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originally posted by: HauntWok
isn't that special, I'm sure this law will spread quickly through the red states.
Not really sure what else to say, but this really helps out slum lords that don't take care of their property.
originally posted by: halfpint0701
I came across this video today, and I am shocked that a law like this exists. My first thought upon watching it was "here's an easy way to make criminals out of people barely surviving paycheck to paycheck". Does anyone else see the injustice here?
AR code, Title 18:
18-17-701. Noncompliance with rental agreement -- Failure to pay rent -- Removal of evicted tenant's personal property. (a) (1) Except as provided in this chapter, if there is a noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement, the landlord may deliver a written notice to the tenant specifying the acts and omissions constituting the noncompliance and that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than fourteen (14) days after receipt of the notice, if the noncompliance is not remedied in fourteen (14) days.
(2) The rental agreement shall terminate as provided in the notice unless the noncompliance is remediable by repairs or otherwise and the tenant adequately remedies the noncompliance before the date specified in the notice.
(b) If rent is unpaid when due and the tenant fails to pay rent within five (5) days from the date due, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement.
(c) (1) Except as provided in this chapter, the landlord may recover actual damages and obtain injunctive relief, judgments, or evictions in circuit court or district court without posting bond for any noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement.
(2) If the tenant's noncompliance is willful other than nonpayment of rent, the landlord may recover reasonable attorney's fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.
(3) If the tenant's nonpayment of rent is not in good faith, the landlord is entitled to reasonable attorney's fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.