We have also talked and strategized with several legislators and many landlords and arrived at the conclusion that we are better to focus our efforts on removing the “venue” amendment once the bill goes to the Senate.
That is the unanimous view of our core team. Some landlords, particularly those with only a few properties in one town or court’s jurisdiction would rather see the bill pass even if the “venue” amendment passes. Please tell us your view.
Keep in mind that we could easily bring the original bill back in another year. (It has passed the House Judiciary Committee twice now, so it would be easy to bring it back with out the amendment in the future).
This is a very important decision for the way most landlords will run their business so let us know your thoughts.