SB1059

2013 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Landlord and Tenant - Application Fees - Prospective Tenants Who Receive Housing Assistance

Sponsored by:

Senator Raskin

Status:

In the Senate - Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.


Synopsis:Prohibiting a landlord from requesting or accepting an application fee from a prospective tenant who intends to use, for the payment of rent, a form of government housing assistance that the landlord will not accept; requiring a landlord who violates the Act to refund the application fee to the prospective tenant; and establishing that a landlord who violates the Act is liable to the prospective tenant for damages equal to three times the amount of the application fee.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Raskin
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Committee(s):
Judicial Proceedings  Listen to Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Real Property
Narrow Subject(s):Damages
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Grants
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condos; Mobile & Manuf Homes
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Loans -see also- Mortgages
Welfare -see also- Social Services
Statutes:Article - Real Property
(8-213.1)

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October 24, 2017 1:11 P.M.