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Residential Lease Copy And Rent Receipt

Concerning the requirement that a residential landlord provide a tenant with specified documents relevant to the landlord-tenant relationship, and, in connection therewith, specifying rent receipts and copies of any written lease agreement as documents that must be provided.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant - documentation of rental agreement and payments - landlord to provide copies to tenant upon request. The act requires a residential landlord to provide a tenant with a copy of any written rental agreement signed by the parties and to give the tenant a contemporaneous receipt for any payment made in person with cash or a money order. For payments not made in person with cash or a money order, the landlord must provide a receipt if the tenant requests it.

The landlord may provide the tenant with an electronic copy of the agreement or the receipt unless the tenant requests a paper copy.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details