CHAPTER 34-18.1
Commercial Leasing and Other Estates

SECTION 34-18.1-8

§ 34-18.1-8. Surrender of premises damaged by fire or storm – Adjustment of rent.

Where any leased or occupied tenement or other building covered by this chapter is destroyed by fire, hurricane or other cause, or is condemned by any state or municipal authority as unfit for occupancy, the lessee or occupant may, if the destruction or damage occurred without his or her fault or neglect, quit and surrender possession of the leasehold premises and of the land so leased or occupied upon giving written notice to the lessor or owner of his or her intention to quit; and he or she is not liable to pay to the lessor or owner rent for the time subsequent to the surrender of the premises. Any rent paid in advance or which may have accrued by the terms of the lease or any other hiring shall be adjusted to the date of the surrender of the leasehold premises.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 200, § 8; P.L. 1989, ch. 287, § 8.)