Agenda Item 5A
Josh Hamlin, Legislative Attome
Bill 19-15, Landlord -Tenant Relations - Licensing of Rental
Housing - Landlord-Tenant Obligations
Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommendation (3-0):
Enact Bill 19-15 with amendments.
Bill 19-15, Landlord -Tenant Relations - Licensing of Rental Housing - Landlord-Tenant
Obligations, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Councilmember Eirich and Co-Sponsor Councilmember
Navarro, was introduced on April 21, 2015. A public hearing on the Bill was held on June 18,
2015 and Planning, Housing and Economic DeVelopment Committee worksessions were held on
April 11,2016, June 27, 2016, August 1,2016, September 15, 2016 and October 27, 2016.
Bill 19-15, as introduced, would:
provide for annual inspection of certain residential rental properties;
(2) require the use of a standard form lease and applicable optional provisions for certain
residential rental properties;
(3) require the publication of certain information related to rental housing;
(4) require the Department of Housing and Community Affairs to review certain rent
(5) provide for certain remedies to be awarded by the Commission on Landlord-Tenant
(6) provide certain rights to tenants facing rent increases; and
(7) generally amend the law related to landlord-tenant relations.