HB 1074 - Landlord Damage Claims
Addressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damage to residential premises.
Sponsors: Thai, Macri, Simmons, Ryu, Ramel, Peterson, Lekanoff, Alvarado, Pollet, Cortes, Gregerson, Kloba, Davis, Ormsby
Status: Hearing in (S) Housing @ 1:30pm on 3/15
What the bill does:
- Extends the timeline for a landlord to provide a statement and documentation for retaining any portion of a tenant deposit from 21 days to 30 days.
- Requires a landlord to substantiate the cost of any damages withheld from a tenant deposit with repair estimates, invoices, or other documentation.
- Prohibits a landlord from withholding any portion of a tenant deposit for certain items.
- Establishes a three-year statute of limitations (original version was one year) for a landlord to take any action against a tenant to recover sums exceeding the amount of the damage deposit.