2021 Session Review: Landlord-TenantSession review
Landlord-tenant issues have been a hot topic in the legislature for several years. A variety of factors have led to an affordable housing crisis: housing inventory is low while there is an increasing demand for housing, there are strict regulations on new construction and suburban development, and ever-changing laws require costly paperwork changes and other changes for property owners. COVID-19 exacerbated these issues which eventually led to the Governor’s Eviction Moratorium prohibiting a property owner from asking or requiring a tenant to vacate the premises. The current moratorium is scheduled to end on June 30, 2021—15 months after it began.