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May 2016 Legal Tidbit

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Question: What rights does a landlord have when a domestic violence incident occurs in the rental unit?

Answer: If the victim is a resident, the victim may move out and terminate the lease as to her upon tender to the landlord of a police report or civil protection order. The victim’s liability for future rent will be one month after move-out. The victim may not be evicted based upon the incident.

The perpetrator may be evicted if the incident involved and he was charged with a violent or drug related felony. If a crime-free lease addendum was signed with the lease, eviction may occur if a misdemeanor was charged. The perpetrator remains liable under the lease, but may have the right to continue to live there.

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