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Delaware Leases and Rental Agreements

Code Section
Tit. 6 §4603; 25 §5514

Terms of Leases
Tenant remains in possession and landlord accepts rent, creation of new tenancy from year-to-year is inferred (Makin v. Mack, 336 A.2d 230 (1975)

Limit 1 month rent; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 15 days of termination; if deposit not returned within 30 days, tenant entitled to double the amount of security deposit

No discrimination on basis of race, age, marital status, creed, color, sex, handicap, national origin; landlord may reserve 10 or more units exclusively for rent by senior citizens (anyone over 62). Refusal to rent because of children in family, increase in rent, penalty, reservation of rental units for use by senior citizens, tenant may obtain summary of landlord-tenant code, use ignorance of law defense.

Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted

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