Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Concord Hearings affecting Landlord-Tenant Laws

Courtesy of the NH Property Owners
The 2012 legislative session is ready to begin. The NHPOA encourages your attendance at the public hearings scheduled for the following bills in Concord.

When: January 10, 2012

Where: Legislative Office Building LOB 208
3:30 PM

AN ACT establishing a committee to study landlord-tenant law and practice.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

The committee shall study landlord-tenant laws and practices, including but not limited to the enforcement of court orders and judgments. The committee may solicit information from any person or entity the committee deems relevant to the study.

Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2012.

When: January 12, 2012
Where: Legislative Office Building LOB 208
09:00 AM

AN ACT repealing the law requiring landlords of restricted residential property provide service of process information.

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

This bill repeals the requirement that landlords of restricted residential property provide service of process information to the municipality in which the property is located.

AN ACT relative to the eviction process.

COMMITTEE: Judiciary
This bill permits the landlord to file a motion to amend the writ of summons.

Amend RSA 540 by inserting after section 13-d the following new section:

540:13-e Amendment. Within 7 days of filing the writ of summons, the landlord may file a motion to amend the writ to correct a procedural or technical defect. The motion shall be granted in matters of form and may be granted in matters of substance under such terms as justice may require.

10:30 AM


AN ACT relative to abandonment of the tenancy and relative to property abandoned by a tenant.

This bill:

I. Establishes a procedure for a landlord to establish that a tenant has abandoned the tenancy.

II. Provides that the landlord is not obligated to store personal property that has been abandoned by the tenant. Personal property shall be considered abandoned if it is of no apparent value or if the tenant has indicated to the landlord.

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