Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibility
Close Alert

'Just cause' eviction legislation becomes law in Rhode Island

RI Statehouse
RI Statehouse
Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon

Newly-passed legislation in Rhode Island prevents mortgage lenders that foreclose on a property from evicting residents without "just cause."

The bill was the work of the Tenant and Homeowner Association, a committee under Direct Action for Rights and Equality, or DARE.{}

The "just cause" bill has been in the works for six years, and is based on a similar law passed in Massachusetts in 2010.

"Just cause" is defined under the Landlord-Tenant Act.

Before the bill passed, tenants of a home were evicted upon foreclosure, something advocates say led to a spike in homelessness and abandoned property.

The law also require foreclosing lenders to follow the Landlord-Tenant Act, and maintain healthy and safe living conditions.

Loading ...