CHAPTER 213

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 291

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. I

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 57, TITLE 25, OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO PERMIT A SUMMARY PROCEEDING FOR POSSESSION TO BE MAINTAINED ONLY IN THAT JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT WHICH HANDLES CIVIL CASES AND WHICH IS IN THE SAME COUNTY AS AND IS CLOSEST TO THE LEASED PREMISES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 5701, Chapter 57, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by striking Section 5701 In its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 5701 to read as follows:

"§5701. Jurisdiction and Venue

A summary proceeding to recover the possession of premises, when maintained in a Justice of the Peace Court which handles civil cases, shall be maintained in the court which is closest to the leased premises and in the same county."

Approved April 15,1982.