Sections
§ 5501 Tenant obligations; rent 25
§ 5502 Landlord remedies for failure to pay rent 25
§ 5503 Tenant obligations relating to rental unit; waste 25
§ 5504 Defense to an action for waste 25
§ 5505 Tenant’s obligation relating to defective conditions 25
§ 5506 Tenant obligation; notice of extended absence 25
§ 5507 Landlord remedies for absence or abandonment 25
§ 5508 Landlord remedies; restrictions on subleasing and assignments 25
§ 5509 Tenant obligation to permit reasonable access 25
§ 5510 Landlord remedy for unreasonable refusal to allow access 25
§ 5511 Rules and regulations; tenant obligations 25
§ 5512 Rules and regulations relating to certain buildings; landlord remedies 25
§ 5513 Landlord remedies relating to breach of rules and covenants 25
§ 5514 Security deposit 25
§ 5514A Surety bond 25
§ 5515 Landlord’s remedies relating to holdover tenants 25
§ 5516 Retaliatory acts prohibited 25
§ 5517 Preference of rent in cases of execution 25

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 25 > Chapter 55

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board: shall mean the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Board: shall mean the State Board of Geologists established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conversion therapy: means any practice or treatment that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, as "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" are defined in § 710 of Title 19, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Excessive use or abuse of drugs: shall mean any use of narcotics, controlled substances or illegal drugs without a prescription from a licensed physician, or the abuse of alcoholic beverage such that it impairs the person's ability to perform the work of a psychologist. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Geologist: shall mean a person who is qualified to practice professional geology including specialists in its various subdisciplines. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Person: shall mean a corporation, company, association and partnership, as well as an individual. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Person: shall mean a corporation, company, association and partnership, as well as an individual. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Practice of geology: shall mean any service or creative work, the adequate performance of which requires geologic education, training and experience in the application of the principles, theories, laws and body of knowledge encompassed in the science of geology. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Practice of psychology: shall mean the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation and/or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and/or procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior, and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health and mental health. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Psychological assistant: shall mean a person who is registered with the Board to perform certain functions within the practice of psychology, only under the direct supervision of a supervising psychologist, and who is authorized by the Board to use the title "psychological assistant. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Psychologist: shall mean a person who makes representations to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology" "psychological" "psychologist" or who engages in the practice of psychology. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Substantially related: means the nature of the criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the practice of psychology. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervising psychologist: shall mean a psychologist licensed in this State who has practiced as a licensed psychologist for 2 years in this or any other jurisdiction and who applies to the Board for the registration of a psychological assistant. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Supervision: shall mean the face-to-face consultation between the registered psychological assistant and the supervising psychologist as required by the nature of the work of the psychological assistant. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3502
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307