CHAPTER 289

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 287

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RETALIATORY EVICTIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend the title of §55I6, Chapter 55, Title 25 of the Delaware Code, by adding the word "retaliatory" after the word "and" and before the word "rent".

Section 2. Amend 55516 (c), Chapter 55, Title 25 of the Delaware Code, by striking the word "if' after the words "rental unit" in the second line thereof and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"upon appropriate notice prior to the end of a rental term or under a section of the Landlord-Tenant Code which allows a landlord to terminate early if:"

Section 3. Amend §5516 (e), Chapter 55, Title 25 of the Delaware Code, by striking the first two lines therein and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a) above, the landlord may increase the rent upon appropriate notice at the end of a lease term or as permitted under the terms of the lease if:".

Approved June 30, 1984.