|Posted:||March 15, 2019 04:29 PM|
|From:||Representative Brian Kirkland|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Early Termination of Leases for Terminally Ill Tenants|
|When someone is facing a diagnosis of a terminal illness, there are so many end of life decisions which need to be made. One fight they should not have to face is terminating a lease early because they are entering into hospice or palliative care away from their home. Currently, landlords are not required to allow early termination of a lease for these circumstances.
My legislation would require a landlord to allow an early termination of a lease, without penalty, for a tenant who is moving into a hospice facility or another location to receive hospice or palliative care. The tenant would need to provide a written notice and certified documentation from a physician stating the need for the care.
I ask that you support this legislation and join me in allowing those who are facing many end of life decisions the ability to terminate a lease and focus on their family and other important matters.
Introduced as HB1182