Landlords, we have an opportunity to demonstrate support for an important legislative bill that impacts all of us.
Tenant advocates are showing up in droves to oppose Senate Bill 493. We need your support to ensure this bill passes!
Many of us landlords have experienced losses as a result of the Felicia Locket vs. Blue Ocean Case. Because of that case, most judges are not allowing utilities to be included in Rent Court cases. Because "rent" has not been defined by the legislature, landlords who request that utilities be included, such as unpaid water bills, are subject to each judge's interpretation of the case.
Why do we need Senate Bill 493 to pass?
- to create consistency and clarity statewide among District Court Judges; and
- to allow the terms of a lease, as signed by both the Landlord and Tenant ,be enforced; and
- to allow for unpaid utilities to be included in Rent Court filings.