Bill Information: Sponsored by Delegates Frush, Braveboy, Bobo, Fraser-Hidalgo, Glenn, and Hucker, HB1143 and SB799 (sponsored by Senators Ramirez, Forehand, and Manno) would prevent a landlord from refusing to renew a tenant’s lease if the tenant complained about unsafe conditions in the home.
Why This Bill is Important: Tenants have a right to live in a home that’s safe and healthy. Currently, a landlord is allowed to refuse to renew a lease if the tenant complains about lead paint in the home — but the current law doesn’t specify prohibited actions if the tenant complains about other unsafe conditions. This law brings more clarity and outlines the penalties for retaliatory actions on the part of the landlord.
What You Can Do: Contact your legislators and ask them to support this important bill.