Rental Protections in Nebraska Approved

Domestic violence victims who are living with their abuser in a rental property could break their lease and leave without penalties under a bill that won final approval by Nebraska lawmakers.  Senators passed the measure by a 43-3 margin in Lincoln.

The bill was inspired by incidents in Nebraska where women left abusive partners but were forced by their landlord to keep paying rent while their partner remained in the apartment.  The bill also required landlords to give at least 24 hours of notice before entering a tenant’s apartment.