

Legislative Updates

  • 2024-04-08 / Engrossed
    House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
  • 2024-04-05
    House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
  • 2024-04-02
    House Committee on Transportation, Housing & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
  • 2024-03-12
    Introduced in House - Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government
  • 2024-03-11
    Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
  • 2024-03-08
    Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
  • 2024-03-07
    Senate Second Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
  • 2024-03-06
    Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
  • 2024-01-24 / Introduced
    Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing

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