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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


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