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§34-18-8  Exclusions from application of chapter. –

Published: 2015

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

SECTION 34-18-8

   § 34-18-8  Exclusions from application of

chapter. –

Unless the parties expressly agree to be governed by the provisions of this

chapter, the following arrangements are not governed by this chapter:

   (1) Residence at an institution, public or private, if

incidental to detention or the provision of medical, geriatric, educational,

counseling, religious, or similar service;

   (2) Occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling unit or

the property of which it is a part, if the occupant is the purchaser or a

person who succeeds to his or her interest;

   (3) Occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social

organization in the portion of a structure operated for the benefit of the


   (4) Transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or other lodging

as defined under § 44-18-7(11), which is subject to the state sales and

use tax, or lodgings tax as allowed by state enabling legislation;

   (5) Occupancy by a paid employee of a landlord, whose right

to occupancy is conditional upon employment substantially for services,

maintenance, or repair of premises containing more than eleven (11) units;

   (6) Occupancy by a holder of a proprietary lease in a


   (7) Commercial letting and any other estate governed by

chapter 18.1 of this title;

   (8) Residence at a transitional housing facility.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1986, ch. 200, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 87, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 210,

§ 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 301, § 1.)