Owner Can Evict Resident for Chronic Late Rent Payments

December 24, 2008
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Facts: A resident of a Delaware assisted site paid her monthly rent late three times in one year. Claiming that chronic late payment was a lease violation, the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) sought to evict her. A judicial panel ruled for the resident, stating that the lease provision giving DSHA authority to terminate her rental assistance was not enforceable because it violated state law.

Decision: The Delaware Superior Court ruled that the DSHA was entitled to evict the resident because of her chronic late payments.

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