HB305 (2018) Detail

Clarifying lessee liability for month-to-month leases.


CHAPTER 18

HB 305 - FINAL VERSION

 

01/03/2018   2551s

2018 SESSION

17-0339

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 305

 

AN ACT clarifying lessee liability for month-to-month leases.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Dean-Bailey, Rock. 32; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. Nasser, Rock. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies lessee liability for rent when the notice of termination does not coincide with the rent due date in a tenancy at will.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

01/03/2018   2551s 17-0339

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT clarifying lessee liability for month-to-month leases.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

18:1  Actions Against Tenants; Termination by Lessee.  Amend RSA 540:11 to read as follows:

540:11  Termination by Lessee.

I. A lessee may terminate his or her lease by notice in writing, in the same manner as the lessor, and the notice shall have the same effect for all purposes as a notice by the lessor to the lessee.

II.  A tenancy at will, from month to month, may be terminated by the lessee upon 30 days notice; provided that if the date of termination given in the notice does not coincide with the rent due date, the lessee is responsible for the rent for the entire month in which the notice expires, up to the next rent due date, unless the terms of the lease provide otherwise.

18:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: July 14, 2018

Links

HB305 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 19, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 9, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 31, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 3, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB305 Revision: 3873 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
HB305 Revision: 3396 Date: April 5, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
HB305 Revision: 2835 Date: Jan. 3, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
HB305 Revision: 2444 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 3 P. 8
Jan. 19, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/19/2017 02:00 PM LOB 208
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 14 P. 16
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 36
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 9
April 4, 2017 Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 17
May 9, 2017 Hearing: 05/09/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm, on proposed amendment # 2017-1550s; SC 21
May 31, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1990s, 05/31/2017; SC 25
May 31, 2017 Sen. Innis Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2017-1990s; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Sen. Innis Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Sen. Innis Moved to Rerefer to Committee, 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2551s, 01/03/2018; SC 48
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2017-2551s, AA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-2551s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
April 5, 2018 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2551s (Rep. Hagan): MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 2
April 12, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13
April 19, 2018 Enrolled 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
May 15, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/15/2018; Chapter 18; Eff. 7/14/2018