DE State Senate Approves Tenants Rights Measure

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The Delaware State Senate has approved legislation that will give tenants a right to representation in eviction proceedings and other landlord-tenant actions. Senate Substitute 1 to Senate Bill 1 also creates a pre-trial diversion program aimed at resolving landlord-tenant disputes before they reach a courtroom. The measure was approved by a 19 to 0 vote – with Senator Hocker not voting and Senator Wilson absent. The bill now goes to the State House for consideration.

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