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IAR Call for Action: HB 1165

Monday, February 24, 2020

Indiana Association of REALTORS®- Please Support HB 1165

The Indiana Association of REALTORS® has issued a Call for Action to contact your state senators to ask for their vote in favor of HB 1165.

Last year, the General Assembly enacted legislation (HEA 1347) that would prevent local municipal utilities from forcing property owners to pay their tenants delinquent utility bills.

In the wake of the legislature’s decision to enact HEA 1347, some communities have refused to comply with the legislature’s intent.  They are using a loophole to force landlords to co-sign service contracts on behalf of tenants.  Refusal to do so would mean utility service would not be provided.   HB 1165 would make it unlawful for a municipality to force a landlord to co-sign for the tenant.  If this change is not made, municipalities who have these unlawful ordinances will continue to unfairly force owners to be responsible for their tenants’ accounts.  See all the details below; along with the link to send a letter to your Senator:

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