Sample Letter to Landlord: Prohibited Rules and Regulations

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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.

Here is a sample letter you can send your landlord stating that the rule or regulation he or she has proposed is unenforceable.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

I received notice on the _________ day of __________________________, 20___, of your adoption or intent to adopt a rule or regulation concerning my use and occupancy of the premises.

Please be advised that in accordance with KRS 383.610, the above rule or regulation is not enforceable because:

( ) Its purpose is not to promote the convenience, safety, or welfare of the tenants in the premises, preserve your property from abuse, or make a fair distribution of service and facility held out for the tenants generally;

( ) It is not reasonably related to the purpose for which it is adopted;

( ) It is not clear enough in its prohibition, direction or limitation of my conduct to fairly inform me of what I must not do to comply;

( ) It is for the purpose of evading obligations;

( ) I did not have notice of it at the time I entered into the rental agreement or when it was adopted;

( ) It was adopted after I entered into the rental agreement; it works a substantial modification of my bargain; I did not consent to it in writing; therefore it is not valid.


Reviewed August 2009