General Information about Fire or Casualty Damage

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

If your leased property is destroyed or so injured by a fire or casualty (also known as an act of God) that your enjoyment of your unit is significantly impacted, you (or your landlord) may terminate you rental agreement with 14 days notice, however you may, if you wish, immediately vacate the premises. Your landlord must return any unused portion of your rent from the date of the date of the casualty.

You may send this letter to give notice to your landlord of a casualty.

Reviewed August 2009