Bill Detail: HB23-1171

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Title Just Cause Requirement Eviction Of Residential Tenant
Status Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (05/07/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
House Sponsors S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
J. Mabrey (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Local Government and Housing
Date Introduced 02/02/2023

The bill prohibits a landlord from evicting a residential tenant
unless the landlord has just cause for eviction. Just cause exists when:
  • The tenant continues to fail to pay rent after the landlord
provides the tenant timely written notice of such
  • The tenant commits a substantial violation and does not
cure it within 10 days after the landlord provides the tenant
written notice of the substantial violation;
  • Conditions exist for a no-fault eviction;
  • The tenant refuses to allow the landlord to enter the
residential premises after the landlord has provided written
notice of such entry at least 48 hours before attempting
such entry, unless the rental agreement specifies a longer
period of advanced written notice; or
  • The tenant refuses to sign a new rental agreement with
terms that are substantially identical to the tenant's current
rental agreement, so long as the landlord proffers the new
rental agreement at least 30 days before the expiration of
the current rental agreement.
The following conditions constitute grounds for a no-fault eviction
of a tenant, with certain limitations:
  • Demolition or conversion of the residential premises;
  • Substantial repairs or renovations to the residential
premises; or
  • Occupancy of the residential premises assumed by the
landlord or a family member of the landlord.
A landlord that proceeds with a no-fault eviction of a tenant must
provide relocation assistance to the tenant in the amount of 2 months' rent
plus the amount of one additional month of rent if any of the following
individuals reside in the residential premises at the time the landlord
proceeds with the no-fault eviction:
  • An individual who is less than 18 years of age or at least 60
years of age;
  • A low-income individual; or
  • An individual with a disability.
If a landlord proceeds with an eviction of a tenant of a residential
premises in violation of the new provisions, the tenant may seek relief as
provided in existing laws concerning unlawful removal of a tenant.

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