CHAPTER 150

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 44

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5307, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE WITH REFERENCE TO LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIPS; INCREASING THE ABATEMENT FOR RENT FOR PERIODS IN WHICH HEAT OR WATER OR HOT WATER IS NOT PROVIDED BY A LANDLORD.

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

Section 1. Amend §5307(a)(2), Chapter 53, Title 25, Delaware Code, by striking the words and figures "1/4 of the" as they appear in the first sentence of said subsection (a)(2) immediately after the word "keep" and before the word "rent" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "two-Minh per diem".

Section 2. Amend §5307, Chapter 53, Title 25, Delaware Code, by striking the word "heat" wherever it appears therein and substituting in Lieu thereof the words "adequate heat".

Section 3. Amend §5307, Chapter 53, Title 25, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (b) to read u follows:

"(b) For purposes of this section, 'adequate heat' shall mean heat sufficient to maintain a temperature of not less than 62 degrees Fahrenheit in the dwelling unit."

Approved July 12,1985.