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Delaware Landlord Nonrefundable Fees are Prohibited

The Delaware Code Title 25 Chapter 53 Section 5311 prohibits a landlord from collecting nonrefundable fees from a residential tenant in the following manner:

Condition for Occupancy

Except for an optional service fee for actual services rendered, such as a pool fee or tennis court fee, a landlord shall not charge to a tenant any nonrefundable fee as a condition for occupancy of the rental unit. Nothing in this section shall prevent the tenant from electing, subject to the landlord’s acceptance, to purchase an optional surety bond instead of or in combination with a security deposit.

Del. Code § 5311.

See also Delaware Landlord May Not Charge Certain Upfront Fees.

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