Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

SECTION 34-18-2

§ 34-18-2. Purposes – Rules of construction.

(a) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.

(b) Underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are to:

(1) Simplify, clarify, modernize and revise the law governing the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants;

(2) Encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality and availability of housing;

(3) Make more uniform the law relating to residential landlord and tenant relations in those respects in which this chapter follows the "Uniform Residential Landlord – Tenant Act".

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 200, § 2.)