First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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     HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1897



     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning property.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 32-31-2.9; (03)HE1897.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 32-31-2.9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 2.9. Application of Residential Landlord-Tenant Statutes
    Sec. 1. The definitions in IC 32-31-3 apply throughout this chapter.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "residential landlord-tenant statute" refers to any of the following:
        (1) IC 32-31-3.
        (2) IC 32-31-4.
        (3) IC 32-31-5.
        (4) IC 32-31-6.
        (5) IC 32-31-7.
        (6) IC 32-31-8.
    Sec. 3. The residential landlord-tenant statutes apply to rental agreements for dwelling units located in Indiana.
    Sec. 4. The residential landlord-tenant statutes do not apply to any of the following arrangements unless the arrangement was created to avoid application of the residential landlord-tenant statutes:
        (1) Residence at a rental unit owned or operated by an

institution that is directly related to detention or the provision of medical care, maternity home care, education, counseling, religious service, geriatric service, or a similar service.
        (2) Occupancy under a contract of sale of a rental unit or the property of which the rental unit is a part if the occupant is the purchaser or a person who succeeds to the purchaser's interest.
        (3) Occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social organization in the part of a structure operated for the benefit of the organization.
        (4) Transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or other lodging.
        (5) Occupancy by an employee of a landlord whose right to occupancy is conditional upon employment in or about the premises.
        (6) Occupancy by an owner of a condominium unit or a holder of a proprietary lease in a cooperative.
        (7) Occupancy under a rental agreement covering property used by the occupant primarily for agricultural purposes.
    Sec. 5. This chapter does not limit the application of a statute that is not a residential landlord-tenant statute to a residential landlord-tenant relationship if the statute would otherwise be applicable to the relationship.

SOURCE: IC 32-31-3-1; (03)HE1897.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 32-31-3-1 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003].


HEA 1897

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