Law Changes as of July 28, 2019
SB5600         HB1440       HB1462   

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 HB 1440 Requires a landlord to provide a tenant at least 60 days’ prior written notice of an increase in rent.

Effective 7/28/2019

  Robinson  HCivil Rights & Judiciary
HB 1446 Requires compliance with a mediation process prior to commencement of an unlawful detainer action under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act  Jinkins  HCivil Rights & Judiciary
HB 1453 Makes a number of changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, including:
Affording tenants longer time to comply with the duty to pay rent prior to commencement of an unlawful detainer action;
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uthorizing the use of judicial discretion in unlawful detainer proceedings.
Macri    HCivil Rights & Judiciary
HB 1656 SB5733 Amends the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act in a variety of ways, including specifying what constitutes cause for eviction.  Macri      HCivil Rights & Judiciary
HB 1694 Requires landlords to permit tenants to pay deposits, nonrefundable fees, and last month’s rent in installments, subject to one exception and some general parameters regarding the number and timing of the installments.  Morgan HCivil Rights & Judiciary
SB 5600 Extends the 3-day notice for default in rent payment to 14 days notice for tenancies under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.
Requires the 14-day notice be written in plain language and include information on civil legal aid resources available, if any, to the tenant.
Extends the mandatory notice period from 30 to 60 days when landlords propose a rent change amount. Requires a landlord to first apply any tenant payment to rent before applying the payment toward other charges.
Prohibits continued tenancy and relief from forfeiture to be conditioned upon tenant payment or satisfaction of any monetary amount other than rent. Provides the court with discretion to provide relief from forfeiture or to stay a writ of restitution. Requires a landlord to provide a tenant with documentation regarding any damages for which the landlord intends to retain any of the deposit amount
Kuderer  SHousing Stability & Affordability
SB 5733 Requires a court order for eviction and establishes what constitutes cause for an eviction.
Provides certain notice requirements for a landlord to give a tenant when terminating a tenancy.
Defines certain terms within the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act including rent and tenant. Establishes certain requirements for landlords.
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