CHAPTER 625

HOUSE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

FOR

HOUSE BILL NO. 927

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, PART III, TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACCESS BY A LANDLORD OR TENANT TO A RENTAL UNIT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Dela ware:

Section 1. Amend §5513, Chapter 55, Part III, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence to subsection (a):

"(a) A tenant shall have a right to install a new lock at the tenant's own cost, on the condition that (1) the tenant supplies the landlord with a key to the lock, (2) the new lock fits into the system already in place, and (3) the lock installation does not cause damage to the door."

Approved July 22, 1976