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AANC Legislation - Landlord Tenant Law Changes

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AANC’s first bill of the session was filed last week. SB644 addresses a collection of landlord/tenant law changes to elevate operational challenges. This bill will clarify and affirm a landlord’s rights to recover out-of-pocket expenses and litigation costs during the eviction proceedings. It also codifies protections for landlords pertaining to criminal screenings and address collection of property in small estate claims to allow housing providers the authority to dispose of personal property with legal consent from the estate. Our Primary Sponsors are Senator Britt, Senator Perry, and Senator Newton. We will continue to update the progression of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. In the coming weeks AANC will file a companion house bill that will include emotional support language, as well as a separate bill that will address safe harbor liability protections under fair debt collections.