PA 13-36—HB 5970

Housing Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWER OF MUNICIPAL FAIR RENT COMMISSIONS

SUMMARY: By law, municipal fair rent commissions have the authority to investigate and address complaints regarding rental charges for rental housing, including mobile homes and mobile home lots, but not housing that is rented on a seasonal basis. This act defines “rental charge” to include any fee or charge, in addition to rent, that a landlord imposes or seeks to impose on a tenant.

The act applies the definitions of “seasonal basis” and “rental charge” to all of the municipal fair rent commission statutes, not just those concerning the commissions' creation and powers.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

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