CHAPTER 387

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 565

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO TENANT'S REMEDY OF REPAIR AND DEDUCTION FOR MINOR DEFECTS.

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (a), §5306, Chapter 53, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by deleting the word "statute" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "statute, code, or ordinance,".

Section 2. Amend subsection (a), §5306, Chapter 53, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by deleting the phrase not exceeding $50" and substituting therein the phrase not exceeding $100".

Section 3. Amend §5306, Chapter 53, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection (c) as follows:

"(c) A tenant who is otherwise delinquent in the payment of rent may not take advantage of the remedy provided in this Section."

Section 5. Amend §5306, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (d) as follows:

"(d) The tenant is liable for any damage to persons or property caused by tenant or someone authorized by tenant due to making said repairs."

Approved July 17, 1990.